Weekly Update

Important Upcoming Dates
16 June - Summer Program Kick-off BBQ
19 June - Start of Summer Program
6 July - AYC Jr Annual Regatta (volunteers needed!)

Summer Program registration is open to all AYC and JAM members!

Click here to view the 2017 AYC Summer Brochure!

Click here to view the class descriptions

Click here to renew your JAM membership today!


AYC is excited to announce the return of the Sailor Exchange Program in 2017 with sailors from Spain!

This year, we have two opti sailors who we have found housing for through the McCullum family. We have one 420 sailor, Carlos Flamme, who would like to spend some time this summer sailing with our sailors and learning more about our culture, and we are in need of a host family July 1-23.

Carlos has submitted a short information sheet about himself and you can find that HERE. He would participate in our Chesapeake 420 Race Team. Ideally, his host family would have a sailor that would be in the same race team but it is not a requirement. The dates for which we need a host family for Carlos are flexible.

The exchange student is responsible for all their travel, registration, and regatta fees, and they will also have spending money for food and outings. If you would like to host our eager sailor Carlos Flamme this summer, contact Sailing Director Jane Millman atjmillman@annapolisyc.org.


Registration for Junior Sailors can be found on the WNR Series event page on the AYC Racing siteHERE.

Annapolis Yacht Club is happy to announce the addition of the Junior Sailor Streamer Program (JSSP) to Wednesday Night Racing. The program's goal is to pair Junior Sailors with Owners to sail on their boats on Wednesday Night for the 2017 Series that runs from April to August.

Junior Sailors that have registered for the program will be given their own 4" by 30" streamer that has the AYC burgee on it and 20" of space for the junior sailor to personalize their streamer with their name written in bold print so that it is visible to the competitors and the Race Committee.

The online registration for the juniors will include a waiver that may be signed electronically by the sailor and parent/guardian emergency contact information, and contact information for the sailor. Owners can contact the Junior Fleet office via phone or email to indicate that they have a need for crew for one race, a series, or for all of the WNR races.

Annapolis Yacht Club looks forward to the growth of this program over the years. Any questions can be sent to AYC Sailing Director Jane Millman,jmillman@annapolisyc.org.


Jr Keelboat Program

2017 AYC Spring Keelboat Practice

Fridays from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Dates: May 26th

$15 per sailor per day

AYC will be holding keelboat practices on Fridays in March, April and May.These practices are for those sailors looking to get more time on the water and more time in the boat.Levels can range from never having sailed a keelboat before, to wanting to race one. Sailors can come in teams or by themselves. Participants will learn to and practice rigging the J22, performing all of the jobs on the boat, drive the boat, fly a spinnaker, and learn some basic keelboat information.

Cost per practice will be $15 per sailor, and we ask that sailors email ahead of time on the AYC Jr. Fleet Calendar on the AYC website. This will give coaches and the dockmasters ample time to have the J22s in the water and ready to go for each practice. Practices will be held from 3:30- 6:30 on Fridays.

Please emailJunior Fleet coachesto respond that you plan to attend practice!

Sea Bags - Custom House Wharf

Annapolis Yacht Club is seeking donations of used sails that will be turned into prizes for the US Sailing Jr Women's Doublehanded Championship, the Ida Lewis Trophy. AYC will be hosting this fantastic event for forty teams of young women from around the nation July 13-18, 2017. Your donation of used sails helps to create the keepsake handmade bag for each sailor made by the Seabags company out of Maine. Please email Sailing Director Jane Millman to coordinate a drop off of your used sails.

Thank you for you donation!

420 Sailing

2017 AYC Spring c420 Practice

Fridays from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Dates: May26

$40 per sailor per day

AYC will be holding c420 practices on Fridays in April and May. These practices are for those sailors looking to get more time on the water and more time in the boat before the summer program begins. Sign up will be available on the AYC website Jr. Fleet calendar. We ask that those planning on attending the practices sign up beforehand on the website so we have an idea of who to expect and how many boats need to be rigged. Sailors may choose to use their own c420 if they have one, or the AYC club boats. Sailors also may come alone, or with a partner.

High School Sailing

High school sailing is runs March-May and September-November with practices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30pm - 6:30pm.

If you have any question regarding the High School or C420 program, please contact the Head 420 Coach Katja Sertl ksertl@annapolisyc.org

Opti Sailing

Opti practices runs March-May and September-November and are Saturdays (RWB Fleet only), Sundays(RWB and Green fleets), Mondays(Green Fleet only) and Wednesdays(RWB Fleet only).

Please contact Connor Corgard at ccorgard@annapolisyc.orgor 410-263-9267 ext. 109 for more information.

Click here to make a donation to the AYC Jr Fleet

Calling Young Writers, Photographers, and Videographers

Are you (or do you know) a young person in high school or college that would like see their work in print and electronic AYC publications? This is great chance to pursue your interest and gain experience! Contactcommunications@annapolisyc.orgto learn more.

Junior Associate Membership (JAM)

Applies to sailors aged 7-18 at AYC except those ONLY in the High School Program. Children of Regular AYC members are NOT required to become JAMs. Regular AYC member pricing discounted 25% from JAM price (except HS). Annual membership fee is $50 (expires Dec. 31). To become a JAM 
please click here to submit an application.

Email us at JuniorFleet@annapolisyc.org
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