The Annapolis Yacht Club has long been associated with excellence in Race Management on and off the water. Racing takes place in one form or another, every month on the calendar at AYC including one design and handicap racing, junior, team & match racing events.

Since 2000, AYC has hosted World Championships, Hemispheres, North Americans & East Coast Championships for a multitude of classes including the International Star Class, Etchells, Farr 40, Beneteau 36.7, Mumm 30s, J/22, J/24, J/30, J/35, J/70, J/80, J/105, and J/109 fleets as well as a three-time host of the Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship. Windward-Leewards, Government Marks, Pursuit Starts, and Distance Races – the Annapolis Yacht Club Race Committee is committed to quality race management and the overall regatta experience and was recognized in 2011 by US Sailing when they were awarded St. Petersburg Yacht Club Trophy for excellent in race management.

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U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship Coming to AYC

Continuance in sailing will be encouraged through education, competition, and sportsmanship when the U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship lands at host Annapolis Yacht Club from July 13-18.

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Annapolis Yacht Club Returns to Free Entry for Summer One Design Regatta

The Club’s annual Summer One Design Regatta, slated for July 22, will be free of entry fees to all participants, a tradition that has not been practiced since the 1980s.

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CRAB Cup Regatta — New Boats, Format & Crew

A highlight on the annual regatta calendar for AYC Race Committee and staff is the CRAB Cup, which has been hosted at the Club since its inception in 1999.

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