Each year, we have approximately 75 to 80 members sailing this event in
45-50 boats. The preparation and costs involved with
participating in the Texas 200 are substantial. Boats must be
built, prepared or upgraded. There is new equipment to purchase,
including safety equipment, VHF radios and GPS devices.
Long-neglected trailers often need new wheels and bearings. Many
members fly in or trailer their boats from across the country, and
sometimes beyond. Once they arrive, there are hotels and meals
and bus tickets to purchase, and of course the shrimp boil at the
finish line! All told, the cost of participating in the Texas 200
can run into the thousands of dollars per participant.
In an effort to keep our
participants' costs as low as possible, we are now offering a "Friend
of the Texas 200" membership for those who are not participating in the
event in any given year. Maybe you are a past Texas 200
participant but aren't able to participate this year. Or maybe
you're planning on participating in the future. Or, perhaps
you're a friend or family member of a participant, or an armchair
sailor and want to be a more formal part of the Texas 200
community. This is your way to support the Club and keep costs
down for participants.
For a donation of $15, we will send you a Texas
200 Sailing Club bumper sticker as a token of our appreciation.
Please send an email to Matt Schiemer at firstname.lastname@example.org with
your name and mailing address. Then, head
over to the Sign Up page to make the $15 donation.
Thank you for your support!