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2019 Oxford Regatta

Annapolis Yacht Club brought a total of 50 junior sailors to this year’s Annual Oxford Regatta! This included AYC fleets of 24 420s, 3 Lasers, and 23 Optis.

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    • Important Upcoming Dates 
      August 14 - High School Fall Registration Opens
      August 23 - Opti Program Registration Opens
      October 26 - Halloween Howl

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    • 2019 Oxford Regatta 

      The Annapolis Yacht Club brought a total of 50 sailors total to this year’s Annual Oxford Regatta! This included fleets of 24 420s, 3 Lasers, and 23 Optis. Our large team of AYC sailors had a blast this past weekend with some of the
      sailors having an opportunity to compete in the Annapolis to Oxford Race over on Friday. 

      Opti Green Fleet Race Team

      The Annapolis Yacht Club Green Fleeters enjoyed a strong finish to the summer sailing season by sweeping the podium at the 2019 Oxford Regatta. Over the course of the weekend, the 12 AYC sailors learned how to shift gears in the variable and shifty breeze. The long courses and big lulls challenged the young sailors at times, but the AYC Green Fleeters could be heard encouraging their teammates and friends from competing yacht clubs when the breeze died off completely in the last race. Sam de los Reyes took home the win with a mere 21 points over seven races. Ben Gendell and Daniel Draper tied for the second place spot with 25 points but Ben won the tie breaker with back to back bullets in the challenging conditions on Sunday.

      Opti RWB Race Team

      The AYC Red, White and Blue team had a great time at the Annual Oxford Regatta! Saturday’s conditions were extremely light and shifty. As the Optis sailed out each morning they joined the ranks of Stars, Snipes, Comets, Albacore’s, and Penguins making their way to the starting line. The RWB Fleet also got to experience six log canoes trying to start very close to their windward mark. The RWB race committee was able to complete 6 solid races before the day was over. Our sailors then enjoyed a nice team bonding social over at Brewers Yacht Yard pool. A big thanks goes out to Mrs. Wilmer and our Opti parents who helped organize!
      On Sunday morning the breeze had filled into a nice 5 knots out of the northeast. Our sailor’s raced another two races for a grand total of eight races in 5 to 7 knots of breeze all weekend. The light and shifty conditions forced the sailors to focus on boat handling as well as tactics in order to make it around the course. Despite the challenging conditions this past weekend, the RWB sailors shined, with Kyle Reinecke taking home first place overall, Owen MacWilliams taking home 5th in Red Fleet and 6th overall, Conor Mastromarco finishing 3rd in Blue, Christopher Draper finishing 4th in Blue, and Beylen Gode finishing 5th in Blue.

      Congrats goes out to all AYC Sailors for attending and sailing another successful Oxford Regatta. Dispite a challenging light air finish to their racing, the sailors were in high spirits as they dressed to impress for the award ceremony held at the Harliegh Estate on Trippe Creek, up the Tred Avon River. The young sailors looked dapper in their dresses, coats and ties while they waited patiently to be recognized, before jumping into the pool for one last summer hoorah.   Special thank you to Tred Avon Yacht Club for the competitive racing and the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club for another fantastic awards ceremony!

      Chesapeake c420 Race Team

      This past weekend the Chesapeake 420 team competed in the Annual Oxford regatta hosted by the Tred Avon Yacht Club. We had 15 Sailors from the Team compete in the event. The day prior to the regatta, the team was able to get in some practice races with the Tred Avon Yacht Clubs’ 420 team. The weekend consisted of very light and shifty conditions with Saturday being a much longer day of racing and Sunday sailing only two races which made for an early loading and awards ceremony at Harleigh Estate. George Carty and Ryan Tatelbaum were the top finishers on the team placing 12th out of 27 boats. Will Donald and Malcom Morris- Berlin were just behind in 13th, and Corbin Voorhees and Chris McCollum in 15th. Many Thanks to all the Coaches, sailors and parents who participated in the last event for the summer season!

      c420 Race Team

      The AYC 420 Race Team closed out a successful season at the Oxford Regatta hosted by Tred Avon Yacht Club. Saturday was a light and shifty day that was challenging for the three fleets on our course - Club 420's, Laser Radials, and Penguins! Four races were held in difficult conditions on Saturday and the TAYC race committee did a good job providing fair races. Sunday brought much better conditions for the final two races, and of course the party at Harleigh! In the end Zander King and Molly Roden would win the regatta, and this would mark Molly's first ever regatta win! Matt Buddington and Linnea Forsberg finished third and clinched the CBYRA high point victory with this result. A great end to a great season!

