Hello Race Team Parents!
We are looking forward to a fantastic racing season and to start working with the athletes as well as yourselves. Fortunately, the racing schedule is fairly evenly spread out this summer and none of the regattas are in conflict with one another. This means we have the luxury of attending all of the regattas in which we hope to participate for both 420s and 29ers, which hasn’t always been a reality in past years. We have included a tentative regatta schedule (below).
As in past years, the team will be participating in Steerer’s and Four Sisters Regattas (two regattas over 4 days at Port Credit). Unlike last year, both 29ers and 420s will be able to participate in the full four days of racing. This is due to 29er Canadians being held slightly later compared to previous summers. The race team will also be participating in CORK in August. The summer of 2015 will be Stony’s turn to host the annual Cottage Club Regatta, and we are planning on having the team participate this year in order to reclaim the title of best cottage club (rightfully so). Another interesting option for the race team this summer would be to attend the Fogh-Boorman Regatta held at Royal Hamilton Yacht Club in early July. We are presenting this regatta as an option because Steerer’s Regatta (which previously has been the first regatta of the summer for the race team) is being held a week later than usual. However, a decision on this regatta will only be made based on the athletes’ and your own interest in attending. We will also possibly participate in a day of racing with Sturgeon Lake (Stony would act as the host), which would provide some friendly competition and more intensive training.
We will be having a parent’s meeting on June 29th at 4:00 pm, during which we will further discuss the scheduling, as well as address other important topics such as transportation, chaperoning, accommodations and any other questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to your feedback and input, and are confident we can make 2015 one of the best yet for the SLYC race team!
Thomas Heine and Brett Somerville