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SE REGIONAL SAILING NEWS from Stephanie Webb

Ahoy to the Region! February 28, 2018


Quick "footnotes" from our recent email

One day regattas coming up:

Charlotte Harbor Community Sailing Center hosts its annual HIBISCUS CUP Regatta May 5th. Sailing on Charlotte Harbor is beautiful in May!!  

Venice has its annual Venetian Cup the last Saturday in April. Always a great event - VYBA/VYC super hosts!

Still need to get some summer leaders trained? Palm Beach is offering a Level 1 that needs some people!! Head to US Sailing's website and sign-up.

To encourage leaders to acquire training, please remember that organizational members of Florida Sailing Association may submit one training grant request (value up to $300) to offset training costs. Community sailing centers, yacht clubs and organizations may be members of FSA to apply. Not a member? Contact me!

Get ready....here comes Daylight Savings Time again. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Still looking for a spring Regional host venue - 10- 4, Saturday. You provide the meeting space and some water and we will do the rest. Please host!!

Stephanie Webb

Edison Sailing Center

Ahoy to the Region!

(letter from Stephanie Webb, US Sailing Faculty on February 24th, 2018)


Wonderful to see so many of you at the Sailing Leadership Forum in St. Petersburg Beach, earlier this month. I plan to provide some thumbnails/synopses for the Region in an upcoming email. There was - as always - much to learn.

And I did "take attendance"....I missed seeing some of you, as well. So put it on your calendars now for next January, in Jacksonville, FL -- it's NSPS time! 

Kudos to Clearwater Community Sailing for scheduling a Junior Sailing Open on March 24-25  $20 for two days of racing!!!!!!!!!

Sailors will get a shirt but BYOF (food). The event is appropriate for all levels of competitors with opportunities in the bay or the "gulp!" Gulf!  An RS Feva fleet will be available for charter. Great opportunity to try out a new boat and get in some great sailing.

Adding to the fun is St. Augustine Race Week and a two-day event, April 7 & 8

Summer isn't just for summer sailing camps....check out the USODA national championship events in Pensacola, in July. Great sailing in a gorgeous part of our state.

Gentle reminders:

SAFE SPORT --- go on US Sailing's website. Get the training done. You do need your US Sailing member/ID.  It's now required...and why wouldn't you add that layer of protection for all of your staff and students?

CERTIFICATION RENEWALS - US Sailing is updating your member, instructor and organizational information continuously. Easy to check dates for what/when you need to renew. 

We know the youth calendar is packed. As you schedule dates for 2018-19 and beyond, please check-in and check old calendars to make sure we're honoring as many of the JO dates and championships as possible. How can we help you? We're here....

Stephanie Webb

Florida Sailing Association

US Sailing National Faculty

Regional Training Coordinator

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