The Tradewinds is a regatta put on by CABB annually in the Keys. Although lately there are only a couple of CABB members that help out. Too bad.
At any rate this is the premier regatta in the country during the winter, bringing sailors from all over North America to our sunny and windy venue.
The registration starts at 6PM on Friday and again on Sat AM from 8-10AM, Skippers Mtg 11AM and racing begins at noon on Sat.
Sun races begin at 10AM and will be over around 2PM.
There will be a lot of novice racers as well as world-class guys, but the courses are set up so there is usually very little conflict.
And, if you want to get a taste of it all and still not have to feel embarrased, then by all means volunteer to help out.
We need manpower to run mark boats, spectator boats (power, by the way) or help on the Signal Boat. John McKnight has been literally begging for help, but no response from CABB Members.
The headquarters is the Elks Lodge in Tavernier in the Keys. Just as you pull into Tavernier, it is on the right side of the road across from the Dairy Queen.
For full info, click on the following:http://www.catsailor.com/TradewindsNOR_04.html
So, either way, you ought to get there.., or be square (as the old saying goes)