Well folks, we've got ourselves an HCANA Points Regatta in Division 9. If you haven't seen the wordy announcement to everyone on the main Hobie Racing page, go take a look. I wanted to post an announcement out there so more people than just us Div 9 forum regulars would see it. The announcement also includes a bit about what I'd like for us to accomplish in Division 9.
If you've got any questions about the H16 Championship/Cat Fest, shoot me an email or we can discuss here.
So what do "Points" do for us? We'll establish a Divisional Points Championship, which will be really easy to determine this year since we only have one points regatta, but points regattas also count towards national rankings tabulated by the HCANA.
So, who's going? I am, for one. I hope that we can muster a big turnout. Please pass the word to everyone you know with a Hobie. Hopefully we'll see a good mix of experienced sailors as well as a bunch of Newbies. If you sail something other than a Hobie 16, come anyways and sail in the open class. Haven't raced much? This will be a good opportunity to learn.
And thanks to our friends at Lake Norman Yacht Club for hosting us.
Mark Van Doren
Division 9 Chairman