Greetings all, checking in with some updates…
The Santa Barbara Yacht Club have graciously agreed to host the C-15 Nationals on August 9-11, 2024. SBYC is a high-end club with a beautiful clubhouse right on the beach, and a professional race committee. They host all kinds of major regattas and we are honored to be among them next year.
At SBYC we race out in the ocean, just off the beach, generally mild Westerlies and wave conditions with lots of sun. The SBYC bar on the second floor of the clubhouse is a perfect place to watch the racing 🙂
The high-level plan is to have the Corp Series on Friday, a pot-luck-type dinner event Friday night, the Nationals on Sat and Sun, and the annual association dinner and meeting at the Yacht Club on Sat night. I am hoping we might attract enough junior skippers to have a Junior Nationals, maybe a few races on Sat morning. Your thoughts on this are eagerly invited.
There are many hotels in the area – Santa Barbara *is* pricy – and also camping nearby. We’ll share more details as we get closer.
It already seems a long time ago but we had a wonderful 2023 Nationals at Huntington Lake, July 14-16, 2023! Thank you to Dave Rumbaugh and everyone who helped make it an amazing experience. There is a great report from Dave right here.
Along with the memories and reports, many pictures were taken. A repository of them may be found here. (If you have others, please share!)
We would like to compile a schedule of all C-15 activity to post a central calendar. As your yacht clubs / sailing associations create schedules for 2024, please share them. We have active fleets in Marina Del Rey, Half Moon Bay, Sacramento, and Lake Washington, and a number of other C-15s sailing elsewhere. Let’s keep everyone in the loop, nothing is more fun than traveling to a new place and sailing a C-15 with new friends.
|SCCYC / Marina Del Rey
|Shallow Water regatta
|HMBYC / Half Moon Bay
|Last Gasp regatta
|FYC / Huntington Lake
|High Sierra regatta weekend #2
|SBYC / Santa Barbara
If you have a C-15 regatta or activity report, please share!
As a final note, the C-15 Association is in good shape and we have a few dollars available for class / fleet promotion. If you have thoughts about how these could be spent, please share. (Super Bowl ad?) We all agree we don’t want C-15s to be a secret. And especially we want to support junior sailing and getting more young people into the class.
Cheers, Ole Eichhorn : firstname.lastname@example.org