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WELCOME TO CBYRA FOR 2014  (and very soon, 2015!)



Important events are now on the calendar. These will have a huge impact on how CBYRA functions in the 2015 season!

Please save the dates, below.  If you are a club or fleet delegate, we hope to see you at these organizing initiatives.  They began in November with the first scheduling meeting, include the Annual General Meeting in December, and run through January, when the 2015 calendar gets finalized.                       

 

 

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                                    AND PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE CBYRA 2014 REORGANIZATION REPORT HERE 


 




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To all CBYRA member clubs:  we need your updated, most recent contact info for the AGM in December. Please click on this link and provide info...it should only take a minute or two.  Thanks!


 


 

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THE 2014 CALENDAR        CBYRA MEMBER CLUBS    CBYRA JR SAILING        RACE RESULTS FOR 2014    CBYRA OFFICERS


 


 

AN INVITATION : HAMPTON ROADS SAILING  -  LASER SERIES FALL 2014


Racing is still happening in the south. More from Robert Suhay with photos from Lisa Suhay:  


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Well, what a difference a week makes. Two sundays ago, the winds howled through at 20 plus knots. This past sunday, zyphers floated in from the west-northwest at a gentle 4 to 6 knots making for some fun, but tricky sailing on the Elizabeth River.

A competitive fleet of six sailors turned out. And why not? The skies were partly sunny most of the day, the air warmed up from a chilly 50 to a pleasant 60 and the water temperature is still nice enough that the feet don't protest too much at launch time. The wind held up most of the day, except for the last race when it dropped out on the last leg and it was a ghost race to the finish line. At that point, it made sense to wrap it up with 5 races in.

ODU ace Joe David put on a nice clinic in light wind sailing until some other responsibilities dragged him from the race course in the afternoon. And former New Hampshire sailor and Navy submariner Sean Badger played all the right shifts to post the winning score by a wide margin. Nice job Sean, and have a safe deployment.

Former Drexel sailor Drew Bergen also found the fast gears with consistent finishes all day and was constantly at the front pushing the leaders. And newcomer, high school sailor Joe Morrison also found the speed after fixing a little mixup with the tiller and traveler which took the kick out of his starboard tacks upwind for about half the day before Joe David finally saw the problem.

So here is my renewed invitation, if you have been enjoying these race reports from the sofa. I think it is evident that this series has been attracting a growing range of talent and sailors that you may just want to be a part of. If love to sail and can handle a dinghy, don't miss out on this really fun little series in one of the nicest venues on Chesapeake Bay. We have a wide range of talent, so if you are new to lasers, rusty or a rock star, you are going to find some good competition and a bunch of really friendly people down at the docks. Plenty of sailing left through May, so get out the wetsuit and wool hat.

Thanks to Lisa for running the committee boat and taking some nice photos of the action. You can see the fleet on the water at this link: 

 

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ABOUT THOSE GREEN BOOKS


We've published the 2014 versions of this year's General Sailing Instructions and Region Marks here on the website.  The link is below.

We are in the process of deciding how the 2015 Green Book will be published.

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For clubs that want to use Regatta Network as a management tool for their next race, go to their login page and sign up.  Regatta Network will walk you through the process of getting your race on-line and ready for registrants.                                                         


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Use the links below to connect with PHRF of the Chesapeake, see Valid Ratings, get wind and weather information, and for quick looks at buoy data up and down the bay

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•   HAVRE de GRACE CONDITS     •    KEY BRIDGE CONDITS     •    THOMAS POINT CONDITS            •  COVE POINT CONDITS     •   STINGRAY PT CONDITS     •   CAPE HENRY CONDITS

 

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JUST THE TWO (or one) OF US


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If you're tired of trying to recruit enough people to flesh out a race crew, don't give up.

Next year, if the folks behind the effort get enough support from the racing community, look for a series of Doubled-Handed races.  Not having enough rail meat to flatten out the boat means a lot less when each boat in the race is facing that same handicap. 

As an aside, a non-affiliated club above the bridge had 21 boats registered and 18 participating in a recent DH race. So, the interest is definitely there!

If you'd like to get in on the planning stages of short-handed racing, or just let the organizers know you are interested in participating next year, shoot them an email at:

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WHERE TO GO


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One of the "Takeaways" from the USSailing Leadership Forum was a question that asked:

"How can....organizations and other sailing industries integrate with their local communities to provide more awareness for prospective new sailors and waterfront access...?"

With this in mind, CBYRA has created a new page on this site devoted to getting new people on the water.  We've listed six organizations that you can get in touch with if you are new to sailing or have never sailed and would really like to.

This list is by no means comprehensive and we strongly encourage you to send us the names of other organizations that could be a resource, even if it is just a waterfront park that allows kids to launch a dinghy!

Thanks, and we hope to hear from you.