Ladies and gentlemen,
SubRon 8, in conjunction with the Indy Admirals, is pleased to announce the 21st SubRegatta, to be held from Friday August 3rd to Sunday August 5th, 2012, at the Reflecting Pond in Carmel, Indiana. Yes, Big Dave’s band of 8-Balls will be your hosts running the show this year, and we intend to make our mark! First off, I wish to give a big thanks to Chris Campbell and the Admirals for all their help in getting things set up in Carmel. Chris was in charge of the past several SubRegattas, and without his experience and behind-the-scenes assistance it would be most difficult, if not impossible, for us to organize such an event from hundreds of miles away.
So on to the details. The first thing you might wish to know is that, once again, the Hilton Garden Inn of Carmel will be the official hotel of the SubRegatta. As before, the special rate of $99 per night will be available for a limited block of rooms, and this will apply between Thursday the 2nd until Monday the 6th.
The hotel particulars are as follows:
Group Name: SubCommittee
Group Code: SUBAUG
Hotel Name: Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis/Carmel
Hotel Address: 13090 Pennsylvania Street
Phone Number: 317-581-9400
You may phone in your reservation to the hotel directly and ask for the SubCommittee rate using the above info, or you may go to the special website that has been set up for us, and make your reservation on-line. The url is:http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/I/INDCAGI-SUBAUG-20120802/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
The special rate is available for reservations now. I made mine this morning using the link, and it worked beautifully.
This is going to be a three day event like last year. Open running will be available all day Friday, with things a bit more structured on Saturday. Night runs will be held Friday and Saturday. This was a big hit last year, with an unprecedented number of illuminated boats taking part. We will plan a Meet ‘n Greet for early Friday evening as the date gets closer and we can confirm the location.
Enthusiasm is running high this year among our newly elected officers to make the 21st SubRegatta a focal point for growing our hobby. To that end, a revitalized Nav Course competition will be featured, along with the usual Engineering and Static competition. But some new things are in the works too. For example, we will be offering a Lighting Contest at the Night Run. And how about following that up with a Parade Of Lights? VP Paul Crozier is writing an article to lay out our plans in greater detail. Watch for it in the March issue of The SubCommittee Report.
We will plan once again to remain pondside on Saturday between the day’s events and the Night Run. If anyone would like to give a Seminar under the tent during that time, please contact me.
Well that’s all for now. This thread will be the place to come for updated info as things develop. Please do not attempt to post here as this thread will be locked.
You may instead post questions and comments to the SubRegatta 2012 - COMMENTS thread which I will open. Alternately, you may send me a PM or e-mail.
We hope to see you in Carmel!
SubRegatta 2012 Chairman