CBYRA and/or US Sailing membership may be required to receive a discounted entry fee for some regattas.
Pre-Season Race Committee Training
Please be certain to mark your calendar for all of the Race Committee's upcoming training events. Online signup is available to be sure your space is reserved.
Tom Stalder will present his popular GPS Training class on Saturday, 4 March, 9 - 11:30 a.m. Tom will cover the explanation how GPS positioning works and lead participants in a practical exercise that lets everyone practice navigating around the EYC parking lot.
The annual RC Training Day is set for Saturday, 8 April, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. We will cover in the morning many of the race committee “basics,” as they pertain to our EYC activities. Following lunch at the Club, we will head out on the water and put to use what we learned in the morning. RC Training Day has been a popular introduction to our activities for new members and an effective way to shake off the winter rust as we head into the new season.
Finally, as part of our on-going effort help ensure that both race committee and racers are “on the same page” we will convene a Racers' Forum on 23 April, 4 - 5 p.m. The idea is to allow Race Committee to outline race requirements (as defined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions) and expectations, and offer racers the opportunity to ask questions of the Race Committee. We hope you will come join us for this interactive discussion.
Why sign up for Race Committee duty? Read what a serious racer, who also is deeply involved in race management, has to say on the subject. If you are an active, retired, or wannabe racer, you might want to consider spending some time on another kind of boat ... the Race Committee boat.
EYC 2 vs 2 Club Championship 2017
EYC sailors have a chance to test themselves (and learn more about team racing) in the first ever, Eastport YC Club Championship. It will be raced on Saturday afternoon of Mother’s Day weekend, May 13. This promises to be a lot of fun!
The event would be run using the four Annapolis Match Race Center J/22s, three of which are kept at EYC. There will be no entry fee and the regatta will last no longer than one day.
For those who aren't familiar, "mixed pairs 2v2" means that the event would be a 2-on-2 team race format (last place loses), but each individual boat would be competing in the event individually.
In each race you sail, you would be randomly paired up with a different teammate. If your team wins the race, you get a point, and so does your teammate. Next time you race, you will have a different teammate and could be racing against the same guy that was your teammate in the previous race.
At the end of the regatta, the boat that has accumulated the most points wins. Here is a link to a better explanation and example rotation and scoresheet: http://2kteamracing.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2K-Random-Pairs.doc
It really is very simple, even if it sounds complicated.
The idea is to be able to get teams out on the water of a lot of varying skill sets, go have some fun and introduce some people to team racing who may be unsure what it's all about or hesitant to give it a try, and to have sailors of different experience levels and ages working together and getting to know one another.
The format should result in some competitive racing, but most importantly it’s intended to be a fun time for everyone and a good club experience that will get everyone interested in racing but sailing in different fleets and schedules down to the club and center stage, at least for one afternoon.
Races would be held in the harbor immediately in front of the club with rotations done from the floating dock. To keep things simple, spinnakers won’t be allowed. This means that all you need to show up as a competing "team" is as few as two people, one skipper and one crew.
Read more about Team Racing here: