Jet-14 Nationals Preview Part Deux

We’re a couple of weeks away and have had some new registrations for Nationals.  The Vegas odds makers have been busy updating their betting lines.  Here’s a couple of more entries for those looking for a good score:

#1135 – Bryan and Tiffany Parker (5-2) – Pros: Talent, experience, almost topped Barbehenn at Mayfield 5 years ago, incomparable boat speed, just reproduced.  Cons: Distracted by poopy diapers, probably a little rusty, troubled by Ohio State band director dismissal, probably haven’t been on the water as much as they like.

#94 – Barb Zaugg and Tom Joudrey (7-1) – Pros: Boat weighs about 50 lbs., good family chemistry, Tom’s good grasp of English, fast downwind.  Cons: This isn’t English class, 235 lbs. of lead required to make minimum weight, boat was built during the Eisenhower administration.

Welcome to our New Members!

Received a couple of notes this week from some new NJ members – very encouraging to hear about new growth in that region:

Paul Fisher joins Fleet 51 at Hunterdon SC.  Paul recently purchased #1140 and is eager to try out this 2-person racing thing.  The fleet is already meeting with Paul to sort out stuff and get them on the water.

Fleet 35 (Packanack Lake) is welcoming Chris Seliga, who recently acquired #1013.  Chris is looking for a decent Sailor’s Tailor cover if anyone is looking to get a new one.

Nationals Silent Auction Taking Shape

The silent auction during Nationals is a great event that helps raise money for the class – and attendees always get great deals on awesome stuff.  Matt Japikse and his friends at Mayfield YC have been busy gathering merchandise and services for the event.  Dave recently posted a photo of one of the items on the Jet-14 Facebook page:

marion

Whoa!  My bad.  Here’s what Matt really posted:

radio

Two-way radio!  Nice.  By the way, please join the Jet-14 Facebook group!

That’s it for now – get your Nationals registration in if you haven’t already.

Chris

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