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WELCOME TO CBYRA FOR 2014                            

As you can see, we are in the process of completely redoing the CBYRA electronic interface. And we think everyone racing on the Chesapeake Bay would agree with the statement:  "It's about time!"  

In fact, 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.


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


     

THE RACING SEASON HAS BEGUN


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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.                                                         






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

MemberPardnerButtin150px.pngMember Partner USSailing: By joining/renew US Sailing using the member partner program, you save $10 dollars on your US Sailing membership – Another benefit of joining CBYRA            

 

A WORD ON RENEWAL/JOINING: we still don't quite have all our ducks lined up and some folks haven't been able to tell whether or not their registration has gone through. We are working on that! 

However, you should look for a message like this in your INBOX from PayPal:  

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This will serve as a validation that your 2014 registration did go through.






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

 

Talk to us and other racers on the CBYRA FORUM:

 

SSA Open Sailing Demo Day


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SSA and the Chesapeake Bay Sport Boat Union got a gift this past weekend with a sunny day and lots of interested parties, stopping in to look and sail performance sailboats. The Vipers alone took out more than 50 first-time Viper sailors.  Above, Dan Bowman gives the low-down on the newly acquired Shaw 650 "Sock Puppet," campaigned, until recently, by a certain sailing website creator in San Diego (note the transom sticker).


THANK YOU CMA!


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Chesapeake Multihull Association raised over $500 for CBYRA at their event last weekend featuring Gary Jobson's take on the America's Cup!  A huge thanks to the mutlihullers and we hope everyone had a great time at the event.


 

 

Work in Progress:


On March 26th, approximately 25 racers from a wide variety of clubs, fleets and backgrounds met at EYC for a working session on what the new CBYRA should look like. Discussion centered around five topics or questions, such as what should a YRA's membership consist of? what should the geography encompass? how should the Greenbook be published? how can volunteers be recruited? 

The conversation was cordial and the ideas came fast and furiously! And now the task is for the CBYRA RO (Reorganizing Committee) to parse the data and define what the next round of conversations will be.  Last night was a very productive first step, so stay tuned!


 

 

What's in a name?


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CBYRA thinks it's pretty clear that the folks at Potapskut Sailing Association have figured out how to revive a dying race. Last year they increased participation in their old Queenstown Race by choosing a new destination and including top-notch post-race festivities.

The result?  A 220% increase in participation. Rear Commodore John Aellen of PSA understands "branding," and is assured of even more participation in this year's Race to Rock Hall.

For 2014, John is giving PSA's old "Overnight Race" a face-lift, too. The new race? PSA's "Moonlight Race."  All fleets except the fast multis will sail a 25.08 nm course. You can read the entire rationale behind the changes here.

Photos above are from Mark Jeffries's video's of the 2008 race, which sent us a thunderstorm at dusk that blew 30 to 40 for a while, and peak gust on Mark's ano was 47.5 kn.  Good times!!!