      Laser Race Team

      The Laser team had a fun and successful weekend in Oxford!  We had light wind throughout the weekend, but the weather was otherwise beautiful.  Racing was very close in both full rig and radial fleets. Jon Jon improved a lot on his downwinds and his starts and finished 16th.  Alex sailed consistently well and placed fourth, just two points out of first.  James did a great job with light air boat handling and tactics, keeping his head out of the boat and finding breeze.  He won the full rig fleet!  Thanks to Tred Avon Yacht Club for a great regatta!

      You can check out the rest of the sailors results here

      Junior Program Awards Banquet

      On August 13th, 2019 members of the AYC Junior Program gathered in the Skipjack at the main clubhouse to celebrate another successful summer at AYC! Below are some highlights from the event and a few photos!
      The Junior Fleet would like to thank club, it's membership and all the sailors for their hard work this season. See you next year!

      Opti Green Race Team
      Most Improved  - Sofia Forsberg
      Leadership Award - Daniel Draper
      Bill Bennett Memorial Award - Samuel de los Reyes

      Opti Red, White and Blue Race Team
      Most Improved - Owen MacWilliams
      Leadership Award - Campbell Conway
      Corinthian Spirit Award - Maggie Mohler
      Top AYC Sailor at USODA Nationals - Willem DeSimone
      Lester Trott Corinthian Award - Owen MacWilliams
      Chairman's Award CBYRA High Points - Conor Mastromarco

      Chesapeake 420 Race Team
      Most Improved Skipper - Jimmy Flake
      Most Improved Crew - John Tilton
      Leadership Award - Andrew Tollefson
      Chairman's Award CBYRA High Points Skipper - William Donald
      Chairman's Award CBYRA High Points Crew - Ryan Tatelbaum

      c420 Race Team
      Most Improved 420 Skipper - Ava Cornell
      Most Improved  420 Crew - Madeline Amthor
      Leadership Award - Zander King
      Corinthian Spirit Award Skipper - Matt Budington
      Corinthian Spirit Award Crew - Linnea Forsberg
      AYC Junior Fleet Championship Bowl - Matt Budington and Liam Gronda
      Penguin One Design Award - Owen Hennessey

      Laser Race Team
      Most Improved - Cole Canuel
      Leadership Award - Alex Adams
      Corinthian Spirit Award - Jon Jon Weed
      Commodore's Bowl - James Golden
      Chairman's Award CBYRA High Points - Alex Adams

      Thank you for a great season!

  • Summer Program Contact Emails
  • Summer Program Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures
    • Summer Program Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

      Brianna Grenier, Junior Fleet Director


      Drop Off Procedure:

      • Please do not arrive before the start of your class time, instructors will not be outside until the start time to check your sailor in
      • All drivers must stay in their cars, an instructor will come up to the driver’s side window when you pull up to the Sailing Center with a binder to check your sailor in for the day. Only the sailor is permitted to exit the vehicle.
      • Once your sailor(s) is checked in, please slowly pull past the Sailing Center and out onto 5th Street 
      • No driver will be permitted to step out of the vehicle to assist a sailor, instructors will be on hand to help your sailor.

      Pick Up Procedure:

      • Please do not arrive before the end of your sailor’s class time. Sailors will be ready to be picked up at the end of their class and will not be able to leave sooner, and the parking lot is in use. 
      • All drivers must stay in their cars, an instructor will come up to the driver’s side window and ask for your sailor(s)’s names. As the driver, you will also sign the sailors out with that instructor on a tablet.
      • The instructor will hail your sailors name over the instructor radio and your sailor(s) will head to your car.
      • Once your sailor(s) are checked out and loaded into your vehicle, please slowly pull past the Sailing Center and out onto 5th Street
      • No driver will be permitted to step out of the vehicle to assist a sailor, instructors will be on hand to help your sailor.

      Important Things to Remember:

      • Please be patient and follow the directions of the AYC Staff.
      • Drivers are not allowed to get out of their cars. If you would like to speak with your sailor’s instructors, please park on another street and walk over to the drop off/pick up zone.
      • Please do not arrive before the end of your sailor’s class time to pick them up, there is no waiting in cars in the parking lot of the Sailing Center 
      • Sailors that stay for both a morning and afternoon class must bring their lunch with them and they will be supervised during the lunch break.
      If you feel your sailor needs an extra hand carrying gear, please park your car on another street and walk with your sailor to the Sailing Center

  • 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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