Now that the Worlds are over we will start to move forward with the US NCR planning. The NORs will be posted very soon and they will have a great of the info you will need. If you need further info or are on the edge and need convincing that this is going to be a great event and worth attending, then please call me, the race chairman at +1 954 471 4888. Needless to say we anticipate a good turn out and some of the most competitive sailing.
We are planning at least one organised social event but the goal is to encourage as many sailors as possible to stay in the downtown area of fort Lauderdale so that we can enjoy a drop and a bite in the great local atmoshphere.
We know that most of you, like me, will probably have a lot of gear lying around your mancaves and so to relieve the boredom of the weight in we would encourage you to bring anything that you want to give away or sell at what we might call an IOM secondhand sale and boat jumble. I would also suggest that you advertise your wares on this site before you get here.
I have a heap of sails and Bantock fittings that need a new home!
We will have a couple of side competitions during the regatta; one for the fastest changing of a rig and of course the concours d’elegance for the best looking boat. (Lintels need not apply)
We will publish the list of entrants and update it as the registration fees come in. It goes without saying that I will do my best to encourage sailors from other parts of the world to race against us. I would ask that you all do the same.
This event is intended to provide the best possible sailing for you, but I would like to think that we can also showcase our sport to those people who have yet to be initiated into the world of IOM racing. If anyone has any suggestions on how we can achieve this or has any connections with the press or useful publicity please advise.
Finally congratulations to the US team members who attended the recent worlds and did a great job.