posted 19 February 2001 11:06 PM
hope you are all well and had a good xmas & new years,
With the season rapidly approaching I was wanting try and get an idea of how all your seasons were shaping up.
What I am basically wanting is to be able to post a full fixture list on the website, as from this we can develop links to each hosting club etc. In addition to this internal publicity, I was hoping to be able to preview each major event on websites such as ëyachtsandyachting.comí, ëmadforsailing.co.ukí etc. with links back to the sonata site for more info.
The major event this year for the class is obviously the Silver Jubilee Nationals that are being hosted by the Medway yacht club over the 30th July – 3rd August. This looks to be a great event with far more than just the racing being planned and a guaranteed large turnout thanks to the competitive home fleet.
I know that the sonata normally attracts good class entries at national events such as the Round the Island race, Tarbert series and Cowes week etc. so I will endeavour to publicise these but I will need the help of the area reps in publicising more local events – area champs etc. so I would appreciate you letting me know as much as possible as soon as possible.
These events neednít be sonata only, any handicap series or one off race that you know sonatas will / should be taking part in would be useful to hear about – people are more likely to turn out if others will be there.
I know from myself that one of the first things I do when looking at a sailing website is go to the “Gallery” to check out the photos, and so if any of you have or know of any good sonata photos then do send them to the website.
Thatís about it from me really, please let me know of any ideas at all that you have regarding the publicity of the class
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