I think I saw you at Clinton? Were you there a couple weeks?
You should have joined us racing?
I was at Clinton back on May 31st and saw you guys racing... but I've never raced and not sure my skill level or boat are prepared for that.
Not to threadjack my own topic, but I actually may be back in your area during the Frayed Knot Regatta, but again, not sure I'm prepared to participate (or have a class legal boat). Racing does sound like a lot of fun, but I'm afraid I'd run into someone or do something else stupid. Maybe I should just overcome my fear and participate in a regatta sometime... any tips?
May 31st IIRC was the Point for Points Regatta... You totally should have stopped by! We had lots of food, camping is free with registration.. ect!
See you at the Frayed Knot!
There is a comp tip exemption, and nobody is really going to care anyway. Don't worry about your experience level! The only way to gain experience is to race, period. You will be in good company as we have a growing B fleet that all are in about the same boat.
Also don't worry about running into anyone, 99% of the time it is no big deal anyway, and not even likely to happen as all the experienced sailors share the goal of making sure new guys are having a great time, and will keep clear, and HELP you out.
If you don't have crew we may even be able to find you someone with experience to help out. If nothing else I will be at the lake all day Friday and will be more than happy to teach you everything you need to know to enjoy your weekend.
When you click this link to register, make sure use select the first timer registration. It gives you a nice discount you can use towards your HCANA membership.http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/8877