CBYRA and/or US Sailing membership may be required to receive a discounted entry fee for some regattas.
Fawcett/EYC Beer Can Season Starts May 8
The first gun for the 2015 Fawcett/EYC Friday Night Beer Can racing series is at 1825 on Friday, May 8.
Again this year, the series will have 13 races in two halves, up from 10 in years past. Race dates are May 8, 15, and 29; and June 5, 12, 19 and 26 [Series 1]; and July 17 and 24, and August 7, 14, 21, and 28 [Series 2]. The Notice of Regatta has been posted, registration is open, and we are ready for another great season.
Please note that we also welcome racers and potential racers to an EYC Racing Forum on Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m.
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.
Boats that do not usually compete in CBYRA events or compete in Class PHRF-N or do not normally participate in sailboat races other than this Beer Can series may compete in the Beer Can Cruising Rally and may request a courtesy PHRF rating. If you don’t have one, request it by sending an email to the Race Committee. For boats requesting a courtesy PHRF rating, complete entries should be received at EYC on or before Friday, May 1 (you are also welcome to start the series later than May 8, and send your entry materials as they are available.)
Leukemia Cup Regatta Returns May 30
Eastport Yacht Club is proud to support a number of events designed for those who want to raise more than a sail in support of others, and one of its longest-running is the Annapolis Leukemia Cup Regatta. Round-the-buoys action will fill the day for the 23rd year in a row out of EYC, in collaboration with Annapolis Yacht Club and Severn Sailing Association, on Saturday, May 30.
Sailing is preceded by a Summer Gala at Annapolis Yacht Club on Friday, May 29, with exciting live and silent auctions, and wraps up with the ‘Rock the Dock for a Cure’ All-Hands Crew Party and awards presentation at EYC following racing. The post-race party, featuring live music by Swamp Candy Newgrass and the awards ceremony, begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $20, or $50 for a VIP ticket including dinner and drink tickets; everyone is welcome to the party, regardless of whether or not they raced.
The Leukemia Cup Regatta program began in Annapolis in 1993 as a relatively small fund raising event tacked onto a CBYRA-sanctioned regatta, which raised about $35,000. Thanks largely to founding committee member Gary Jobson, who went on to become the Leukemia Cup’s National Chairman, the event has spread across the country. Today, there are 42 Leukemia Cup events nationwide, and participating volunteers have raised over $50 million in support of the medical research and patient support services of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
In addition to sailors in PHRF classes including non-spinnaker, plus Multihull and several cruising one-design racing classes, cruising sailors also are welcome to join the fun on the water in a special Leukemia Class.
Our own J/80 fleet also has its own special regatta for young patients and their families, which is a sight to behold, right off the docks of the EYC Marina.Read more...