Hey all you 16 sailors on Southern CA. I was part of the CISA clinic in Long Beach at ABYC. It was a great success! Pete Melvin, Pease Glaser, Jay Glaser, Bob Merrick, Eileen Haubl, and I were able to get the kids really excited about catamaran sailing. They all sailed 16s. I took some for laps on my Tiger and they loved that too.
Yesterday I was picking up some rigging for my boat. The rigger's son was part of the group of kids that were involved in the event. He has shown interest in making a catamaran part of his sailing repertoire Now, there is a question of finding a way for the kids to borrow 16s for racing events so they can make decisions to buy their own boats. I thought that there might be some sailors out there that, if not attending an event, would be willing to loan a boat. I know that this is a lot to ask but the benefit is, if these kids like the scene enough, they would be buyers and competitors. I think that you would love to have them in the group as they show lots of potential as really competitive sailors.