This year we will once again sail the Dixie in two fleets — Purple and Green — and assign skippers to the fleet of their choice, where they will remain for all races sailed. This system allows us to sail up to five races, weather and RC discretion permitting. (So get to bed early and cancel the adult beverages, right?)
There are no “rules” as to which fleet you are to be in, but in general the Purple Fleet is intended for more experienced and competitive sailors, while the Green Fleet will afford an opportunity for less experienced or up-and-coming skippers to enjoy the action of a big fleet without being clobbered by the “hotshots.”
Please note that no matter which fleet you sailed last year and how you finished — you are not tied to that fleet, nor are you required to switch to the other. No rules, just fun!
There will be trophies for both divisions — five for the Purples (including the Dixie Perpetual Trophy) and three for the Greens. In the past we have had about twenty or more boats in the Green Fleet for a fun and competitive series.
So, you choose!
For all the official details, download these PDFs: