North American Championship Planning Still On Track

Nelson Habecker, Anne Lambert and Tracy and Bill Blevins went to the City of Canandaigua’s Environmental Committee meeting Tuesday night to answer questions about the upcoming RC Laser North American Championship Regatta on Tuesday night.

Bill and Nelson briefly presented an overview of the special event application that we filed for permissions necessary to hold the event in Kershaw Park on June 8-10. There were several good questions from the members and overall, the atmosphere was positive. The committee members seemed very interested in the event and a couple of them have seen us racing on the lake and at Holiday Harbor.

Bill will complete the one followup item where we were asked to communicate our plans with another group that will be holding a 5K race on June 9 and where the runners will pass by the park Saturday morning.

The environmental committee voted to approve our request to hold the event at the new docks in front of Steamboat Landing and this allows the permit to move forward for a full council vote at their March 1 meeting. Nelson and Bill will be at that meeting.

In other news, Maggie and Neil Atkins and Len Redon are gearing up for the 9th Annual  RC Laser Mid-Winter Championship Regatta in Marco Island, FL on March 2-4.

Coming out of our first meeting with the City of Canandaigua where we introduced our first big regatta, it is interesting to note that the City of Marco Island has been a longstanding co-sponsor of the Marco Island race. We hope to build that same relationship here for future regattas on Canandaigua Lake.

Best of luck to Maggie, Neil and Len!

Bill will be posting results on the RC Laser North American Class website during the regatta so go log on and check for Canandaigua sailors at the top of the results!

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