By now everyone should have all their Christmas shopping done and are waiting for the big day when Santa arrives. For all our ACHA members its new boats, older boats changing hands, new motors, new props, and we don’t want to forget new blowers!!! Talking with a lot of our owners and drivers it looks like another record year for our ACHA series. What with new boats, new drivers, new big sponsors, and (keep your fingers crossed) a great possibility of Tonawanda coming back on the schedule it looks like another banner year for our boat racing series. Several of our GP owners and drivers are looking forward to April 19th when they will be heading South to that land of sunshine, beautiful South Florida. So far there’s 6 GP teams that are looking ahead to the 2nd annual Stuart Sailfish Regatta, not only to bask in that warm Florida sunshine but also to get a lot of testing in while at the same time having their expenses paid. As of today’s date the GP-777, GP-50, GP-93, GP-77, GP-79, and GP-25 are very interested in attending this event. In case you’re wondering who’s the GP-77 you’ll have to wait another week or two for the formal press conference to find out who and what great sponsor will be on the boat. John McDonald, one of the event organizers promises a great time is planned for all. John’s company, EMS, also sponsors Rick Hendricks (OPPS sorry) I mean Mike Grendell’s fleet of 4 series boats. For more info on this race go to their website Stuart Sailfish Regatta.
Hey! How about that Ontario hockey Hydroclub??? An 8 to 1 win over the Quebec Hydroclub bunch wait, I hear the Quebecers are headed west to Prescott, Ontario on January 12th for the much awaited rematch which their coach Sylvan Dorais says will be a complete reversal from the first game for the coveted 2013 “ACHA HYDROCUP.” Stayed tuned and watch your Facebook pages for more info on “The Game.” All the guys on both teams had a great time in St Timothy and it was good to see two old time (not in age guys) GP drivers, Jimmy King and Jean Theoret playing with Jimmy scoring I hear 3 goals.
EAST verses WEST!!! You read it right. Just talked to Shawn Bridgeman in Seattle and seems like their club is working with the folks at Mosses Lake and Tri-cities to put their races on in early May of 2013. If this happens our team Steeler and Mike Grendell’s team GP-79 will make the long trek West to do battle with the GP West teams. Should be a great match-up but more on this later!
Well everyone that’s about all the news I have for now until after Christmas and the New Year. Hope all of our race fans, friends, and family have a very, very Merry Christmas and a great New Year!!!
See you at the convention,