A kickoff meeting will be held on Dec. 4th at 2:00 at the North Lake Yacht Club. This meeting is to brain storm on what we think the 420 southern Wisconsin racing circuit will look like for next summer. As many of you already know, the 420 has been sanctioned by the Inland as their youth boat (sailors under 25 years old). The thought is that this boat will become the link between sailing X boats and college. We are losing too many sailors after X boats, and the hope is that this class will enable kids to participate in a low cost boat with kids their same age and will help to prepare them for college sailing. The Inland will continue to sponsor a youth champs, but the thinking is that we need to make more events available for kids so that they will be willing to buy a boat. Many of our smaller lakes will have a hard time initially starting up fleets of any size to be enticing to young kids. However, by having a southern circuit the thought is that we would have a quality event every week that would be fun socially as well as provide great sailing.
The goals of this initial meeting is multifold.
1. To identify all of the interested lakes and points of contact to start getting information out to all lakes.
2. Determine when the events should be held and how they should be structured.
3. Start to get schedule set.
4. Help individuals find boats
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If you know of other parties that would be interested in attending, please forward them this notice. Please let me know if you will be attending or have any questions, Ed Eckert email@example.com