I invite you all to join us at the Laser District 7 Championship at Duck Island Yacht club on September 8 and 9.
Grassroots? I started this fleet 5 years ago, and we have a growing Thursday night fleet, have hosted some of the biggest regattas in the district, and have a good showing of young sailors in only a few years. In fact, the winner of our summer series was a high school student. Maybe the major regattas are not getting the participation they once saw, but I believe with a lot of hard work, the local scenes continue to grow and thrive and offer opportunities to sailors.
If you want to join me this weekend at a really cool regatta, sign up at https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=5911. Its worth the entry fee for the shirt, drinks, and food alone. There will also be some great racing!