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 2014 Annapolis 2 Bermuda Race in June or the 2014 J/80 World Championship in September, please use the buttons 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.
CBYRA and/or US Sailing membership may be required to receive a discounted entry fee for some regattas.
It’s always a good idea to be careful what you ask for. So when folks at the Hospice Class skippers meeting a couple days ahead of the September 21 event fretted about what to do if the predicted light breeze died before they would be able to finish their pre-set 5.5-mile government mark course, the weather gods must have been listening a little too closely.
Defying earlier predictions, Saturday’s blustery fall conditions for Hospice Cup XXXII brought challenges across both race courses and wrecked havoc on the unsuspecting. But Cedric Lewis’ veteran team on Mirage took everything that came at them in stride, handily winning all three of the day’s contests in the highly competitive J/105 class – with 11 entries the event’s largest – to take the Best in Fleet trophy as well as the Sajak Family Foundation Trophy for best in a Cruising One Design class.
Sailing with Lewis were long-time teammates Danielle Vileno, Molly Wilmer, Chip Carr, Vernon Sheen, and helmsman Fredrik Salvesen.
“It was gorgeous,” Lewis said. “It was a great day for racing. The wind picked up a lot, and by the second race we were seeing 25-knot gusts, but it was a steady direction.” Waves were the biggest challenge, he said.
Winning the overall Hospice Cup Trophy, signifying the most consistently strong performance over three consecutive years, was the team led by brothers Carl and Scott Gitchell on Tenacious, who also won last year. Although the Tenacious crew finished sixth in class this year, their earlier wins in 2011 and 2012 made the team the clear winner when the results were tabulated.Read more...
It's time to mark your calendars for EYC's Norm Baldwin Memorial Rockfish Tournament. This year marks the sixth annual event, which will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2015.
For those who may be unfamiliar with this event, Norm Baldwin was a long time member of EYC who was a fixture in the Clubhouse, loved fishing for Rockfish and spent many days each year fishing on the Bay, often with many different club member on board. Norm suddenly passed away in 2010 after starting a club rockfish tournament the year before and we remember him by continuing the tournament in his name.
This year's tournament will be on December 6 with fishing allowed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. within the Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Check-in will be at EYC with winners determined by longest length and a gathering of the fishermen following the official measuring. As usual, there will be fish stories, clam chowder and hopefully some fresh rockfish to put on the grill.
The registration fee is $200 per boat with up to five fishermen. Official rules and entry forms are available at the EYC bar and office. We know it's December, but come out and enjoy some fishing and camaraderie before the season ends on December 15.
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