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2012 Etchells Fleet 13 January Newsletter

Welcome to 2012, and a fresh new year of Etchells racing! With the drama and excitement of 2011 behind us, I am looking forward to a fun year of low-stress Etchells racing – and encourage everyone to get out join in the fun. The December clinic introduced a group of enthusiastic newcomers to Fleet 13 sailing, and we should endeavor to develop new talent throughout the year.

This weekend (Jan 7-8) is the start of the 2012 Falcouner Series so sign-up today, and check the entire season schedule on the Fleet 13 website at:  http://etchellsfleet13.com/. Check this website often throughout the year for updates and information, included classifieds and crew lists (thank you, Summer Greene).

As your faithful Fleet Captain, I will be working closely with the SDYC race management team and others to improve the quality of our time on the water. Expect more races with shorter courses set closer to SDYC for maximum racing fun per hour of sailing, with post-sailing social de-briefings each Saturday (everyone is encouraged to leave the boat in the water and participate). Dennis Conner has also offered to host a Stars & Stripes regatta in the Bay this summer, which we intend to make a fun event ashore and afloat. Keep an eye of the Fleet 13 website for additional information.

See you on the water,

Bruce Nelson