To: FVRC Membership & Participants
Subject: The FVRC Tavares Fall Thunder – CANCELLED
The FVRC Board considered several items and unanimously agreed that we must cancel the Nov. 12-14, 2021 Tavares Fall Thunder event. The FVRC will focus its funds and attention to make the March 2022 event bigger and better than in previous years. We apologize to those who have registered and made reservations – we thank you for your continued support.
The cancellation has very little to do with Covid restrictions, although we were unable to secure local (Lake Co.) ambulance support. Our sanction and insurance applications were completed with the APBA, but other factors were insurmountable. Some of the key factors were: very limited boat registration, some financial burdens securing necessary required services, uncertainty with volunteer availability, and US / Canada Border restrictions for many of our staff and participants. The low boat count was a key factor…and there are several reasons associated with that.
Florida Vintage Raceboat Club
The FVRC organizes and supports 2 events per year in Tavares Florida. These are held in November 12 through 14 and March 18 – 20 this winter season. As you can appreciate this is a huge challenge especially due to COVID 19. Each is two days of activity and one of preparation. The biggest challenge in holding our events is you! We need a plethora of volunteers to cover all the many positions that we have. This ranges from patrol boats to gate security and tractor movement of boats. You may wonder about why we need all the volunteers and all the positions but many of these are mandated by our sanctioning body and even more are mandated by our insurance carriers.
We have a long, long list of volunteers positions. If you are willing to volunteer and enjoy some time outdoors, helping us, while at the same time getting the opportunity to watch the boats race please sign in and leave your contact. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a preferred position, time or location that helps guide us to putting you in a great spot let us know. You won’t find a better way to see race boats up and close.
Thanks for stepping up to help us out.