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"Not Ready" for such a "Big" event? PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Barrere - Pacific Rep.   
Wednesday, 30 June 2010 11:52

In trying to talk up our West Coast Regional and NA regattas, I've had several replies from folks saying they're "not ready" for such a "big" event. Let me try to disabuse you of that idea if that's what you're thinking:

- there is always a wide range of experience/ability at F5 events; it's not uncommon for some boats to be a full leg or more behind. Since most of the leaders are well along in years, they welcome the chance for some extra rest between races. and there are separate awards in Champion and Challenger divisions.
- there is no better way to learn the ins & outs of the boat than to chew the fat with and observe experienced racers; you will find almost everyone very willing to help with advice if asked, but the only place to have a face-to-face is at these regattas
- if you're shaky on the rules or other racing issues, I'm sure we can arrange an informal chalk session Thursday evening (9/9) at the club

This year's event can be reached in a day's drive (or less) by virtually everyone east of the Mississippi. There's free camping at the club. And if you buddy up with someone else, you can cut your gas cost in half! (If the bottom boat is well supported on wide bunks, just put a couple of tires on "Martha" and "George" can be carried deck-down on top).

So there will NEVER be a better time than this year to "get your toes wet" at a "major". Registration and other info at the class website -

I hope to see lots of new faces at Lake Hartwell, SC in Sept!

John Barrere
Fresno, CA

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