One thought - there are a lot of email resources within our division that I don't think everyone's aware of, so I don't think we're effectively getting the word out. I subscribe to 3 yahoo email lists, and I this is the first I've heard about anyone currently looking for F18 crew!
San Diego, 135 members
Arizona, 47 members
So. Cal, 55 members
The last one seems to have been set up by Shauna exclusively to recruit & coordinate new crew out of UCLA - she regularly hosts a "crew training" in Mission Bay, and it seems pretty effective.
To subscribe to any list, send a blank email to <listname>
-email@example.com, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
This may not answer your underlying question of "how do we draw serious, experienced, competitive, young sailors into multihulls", but it sure can't hurt to overcommunicate amongst ourselves.
On that note, add me to YOUR
email list. I dig crewing on the Tigers.
(P.S., I still need crew on my 16 for santa Barbara this weekend. 125-140#)