Update on the Fleet
Preparations for the sailing season are well underway! The keel boats have spent the winter at Holiday Marina receiving some love and care. Wags has received new bottom paint and some hull, rudder, and winch repairs. Snags has undergone some rigging work as well as electrical and sail repairs. Both boats will require further repair projects that will be continued through the beginning of the season. Plans are underway to get the keel boats back in the water and moved back to their moorings. Thank you to each of you who has volunteered to help with this. I will be sending out a list of remaining projects soon.
Earlier this year I mentioned plans to fit a roller furling system on Snags. Several options have been explored. In order to maintain a desired level of performance and options for sail trim, we have decided on a system that will require us to hold off until next year due to budgeting restrictions. We will endeavor to manage the fleet budget so we may obtain the roller furling next off season while maintaining the fleet appropriately during the sailing season this year.
Thanks to the work of Joe Morgan and Clayton James, the Albacore Fleet is growing. We are very excited to have the opportunity to campaign for the WRYC Albacore Fleet during the Sunday Sailing Series, which is scheduled to begin in just a few weeks. The vision is to have a weekly fun-filled family event. If you are interested in sailing in the Sunday Series races, contact Joe Morgan. If you do not want to race, please come out to show your support, watch the exciting racing, enjoy our beautiful grounds, and participate in the post-race festivities. We believe the Sunday Sailing Series has the potential to become a central event for club fellowship and engagement.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you are interested in helping or interested in any of the Club’s many opportunities to sail. See you on the water!
Scott Titus, Fleet Captain