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Dear Members:

I'm sure that many of us have been following Dorian's path closely.  Currently, it looks like the storm will have not have a significant impact on Annapolis, nothing more, that is, than we might expect with a noreaster.  That's good news for us.  But the situation could certainly change between now and Friday, of course.  Even this morning, Dorian was tracking closer to the East Coast than predicted last night.  The BOG, committees, and volunteers are ready to act if need be, following the disaster plan created last year by then Commodore Kim Couranz.  For now, I would certainly recommend making sure your boat is tied down, a common practice for many of you.      


If the storm does come our way, I will be reaching out to you by email to update you on the club's storm prep including boat relocation if it comes to that.  Regardless, and as I mentioned in the recent eSSAy, use please Dorian as an opportunity to review your personal plan so that you are ready to relocate your boat if necessary.  We are only midway through hurricane season.  The BOG, committees, and staff are using Dorian as an opportunity to review the aforementioned disaster plan, making adjustments where necessary.


Please keep the people of the Bahamas in your thoughts and prayers.




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.

September 4, 2019 TESOD

As TESODs dwindle into the sunset for 2019, this second to last one was as the song goes turn, turn, turn, a time to sail slow. 3 to 3.75 knots per hour moved from 120o to 150o and lapsed into 2.75 knots per hour and finally to (k)not much at all. Featherweight peopled boat crews and big sails, big as possible in one design which means laser radials vs full cut, were the order of the day. Three races for one sail, two races for two sail and one for the optis.
Lasers - 6
Snipes - 4
Melges 14 - 1
Johnson 18 - 1
Optis - 2
A wonderful Orange Kiln sunset closed the racing day.

Thanks to Race Committee:
Signal Crew: Anne C and Doug P; Rib Crew: Harry T and Stan S.

You can sign up to help TESOD Race Committee and 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't do it without you...
You'll also find volunteer sign up on every Tuesday's registration page on the website
Cafe hours this week...

Saturdays: 3-7pm
Sundays: 2:30-5:30pm

TESOD, Tuesdays: 5:30pm-9pm!

Only one more TESOD left this season. Botanas Fajardo is open next week on Tuesday AND Wednesday, September 11 5pm-9pm for dinner, drinks or carryout!
Junior Program Updates: 
The Junior Sailing program started tryouts for the high school teams, Broadneck, Archbishop-Spalding, and South River.  We started out with some team building activities and then went into sailing.  We had a huge turnout from every school, probably the biggest in the past 3 years! We are so excited to start this fall season and start our run at a Nationals bid.  We also have an Opti practice coming up this weekend.  If you haven’t yet registered and want to keep on racing make sure to check out our recently live Opti Sailing page on our website! It will continue to be updated including regatta schedule for the Fall/Winter season and likely the Spring schedule will be added soon!  We also are hosting the CBOT clinic September 14-15 if your Opti racer is interested in joining their practice!  Lastly, the first high school regatta is this weekend in Tall Timbers Maryland which you can follow on

Upcoming Dates:
August 29-30: Pre-Season Team Race Clinic
September 3-6: High School Sailing Tryouts (Register Here!)

Opti Fall Sailing

Housing Needed for J24 East Coast Championship

We are looking for housing for the East Coast Championships October 4th - 6th.

If you have a spare bedroom, couch or don't mind close quarters please let us know. Crews are 5 or less and any number of berths would be appreciated to help house out of town crews for the regatta.

Please contact Pat Fitzgerald,, 443-838-4095

As of August, the 2019 Nominating Committee has been appointed with the following members:

LeAnn Myhre
Lisa Pline
Charlie Krafft
David Koepper
Luke Shingledecker, chair

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.  
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