On December 10, 2016, the Chicago Area Sail Racing Association (CASRA) sought input from racing sailors across the City.  CASRA hosted a “town hall” meeting at Columbia Yacht Club at which CASRA leaders reviewed sailors' responses to a survey which had been distributed to sailors three weeks prior the meeting.

Approximately 100 sailors braved the bitter cold temps and early hours of the first winter storm of the season to attend.  Interest in the survey results, posted here on the CASRA website, was significant.   29% of those polled responded to the survey.  Given the significant response, sailors attended the meeting to voice concerns and learn what the 2017 sailing season may look like.

CASRA leaders fielded questions, comments and observations from participants on how to improve racing in 2017 and grow our sport.  Sailors’ concerns will be addressed by each of the five clubs comprising CASRA’s Board as they work to complete the DRAFT 2017 Race Schedule which had been introduced at the meeting.

Ryan Smith