Spring Racing is Just Around the Corner!

Greetings Fleet 50 Sailors!

We are just one week away from the start of the PRSA Spring Racing Series!  I hope that you are as excited as I am for the start of the racing season!

As you probably recall from PRSA Commodore Scott Snyder’s message, PRSA will be hosting a Spring Kickoff BBQ after the racing.  Food and beverages will be provided by PRSA, so be sure to bring your appetites and to stick around for the fun after the racing. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new members, catch up with old friends, and possibly recruit crew/skippers for your boat!

As you think ahead to the rest of the fall season, make sure to check out the Lightning Fleet 50 website and our complete calendar of events.  We have lots of great racing opportunities this spring across the Dixie District, so start making your plans now!

In particular, I’d like to point out that we have our signature Spring regatta – the Doc Gilbert Potomac Cup – coming up in just over a month (May 5-6).  Make sure to sign up on the “Who’s Coming?” list!  We’ve assembled a great regatta committee to organize the event but, as you all know, events like these are successes because of all of the folks who volunteer as well as get their boats out on the water.  Please let me or Regatta Chair Nabeel Alsalam know if you are able to help out, particularly in the areas of food/party organization and on-site registration.  We are also looking for a few more Race Committee volunteers, though of course we don’t want to take any boats of the line.  If you have friends or know of anybody else that might be able to help out with RC, let us know!

Finally, but perhaps most importantly, be sure to mark your calendar for the Leesylvania Park Cleanup day on Saturday, April 28.  Each year Jim Dillard does a fantastic job of organizing the park, securing the required permits, and procuring the most important part of the party (the beer!).  The park cleanup is our day to give back to the park in exchange for the use of the facilities for our regatta.  More information on ride-share opportunities and other details will be sent along as the date approaches.

Looking forward to seeing you all out on the water!

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