Hello Formula 16 Sailors!
In the two weeks since I last reached out to you, a lot has come together – the NOR for our 2021 Nationals is posted and registration is open. Please visit https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/21871 to sign up and see who’s registered. You’ll also see the list of sponsors there – please support them, as they’ve supported us.
We need charter boats for this event! If you can’t make it, please consider chartering to another member for whom travel is an issue – notify me and I’ll pass along your contact information.
While there’s lots of ice on the ground, even in places not accustomed to it, the spring is just around the corner. In the spirit of renewal, your US Formula 16 Class Association is focused on charting a course for growth in 2021 and planning for the next three years. As our members come out of hibernation and the COVID-19 pandemic comes more and more under control in the coming months, your Class volunteers really need to hear from you; what is important to you as an F16 sailor? What do you want your association to focus on this year?
To kick off this effort, please take a four-question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TS36XRM
Have you visited the Class Facebook page lately? Traffic reports indicate not, so maybe that isn’t the best way to keep the fleet informed of current news, share pictures and event reports, and communicate with one another. Is there another platform that you think would work better? We need to stay in touch, so we’re considering all suggestions.
Drop me a note any time – if you still own a boat, we want to know. If you sold your boat, we’d like to know so we can reach out to the new owner. Watch for another update soon as we set up a convenient online option for keeping your Class dues current.
I hope you are all well and safe.
WE’RE GOIN’ SAILIN’!
The 2021 F16 National Championships are on for Clearwater, Florida May 21, 22 and 23. And there will be lots of sailing available before the event, including a Red Gear Racing Clinic.
F16s, F18s and Nacra 15s
This will be the US National Championship for F16s, the US National Championship for Nacra 15s and spring tune-up regatta for the F18s. We are hoping that the Canadian Border will be open by then, so our northern friends can come and play. If so, F16 and Nacra 15 events will become North American Championships.
- $7,000 in cash prizes awarded to the F16s and F18s
- Cash to top three regatta finishers in each fleet
- Cash to top three finishers in each race
- Really cool prizes for the N15 fleet
Huge shoutout to our sponsor fairies! The Notice of Race and other details are in the works, so mark your calendars and stay tuned.
A limited number of charter boats will be available for all three classes from Red Gear Racing. To reserve now, get in touch with Jill Nickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RED GEAR RACING
Many thanks to RGR for their tireless promotion of our sport. Great people, great coaches, great promoters! Year after year, they continue to make it happen. They’ve got some exciting new gear for you to check out including the convertible foiling/straight board F16 Viper and the all new Goodall F18 Akurra.
April 18-19 at the Waccamaw Sailing Club at Lake Waccamaw, NC.
April 03-04 at the Columbia Sailing Club in Columbia, SC
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