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From the ILCA President

A fabulous Summer, with more sailing to come
By William C Bogardus
Posted: 2022-11-04T03:45:01Z

It was great to see over 40 boats at the Atlantic Coast Championship, the WJM's and the North American Championship. We had good breeze most of the time, fun parties, and top-level racing. Congratulations to all of winners, and thank you to all of the competitors, some of whom traveled great distances to compete. It was great to see so many new faces at these regattas.  

The fun doesn’t have to stop just because it is getting chilly in North America. This weekend there is the Jubilee Regatta in Pensacola and the Midland Regatta in Columbia, SC for regional competitors. Next weekend, we have the return of the Bluenose to Nashville, host to some of the more legendary Class parties. Following that, there is King's Day Regatta in Jacksonville on November 19-20, and the Sanford Sailfest December 3-4.

While the North American focus moves South, the South American racing heats up. Today, I just got off a zoom with the planners of the South American Championship, set for December 3 through the 7th in Guaratuba, Brazil. This will be the next step on the road to qualification for the 2023 Pan Am games in Chile. The planners are working hard to ensure quality boats and uniform measurement standard are in place to have a fair regatta.  

So let’s keep sailing in 2022 and finish out the year strong!

Bill Bogardus

Class President

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