CBYRA and/or US Sailing membership may be required to receive a discounted entry fee for some regattas.
BBG? CRAB? What Does it All Mean?
It means big fun, that's what. Sailors, whether you cruise or race, sail one-design or PHRF, register to race in the annual Boatyard Bar & Grill Regatta to Benefit CRAB on Saturday, August 20.
This fun race is unique in several ways. First, it's a pursuit-start event, which means that everyone's handicap is essentially applied before the start. So the slowest boats start first, the fastest boats start last, and whoever crosses the finish line first, wins.
More importantly, it's a great way to support our friends at CRAB (Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating) and their mission to share the joys of sailing with physically and developmentally disabled individuals and their families, regardless of financial circumstances. The race also affords sailors a chance to compete in the specially equipped CRAB Freedom 20s, in their own division and against the rest of the fleet.
Racers can compete in spinnaker or non-spinnaker divisions, and even in a number of one-design subdivisions. North Sails will award trophies to participants in the one-design division with the largest number of entries; so far there are classes for Alerion 28s, Cal 25s, and J/70s, plus Harbor 20 in both singlehanded and full crew divisions.
Racing, around government marks on a pre-determined course, is followed by a great party at EYC with live music and food and drink provided by sponsors including the Boatyard Bar & Grill, Mount Gay Rum, and Heineken. Other sponsors include EYC and SpinSheet.
Don't want to race? Come to the party anyway! Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the gate. (Advance tickets are only available from CRAB, not at EYC. Call 410-266-5722.)
Hospice Cup XXXV:
America’s Largest Charity Regatta
Hospice Cup XXXV sails into Annapolis on Saturday, September 17, 2016, and EYC is proud to be a part. Registration is open now on the regatta page, eastport.org/hospice-cup.
Now emulated across the country, Hospice Cup is the largest fundraising regatta in the United States and is the original hospice regatta. Hospice Cup raises funds for regional nonprofit hospices to aid them to continue providing end of life care to those in need regardless of ability to pay. For more information, visit the event website.
This unique charity regatta is a cooperative effort of Hospice Cup, Inc., Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis Yacht Club, and multiple hospices serving the Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia areas where most racers live and work. The participating hospices benefit from funds raised through sponsorships, sailing crews, Shore Party ticket sales, program ad sales, and the live and silent auctions.Read more ...