Developed by Stephanie Chaufournier and supported by Ron Milhills and Chuck Carmichael, this new series is designed to help women improve their racing skills and have fun out on the water.
Schedule: Sunday afternoons starting ~ 3:15 pm (Stephanie will be coordinating with the Junior Sailing group so that we don’t collide on the water). The series will span 5 racing days between Easter and early June. Since everyone is busy and not likely to race in all 5 Sundays, the scoring will be lenient. With the intent of 3 races per race day, we’ll take each racer’s best 9 scores. That means as long as you race in at least 3 race days you won’t be penalized with “no show” scores. Here are the proposed dates:
· Sunday April 27
· Sunday May 4
· Sunday May 11 (this is Mother’s Day so we’ll play it by ear…if there’s enough interest we’ll hold a race, if not we’ll pass)
· Sunday May 18
· Sunday June 1 (Awards BBQ to be held afterwards)
If you need help in recruiting crew, that shouldn’t be a problem – we have 4+ women available to crew. So if you are looking for crew or want to crew, let Stephanie know and she'll help make a match.
We need to recruit Race Committee and Mark Boat volunteers so if you are willing or have a spouse, significant other, parent or child willing to help out in at least one race (or as many races as they want), that will be super.
If you haven’t raced ever or in a while, don’t worry…this is a low key series intended to be fun and supportive. Over the next few weeks, Stephanie will be sending out information (eg, equipment needed on board, racing rules, starting sequence info) to get everyone geared up and excited. Also, she may organize a “captain/crew” briefing right before first Friday, April 4th to answer any questions you might have and go over rules, etc. We'll keep you posted on that.
In the meantime, if you have an interest or questions, email Stephanie at email@example.com