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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. 

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


 


 

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(above, Glenn Harvey's "Kristany" thrashes to weather in the mouth of the Patapsco, Harbor Cup 2008)


BCYA HARBOR CUP


If there's a race on the bay that more consistently serves up big breeze and even bigger smiles, we'd love to know about it.  On Saturday, October 25th, BCYA will be hosting their 26th edition of this classic race.  From the BCYA website:


"First held in 1989, the Baltimore Harbor Cup has been, for many bay boats, the final distance race of the season. Coming late in October, it has had it's share of demanding sailing conditions and chilly temperatures. Beginning at Baltimore Light at the mouth of the Magothy River, and ending in Baltimore Harbor near Fells Point, the race typically follows a >20 nm route taking boats north toward Seven Foot Knoll, east toward the Eastern Shore, back around Craighill Light, and then up the Patapsco River, under the Francis Scott Key Bridge and into the harbor.

Racers are invited to the after-race party, this year at Waterfront Hotel in Fells Point (yes, it is right on the waterfront!). Then stay the night either on the Broadway Pier or at one of the nearby marinas. On Sunday, the Rock Creek Racing Association will hold it's CBYRA sanctioned "Race Back" for boats heading back to the bay."

Complete information on all events may be found using the links at BCYA's Harbor Cup page.


 



HAMPTON ROADS SAILING  -  LASER SERIES FALL 2014


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Here's a great way to get people on the water! Put together a sharp video and charge folks just ten bucks to race a Laser!  With USSailing's charge to the sailing community to provide access to boats and racing, this looks like a great idea!

Here's a bit of a write-up from Robert Suhay:

"A new iteration of the Hampton Roads fleet keeps growing, and keeps getting better. This week saw sailors Charlie Brewer, who settled in as a top dog, Drew Bergan, a former Drexel and Buffalo Canoe Club sailor, and Samantha Ficksman, a former ODU coach and sailing ace, join ranks with regulars Mike Moore, Jim Shook and Grant Simmons (in his first season).

My apologies for missing a Sunday, but my thanks to Mike Moore who took over as MC and I am told finally got the whole thing to run right. The wind apparently got it right, too, and blew in, Lisa tells me, at about 10 to 15 all afternoon. The fleet got in a solid 6 races on a windward leeward course with downwind finishes. 

Lisa captured all the action on video and camera.  

The photos can be found at this link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10152335811011561&type=1

And the video is at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY6lFjmUJNU&feature=youtu.be "

 

 



 

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ABOUT THOSE GREEN BOOKS


This year's Green Book has completely sold 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)

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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

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!