Call For Entries: November 2008 Update, ACURA Key West 2009

11 November 2008

As released by Peter Craig; Premiere Racing - Extraordinary times call for special measures. Premiere Racing has been in communication with your class officers and has also heard from boat owners who are planning to attend Acura Key West 2009; however the current official entry list does not yet reflect this information.

I am touching base with Melges 32 owners who have raced with us in recent years. We’re aware that there are some of you who are considering attending, but have not made a final decision or commitment. We do encourage all who are intending to compete with us in January to submit their entry soon, as we have organizational and race management decisions that are impacted by total fleet size and class composition, so we need to know your plans in order to make them.

If you intend to enter, we would appreciate your entering at your earliest opportunity. As you all know, a strong entry list sets the stage for great competition. And racing sailors contemplating a Key West campaign want to be sure that they’ll face great competition, which translates into a challenging and enjoyable time on the race course.

By entering now, you do not need to make any immediate payment. We can hold checks and credit card processing until after the December 12 deadline, and will begin processing payments the week of December 15. If you enter using our online system, you can choose to pay “offline” and defer the entry payment. If your situation changes and you are not able to join us in Key West and you have paid the entry fee, we will refund 100% of your payment.

We understand and appreciate the economic uncertainty that we all are facing, and want to be as flexible as possible regarding our boat owner’s needs. Your event sponsors are on board and as committed as ever. The Race Committee and Shoreside Team are prepared to once again bring you the high quality event you have come to expect from Premiere Racing.

If you intend to race in Key West, please don’t wait until the last minute to enter. We look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
Peter S. Craig
Event Director

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