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How Many US Racing F16 #233163
06/02/11 01:06 PM
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I am posting this simply because I'm interested in the growth progress of the class.

How many Racing F16 are there by region of the US?

Midwest (Wisconsin/Illinois): I know of 5 - all in CRAW. We lost one recently, but he may be back if and when he gets a new boat.

How about Florida? Maryland? MidSouth (Chattnooga, Memphis)?
California? Any other F16 "hubs?"


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Re: How Many US Racing F16 [Re: TEH] #233164
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slowly growing in Canada, just sold two vipers into Quebec City, I think there are two others in the Toronto region.

Quebec is a HUGE cat loving sailing area (french sailors, go figure) that is having a hard time establishing / maintaining the fleet they had a few years back (to be clear, the high end racers are still there, it is the mid / recreation fleet that is dying). Hopefully an F16, with its race-ability AND family usability (and ability to sail solo) will gain a foothold in that area.

I think the F16 is a wonderful boat (I know, preaching to the choir), just have to convince all the people who bought N17s they need to jump ship (literally).

Cheers,
-P

Re: How Many US Racing F16 [Re: maritimesailor] #233168
06/02/11 01:35 PM
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The 2 in Memphis generally go to the Panhandle. smile

No racing here. frown

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Re: How Many US Racing F16 [Re: mikeborden] #233169
06/02/11 01:36 PM
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You and Andy?


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Re: How Many US Racing F16 [Re: TEH] #233170
06/02/11 01:39 PM
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You got it.

Used to be a nice Hobie Fleet here, but that died about 7-10 years ago. After a couple of the spark plugs left, that was the end of it.

I stopped sailing my 18 at about the same time for a few different reasons, mostly couldn't find crew for the regatta's to be legal, so I pretty much quit until the F16 class came along.


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Re: How Many US Racing F16 [Re: mikeborden] #233175
06/02/11 04:11 PM
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11 Active @ WRSC.

Another yet to move into the club with new Viper but is a member. A 13th that is waiting on parts for his snuffer. It has been a tough Spring in many ways and we have yet to get everyone on the water the same time.

Open House at West River Sailing Club, Galesville (Annapolis Area) MD this Saturday, June 4th. Anyone lurking and want to try an F16, come on by between 10-3. You could be #14!!!!


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Re: How Many US Racing F16 [Re: Kris Hathaway] #233180
06/02/11 06:20 PM
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Hey Kris

What does it look like for F16 turnout at Rock Hall weekend after this. I think you had 5 in class last year???

Hobies have a schedule conflict precipitated by their NA's so we are down one open class. A cats probably looking at 15 boats or so.

No Lightings this year.... YEAH!


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Re: How Many US Racing F16 [Re: Mark Schneider] #233192
06/03/11 09:27 AM
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I know WRSC has the North Chesapeake covered, are there any active sailors in the mid to South bay?


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Re: How Many US Racing F16 [Re: soccerguy83] #233616
06/16/11 03:42 PM
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I am the new owner of Falcon #203. It is now residing in Massachusetts. I plan on sailing it regularly on Great Herring Pond in Plymouth and local Cape Cod beaches.

I'm looking forward to joining the class and hope to make it to nationals for a real education.

Re: How Many US Racing F16 [Re: tzilinski] #233617
06/16/11 03:43 PM
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Welcome to the class!


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Welcome.


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