"ON YOUR MARK, INC." GETS SET TO GO FOR RACEY WOMEN IN OREGON


Congratulations to On Your Mark, Inc., a new non-profit that was formed to encourage women in the Portland, Oregon, area to get more involved in the sport of sailboat racing. The organization was set up recently by Edie Felix and Karen Anderson, who accepted the donation of Wild Women from Marianne Thompson. Board members are serious racers and coach and train women who have some sailing experience and want to learn more about the skills involved. 
 
Martin 242s are terrific for training and On Your Mark have grabbed one of the relatively scarce Martins available to aid in their programme.
 
It is the 6th Regional transaction of 2019, and there are only 5 boats left for sale in the entire Region (Oregon, Washington, BC, Alberta) - a new low, and we know of two buyers at present that are looking at boats for sale.
 
 

LETS SELL SOME MORE BOATS!


So far in 2019 6 boats have changed hands in the Region, and Chris Bligh’s boat in Blaine has been chartered for the NA’s (but is still for sale afterwards). 
 
At present there are only 5 boats for sale in the Pacific Northwest and Alberta and you can see them all on the Fleet One Buy&Sell page here.
 
The most likely buyers are folks we already know:
  • M242 crew who want their own boat to race
  • People who own other boat types and want to switch, or could be talked into it
  • People who have expressed an interest in getting back into racing One Design, etc.
If you have anyone in your orbit who fits that description, steer them to the Buy&Sell page and walk them thru the attributes of the various boats that are listed.
 
In 2018 we had 9 boats change hands, 2 retained ownership, and 1 moved to BC from Ontario! (and it is racing in the NA’s - look for Coal Dust, #45) Quite a development, and one that builds on the 7 or so boats that changed hands in 2017. Perhaps this is the year we really clear out the modest backlog.
 
The 2019 NA’s are at Orcas Island in Washington State on June 29/30, so use this as a selling tool with potential buyers, where they can join 27 other boats for some tight racing!
 
If you or the potential buyers have any questions about the boats for sale, contact the owners or Michael Clements (michael.clements13@gmail.com).

Windy Wednesday Wake-up, again.

 This is not at all the kind of 'merry month of May' I'm used to.

After 3 evenings, the Fleet One Wed Eve Series seems to have set a record for windy racing.  Latest results can always be seen under "Racing and Results" menu to the right on desktop browsers.

It has been a good test of life jackets and crew recovery drill on some boats.

Congratulations to Michael Clements and crew on Too Wicked!

A perfect start to the One Design season, especially for Too Wicked. Sunny weather, 10 - 15 knots of breeze and 5 races brought out the top players and made for close racing amongst the top 3 boats with only 1 point separating them.  Overall results will be entered into Fleet One's In-Bay series and we'll have both the Wednesday Evening Series and the In-Bay series underway.