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2014 Fleet 448 Sailing Schedule is now Available

Looking for more up to date information on upcoming events?
Looking for crew?
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or contact Dave at commodore@fleet448.org or better yet
give him a call at 401-487-4443!

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Fleet 448 Upcoming Events

Fleet 448 Tune-Up Day


Come on down with your boat and get it put together, rigged, and maybe even out for a sail in Greenwich Bay, if the weather and wind is good! We will have light food, chips, and drinks available.

May 10, 2014
Goddard Park
Warwick, RI
Arrive by 10-10:30AM to ensure parking if the weather is good.
(need directions or info?)

For more info, call Dave Heroux
401-487-4443 or email to

commodore@fleet448.org


NEXT WEEKEND!!!

May 17-18, 2014
THE BIGGEST HOBIE RACE OF THE YEAR IN THE NORTHEAST
THE MADCATTER


Madcatter
Yes—there’s a mark in the middle of that pack of boats!
Photo by Stuart Crabbe

Oneida Shores State Park
Brewerton NY
(just north of Syracuse)



Fleet 448 Gooseberry Icebreaker

SATURDAY! May 24, 2014 (rain date, May 25th )
Gooseberry Island, Westport MA
(need directions?)
Start the season off with some sailing….
and plenty of time to catch up with friends!
No frills fun! Bring your own sandwich, drinks etc.

For more info, call John Smith
508-636-8210


DUES are DUE !!!

2014 Fleet 448 membership fees are now due.
Please download the fillable .pdf file here and send in your membership as soon as possible.

WHY? Your membership supports the Fleet activities that we run throughout the sailing season. Many of our events do not make money for the fleet since we try to charge nominal fees that in most cases do not cover the costs of food, paper goods, port-a-johns etc. It is extremely difficult to plan for food for our events since sailing is such a weather dependent activity. And we never want to run short for those spectacular days when we get great attendance. So, we are often spending more than we take in for our planned events. This works for us only because we have so many members supporting Fleet 448 through their dues.

Many members now get much of their information on-line, but maintaining our schedule on-line is still time consuming for the members that offer to help us do that. And, since many members still want to get a hard-copy newsletter, we will try to send one out at least a couple of times per year.

All of our officers, event coordinators and volunteers are unpaid. The best thing you can do to support local catamaran sailing, and to show your support for the Fleet members that spend a lot of time planning, communicating and running events, is to let us know that you appreciate the efforts of the Fleet by paying your annual dues. $25 per year is about the cost of having one meal in a restaurant, or one night at the movies. We are confident that we can provide you with $25 worth of fun, camaraderie, information, and activities during the 2014 sailing season. First time members can join for just $15.

And if that is not enough, remember that Fleet 448 members receive a 10% discount on most parts and accessories at our local Hobie dealer Megrew's Boats in Charlestown RI.

 

PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND SEND IN YOUR 2014 MEMBERSHIP TODAY!

Join Fleet 448—pay your 2014 dues now!

Our 2014 Membership Form is Available here

 

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