CBYRA and/or US Sailing membership may be required to receive a discounted entry fee for some regattas.
As you have undoubtedly heard by now, the EYC Race Committee has retired the venerable Annapolis to Solomons Island overnight race. So that we can still enjoy the overnight splendor of the Chesapeake Bay, we created a new overnight race, the EYC Boomerang Race.
Why Boomerang you say? Well, if properly thrown, boomerangs go out and come back, and that’s what this race is all about. Beginning off G’9’ the evening of Saturday, July 9, crews will sail one of three courses overnight, and guess what… return to G’9’ to finish and then head to EYC for the Boomerang party.
Anchor your boat off of EYC, or contact Snag-A-Slip, our marina and slip sponsor, and hail the Watermark water taxi which will be providing service 3 hours early just for us.
Once on land, the morning will start with breakfast sandwiches, fruit, muffins and coffee from our sponsor Grumps. Yum! But that's not all. Our bartenders will be mixing up Bloody Marys with George’s Bloody Mary mix, also a sponsor for our race. We’ll also offer Screwdrivers and Foster beer, Mate.
In between breakfast and lunch, the family-friendly activities begin: face painting, balloon making, corn hole competition, and other fun things, plus our Club will be open for the sailors to shower up and sit on the deck. Live music will be a part of our big day and at noon, our lunch sponsor, Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern will provide a sumptuous spread to our sailors and their families. Around 1400 we will start the first ever EYC Boomerang awards presentation and celebrate the fun and competition of Corinthian sailing, and then the music plays on until 1600.
Entries are coming in already in classes including PHRF A through C and Nonspinnaker, Multihull A and B, CHESSS, CRCA Cruiser and Performance Cruiser, and Alberg 30, J/30, J/35, and J/105. The registration deadline is Tuesday, July 5 (or Saturday, July 2, if you want to avoid the dreaded late fee).
Stepping up to support this new event are a host of terrific sponsors, including Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern (Sunday lunch), Grump's Cafe (Sunday breakfast), Weather Routing Inc., Charlie Buckley's Mr. Waterfront Team, Snag-A-Slip, Ruff Draft Solutions, Watermark Cruises, Comfortable Creatures Pet Sitting, George's Mixes, and more.
Since this event also features a significant shoreside component (the aforementioned "world famous party"), non-racing volunteers are needed to help out. Sign up today!
Fawcett/EYC Beer Can Season Starts May 6
The first gun for the 2015 Fawcett/EYC Friday Night Beer Can racing series is at 1825 on Friday, May 6.
New this year, the series will have 14 races in two halves, up from last year's 13. Race dates are May 6, 13, and 20; and June 3, 10, 17 and 24 [Series 1]; and July 8, 15, 22 and 29, and August 12, 19, and 26 [Series 2]. The Notice of Race has been posted, registration is open, entries are coming in and we are ready for another great season.
The regatta is open to all boats at least 20 feet in overall length. It is not necessary to be a member of a yacht club or of CBYRA to enter and race. Boats usually racing PHRF are eligible to complete with a valid PHRF certificate.
In the spirit of Beer Can racing everywhere, we offer (with a nod of thanks to Scuttlebutt and Latitude 38) the Ten Commandments of Beer Can Racing.