Fort Peck Lake is still frozen over and it snowed again this morning, but I know everyone has an eager eye toward summer and the calendar will fill up quickly. Let's get the word out now so nobody can say they "didn't get the memo."
HERE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE SUMMER:
June 24th - Summer Sailstice [completed]
This will likely follow the plan of the past 2 years, where all volunteer sailors are welcome to join in offering free rides, a sailing introduction to anyone interested.
August 7-11 (unconfirmed) - Mobile Optimist Sailing School [postponed until 2018]
We hope to encore our most meaningful outreach this year and host a week-long sailing school for youths age 8-14. These are the future sailors, racers, instructors and leaders. They already have the desire to learn and passion for being on the water. You can be a part of their journey by giving toward their education. A little help could go a long way creating new opportunities and directions, lending to a better future we can't even predict or imagine!
August 11-13 - Can-Am Fort Peck Sailing Regatta
Arguably the most fun regatta anywhere. It's small, it's friendly, and it's a learning experience for everyone involved. We're growing a culture of competitive sailing where none existed before. If you have any interest, come join the fun! Whether you want to try your hand at racing or helping as a volunteer, there is room for everyone.
We'll be sure to post any updates here. Also, here is a form letter you can use to decline any other events that might try to infringe on your summer boating schedule: