Hot night, Hot racers = cool and calculated competition. Optis had the lead-off race controlled by Queen of hearts off with the head of the pack whose pink sail was never out of trim. Then a near match race for lasers where the women again ruled with a string of bullets for Dorian. Then the two sail competitors well represented by a four boat Snipe hunt. The sky was cloudy, the wind pushed along at 6-9 and the races were taking about 10 minutes from southerly directions around 170o and sliding over to 190o. The fleets filled out then thinned. The tempting prospect of a party, a band and free beer ( not necessarily in that order ) weaned boats homeward to SSA but other sailors stayed and begged for more, more , more. Six race for most boats before all said and sailed. Lasers - 6; Snipes - 4; FJ - 2, Johnson 18 - 1; Opti- 4; and one 15, one Sunfish being coached on the side.
Thanks to signal crew: Harry Tabak, Doug Palmer and rib crew: Eric Johnson
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
The weather was beautiful, the sailing fun, the band a blast...It was a great weekend at SSA in honor of Olivia. Results can be found here and photos can be viewedhere and here!
Happy Wednesday! This past weekend we held the Olivia Constants Team Race Invitational and had a total of 20 teams sail, doubling last years attendance. The race committee did a great job running races and two of our very own SSA coaches won the event! Congrats to Leo Boucher and Caroline Kelly! This week our race teams are up in Lewes, Delaware at the Junior Olympics regatta. We wish them the best of luck! We also have our Laser team heading up to Brant Beach, New Jersey to sail the Laser North Americans! You can follow that regatta on Regatta Network! Meanwhile back here at SSA, our summer program is going well, we still have spots available in our Adventure Sailing, Beginner Opti and Harbor Rookie classes for those of you that would like to do a little more sailing before the season ends! We hope to see you soon!
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!
Would you wear one of these by choice? Ha! We didn't think so! These are the life jackets we stock our RC boats with for governmental compliance. If your PRO decides conditions warrant everyone on RC put on their life jackets, we surely hope you remembered to bring yours. Otherwise...well you get the gist.
Cafe hours this weekend...
Saturday, July 20: 3-7pm
Sunday, July 21: 2:30-5:30pm
TESOD, Tuesdays: 5:30pm-9pm!
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The Membership Committee is looking for new members.
The Membership Committee is primarily responsible for reviewing new member applications and making recommendations to the Board of Governors. Additionally, we review membership issues and make recommendations, manage club efforts to attract new members via Demo Day, Boat Show Booths and other outreach. If you are interested in joining this committee and supporting your club please contact the Membership Committee Chair, Steven Cofer.