Report from Karen Glass:
I’d like to give a shout out to J/22 Fleet 6. It was just a little over two years ago that I first arrived into Seabrook with my J/22. At that time I had not skippered a boat in a regatta and had limited racing experience. From the moment I arrived into Seabrook, I received and continue to receive an amazing amount of support, guidance and coaching. So, it was no surprise to see that same enthusiasm at the J/22 Owner’s Meeting this past weekend.
First, a big thank you to Chris Morlan for hosting the meeting, to Stuart Lindow for organizing and running the meeting and to Walter Caldwell for preparing and cooking our delicious meal. Stuart began the meeting by identifying a new J/22 owner, Jonathan Bowman, Welcome! As we went through the meeting’s agenda and listened to the ideas that were presented it was great to witness the camaraderie among the group. Some of the meeting's highlights included our website, ideas to grow the fleet, the regattas and circuit races that the fleet can participate in this year (it looks like we may have 4-5 boats going to the national Mid Winters in Fort Walton, FL), hopes for hosting another National J/22 regatta and of course, the presentation of illustrious participation awards (Congratulations to Anne Lee, Kevin Orff and Eric Simonson for the highest number of attended regattas). Throughout the meeting I was reminded of how knowledgeable and talented a group we have here in the Galveston Bay area. It is obvious that there is a lot of work that happens behind the scenes to keep our fleet healthy and strong.
A big thank you to Stuart Lindow who is Fleet Captain and who does more than any of us realize, Walter Caldwell our secretary and who, in addition, runs our web site and much more, Terry Flynn our faithful boat measurer and Janet Ruder who maintains our Facebook page.
Finally, Thank you too everyone in our fleet who takes time to help, assist and makes it a pleasure to be a part of the, “Most Active Fleet on Galveston Bay,” the J/22 Fleet 6.
Be sure to check out the meeting’s minutes on the J/22 Fleet 6 website where you can get the complete details of the meeting.