Weekly Update


Important Upcoming Dates

18-21 Adult Powerboat Course

16 May - End of Early Bird Pricing/No Refunds Issued for the Summer Program

20 May - CBYRA High Points Awards Ceremony @ AYC Sailing Center Tent

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!


Jane Millman, Sailing Director
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. Registration for Junior Sailors can be found on the WNR Series event page on the AYC Racing site atwww.annapolisyc.com/racing.


Katja Sertl, Head 420 Coach

AYC junior sailors competed last weekend in the MASSA Mallory Fleet Race Qualifier in King's Point, NY. Eighteen of the best high school teams from around the Mid-Atlantic Region sailed to qualify for the High School Fleet Race Nationals.

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy hosted this event, and did a great job considering the difficult conditions. The original plan for the weekend was to put A Division in the FJs and put B Division in the z420s. However, wind in the high teens and low 20s limited the sailing to just z420s. This gave sailors a chance to take a break in between their sets, and also allowed them to watch some of the racing!

Saturday was a great day on the water despite limiting the sailing to only one fleet. Sailors got an opportunity to compete against some really tough teams in physically demanding conditions. The conditions were also mentally demanding. Strong current and shifting breeze toward the middle to end of the day made tactical decisions tougher and more important. Racing was called around 4:30 pm Saturday, after eight races in each division.

Sunday was quite the opposite story. Sailors were greeted with warm temperatures, but no wind. After calling postponement on land, sailors enjoyed some team bonding time. Whether it was playing soccer with other teams, or just listening to music and chatting, life on land was not terrible for the group.

Around 12:30 pm, the breeze started to fill and settle. A and B divisions went out and A started a race, but unfortunately the wind died before they could make it to the first mark and the Race Committee called the race back, hoping for a second chance. That chance did not come before 2 pm (the cut-off time) and sailors went in for the day without any racing.

Annapolis High School placed 7th overall, and 27 points out of qualifying. They were really hoping to sail Sunday to have a chance to catch up to the leaders. Remington King and Ava Walker placed 12th in A Division, while Nick Salvesen and George Kaye sailed phenomenally in B Division and placed 3rd - just 3 points out of 2nd and 12 points out of 1st!

St. Mary's High School placed 12th overall. Michael Bisson, Trevor Davis, and Annabelle Hutchinson placed 15th in A Division and James Golden and Elizabeth Hupp sailed well placing 7th in B Division.

Congrats to the top 4 teams who qualified for the Mallory. Good luck to the Severn School sailors! Represent MDISA and Annapolis Yacht Club well up in Boston!


1. Severn School
2. Christian Brothers Academy
3. Christchurch School
4. Ranney School
5. Mamaroneck High School
6. Archbishop Spalding
7. Annapolis High School
8. Broadneck High School
9. Norfolk Collegiate
10. Southern Regional
11. Southwestern Central
12. St. Mary's High School


Mallory Buechler, Assistant Coach

Washington College hosted the MASSA Spring Silver Championship last weekend, and there was plenty of representation for Annapolis Yacht Club among the top teams.

Thirteen teams competed in FJs on the Chester River and, with wonderful weather and wind, it turned out to be a great weekend for Severna Park, which placed fourth. Annapolis Yacht Club had sailors on each of four top-placing teams.

The regatta was able to get a full rotation of 13 races. Saturday had a great amount of breeze for the venue with 10 to 12 knots. The wind shifted throughout the day from the west to the north with large gusts and they were able to get off ten races. The shifty conditions created tough racing with the huge puffs, which even included a few capsizes.

Sunday started off with a delay due to lack of wind but then filled in nicely with a westerly around 11 knots. The strong current created tough conditions for the teams, especially at the starts with multiple general recalls, but they were able to compete in three races.

Congratulations to all the sailors for a terrific regatta. A big thank you to Washington College for hosting a great regatta.


1. Severn
2. Edmund Burke
3. Key
4. Severna Park



Nine teams competed Saturday at the MDISA JV Regatta hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club, and Severn School sailed away with a first-place finish. Key School placed third.

The sailors were welcomed with cooler temperatures and strong winds from the north. Juliet Thompson served as our PRO for the day and did a great job of completing five races for the fleet. The strong winds and high gusts kept some of the newer JV sailors ashore, while the more experienced sailors continued to race.

