Dear USF-16 Class Members and Interested Parties:
Here is the NOR for our North American Championships which will take place at the Clearwater Sailing Center in Florida with race days of Thursday, Nov. 2 through Monday, November 5. Registration is officially open at Regatta Network Click Here to Register The link is also in the NOR. Please go there now and let us know that your plan is to attend. You can pay later this year, but your early registration will help us greatly in planning the event. (Thanks to Bob Johnson and Roger Strube for getting registration up and running).
Prior to the event there will be multiple days of training opportunity available from lead sponsor, Red Gear Racing. Please contact Jill Nickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
If you haven't heard, Ravi Parent, one of our past USF-16 National Champions, recently announced his bid for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, which will be sailed on the full foiling Nacra Olympic 17. Since graduating from the F16 ranks, Ravi has been sailing for Boston University. If you have any interest in learning more about this pursuit and/or supporting his campaign, please see the Campaign Flyer.
If you have any questions or would be willing to volunteer to help with any aspect of our upcoming event, please let me know.
(Acting) USF-16 Chairman
The F16 is an important gateway for attracting young sailors to catamaran racing and developing their skills. Consider this--- some of the fastest teams currently racing within our ranks are still not old enough to vote. How cool is that?! The importance of our Juniors to the future of our great sport cannot be overemphasized. For this reason, we are going to push our event into early November, which will allow us to incorporate a weekend.
The racing days of our Nationals, to be held in Clearwater, FL will be Friday, November 3 through Monday, November 6.
Stay tuned for more details to come.
Sandy Hook, New Jersey, September 9 - 10, 2017
Hosted by Sandy Hook Bay Catamaran Club Fleet 250
Registration is now open and available online via Regatta Network.
More information regarding the event will be available as we get closer to the event.
Racine, Wisconsin, August 9 - 12, 2016
As co-chairs of the SAIL RACINE experience, it's our pleasure to invite you to join us in celebrating the Racine Yacht Club's first 100 years with outstanding sailboat racing and social events. The club’s generous members have once again opened their doors to bring together multiple fleets to sail on beautiful Lake Michigan adjacent to five miles of sandy North Beach.
Sail Racine racing begins August 4-7 with the Star Class Blue Nose Regatta, overlapping with the Racine Yacht Club Regatta for all classes of sailboats over the weekend of August 6-7. This will be followed August 9-12 with the Buccaneer 18 North American Championship, the Formula 16 US National Championship and an open Portsmouth multihull regatta.
But wait, there's more! Weaved into these multiple events is a host of other activities... From August 3-5, you'll have an opportunity to receive expert race training from Red Gear Racing's world class Olympic sailing coaches Robbie Daniel and Jill Nickerson. On August 8th, we'll be inviting new sailors to join our “PUBLIC and YOUTH, LET'S GO SAILING Experience” sponsored by RYC, the Catamaran Racing Association of Wisconsin and the Buccaneers. Now stop flossing and pay attention... Yes there is more, including theme parties, great music and food, along with multiple youth and family events such as our world famous RAINGUTTER REGATTA and our first ever OPTI PADDLE THE DITCH WATERMELON RELAY.
RYC and CRAW are known for their great events and with the help of the other fleets, SAIL RACINE will be better than a tall drink of fresh squeezed ice cold lemonade on a hot summer day. None of this fun and excitement would be possible without the warm hospitality and love shown by the members of the Racine Yacht Club. On behalf of all the participants, we thank them once again for being such generous hosts.
Mark Thomson, US-F16 Class Chair
Christopher Blake & Gary Chu, Regatta Co-Chairs