Riverton Yacht Club
Riverton Yacht Club


Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association
March 24, 2010

To all of our Member Clubs:
Racing Season is upon us!  We hope you are as excited as we are for this year and all of the exciting regattas and events being held up and down the Bay!
One of CBYRA's most important initiatives this year is to make sure we communicate with our member clubs and provide you with the information you need to take advantage of all the opportunities within the sailing community.  I will be sending you frequent CBYRA updates for you to publish in your newsletters and disseminate to your individual members.  I also hope that you will send information our way so we can share with all of our members!
So, here goes.....
Upcoming Events:
April 3, 2010
SpinSheet's Free Crew Listing Party

Find crew for your boat and boats to sail on. Bring your planner, business cards, a pen, and a friend.
5 to 7 p.m. at Marker 20 in Hampton, VA 
April 10, 2010
Annapolis, MD
US Sailing Race Management Seminar

Eastport Yacht Club
317 First St. Annapolis, MD 21403
phone 410-267-9549; fax 410-216-9263
April 18, 2010
CBYRA Crew Clinic

Come one, come all. Bring yourself and your crew to the 2010 CBYRA Crew Clinic. This dockside clinic will provide you with access to some of the best sailors on the Bay there to discuss "Best of Breed" techniques on sail trim, bow, tactics, electronics, mast, pit, boat packing, and a whole lot more. Come listen to National and World Champion sailors pass along their nuggets of knowledge for you BEFORE the season starts. 
Participants will set out in groups of 17 to six separate stations with boats located on the docks at AYC with the electronics presentation held in the Junior Building (What is the box the tacticians holding on those big boats and why?)
Entry is limited to the first 100 participants
Fee: $25 for CBYRA members
$55 for Non-CBYRA members *
(A 2010 CBYRA membership is included in this $55 entry)
Location: Annapolis Yacht Club Annex
Date: April, 18, 2010 (Sunday)
Time: 9:30 Check-in with Coffee, 10 AM start (Rain or Shine)
Participants will have three sessions in the AM - A break for lunch - and three sessions in the PM starting at 1:00 PM. Participants are welcome to walk to downtown Annapolis or the Boatyard Bar and Grill for a quick bite to eat.
Participating Sponsors: Doyle Sails Chesapeake, Evolution Sails, Fawcetts Supply, Boatyard Bar and Grill
April 18, 2010
SpinSheet's Free Crew Listing Party

Find crew for your boat and boats to sail on. Bring your planner, business cards, a pen, and a friend.
4 to 7 p.m. at Annapolis Maritime Museum
(3 p.m. Start Sailing Now Seminar for new sailors one hour before party time in Annapolis)
May 8 and 9, 2010
Spring Sails Event

Annapolis, MD
A great celebration of sailing open to the public. Photos of mothers with kids on Mothers Day, free sailboat rides, hot dogs, great sailing party open to the public on Saturday night, activities for kids, navigation demonstrations.
The web site, www.springsailsevent.com, is currently under construction.  Event details, times, directions, and updated exhibitors lists will be posted regularly. 
Other information:
US Sailing Sail Number Applications:
If you would like CBYRA to help you obtain a US Sailing Sail number, please contact the CBYRA office directly at 410-990-9393 or email: office@cbyra.org
Membership Renewals:
To renew your CBYRA membership, go to our website at www.cbyra.org  
New exclusive benefits to card carrying CBYRA members:
Fawcett's:  A 20% discount on all merchandise
Topaz Sailing Systems:  $200 off any of the Topaz boats
US Sailing: Discount for joining US Sailing through the Golden Anchor Program
Doyle Sails: 20% off of repairs and new sails
Sail Flow: $20 discount on a year membership
Warrior Yachting: 10% discount on services excluding deliveries
NEW Annual Trophies:  
Art Libby Corinthian Spirit Award
Sponsored by the Libby Family (Joan, Arthur, Paige & Tim)
This award will be presented to CBYRA Junior sailors who exemplify the Corinthian spirit throughout the year in the Opti, 420 and Laser fleets.
The qualifications and selection process are published on the www.cbyrajuniorsailing.org site.
Tom Closs, Sr. Corinthian Trophy
Sponsored by Chuck O'Malley of Doyle Chesapeake Sailmakers
This award will be presented to a CBYRA adult competitor who embodies the Corinthian spirit and encourages new racers.
The qualification and standards used in the selection process are being finalized and will be published.
Excellence in Race Administration Award
Sponsored by US Sailing
This award will recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing in the field of Race Administration (Judging, Race Management, Appeals and Racing Rules) in the CBYRA region.  This is intended to help raise awareness within the local community of the crucial role these people play and hopefully encourage more quality folks to get involved.
This award ties into a national US Sailing award given every year, the Harman Hawkins Trophy.
The qualification and standards used in the selection process are being finalized and will be published.
Thank you and Happy Sailling!
Caroline Morton
Executive Director


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