Thanks to those of you who filled out the Rat Race Replacement survey.
I’m happy to let you know that USHPA has approved our sanctioning application and we are busy planning the 2018 Applegate Open. The event will be held June 9-16, 2018 and feature Race, Sprint and clinic events same as the Rat Race has done these last few years.
We are still working on the budget but we expect it to cost you less than what you paid in 2017. For one thing instead of having to pay for your RVHPA local club dues separately they will be rolled into the registration fees which will give you a $20 savings right from the start.
You will see a few new faces in 2018 but a lot of familiar ones. Eric Reed is new and will be our Meet Director. Jeff Huey will be back for the Sprint pilot race and mentoring. Pete Michelmore and Tom Chesnut will be back for Launch Safety and rescue. Bill Hughes and David Wheeler will be handling scoring again. Mary Beth Wells will also be back as volunteer coordinator and running check-in at HQ.
One new thing this year is Jes Webb. Jes and his team from Sights and Sounds Unlimited will be partnering with RVHPA to manage the event and make sure things run smoothly in this start-up year.
I’d also like to share the result of the survey with you. I’ve stored them on our Google Drive and if you want to see the result they are at these links.
Race pilot survey results: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byrn1 ... Ux1bGU5RzQ
Sprint pilot survey results: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Byrn1 ... GEwSkZqS1k
More info will be out before the end of the year. But mark your calendars now. We look forward to seeing you back next June.
Organizer, Applegate Open
P.O Box694, Jacksonville, OR firstname.lastname@example.org