It takes a village... and we need you! Can you become a sponsor or a volunteer to help us make the 2024 Hobie 16 North American Championship the best NAC ever? At the event we need about 20 volunteers on RC, chase and mark boats, beach, food service, registration, measurement, and a "runner". Outside the event we need help fundraising, getting raffle items donated and organized, reaching out to potential other sponsors, website design, promotion... please reach out with the chat link to find out how you can help!
Roton Point Association and Roton Point Club membership are going above and beyond to put on a fabulous event and have donated the use of their beautiful facility including all the amenities we always enjoy at their annual fall regatta (RPMR), as well as several support vessels. Their club membership will be volunteering and hosting our out of town volunteer race committee, there is no way we can thank them enough for this generosity, but we hope you will make a point to thank them in person while you're at the event! Thank you Roton Point!
Steve Fields of Hobie Cat Company has secured a generous donation to assist us in fundraising for the event... the exact details are to be announced by April 1, but trust us... this donation shows the commitment Hobie has to the class association and the regatta, as well as those who love to sail Hobie Cats... stay tuned to learn about our fantastic raffle!
In the last few years, Hobie Fleet 448 has had the great fortune of connecting with former Fleet 416 member, Scott Lang, who restored Wickford Yacht Club's old signal boat "Namaste" to it's current beauty. She's got plenty of room to keep our PRO and RC comfortable and able to see and be seen on the race course. Scott's long time love of Hobie Cat Racing shows all the time.. proof positive: besides prepping Namaste for a 24 hour cruise to Rowayton, CT from her home port of Wickford RI, Scott has generously offered to sponsor entry for several youth teams at the H16 NAC.
We were in a bit of a tight spot in our budget for a great band for our Wednesday night social. To the rescue came this wonderful sponsor - The Boat Locker - a southern Connecticut one design sailboat dealership since 1957. The Boat Locker (formerly Larson's Locker for those of you who remember) is Fairfield County's premiere sailboat dealership with a new location In Bridgeport, CT with an 8,000 square foot showroom with 30 foot ceilings allowing the display of set up boats, kayaks and standup paddleboards rigged indoors year round.
Click the image to visit their website which provides customers with a smooth, clean and simple Boat Locker experience. The site allows fulfillment of customer orders in a timely manner - usually same day or next business day. The Boat Locker, making sailing easy since 1957!
Fleet 448 member and graphic designer... Carl 'Lee' French is responsible for our event logo in all it's forms and is assisting in the "merch department" ... if you've got a marketing or advertising need, we highly recommend giving Lee a call, 617-306-8094, or visit his site C4Design.net ... we hope to see Lee on the water at the main event!
One of our beloved Fleet 448 members, Zach moved to Minesota and launched his own coffee company "Biota" focused on supporting regenerative agriculture in coffee farming... when he heard about the NAC, I got this generous note from him... " I’d love to be the coffee sponsor of the event. We could donate a bunch of coffee to brew over the weekend, including Roton Point, plus donate some retail bags to be included as prizes." Heck yeah Zach, we're interested in that!