mike hensel wrote:
I can not claim credit for the numbers in Div four. It is a group effort, headed up by Don Atchley on the email circuit.
Our Google group and email list kept every one in constant, and I do mean constant, cantact. Nearly daily email status on fleet activities.
We knew in advance who was going to be at a regatta and who wasn't. Those who were not RSVP'd would be pestered until we convinced them that they "just couldn't miss" this one, it was going to be huge.
I think the only acceptable reason for not going was your mom's 70th birthday. We even razzed guys for that.
I think the class web site for the Tiger will help promote our fleet also. Hopefully things are only going up. At each regatta last year we were striving for 12-13 Tigers. This year with our end of the season additions to the fleet, I hope that the 12-13 number is our low. Really 15 is what we will be driving at.
Now the focus is to work into the schedule all of the opertunities to sail this year. Schedule co-ordination time.
More sailing more fun. Havamega here we come.
Let the record show;
I only purchased one of those boat$.
And my hat goes off to Jerry and Mike as two of the original owners that hung in there through the lean years. Then like most "overnight" success stories we took off!
I'm hoping for 20 boats at a couple races next year.