Auf Weider Sail TESOD, or has a nautical Roy Rogers might say happy sails to you until we meet again. An encouraging breeze, 8-9, particularly after the last couple of dismal efforts on the part of the wind gods, and a 2-1/2 foot chop shaken not stirred that made one wonder if Dorian (not our Dorian, of course) was still sending vibrations to the whole eastern coast, conditioned the course and greeted the competitors. Sailors were more aggressive as TESOD time drained away instigating a general recall and a few more OCSs than lately the case. 4 races for the lasers, 3 for two sail, a start for sunfish and one for Optis was all that the sun allowed, in fact, we practically needed flashlights to put the RC equipment away.
Thanks to Race Committee:
Thank you to all who came out to help make this season of TESOD a success. Many of you came out and supported the race committee on a regular basis to insure that sailing could always occur. Special thanks to Doug P and Harry T who were here almost every week this season, we appreciate it!
Quick reminder for those folks who signed up for Wednesday evening's National Weather Service Skywarn Spotters class--the session will run 6-8 p.m. For folks who haven't signed up--unfortunately, the class is FULL. We'll keep you posted about future weather-related events at SSA! And one more update...the snack bar will not be open Wednesday evening, so be sure to grab your dinner/snacks elsewhere before the class.
Cafe hours this week...
TESOD, Tuesdays have ended this season
........see you in April!
Junior Program Updates:
The Junior Program had a very successful weekend in both Opti’s and high school sailing. Our Opti practice was completely full and we had a great day practicing starts and working on tacks! The sailors are rigging the boats with very minimal help and are learning to fix their sail shape on the water as the wind conditions change. We have a few Opti events upcoming that our sailors will be participating in. We have the North East River Junior Opti regatta on the 28th and Opti South East Champs on October 11-14th in Arapahoe North Carolina. Meanwhile for high school sailing Archbishop-Spalding finished 4th overall, Broadneck finished 7th and South River finished 11th. It was a good showing with some minor mistakes to open up the season. We have 4 events this coming weekend which you can follow at scores.hssailing.org. Keep an eye on our teams as we move through the season!
The SSA Board of Governors act as the Directors of our club, and there are nine members. The Nominating Committee is charged with selecting a slate for the board, to be presented at the annual meeting in early November. The Nominating Committee will be meeting throughout August and September, as the slate of nominees is due to be posted in the October eSSAy. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Governors, or if you would like to suggest eligible members for the slate, please contact any of the above members at your earliest opportunity.
A memorial service for Kin Yellott was published in the eSSAy and the time has changed to 4pm... the service will be held at the Saint James Episcopal Church in Monkton Maryland on September 26th at 4pm.
Book Club is back on September 24
You don't actually have to have read the whole book to join the fun at SSA Book Club! But for those that do want to enjoy the full experience...SSA Book Club is almost back from summer vacation, so crack open those books. We'll kick off our 2019-20 season by discussing "Sea of Glory" by Nathaniel Philbrick--meeting is on Tuesday, September 24.