CBYRA and/or US Sailing membership may be required to receive a discounted entry fee for some regattas.
As you have undoubtedly heard by now, the EYC Race Committee has retired the venerable Annapolis to Solomons Island overnight race. So that we can still enjoy the overnight splendor of the Chesapeake Bay, we created a new overnight race, the EYC Boomerang Race.
Why Boomerang you say? Well, if properly thrown, boomerangs go out and come back, and that’s what this race is all about. Beginning off G’9’ the evening of Saturday, July 9, crews will sail one of three courses overnight, and guess what… return to G’9’ to finish and then head to EYC for the Boomerang party.
Anchor your boat off of EYC, or contact Snag-A-Slip, our marina and slip sponsor, and hail the Watermark water taxi which will be providing service 3 hours early just for us.
Once on land, the morning will start with breakfast sandwiches, fruit, muffins and coffee from our sponsor Grumps. Yum! But that's not all. Our bartenders will be mixing up Bloody Marys with George’s Bloody Mary mix, also a sponsor for our race. We’ll also offer Screwdrivers and Foster beer, Mate.
In between breakfast and lunch, the family-friendly activities begin: face painting, balloon making, corn hole competition, and other fun things, plus our Club will be open for the sailors to shower up and sit on the deck. Live music will be a part of our big day and at noon, our lunch sponsor, Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern will provide a sumptuous spread to our sailors and their families. Around 1400 we will start the first ever EYC Boomerang awards presentation and celebrate the fun and competition of Corinthian sailing, and then the music plays on until 1600.
Entries are coming in already in classes including PHRF A through C and Nonspinnaker, Multihull A and B, CHESSS, CRCA Cruiser and Performance Cruiser, and Alberg 30, J/30, J/35, and J/105. The registration deadline is Tuesday, July 5 (or Saturday, July 2, if you want to avoid the dreaded late fee).
Stepping up to support this new event are a host of terrific sponsors, including Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern (Sunday lunch), Grump's Cafe (Sunday breakfast), Weather Routing Inc., Charlie Buckley's Mr. Waterfront Team, Snag-A-Slip, Ruff Draft Solutions, Watermark Cruises, Comfortable Creatures Pet Sitting, George's Mixes, and more.
Since this event also features a significant shoreside component (the aforementioned "world famous party"), non-racing volunteers are needed to help out. Sign up today!
Announcing the EYC Member Access Keelboat Program
The new Member Access Keelboat program is similar to the Junior Fleet-sponsored Watercraft Access program. In cooperation with the Annapolis Match Race Center, the goal is to provide EYC members with the opportunity for lessons through the Junior Fleet program as well as to practice, one design race, and scrimmage locally. An additional goal is to provide members the opportunity to just go sailing with friends or family from EYC.
The Annapolis Match Race Center (AMRC) is a non-profit organization with donated J/22s but no physical property to store them. AMRC has teamed up with EYC and will store 3 J/22s on EYC grounds, and EYC members will be able to use them for activities such as Monday night match racing, Tuesday night team racing practices, and Wednesday/Thursday/Friday night harbor racing series. The boats will also be available for local weekend regattas and scrimmages.
The boats will be located in three dry slips and maintained by Junior Fleet staff and volunteers. Skippers of the boats will be checked out prior to being authorized to use the boat.