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March 12, 2019 Weekly Update

This past Saturday was a gorgeous sailing day.  Conditions were mild so capsize recovery drills were run.  During the lunch break, champion sailor Dick Tillman talked to the team about equipment preparation.  It was Ben’s last practice before the BIC North American Championships in San Deigo March 15-17.  He was wearing a helmet as he will be required to do in the regatta and working on fast 360 degree turns as he will be required to do that on one of the legs of each race. 

In addition to practice and regattas, it is great to see Jackson Bjorklund and Thomas Schuerger also gaining additional experience while sailing on keelboats in the MYC rum races. Ben is also spending some time on a J/24.

Looking ahead, the next regatta is 3/24 in Jensen Beach.  Preregistration is available on regattanetworks.com.

Finally, mark your calendars for the end of the semester banquet on April 17th at MYC.  Kara, Lisa and Shelley Johnson are planning so stay tuned for more details.