Welcome to 2016, another promising year for Jet sailing! 2015 ended on a high note with 15 boats enjoying another awesome regatta hosted by Mohican Sailing Club, and there is no reason why more will not attend this coming year. Although there has been a decline in participation in the NJ and Chesapeake areas, North Carolina continues to gain momentum, and Ohio remains strong. Perhaps with West River Sailing Club (Galesville, MD) hosting this year’s Nationals in the beginning of August, there will be a resurgence of activity in the area. Word has it Dirk Schwenk may come out of retirement for the event!
The first event to look forward to will be the Southern Comfort Regatta in beautiful Asheville, NC (April 16-17). Just visiting Asheville without sailing is fun enough, but when you get to sail as well….doesn’t get better! Even if it’s cold weather, no problem. The 80 degree water (courtesy of the nearby power plant) keeps us warm! Friday nite darts, hushpuppies, and perhaps a golf lesson from golf pro/ex-prez/webmaster/regatta chairman Chris Hennon (if you get there a day early) are other bonuses for attending this fun event.
Again, THANK YOU Chris for serving as Class President the past 2 years. I have previously served as President, and it is again an honor to do it. We have a talented Board of Governors, and I look forward to working with everyone to continue the momentum Chris has built. The 2016 schedule is nearly complete – look for it soon.
And I urge everyone to keep in mind that “I” cannot make things happen, rather “WE” can make it happen. Let’s have a great year!