Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Early Typhoon Nationals News Is Attracting Attention

• The event starts Friday, June 22, 2012 with registration and a welcome party sponsored by Ullman Sails Virginia.  We're told that their popular root beer float dessert bar will follow the cookout. 
• The races begin Saturday, June 23 with a 0800 breakfast, followed by a Skipper's Meeting at 0900.  The first race warning will sound at 1100. The second and third races will follow. 
• After racing we'll form a Sunflower Raft-Up.
• That evening we will gather for a reception and dinner at the clubhouse.
• Sunday, June 24, the second day of racing will begin again at 0800 with a breakfast followed by a Skipper's Meeting at 0900.  The fourth race of the Regatta will start with a warning at 1100.  Race five will follow immediately.
• The Awards and Closing Ceremony will begin at 1600.

The Second Typhoon Nationals Is Off To A Great Start

Illustration by Jon Contino
The 2012 Typhoon Nationals Planning Committee just met.  Headed by Ron Mihills, this strong group of volunteers is off and running.  With one Typhoon Nationals under its belt, the goal is to make the second national regatta even better.  Since more Typhoon racers are competing in weekly races and the number of boats increasing, we know that the enthusiasm is growing.  There are now 44 boats on Carter's Creek in Irvington, VA and another 20 on nearby creeks and rivers.

Please follow this blog for updates on events and plans.  Also check the RRYC Typhoon blog for information on Wednesday night races and other regatta opportunities. http://rryc.org/typhoonracing.asp