TESOD June 4. D day minus 2 was a beautiful evening. Lay down water with not so much bounce, wind 6-8 when we were lucky and diminishing toward dark. We were getting off the two sail's first race when the wind god twisted 170o into 210o but then settled around 210-220 for the rest of the racing revolutions. Four races for most boats. As usual, Optis found going on the course their own way, always with intent smiles.
Lasers (9) Lightning (2) Snipe (3-4), Sunfish (1) Opti (4) accompanied by a tender big enough to pull the Pride of Baltimore
P18: Harry Tabak, Jane Ruemke, Maddox Bishop, and Doug Palmer; Rib: Scott Williamson, Noah Bishop
TESOD June 11. Another Beauty! Wind from the USNA point 355o at an easy 9 knots, temperature just
over the 80 comfort mark. Do a race committee every so often and hone your racing prowess. We're in the period of max daylight, max delight and 5 races were managed not counting the first General Recall of the season.
Lasers (9) Lightning (1), Snipe (4), Johnson 18 (1), 420 (1), FJ (4)
P18: Doug Palmer; Rib: Harry Tabak
TESOD June 18. The intrepid TESODERS sailed under a cloud which stimulated a light and benign easterly pressure mass ranging from 230 to 270 but mostly 255o. Boats moved in 4-5 knots and temps in high eighties at the start of the races on a course kept close to SSA in case a quick exit was needed. Lasers snuck in four races often with 'roving' marks to accommodate wind shifts while the two sails had three races before the RC capped the evening. Nice to see young hands on deck in several of the boats racing with Dad
-- a father's day hold over? Most of the fleet got in just timely before the sprinkles.
Lasers (4), FJ (3), 420 (1), Sunfish (1)
P18: Harry Tabak, Doug Palmer; Rib: Eric Johnson who was handy with some good advice, 'yes Doug
you have to have to boat in neutral before it will start.'
Quick note: How many people pay money to gyms to lift weights and push heavy things around when they could get the same exercise for free on Race Committee.
TESOD June 25. A busy night at the races, wall to wall sails. First time this year the two sails outnumbering the lasers (15 to 12). Warm Temps low 90s on land but of course cooler on the water. A motivating flow of
air 8-9 with sustained push up to 12 for some of the earlier races then diminishing with lowering of the sun. Most tiller men and women know what wind off the Naval Academy Point means - capricious direction
changes --some of which the RC was able to keep up with others not. 5 races and there was a final start to the windward mark and then the Can 1 to finish. Thistles cut a fine figure through the fleet prepping for a
race this week end. Good to see lightning and snipes z-ing as well and of course the faithful lasers did their usual fine frolic. Smaller faces and hands, particularly on the school boats, learning the ropes (lines )
is a great reminder what an arena of learning TESOD is. What does this line do, can I pull it, can I pull it !!!
Lasers (12), Johnson 18 (1), Thistles (3), 420 (1), FJ (5), Lightning (2), Snipe (3), Sunfish (1) Total 28
P18: Doug and Maddox Rib: Harry and Chris
Thanks to the JR Instructors that pre-launched the RC boats.
More photos of TESOD can be found on our website photo album: TESOD 2019!
Cafe hours this weekend... Saturday, June 29: 3-7pm Sunday, June 30: 2:30-5:30pm
TESOD, Tuesdays: 5:30pm-9pm!
Please note: while the club is available for fireworks viewing on the 4th of July, the cafe will be CLOSED.
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.
Did you make it to Demo Day?
Thanks to all the volunteers who made Demo Day a success this year! It was a beautiful day down at SSA and we were able to put our best foot forward for lots of potential and future members who joined us for a fun day of sailing!
We have lots of pictures posted here, thank you to Bethany Phillips and Susan Hale for sending them my way. If anyone else has photos they'd like to include please email the office.
This year we planted and harvested 34 baskets off our docks. Thank you to all who came out to help, photos of the evening can be found on our website: Oyster Planting 2019
Special thanks to Chris Ryan, who has been instrumental in the success of the program here at SSA!
Summer is here!! We had a very successful first week of the SSA Junior Program summer sailing last week. We had a lot of eager to learn children sailing all week and the storms held off for us. Our Opti Race Team got their first taste of summer racing over the weekend at Fishing Bay Yacht club and we had 2 of our sailors finish inside the top 5 in white fleet (Ashton Perkins 3rd, and Robbie Herzog 5th). We also had Flora Cole and Eli Waltz racing in white fleet finishing 6th and 7th! This week we have 2 events that our race teams are participating in, Corsica River(Wednesday) and Rock Hall (Thursday). The 420 race team and the Opti Race team are going to both of these events. Our Laser Sailors finished 4th, 5th and 7th. Charles Anderson had the top SSA finish followed by Xavier Shattuck and then Katherine Weaver. While those Laser sailors were in Fishing Bay we had Robby Meek sailing a Laser Radial at Youth Champs and he finished 23rd overall. We look forward to the rest of the summer! Also, coming up is the annual Sandy MacVickar Junior Regatta on July 1st as well as the SSA Junior Program Alumni Regatta on July 9th during TESOD and Olivia Constants Team Race on July 13-14th. Make sure to get involved with at least one of these events and support some great causes!
Congratulations to Matt White, who represented Team SSA well with his win in the PHRF Spin 2 fleet in the Annapolis Leukemia Cup Regatta. Light winds made for a challenging course, but Matt and his crew played the current and breeze expertly to finish in time and bring home the trophy. Team SSA came in 7th by raising $2920 in the Off the Water Race. The Leukemia Cup brings funds to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for blood cancer research and patient services for those dealing with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins disease and myeloma. We thank everyone who helped make Leukemia Cup 2019 a success!
For more information please visit: https://pages.leukemiacup.org/md/md19/teamssa or https://www.leukemiacup.org/events/annapolis-leukemia-cup-regatta
Who to call when you need help at SSA:
The SSA main number 410-268-8744 should be able to answer your needs. If no one is available, please leave a message and we will get back to you asap.
Staff can be reached by email:
Cathy - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Kellen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Needs and Services (including storage) - Please email Cathy or call the office number above.