It’s snowing again here in New Hampshire today, but the ice is out in Massachusetts!
Jim Linville and the Minuteman club have graciously agreed to host a Footy race on Saturday, April 12.
We will have two competitions going simultaneously.
First is the opportunity to participate in the timed laps around a 50 foot course for the Intergalactic Footy Internet competition, hosted again by our friend Brett McCormack in New Zealand. The deadline for entries is April 30, so this may be the first and last chance to get some good times. Details are here on the forum.
Second, while some boats are doing time trials, the rest will be fleet racing. During time trials, the fleet racing will not be scored, but it will be a great chance to see how that secret weapon you built this winter will do against the rest of the fleet. Time permitting, we’ll do some scored racing, too.
I know that Jim will have his American Footy, Scott will have either his AF or Cobra, I’ll have Cobra Mk3, and Allan will have his new Razor2.
The race will be in Needham Mass, so all you New England Footy guys have no excuse not to be there. Brian and Paul, who knows when Lily Pond will open, so get down to Needham. Al, it’s a stone’s throw from your pond. Barrett, just a quick drive north. There’s no more central location than this for everyone. I know Jim sent the details in their newsletter, so get busy! Prepare your boat, tell the boss you have impotant stuff to do, and get to Needham. Connecticut Footy skippers, get up there! It’s time we see you in a race! New Maine Footy guys, come on down! Let’s make this a fun Footy day for all of New England.
Here’s some details:
The 2nd Annual New Zealand Postal Classic for Footy Class yachts will be held on Saturday, April 12 at the Needham Reservoir. Skippers meeting at 11 a.m. Class Secretary, Bill Hagerup, of the Laconia MYC will be the Race Director. While it’s not required, we respectfully request that anyone who is planning to attend pre-register with Jim Linville. You can do this by snail mailing the form in the newsletter, or calling or e-mailing the same info to Jim at <email@example.com> or (781) 925-0045.
Please give Jim a call, as we’d like to know what turnout to expect. And one more thing…dress warm!!
See you there…Bill