Puddle Duck Racer Sailboat Class - Newsletter 8
2012 World Championship Location and Info
With an amazing bid of 16 hulls, the rights to host the 2012 PD World Championship Race have been captured by John Bridges. He has been doing an amazing job of building his local duck fleet and has submitted a number of articles that reveal his effective techniques. See John Bridges's list of articles. The World Championship Race will take place at Moraine State Park (Lake Arthur) in Pennsylvania on August 2-5, 2012. For more info, see the blog that Ken Sherwood setup, it is linked on the World Championship Page
Everglades Challenge 2012
Scott launched his ECDuck and is making great progress!! He went out in some brisk winds and did a his first test sail. She held up great, but Scott has some expected tweaks to work on. See the latest articles and videos of the test trip at the Everglades Challenge 2012 page.
To talk about the boat and effort, see Team EC Puddle Duck forum:
Everglades Challenge 2012 SDDP Race
Gene Berry and I were talking about how neat it is that Scott is getting out there to do the EC, and we cooked up a SDDP Race so all the rest of us to participate during the week that Scott is competing in the Everglades Challenge. SDDP stands for "Same Day, Different Place" so for all of us that are interested in getting our there and doing something too, we can compete in our local waters during the same time period. Everglades Challenge SDDP Race
Dave Gray Monthly Column
This month's column starts the plans for the Dangerous Duck PDRacer. For more information see: Dangerous Duck Workshop
Dave also has a forum, See: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/60sailing/
2012 PolySail Notable PDRacer People and Boats Calendar
The calendar is finished and being sent out. There are some left, so if you are interested, get them while you can. The proceeds from the calendar sales support the class and fund a lot of the advertising that I purchase to help promote our class. calendar order info
ECDuck Shirts & Stuff
We are very excited about Scott running in the Everglades Challenge, and we need matching shirts !! Scott created this neat graphic for us to use on our shirts so we can both cheer him along, and also to help support the pdracer class. If you get one and are participating in the upcoming SDDP race, how about sending in photos of you wearing your shirts in your articles?