The heat of the day,100o on West Street mid day, gave movement to the air toward the TESOD time of day and caused an invigorating 12-14 wind and an inspiring wave action. A waltzing southerly generally meandering right 170o to 195o then teasingly back welcomed 3 lasers for the first race as additional racers assembled their skills and did in fact bring the one sail fleet to 9 boats. (Some additional lasers stayed inside the harbor and cleverly avoided potentially tippy conditions outside ). Three FJs and one Snipe graced the two sail fleet but the attrition rate was high among the two sail crafts until good old number 12, the lone survivor, raced with the single sails. It was a day to practice wave riding. Was wave action more contributory to speed pushing against the center of resistance on port or on starboard going to windward. And down wind, if you subscribe to the theory wind pressure increases the higher above the water level you could make your mast taller and your sail more wind bearing by staying near the height of the wave (without running into the trough and burying the bow). Good practice, Leo had a smile on his face. Six races were enjoyed under lightly overcast clouds until the sun started winking good-by. Signal crew Doug, Rib Crew Harry Tabak and Maddox Bishop. Special thanks to Bruce E for manning an additional crash vigilant inflatable which he switched off with John Z and his laser, Great idea.
You've heard the call for Race Committee and now you'll know if we can use your help! We've added a Volunteer Module to the website so you can let us know you're coming. We need 4 people to run race committee on Tuesdays and we can do it without you... https://www.severnsailing.org/content.aspx?page_id=2664&club_id=549086&actr=3
You'll also find volunteer sign up on every Tuesday's registration page on the website
Junior Program Updates:Happy Wednesday everyone! The Junior program wraps up the summer program in 2 weeks! We still have some slots open in a few classes so if you want to get back out on the water make sure to register ASAP. It's going to be a busy few weeks as we wrap up Summer including more regattas for our race teams and the start of the high school season! Our sailors sailed at West River on Tuesday and are at Maryland Yacht Club today, then Indian Landing on Thursday. Following those events we have Miles River and then the Oxford regatta to end the season for our racing teams! Our End of Season Summer awards will be August 16th and we hope to see everyone there. Botanas Fajardo will be open for dinner and drinks and we will be giving out our Perpetual awards for the summer season. If your Opti Sailor still wants to continue practicing we will start hosting Opti practices soon after the summer program ends so make sure to check our calendar to check on the practice times and dates! We want to thank everyone who has been in the program this season for all that they have done for SSA, it has been quite the successful season for everyone! We hope to see you next summer and we hope to see some of you this Fall!
Still need Service Hours? don't have time to put in a full day each time?
We have a few 1/2 day projects around the club just for you! Please reach out to the office if you'd like to help out!
Cafe hours this weekend...
Saturday, August 3: 3-7pm
Sunday, August 4: 2:30-5:30pm
TESOD, Tuesdays: 5:30pm-9pm!
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SSA has both Facebook and Instagram for the Club and the Junior Program. We love to share exciting sailing news about our members, please send your photos, links and more to the office so we can share and be sure to follow us so you know all the excitement that is going on at SSA or with your fellow members!
We still have some containers of fuel stabilizers, impressive variety of brands and a bottle of head and tank conditioner.
Contact Cathy if you can use one!
Please take pieces of piling off cuts located near the fire wood pile for use as blocking under your trailer or extra dolly wheels that are in the tan bin. Leftover pieces will go into dumpster on August 1.
Members storing spars on the first street fence are requested to remove spreaders and tie stays to the spar so as to not cover other spots. Don’t forget to put your name on your spar while your are at it!