Dear MRA Members,
Your MRA and Fleet Representatives have been hard at work in the off-season to ensure that the 2015 MRA racing season provides competitive racing and sailing events for all fleets. The 2015 MRA schedule starts in early April and continues until late November. We continue to offer a vast array of competitive sailing events, including, Team, One Design, PHRF, Fleet and Special Event racing. There is weekday and weekend racing. The Friday Night Pursuit Races will be back this year as will the NOOD Regatta at Marblehead Race Week and the ONE Championships and others.
The 2015 MRA racing schedule and the 2015 Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions can be found on the MRA website, www.mheadrace.org.
It is now time for us to ask for your support through registration of your boat for the 2015 MRA season. Only your support can ensure our success.
The 2015 MRA Registration is now open (April 3, 2015). Registration fees have not changed in 2015. Your MRA membership also includes entry for the 2015 NOOD Regatta at Marblehead Race Week.
We ask that you register for the 2015 MRA season prior to May 8th to avoid late fees. The MRA will continue to use Regattaman for registration and scoring to accelerate the posting of results. Please click here to complete registration by May 8th. After May 8th, a $75 late fee applies.
While the MRA does everything to provide our members with an enjoyable format for competitive racing, your safety on-the-water remains our major concern. To aid in our efforts to ensure your safety we ask, once again, that at the beginning of each race day on your line, you check-in with the Race Committee Signal Boat and provide your sail number and the number of souls on board, this includes all on board (you and all your crew). This information is vital as it allows the Race Committee to ensure that all competitors on a boat can be accounted for should an emergency occur.
On behalf of the MRA I look forward to seeing you on-the-water and wish you and your crew all the best for the 2015 season.
James D. (Jim) McCully
MRA – Chair