This coming weekend July 26-27 Corsica River Yacht Club will host our 73rd Annual Regatta, and we hope you will join us.
Corsica River Yacht Club is a great place to sail with a lot of open water, very limited motor boat chop, easy beach launching and plenty of grass on which to park, rig, camp and just hang out. CRYC will work very hard to ensure that it is an enjoyable weekend for you. I am sure that it will have the same laid back yet competitive atmosphere that you expect at Corsica River, we will have a classic Eastern Shore dinner and live music at the club after sailing on Saturday.
Camping is highly encouraged and is free. Ship Point is an extremely tranquil spot to camp. If you have a cruising boat we have a very protected anchorage at the club. We are less than an hour’s drive from Annapolis, just over an hour’s drive from the Delaware Memorial Bridge, and easily accessible from the Southern Bay, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Please see the NOR on our Web site for additional details http://www.cryc.org/.
I very much hope that you will join us for the weekend. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance or can answer any questions. Hopefully see you then.
The Laser Fleet at Fishing Bay welcomes you to come join us this Sunday, July 27th, for our club one-day Summer race. The weather looks perfect for a Summer day of Laser Sailing – 90 and mostly sunny, wind from the SW at 8-10. Water temps are a pleasant 76 degrees and the nettles are few, so it should be an ideal day to be on the water. We will have a mix of skilled and veteran sailors out there, so no matter what your skill level, we look forward to seeing you there. Of course, the pool is open, if you want to bring the family. We also have plenty of other kid-friendly entertainment options. And we can set up babysitting services, if that is the key to getting you on the water on Sunday.
Registration is free and is here
Or you can go directly to our webpage, www.fbyc.net and the registration link is in the events list on the left-hand side.
Registration starts at 9, Skipper’s meeting is at 10, 1st gun at 11:00. After racing, there is a social and trophy presentation. Please do register online, so we can get the right number of cold beverages for everyone.
Robert Suhay has returned from his adventure to set the singlehanded distance record. Check out his website with full details of the trip and his account of the 77 hour trip.
photo: Maury Niebur
Deep Creek Yacht Club would like you to join them for an exciting, fun weekend of competitive racing in a relaxed mountain setting on Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland. Each year sailors from Fishing Bay, Virginia; Annapolis, Maryland; Washington D.C., Pennsylvania and Ohio escape the summer heat to join the Deep Creek Laser fleet to sail in fresh water and cool breeze. Enjoy a 10 minute sail to the race course, intense racing, lunch break, more racing, then relax on the deck with a cold beer or soda.The racing format consists of two fleets – Open and Junior. In the Open fleet adults and advanced juniors to race together and can change sails (full, radial, 4.7) throughout the regatta. The Junior fleet is strictly for sailors under 19 and sailing with 4.7 or radial sails.
Get all of the info and register on the event website: http://www.dcyra.com/laser-invitational-regatta.html
After his adventure of sailing from Hampton to Annapolis on a Laser last year – Robert Suhay is out to break the record for the longest unassisted sail in a Laser. He left Hampton on Sunday and reports indicate he’s made it to the North end of the bay by mid-day Tuesday. He should soon be on his way back to Hampton for the 2nd half of the tirp. We love that he’s wearing a D11 pinny!
Read more about his trip:
This Saturday May 17th, Corsica River Yacht Club invites you to the Chesapeake’s picturesque and tranquil Eastern Shore for our third annual, one day, Corsica River Spring Regatta.
Corsica River Yacht Club is a great place to sail with a lot of open water, very limited motor boat chop, easy beach launching and plenty of grass on which to park, rig, camp and just hang out. We would be very pleased if you would join us at the regatta, CRYC will work very hard to ensure that it is an enjoyable day for you. I am sure that it will have the same laid back yet competitive atmosphere that you expect at Corsica River, including barbeque at the club after sailing.
Camping is highly encouraged and is free. Ship Point is an extremely tranquil spot to camp. If you have a cruising boat we have a very protected anchorage at the club. We are less than an hour’s drive from Annapolis, just over an hour’s drive from the Delaware Memorial Bridge, and easily accessible from the Southern Bay, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Please see the NOR on our Web site for additional details http://www.cryc.org/. (Notice of Race)
I very much hope that you will join us for the day. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance or can answer any questions. Hopefully see you then.
The Sunshine Open, held at Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis, offered close to ideal conditions for this early season regatta. Thirty four boats were registered, 23 standard rigs and 11 radial rigs. Although conditions were light to nothing on the way out to the course the first day, the wind soon filled in to the forecasted 12-15 knots out of the northwest. The sun was shining but the water temperatures were still cool enough to warrant spray tops and even a dry suit or two.
Competition was fierce in the standard fleet on Saturday with four points separating 1st and 3rd place after four races. At the end of the first day John MacCausland was leading the standard fleet with Mike Russom, Jonathan Phillips and Luke Shingledecker close behind. Kim Couranz led the radial fleet with Susan Taylor and Dorian Haldeman in second and third. On the way back to the dock both fleets were treated to 20+ knots with gusts exceeding 30. Timing is everything.
Saturday evening the sailors enjoyed drinks and dinner on the deck overlooking the Naval Academy, Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay. The Unified Jazz Ensemble provided cool jazz on the upper deck to round out a great evening.
Sunday turned out just as beautiful with bright sunny skies and breeze in the low to mid-teens. The race committee got in three more races on Sunday for the standard fleet and two for the radials before the wind turned shifty and began to die. Final results did not change much from Saturday. In the standard fleet John MacCausland finished in first with 11 points through 6 races scored, Mike Russom was second with 15 points and Jonathan Phillips was third with 19 points. In the radial fleet Kim Couranz was first with 7 points through 5 races scored, Susan Taylor was second with 10 points and Dorian Haldeman was third with 15 points.
Steven D Cofer
Laser Fleet 10
SSA will be having a Laser clinic June 28-29. Here’s the info:
This laser clinic is designed for intermediate-advanced racers who are looking to improve their form and technique. The laser clinic will be capped at 20 entries to ensure plenty of one-on-one attention from the coaches. BRING YOUR OWN BOAT.
- JUNE 28-29, 2014
- $200 per participant - All Ages, All Rigs welcome!
Click HERE for online Clinic Registration to enroll today!
For more information see: http://juniors.severnsailing.org/clinics-and-training/clinics/2014-laser-clinic/
At the post office. Post card calendars will be arriving soon!!
Corsica River Yacht Club will be hosting their one-day Spring Regatta on Saturday, May 17th. The NOR is posted and can be found here.