Update on the Fleet
Sailing has been wonderful on the Ware so far this summer! The Sunday Sailing Series has had boats on the water for over a month. There has been anywhere between two and four Albacores out each weekend. We are in a situation that I do not know that anyone would have imagined around the first of the new year. We currently have more boats than we have crew for. At last count there were seven Albacores in the WRYC Fleet. Numerous club members have purchased a boat to campaign in the series. If you are interested in sailing in the Sunday Series, please contact Joe Morgan or Clayton James. They are putting crews together every week. Please know that this is a relatively informal racing series. There is no need to be intimidated! While we endeavor to follow the Racing Rules of Sailing, the key goals are fun and safe sailing with friends. There is a place for everyone. The sooner in the week crews are coordinated, the smoother things go on Sunday, but if you come out spontaneously, the team will work to get everyone out on the water.
In addition, it would be appreciated if the membership volunteered as staffing support for our Sunday Sailing Series Race Committee. If you are interested, please contact Clayton or Joe. Racing starts at 2pm, with sailors typically rigging and launching boats to set out for practice between 1:00 - 1:30pm. Feel free to show up early to lend a hand with the boats.
One of the goals this year is to find ways to get more folks on the water. In the past months, we have discussed the Sunday Series, Adult Sailing Classes, Club Cruises and the availability of the club keelboats. If you have an interesting or new idea to spur more opportunities for folks to get on the water, please let me know. I would love to explore new ideas to energize the WRYC sailing program.