Welcome to the Eastport Yacht Club’s racing pages. Here you will find information on regattas hosted by EYC, links to useful weather sites, and more. If you are interested in the Annapolis 2 Bermuda Race in June of 2015, please use the button on the upper right. CBYRA and EYC club regattas may be accessed using the red "Regattas/Register" button in the upper right corner of this page.
It's back! Like its namesake, the EYC Boomerang Race is back again for another iteration. After a very successful debut last July, the return of this overnight event arrives on Saturday, July 8, with the starting sequence beginning at 6:45 p.m. in the Severn River in front of the clubhouse.
Why Boomerang? 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 return to G’9’ to finish, then head to EYC for the Boomerang party.
If skies are clear, this year's race will take place under the light of a full moon, which will rise just after 8 p.m. on Saturday and set at 6:15 a.m. Sunday. 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 starting at 6 am, 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. Live music will be a part of our big day and at noon, our lunch sponsor, Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern will be serving a sumptuous spread to our sailors and their families. Around 1400 we will start the 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, CHESS, CRCA-ORR and CRCA-ARC, and Alberg 30, J/30, J/35, and J/105. The registration deadline is Thursday, July 6 (or Saturday, July 1, if you want a discounted entry fee).
Stepping up to support this event are a host of terrific sponsors, including Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern (Sunday lunch), Grump's Cafe (Sunday breakfast), Weather Routing Inc., Snag-A-Slip, George's Mixes, Go Now Charters, Annapolis Electric Boat Rentals, 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 12
The first gun for the 2017 Fawcett/EYC Friday Night Beer Can racing series is at 1815 on Friday, May 6. Please note, that's 10 minutes earlier than past years, so don't be late!
The series will have 14 races in two halves this year. Race dates are May 12, and 19; and June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 [Series 1]; and July 7, 18, 21 and 28, and August 11, 18, and 25 [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.