Our usual hard copy D12 schedule mailer is in process for all who are class members, (I get the mailing list from ILCA).
As many of you already know I like to distribute information across as many information sharing channels as possible so here’s your email! We’ll also post this on our webpage, D12 FB page and the next edition of the ILCA quarterly magazine, (delivered via email to class members only) as well as the ILCA-NA Website under the D12 info page.
1 – LLSC, (Lake Lanier) – Laser Southerns – March 6-7
2 – SYC, (Savannah Yacht Club) – Savannah Laser Regatta – June 5-6
3 – HYC, (Hobcaw Yacht Club) – Hobcaw Open Regatta – July 10-11. This is also SAYRA Jr GP Event #2
4 – CYC-SC, (Charleston) – CYCSC Invitational Regatta – July 24-25. This is also SAYRA Jr GP Event #3
5 – CYC-NC, (Wrightsville Beach) – CYCNC SAYRA Open Regatta – August 7-8. This is also SAYRA Jr GP Event #4
6 – LNYC, (Lake Norman Yacht Club) – LNYC Board Bash – September 25-26. This is also SAYRA Jr GP Event #6
7 – ASC, (Augusta Sailing Club) – ASC Halloween Regatta – October 9-10. This is also SAYRA Jr GP Event #7
8 – ALTERNATE EVENT – CSC, (Columbia Sailing Club) – CSC Midlands Regatta – November 6-7. This is also SAYRA Jr GP Event #8.*
(*NOTE- The Alternate Event will only count as part of the D12 schedule IF any of our other events are cancelled in the 2021 season).
Usually we schedule the CYC-NC regatta as our D12 GP event. However, due to COVID the ILCA-NA current position is there will be no District level GP events for 2021. If that changes we will designate the CYC-NC event as our 2021 GP event.
Per our annual D12 meeting that was held in person at the 2020 LNYC Board Bash we have decided to apply the following rules to 2021:
1- 7 regattas scheduled with 1 alternate
2- 5 regattas constitute a valid D12 Championship Series
3- Competitors must sail in a minimum of 3 of the 5-7 events to qualify for the D12 Series Standing, (and must also be a current ILCA class member at the time of the last scheduled/sailed event for a final series place).
D12 has experienced much improved Jr sailor involvement through combining our series with the SAYRA Jr GP series. We will continue that for 2021. However, 2 of our events will be “ILCA Only” events. Our D12, (or any other district) Jr Sailors are HIGHLY encouraged to attend the ILCA Only events!
Also- CYC-NC was awarded the opportunity to host the 2021 ILCA ACC’s, (Atlantic Coast Championships). This event is scheduled for the weekend of May 21-23. Registration opened on Feb 1st with an initial cap of 75 total boats, (across all 3 rigs). As of this email the event is full and a wait list is being compiled as the club looks for ways to offer additional social distancing for sailors so more can be included. In hopes of all hopes COVID disappears and everyone can sail! However, I would not bet the farm on that just yet…The ACC’s are NOT a part of the D12 series.
Finally- ILCA-NA has embraced the “District Series” concept nationally for 2021 and the D12 Series Champion, (across all 3 rigs) will be awarded 20 ILCA GP points at the end of the year. GP points are used for National and Global standings. You’d be surprised how little it takes to break into the top 100 ILCA Sailor rankings!
That’s it for now. I hope everyone is enjoying winter and getting some frostbiting in!
As always please feel free to contact me with questions. D12 ILCA class members keep a watch on your mailbox for the 2012 schedule postcard!
D12 District Secretary