Weekly Update

Important Upcoming Dates

28-29 Oct - Halloween Howl
(Volunteers needed, see below)

Halloween Howl Opti Regatta
October 28-29, 2017

We are in need of a parents to volunteer for both on and off the water for the regatta! 

Please use the link below to sign-up to volunteer!
Click here to sign-up!

Junior Fleet Offices’ have moved!

We are no longer based out of the Junior Building and bathhouse as it is being torn down in a few weeks. All AYC Coaches and the Sailing Director have moved in the Sailing Center offices for a few weeks until our more permanent/temporary office trailer arrives in a few weeks.

All Opti, High School, and Laser practices will now be based out of the white tent in the Sailing Center parking lot. Please remind your sailors to leave valuable things at home (cell phones, tablets, wallets). We have phones in the office if you sailor needs to get a hold of you. We will not have a secure space for sailors to store their gear while they are on the water sailing.  Please also have your sailor change at home or at school prior to coming to the tent, we are very limited to bathroom/changing space.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation through this transitional period!

Racing Field Rich with AYC Juniors at MDISA Fall Fleet Race Championship
Katja Sertl, Head 420 Coach

The qualifying part of the fall is upon us here at AYC, and our sailors performed extremely well last weekend as Tred Avon Yacht Club hosted the two-day MDISA Fall Fleet Race Championships.

Sailors were greeted Saturday with howling winds and cool, fall temperatures in the low 60s. Teams were breaking out their winter sailing gear to prepare for the chilly and intense sailing. With oscillating wind shifts, the sailors had to work their way to the side of the pack, and play the shifts while working on maintaining their leverage from there. Race Committee PRO Mark Bennett was able to get off eight races in A-Division and 6 races in B-Division before calling it for the day around 5 pm.

Sunday was quite a different day with warmer temperatures, sunny skies, and a lighter (dying) breeze. Sailors worked hard to anticipate the wind shifts 

and pressure differences across the course, but conditions were tough. AYC sailors worked through it and were able to qualify two of our three teams for the MASSA Fleet Race later this month in Rochester, NY (a chance to qualify for ACCs).

Annapolis finished second overall behind Severn School. In A-Division, Porter Kavle with crews Kimmie Leonard (Saturday) and Ava Walker (Sunday) placed third overall. In B-Division, Nick Salvesen and crews George Kaye (Sat.) and Kimmie Leonard (Sun.) placed third.

St. Mary’s placed third overall. In A-Division, James Golden and Allison Forsyth placed sixth in their division. In B-Division, Michael Bisson and crews Henry Andress (Sat.) and Lily Sailer (Sun.) placed second!

Severna Park placed seventh overall out of 16 teams competing. In A-Division, Stanley Galloway and Katie Crawford sailed a fantastic Saturday, and finished eighth. Ben Podlich and Gillian Eitel placed fifth place in B-Division for the Falcons.

The top six teams overall qualified for the MASSA Fleet Race, and the next six teams qualified for the MASSA Silver Fleet Race hosted by AYC and Severn Sailing Association later this month.

Congratulations to AYC sailors at Severn School (Mariner Fagan, Caroline McNeil, Caroline Bayless, Abby Tindall, Sam Bruce, Maddie Hawkins, and Camille White) for the win, sailors at Archbishop Spalding (Jake Vickers, Caroline Kelly, and Noelle Owen), Broadneck (Katherine Bennett and Emma Snead), and Key School (Nick Papadopoulos, Luke Koerschner, Will Cornell, and Max Shapiro).

MDISA Fall Fleet Race Championships (Results)

1. Severn School
2. Annapolis
3. St. Mary's
4. Archbishop Spalding
5. Broadneck
6. Key School
7. Severna Park
8. Leonardtown


9. Great Mills
10. Saints Peter & Paul
11. St. Mary's Ryken
12. Bishop O'Connell
13. Walt Whitman
14. Gunston School
15. Yorktown
16. South River

New online ordering of Annapolis Yacht Club Junior Program Gear!

Please use the link below to order AYC Jr Sailing gear. We have paired with Team One Newport to have our own dedicated site where you can personalize your new gear! All orders, payment, and shipping happens in one place, enjoy!

Click here to access the AYC private page.

Fall Laser Practices

Come and join the Laser team this fall! Practices will begin next Friday (September 8th at 3:30)! AYC will hold Fall Practices Friday evenings and on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Click here to register for Fall Laser Practices 
 Cost per practice will be $40  
Fridays from 3:30pm-6:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays from 9am - 12pm

Practices are scheduled on a coach available basis and may not be held every weekend, please email Mallory for details and a schedule.

-Sailors are expected to be rigged and ready to sail at the start time of each practice.
- Sailors must provide their own boats.
- Sailors must RSVP with the Junior Fleet Staff if they plan to attend practices 48 hours prior
- at least 3 sailors are needed to hold practice

Please contact Mallory Buechler at mbuechler@annapolisyc.org or 410-263-9267 ext. 109 for more information.

High School Sailing

High School Try-outs start September 5th at 3:30pm. All sailors wishing to participate must be registered beforehand.

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

Green Fleet

Start: Sept. 9th 
Last Day: October 30th

Full Season Price:

Per Diem Options:
Weekend Day Rate-$45
Week Day Rate-$30

All billing will go through AYC or JAM accounts or check made to AYC. If you choose the per diem rate, please only register online once, we will bill your account for the days that your sailor attends practice. 

Click here to RSVP for Green Fleet practices.

Green Fleet Schedule
Mondays: 4:00pm-6:30pm
Saturdays: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Sundays: 1:00pm-4:00pm

RWB Fleet

Start: Sept. 9th 
Last Day: Nov. 1th

Full Season Price:

Per Diem Options:
Weekend Day Rate-$84
Week Day Rate-$30

All billing will go through AYC or JAM accounts or check made to AYC. If you choose the per diem rate, please only register online once, we will bill your account for the days that your sailor attends practice. 

Click here to RSVP for RWB Fleet Practices

RWB Fleet Schedule
Wednesday: 4:00pm-6:30pm
Saturdays: 9:00am-4:00pm
Sundays: 9:00am-4:00pm

Please contact Bobby Lippincott at rlippincott@annapolisyc.org or 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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Office: 410-263-9267

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