Friday, April 20, 2018

2018 Annapolis NOOD Regatta

The racing season is about to begin!

Six boats are registered for the 2018 Annapolis NOOD Regatta: Argo, Constance, Latika, Laughing Gull, Second-2-None, and Windswept.  The field is a bit smaller this year due to one skipper having to attend his daughter's graduation from college, another skipper delayed in boat prep due to the unseasonably cold months of March and April, and another boat in the midst of a repair.  

Nonetheless, the Albergs will race in this the 30th edition of Annapolis NOOD Regatta.  Due to fewer boats registered, six this year vs nine last year, they competition may be fierce.  Committed racers have been making sure that they have ride.  Each skipper will be bringing their A team.  Might be needed.  Last year, winds blew quite strongly, making the skipper forego the use of spinnakers on some of the downwind legs.  Given the unusual weather patterns so far this year, its anyone's guess as the weather we will encounter.

Less than 14 days to go!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2017 February Seminars

The schedule and locations for the 2017 February Seminars has been set:

  • 04 Feb 2017: Racing Seminar at Riviera Beach Library
  • 11 Feb 2017: Cruising Seminar at Eastport Library
  • 18 Feb 2017: Maintenance Seminar at Riviera Beach Library
  • 25 Feb 2017: Potpourri Seminar at Riviera Beach Library
All seminars will begin at 1:00PM.
Speakers and topics to be announced.

Riviera Beach Library is located at 1130 Duvall Hwy Pasadena MD, (410) 222-6285
Eastport Library is located at 269 Hillsmere Dr Annapolis MD, (410 222-1770

Sunday, January 17, 2016

2016 Racing Schdule

While its winter outside with Annapolis temperatures in the 30's, CBYRA, the clubs and the fleets have been active preparing for the upcoming racing season.  CBYRA will hold a meeting this Saturday, January 16th, to set the racing schedule for the Chesapeake Bay.  While the schedule will not be set in stone this week, it is time to settle on the races in which the Association will take part this year.   Without further ado, the tentative 2016 racing schedule, with other activities added to minimize the need to check multiple sources, is

02/13               Racing Seminar with Racing Tips & Secrets by Towney Townshend at the Eastport Library
03/21               CBYRA Green Book published
04/29 - 05/01   Sailing World NOOD Regatta
05/07               Spring Rendezvous at Bay Ridge Clubhouse
05/14               Spring Regatta, Gibson Island Yacht Squadron (GIYS) (non-High Point)
05/15               Spring Classic, Magothy River Sailing Assoc. (MRSA) (non-High Point)
05/28               Annapolis to Miles River, Miles River Yacht Club (MYRC) 
06/04 - 06/05   Children's Cruise, Rhode River
06/11               Moonlight Race, Potapskut Sailing Assoc. (PSA)
06/24 - 06/26   Syronelle Regatta, Great Lakes Alberg Assoc. (GLCC)
06/26               Ted Osius Memorial Race, Sailing Club of the Chesapeake (SCC)
07/09               Boomerang Race, Eastport Yacht Club (EYC)
09/10               Race to Oxford, Naval Academy Sailing Squadron (NASS)
09/11               Hammond Memorial Race, Tred Avon Yacht Club (TAYC)
09/17 - 09/18   Bruce Rankin Memorial Regatta  
09/24               Race to Rock HallPotapskut Sailing Assoc. (PSA)
09/25               Rock Hall Race BackPotapskut Sailing Assoc. (PSA)
10/01               Fall Rendezvous
10/01 - 10/09  Fall Cruise
10/22               Football Cruise (Tentative)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Victory on Lake Ontario

The Chesapeake A30 Association sent 8 sailors north to try to win the Syronelle Trophy.  We had two days of great wind and great one-design sailing, and the victory was on the edge, but in the end we won and the trophy is heading south for the first time in 20 years.

Details will follow but here is the bottom line.  Towney and his team got 4 bullets in 4 races aboard Jazz, and George Dinwiddie and team went 6-5-4-6 out of 7 aboard Le Papillon .  We were tied with the team of White Opal and Gemini  but took the trophy because of Towney's 1-1-1-1

Monday, December 22, 2014

A few 2014 pics from the Wednesday Night Races

A 2014 year end Wednesday Night Racing photo dump from the Laughing Gull - this racing page was looking rather lonely, and needing some pics.


View of the finish line from AYC










Monday, February 17, 2014

The 50th Anniversary 2014 Calendar is up on the Cruising Blog - including all the racing events.