Results from Severn Sailing Association’s Sunshine Open Regatta are posted. John MacCausland from Cooper River Yacht Club was the winner in the 30-boat Standard Fleet while Janel Zarkowsky from SSYC won the 14-boat Radial fleet. The Standard fleet was the only fleet to get in one race in the light-air on Saturday. Both fleets sailed 5 races in better wind on Saturday.
Saturday May 11th, Corsica River Yacht Club on the Chesapeake’s picturesque and tranquil Eastern Shore will host our second annual, one day, Corsica River Spring Regatta. The regatta will be hosted at Corsica River’s Ship Point and is expected to run inside the Corsica, as opposed to out in the Chester. This will make for a very convenient and short sail out to the course.
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 dinner 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/.
I very much hope that you can make it out. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance or can answer any questions. Hopefully see you then.
Notice of Race for the Corsica River Yacht Club Spring Regatta this Saturday.
Today the International Sailing Federation has posted a statement on the Laser Class. ISAF has ended their original contract with Bruce Kirby from back when the Laser became an ISAF class and they have gone ahead and accepted the 2012 Laser Class Rule Change allowing ISAF and ILCA to approve builders of the Laser who have the right to use the Laser trademark.
The Severn Sailing Association Laser Fleet will hold their Annual Opening Laser Regatta, the Sunshine Open (NOR), on April 27 and 28 this year. First gun will be at 11:00 on Saturday and 10:00 on Sunday. Water will be provided on the course.
After a challenging year of partying in the parking lot and changing in the bushes this will be a great opportunity to showcase our new Clubhouse, locker rooms, expanded deck and revamped Dark & Stormy’s Cafe. The dinner menu looks fantastic and what better way to end a day on the water than to enjoy a great dinner with good friends, watching the sun go down over historic Annapolis.
Sunshine Open Regatta Menu:
Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Cucumber Salsa
Herb Encrusted Pork Loin with onion and apple chutney
Ginger Cake with Rum Caramel Sauce and Cream
Dark & Stormy’s will be open to provide breakfast each morning, serving coffee, orange juice, fruit, bagels & cream cheese, and breakfast sandwiches.
Join us for the Sunshine Open, a great Annapolis tradition. Register early for a discount. Extra dinners will be available for non-sailing friends and family.
- 1991 Max Skelley
- 1992 Rusty Deane
Over on Jon’s blog he’s taken a little look at the age demographic shift of Laser Masters regattas:
Both regattas differ a little bit in what they show and which age groups are growing, but both clearly show over the past 3-4 years a smaller Apprentice category and slightly larger M, G and GGM categories. What’s causing this? It could be the aging Baby Boomer population who were in their teens-20-30s when the Laser became popular in the 1970′s and learned to sail on them. There’s always been a bit of a boomerang in sailing where people go away during and after college and while they are starting families, and then they tend to come back and involve their family in sailing. Could it be that the following generation (X) that was raised in Optis and spent less time in the Laser, is not returning to the Laser in the same numbers as the generation before them? Or are more boomers just boomeranging back into the class later in life and skewing the pot? Time will tell, but there’s clearly a change underway.
Some more video from PRSA’s 1/20 frostbite by Tom Kanatous: