Tej Trevor Parekh
Goals for the summer:
- Having fun in a popular class.
- Developing youth interest in the class in our region
- Cross training for other classes and big regattas.
I have recently come off a competitive schedule of skiff sailing in the 49er class. At this point I’d like to take a step back and have fun in a more relaxed, friendly atmosphere while still competing and doing my best.
The Lightning is a popular class across North America with plenty of great events. I’d like to sample as many as possible to meet people involved in the Class and to make those contacts. From there, I’d like to help develop the youth sailors at our club and on our lake. We have a solid Lightning fleet at the Royal St Lawrence Yacht Club, and I’d like to get the younger sailors involved. This is to help ensure the survival of the Lightning fleet at our club and to ensure success at the 2008 Lightning Youth Worlds, which will be held at our club.
Finally, I’d like to use the racing experience we gain this summer as a form of cross training for other classes. The Lightning may move slower than a skiff, but you can definitely learn a lot, especially in fleet tactics.