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WELCOME TO CBYRA FOR 2014                            

CBYRA is going through an enormous re-organizational period. It's a huge undertaking. You can help by joining CBYRA or renewing your membership, and also by volunteering to assist with the multitude of tasks involved in CBYRA's reorganization.

And you can always support the effort just by encouraging people to come out and race in 2014.

 JOINverySmall_95px.pngCLICK to JOIN CBYRA or RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP:   this link will take you to RegattaNetworks with whom we have teamed up to handle membership services. 

 MemberPardnerButtin150px.pngMember Partner US Sailing: This link will take you to US Sailing. By joining/renewing US Sailing using the member partner program, you save $10 dollars on your US Sailing membership – Another benefit of joining CBYRA            




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


 


 



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ABOUT THOSE GREEN BOOKS


This year's Green Book has completely sound out!  But, we're publishing the 2014 versions of this year's General Sailing Instructions and Region Marks here on the website.  The link is below.

(Please note the CBYRA copyright and, also, the provision that states this is the preliminary version and is superseded by the information contained in the final, printed version of the Green Book)

 GSIandMarks2014.pdf

 


 

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

QUICK LINKS:

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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:

 chesbaysshsa@googlegroups.com




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.


 


WHAT ELSE IS NEW


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Along with certain vital equipment,

used in running the race, PSA shot holes in the theory that held:  "PSA Overnight Race is dead."

They renamed the race, did a little bit of promoting, and had 32 boats registered the evening before the race!  That's a gain of approximately 68% more entries than last year's total.  

You can read John Aellen's synopsis of the race here.

We like hearing the Double-Handed Class had the most participants!