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  • Important Upcoming Dates
    • Important Upcoming Dates 
      February 15th- 17th - 420 Midwinters
      February 22-23 - Summer Race Team Parent Meetings
      February 29th- March 1st - Buccaneer Blast
      March 7th-8th - Sunshine States
      March 9th - JAM Summer Program Registration Opens
      March 14th - First Day Opti Spring Practice
      March 21-22 AYC Opti Clinic
      March 28th-29th - Boomerang Regatta

      AYC Preliminary Summer Regatta Schedule
      Junior Fleet has been hard at work scheduling our summer regattas! Our first draft of the preliminary summer travel schedule is now available on our website. We understand the effort that goes into planning your summer so we are hoping that this helps you get an idea of where we are going. Click the HERE and check below to see where we are headed this summer. 

      Spring Opti Practices
      Our spring opti practice schedule is now available! Visit our Year Round Race Teams page for more information after checking out the highlights below.
      Spring 2020 Opti Clinics
      Saturday-Sunday March 21-22nd 9am-4pm
      Saturday-Sunday April 4-5 USODA ODP2 Clinic 
      Saturday- Sunday May 2-3 10am-4pm Guest Coach: Scott Norman
      Clinics are designed for current race team participants at the Green, Red, White or Blue levels who are looking for a "next level" practice option.
      AYC will still be running our half day options this spring and the dates are available on our website. 

  • Latest News
    • Member Registration is now open!

      Summer registration opened this past Monday and we had a record number of registrations! Classes are filling up quickly so hurry up and register if you haven't already.

      Click here to register for summer programs

      Helpful Registration tips:
      Use personal email addresses rather than company ones as some companies block the emails that come from the registration system.

      Remember to add your member number to the registration! If there isn't a member number, there's a chance your registration will be canceled.

      Use the waitlist! Didn't get into your first choice program? We do our best to fill classes from the waitlist when openings become available. 

      Valentines Day Regatta 2020By Bobby Lippincott

      The Annapolis Yacht Club’s Optimist Race Team traveled down to St. Petersburg, Florida over this past weekend for the 2020 Valentine’s Day Regatta.

      Our sailors started the weekend off with breezes ranging from 12-15 knots in the morning hours and then died down to about 5-6 knots in the late afternoon. Our sailors practiced changing gears as the breeze changed from heavy to light.

      In the first race of the event there were approximately forty-four BFD penalties, which hurt a lot of the sailors scores until the fifth race was completed. It took the race committee three hours to get the first race off, and only two races were completed on Saturday due to extreme current complications.

      On Sunday the weather forecast predicted that winds would be much heavier. Breeze started out in the morning to around 12-15 knots and built to around 16 knots by the afternoon. By 1:45 PM, the race committee decided that three races were all we were going to see for the day and that it was enough to receive a “drop race”.

      I am extremely proud of our team’s girl power this weekend! We had a team majority of girls racing on Team AYC for this event. Big congrats goes out to the following sailors, Rebecca Schill, Luca DeSimone, Ava Arepally, and Alders Kulynych-Irvin for finishing the regatta on a high note with their best results yet at a USODA Regatta. Rebecca Schill rounded the windward mark in second place during the last race of the regatta finishing in fifth. Luca DeSimone finished right behind Rebecca in sixth place. Ava Arepally finished twenty fifth, which was her best race of the event and Alders Kulynych-Irvin finished thirtieth, which was also her best finish of the regatta.

      Our team has three more regattas left and one more USODA event for the winter. Our team will be traveling to USODA’s Sunshine States Championship at the US Sailing Center Martin County from March 6th through March 8th, 2020. This is the last big USODA qualifier that we will be attending before Team Trials in Lakewood, Texas in April 2020.

      2019 Valentine’s Day AYC Sailor Gold Feet Results
      Rebecca Schill – USA 19187 – 34th Place in Gold Fleet
      Ava Arepally – USA 20616 – 88th Place in Gold Fleet
      Luca DeSimone – USA 21073 – 93rd Place in Gold Fleet
      Alders Kulynych-Irvin – USA 21323 – 124th Place in Gold Fleet
      Luca Webb – USA 22852 – 128th Place in Gold Fleet
      Michael Yost – USA 21360 – 138th Place in Gold Fleet

      2019 Valentine’s Day AYC Sailor Silver Feet Results
      Sofia Forsberg – USA 20775 – 48th Place in Silver Fleet
      Charlotte Hugo – USA 18664 – 54th Place in Silver Fleet

      High School Sailing

      Registration for Spring 2020 High School is now Open! Click here to register.
      Currently, Annapolis Yacht Club supports five high school sailing programs: Annapolis HS, Indian Creek, Key School, St. Mary’s HS, and Severna Park HS. Drysuits are required for the spring season. 

      Spring Tryout Dates
      Key School and Indian Creek

      March 3rd and 4th

      Annapolis High School, Severna Park and St. Mary's
      March 5th and 6th 

      The 2020 Spring starts with tryouts for all five high schools, weather permitting. Tryouts will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 pm.
      To contact the High School coaches, please email [email protected].

  • Sailor Spotlight
    • Sailor Spotlight

      Several AYC members sailed the Valentines Day Regatta in St. Petersburg this past weekend. Congrats to all of our members for a great regatta!

      Brianna Grenier, Junior Fleet Director

      Gold Division Results:
      Christopher Draper – USA 22667 – 40th Place in Gold Fleet – CBOT/Annapolis Yacht Club
      Owen MacWilliams – USA 18948 – 123rd Place in Gold Fleet – CBOT/Annapolis Yacht Club
      Conor Mastromarco – USA 20367 – 147th Place in Gold Fleet – CBOT/Annapolis Yacht Club  

      Silver Division Results:
      Daniel Draper – USA 9399 – 4th Place in Silver Fleet – CBOT/Annapolis Yacht Club
      Daphne Walsh – USA 15618 – 46th Place in Silver Fleet – CBOT/Annapolis Yacht Club
      Alex Adams USA 158770 – 31st Place Gold Fleet  

  • Junior Associate Membership (JAM)
    • Junior Associate Membership (JAM)

      According to AYC's Bylaws, the JAM membership term ends on December 31 and needs to be annually renewed, should you wish to participate in that coming year's activities.   

      The annual $50 membership fee will be included on your bill, following registration. If no notification is received to renew your JAM membership, the JAM number will be listed as inactive. 

      Applies to sailors aged 7-18 at AYC except those ONLY in the High School Program. Children and grandchildren of Regular AYC members are NOT required to become JAMs. Regular AYC member pricing discounted 25% from JAM price (except HS). 

      Click Here to Apply

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