I'm sure you're looking at the calendar to see what's coming.
And you've been planning on the Pig Roast since last year - or at least since last month's Ribfest at the Westwood Regatta. Or you've earned your Bronze IV and Skipper status and are wondering what to do with it ... and you've heard about this race especially for people like you. Or maybe you're just ready for another great Westwood party.
Whatever the case, mark it on your calendar now -- Westwood's Pig Roast & New Skippers' Regatta is on Saturday, August 13.
For new skippers, Westwood will run a regatta meant to introduce you to the wonderful world of racing. Formal details to follow, but traditionally, it is open to you if: (i) you have Skipper status at one of the OHSF clubs, and (ii) you haven't helmed in a Friday Night race in the previous or earlier season. Since this race is meant to encourage people to start racing, we reserve the right to disqualify ringers (if Russell "I capsize multis for a living" Coutts shows up, he won't be considered 'new' even if it looks like he might have issues). Crew should have Helm status at least, but can't be ineligible to be skipper if they're a ringer (we want the new skipper to be the skipper, not just a driver responding to commands). We might be a little more lenient, but if you're a professional crew, you should find another way to have fun.
Like building a boat for the traditional dock-to-dock milk carton race, held before dinner.
The Pig Roast part should be pretty self-explanatory. There's this pig ... and we'll have someone roast it for us ... right at the clubhouse. And soon there won't be any more pig. Mmmmm, pig (veggie options for those not as enthused as I am). And then we'll dance the night away.
Of course, we'll need lots of members to pitch in to help make all of this happen: cooks, race committee, etc. Please volunteer your services when Gord or Bill come asking!
Stay tuned for details.