Join us this Friday, April 12 for Botanas Fajardo's first day! Show your support and come on down for cocktail hour and snacks to show your support. They are opening at 5pm on Friday!
They will also be open for regular hours this weekend Saturday, April 13th: 3pm-7pm and Sunday, April 14th: 2:30pm-5:30pm
The 2019 season got off to a wonderful start yesterday as we celebrated SSA's Opening Day! We enjoyed catching up with our sailing friends over great lunch and beverages thanks to Botanas Fajardo. Commodore Jonathan Phillips "rechristened" the Favored End as she returns to duty after extensive renovations in the off season. Thanks so much to all the SSA volunteers who have pitched in on that project!* And Bruce Empey announced that a photo from Dr. Walker's collection--of some of the great sailors of the 20th century--will now hang on the wall at SSA.
*A lot of hours were spent on the Favored End these past months, so be sure to say Thanks to any one of these folks the next time you see them down at the club: Barbara Vosbury, Jen Sturmer, Paul Andron, Saesha Carlile, Mark Hillman, Jim Gary, Steve Cherry, John Zselescky, Joe Cummings, Will Davenport, Steve Hutchinson, Ray Sullivan, Rick Welch, Steve Podlich and Mike Higgins!
The SSA Drone Team is recruiting!
We’re planning on covering the Laser Masters ACC, J/World Thursday Night Racing, and the Snipe US Masters. We need your help! We’re looking for drone pilots, pilot assistants, video editors, powerboat operators, spare hands, and more.
With your help, we can cover these events and more. We’re holding a drone interest meeting this Saturday 4/13 after racing -likely 4:30. Come enjoy our new SSA Café operator, Botanas Fajardo!
The SSA Junior Program hosted the first home regatta of the season this past weekend. This was a league team race qualifier and the top 2-4 teams will head to Virginia for the Baker Team Race Championship qualifier, which is the qualifier for team race nationals. Unfortunately, both Broadneck and Archbishop-Spalding fell just short losing the tie breaker for the 4thspot. It was a four-way tie for 4thplace that just didn’t fall our team’s way. Broadneck had a solid regatta though beating 2 of the top 3 teams at the event showing that they have a really bright future in team racing. On the other side, Spalding full of very young sailors, 2 freshman starters and 1 sophomore starter had a really solid event too and we are very excited for what that team will accomplish in the next 3 years. This coming weekend we have the Mallory qualifiers that will also be co-hosted by AYC and SSA. Key school is the only SSA team that has a shot for the Fleet Race National Championship while Broadneck and Spalding will both be at Washington College battling it out to get a spot at the Phoebe King Memorial Regatta, which is the Silver Fleet Championship. You can watch the scores on Techscore to see how our teams do this weekend. Also, if you haven’t yet checked it out, our new shed is here on the Opti dock and it looks great! So, when you come by SSA this weekend to watch some great racing and enjoy the snack bar, be sure to take a peek at our new purchase funded by the Spring Fling Fundraiser!