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 2018, 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.
There’s A New Kid In Town
Actually, it’s a boat, not a kid. And it’s certainly not new – but maybe it is to Annapolis, sort of. Of what do we speak? Why, the Sunfish of course! Please read on.
You may or may not be aware that a Sunfish fleet is showing signs of life at EYC and our sister club, SSA. Up to a dozen Sunfish were seen on the line during the 2017 Tuesday night races. The skippers thereof are not too proud (isn’t there another '70s song there somewhere?) to admit that they no longer need the drama and excitement associated with some other single-handed dinghies. The simplicity and stability of the boat are pretty darned attractive, especially for those of us with a few miles on our odometers.
If you are on the fence about racing a Sunfish again, consider the following:
- Although there is certainly no running backstay, there is an easy way to tweak the rig on the water to adjust helm
- While reefing isn’t part of the picture, there is a simple way to set up the rig to reduce power – also easily adjustable on the water
- There are now outhaul and downhaul controls as well as a (very) rudimentary vang which permit adjustments to sail shape
- Post-1990 Sunfish are not like those of your youth (here “your” means those of you who remember the “There’s A New Kid In Town“ song). Bigger blades and a fuller sail make for much better performance. Not exactly (or remotely close to) a Moth, but much improved upwind
- Used boats are cheap, as are the sails
- Local Annapolis Sunfish fleet #705 was formed in 2017 and is recognized by the United States Sunfish Class Association (USSCA)
- EYC has 6 recreational Sunfish available to qualified members for a nominal fee
- The 2018 racing calendar will include three Sunfish open regattas hosted by SSA (open to EYC members for a nominal fee)
- Tuesday night races offer practice all season long. Summer TESOD are open races hosted by SSA (EYC members may participate.)
Speaking of our EYC Member Access program, we not only have six Sunfish available, but also eight stand up paddleboards (SUP,) four adult kayaks, two child size kayaks and three J22’s for qualified member use! And, if you are just starting to sail, we have a children’s sailing program, adult classes and private lessons on the schedule to help get you out on the water. Check out the EYC Boating Programs and Member Access page for the nominal fees and class registration.
2018 EYC Race Committee Schedule
The first gun of 2018 is still several months away, but the EYC Race Committee has already begun filling in the dance card for the coming season. Another busy year is in the offing.
Mark your calendars for the training dates in March and April, and keep an eye out for the signups not only for racing but also for Race Committee duty as we get closer to spring and the start of the sailing season.
|17||GPS Training Day|
|07||RC Training Day|
|11||Beer Cans - Series 1|
|18||Beer Cans - Series 1|
|19-20||Viper 640 ACC|
|26||Annapolis to Miles River Race|
|27||Miles River Race Back|
|01||Beer Cans - Series 1|
|08||Beer Cans - Series 1|
|15||Beer Cans - Series 1|
|22||Beer Cans - Series 1|
|29||Beer Cans - Series 2|
|20||Beer Cans - Series 2|
|27||Beer Cans - Series 2|
|10||Beer Cans - Series 2|
|17||Beer Cans - Series 2|
|18||BB&G CRAB Race|
|24||Beer Cans - Series 2|
|01-02||Annapolis Labor Day Regatta|
|07||Beer Cans Awards Party|
|20-21||J/70 Fall Brawl|