Special thank you to all of the coaches who drove RIBs and kept our sailors safe, and thank you to our volunteers Eric Wiegand, Sam Meyers, Stephen Fadullon, Matt Johnson, Juliet Thompson, and Les Folio for their help on the water!


1st Severn
2nd Bishop O'Connell
3rd Key
4th Annapolis
5th St Mary's
6th Boy's Latin
7th Spalding
8th St Peter and Paul
9th Severna Park



April 18-21, 2017

Open to all AYC Club Members

US Powerboating
This 16-hour course teaches students to safely operate a small motorboat

and improve their boathandling skills, rules of the road, aids to navigations, preparation,
environmental regulations, safety and emergencies. No previous experience is required.

Students will receive US Powerboating Certification upon successful completion of
the written and practical skills tests. All participants must have taken and passed
theMaryland Boater Safety Course.Life jacket required. Class size is limited to eight people.

April 18-21

5-9 P.M.

Click here to Register


Junior Safety @ Sea and CBYRA High Points Awards May 20th

Storm Trysail is offering a Junior Sailing 'Safety at Sea' seminar at Annapolis Yacht Club.
Itis an awesome opportunity for Junior sailors interested in learning about the proper methods
and equipment used for efficient and safe big boat and offshore sailing.The curriculum includes
both dockside and on-the-water training.For the full details on the seminar, see the flyer here:

Storm Trysail Junior Safety at Sea

Also . . . CBYRA will be recognizing our 2016 High Point award winners in conjunction with the
conclusion of the Junior Safety at Sea Seminar.This will be in the tent area at AYC, across the
bridge in Eastport.All CBYRA Junior Sailors, parents and coaches are welcome to join us for
pizza and refreshments at 5:00pm.We'll cheer on the Seminar participants when they receive
their Certificates of Completion, and then award our High Point trophies for 2016 to our
Opti RWB, Laser Radial and c420 winners, plus our other annual recognition awards.

Here is a link for more details on this:CBYRA High Point Awards

Finally, the 2017 sailing season is coming fast.Here is the link to the calendar and our

web site:http://www.cbyrajuniorsailing.org

Jr Keelboat Program

2017 AYC Spring Keelboat Practice

Fridays from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Dates: April 14th, 21st, 28th; May 5th, 12th, 19th, 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 email Junior Fleet coaches to respond that you plan to attend practice!

Beginner and Intermediate Spring Opti Courses

Space is still available in both classes!

For those sailors who plan on participating in or who have previously participated in the Beginner or Intermediate courses at AYC in the summer season, we have great news! This spring we will be offering two separate, weekend-long refresher courses specifically oriented towards both Beginners and Intermediate level sailors who are looking to get a jump on things before their summer season. These courses are not mandatory, however serve to help those sailors who are registered for a next-level course from what they have participated in in the past.Registration for these course options will open on February 22, 2017, but register quickly as only eight spots are available for each of the two courses.For more information, please check out the Junior Fleet - Optimist page on the AYC website.

Click here for Beginner Opti Course info
Click here to register for the Beginner Course

Click here for Intermediate Opti Course info
Click here to register for the Intermediate Course

Sea Bags - Custom House Wharf

Annapolis Yacht Club isseeking donations of used sailsthat 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 DirectorJane Millmanto 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: April14
th, 21st, 28th, May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

$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 currently practicing Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30pm - 6:30pm.

Link to Spring HS Sailing Schedule

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

Opti Sailing

Winter Opti Regatta Schedule:
USODA Gulf Coast Championship:March 18th- 19th

Please check out theJr Fleet Calendarfor more details about practice days pertaining to regattas.

Spring Opti Information

Optimist Spring Registration is Live!

Our RWB and Green Fleet athletes can now check out our schedule for spring practices and register for the team! Green fleet will have practice on Sundays and Mondays each week, while RWB practices will run Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays each week. For more information on this, please check out the full schedule here. To register for our spring practices, head over to the ayc website and click on Junior Fleet - Optimist tab and follow the instructions from there. If you have any questions for spring practices or training, please contact Coach Connor at ccorgard@annapolisyc.org.

Spring Optimist Schedule Offical.pdf

Click here to register for the Spring Opti Season

Please contact Connor Corgard atccorgard@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 atJuniorFleet@annapolisyc.org
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