Ahoy there sailors! Our 2019/20 Racing season kicks off at our annual skipper’s meeting on March 14th, right after the general meeting. The skipper’s meeting will cover everything you need to know to participate in one of our HISC racing events. We will cover the basic rules, schedules, handicaps and fleets. You can pick and choose when you want to race. If you have any inkling about racing, please plan to attend the 2019 Skipper’s meeting. Crew, volunteers, and any member interested in racing are both invited and encouraged to attend. Skippers need to attend and complete the racing forms for the new season.
Last season was a tremendous success with the new Gunkhole fleet and the consistent participation in the Coastal Races, Spring series, Fall Series, Beer Can and the “fun” races like the Ladies Day Race and the Singlehanded Race. If you are a hard-core racer or just like to get out and sail, we have a fleet and race for you! As with any of our HISC programs, everyone is invited and encouraged to participate. Here are the HISC race dates for the first half of the year:
Spring Series: March 24, March 31st, April 14th, May 5th, June 2nd
West Palm Beach Race: June 8th (1st Coastal)
Bill Nederlanden Race: June 14th (2nd Coastal)
Beer Can Series: Wednesday evenings from May 1st to Aug 7th
And, if you want more opportunities to race and have fun, there are several other events that draw several HISC boats:
Gulfstream Regatta: April 13th (http://www.gulfstreamregatta.org/)
Miami to Key Largo Race: April 26/27
Hospice Regatta: May 18th (https://trustbridgefoundation.org/event/regatta/)
Regatta Time in Abaco: June 25th – July 4th (http://www.regattatimeinabaco.com/)
Racing is a big program at HISC and takes a lot of volunteers to keep it running.
We will shortly introduce our beach committee, after race committee, buoy captains and all the other volunteers who contribute to our racing program.
I’d like to particularly thank Barbara Wallace for the tremendous job she did last year as race chair and for all the assistance she is giving me as I assume the racing program helm.
2019 Race Chair