I've done a little research on the Spring Fever Regatta on Lake Hartwell, GA, and looks like it will be an outstanding catamaran event. I'll jump on that band wagon. We should definitely try to coordinate a big H16 fleet there. One of my friends from Shreveport may even bring her boat.
NOTE: THE DATES ORGINALLY POSTED ABOVE FOR SPRING FEVER WERE LAST YEAR'S DATES. THE 2013 DATES ARE MARCH 29-31
. RACING WILL BE HELD OVER THREE DAYS.
The NOR for Spring Fever won't be published until closer to the end of the month. This link, http://www.twinhulls.com/springfever2012/12announce
, contains last year's information and will give you a good idea as to what to expect this year. Looks like this will pretty much a week long catamaran festival, complete with racing clinics and a lot of sponsorship. It's big on F18s, not as much on Hobies, but if we make a concerted effort, we can get together a good H16 fleet and hopefully introduce some folks to Hobies. This isn't an HCA sponsored event, but it will be fun, nevertheless. Maybe we can work on some HCA sponsorship down the road. This link has a bunch of pictures from previous year's regattas, http://www.twinhulls.com/springfever/
. If you'll plug 1920 Milltown Road, Hartwell, GA into MapQuest it'll show you the regatta site.
Spread the word about Spring Fever to everyone you know with a Hobie, 16 or otherwise, and let's try to have a good showing and at least a large 16 class. More boats = more fun.
I'm going to plan to attend the Hobie Mid-Winter's East in Ocean Springs, MS, two weeks after Spring Fever, and hopefully one of the regattas on Lake Keowee after that. Then I'll see what the rest of the summer brings. If this works out then maybe we can converge on some other venues.
I look forward to sailing with you guys.