The July Full Moon is calling . . .

Northern Bay sailors will be sailing under the full moon on Saturday, July 24th
at NERYC’s annual Moonlight Run Race.  Whether you are racing or spectating 
from a powerboat, it’s a delightful way to spend sunset and watch the full moon 
rise through a warm summer evening.  This is a distance race, set to be sailed in 
5 to 6 hours based on the night’s conditions, and things will get started around 
6:30pm off of Turkey Point.  The full “Notice of Race” is HERE

Light Air Racing: Curse or Opportunity?

Excessive exhaling isn’t going to propel you around the race course. Embracing the reality of light air is a must. That’s why we’ve asked Dave Dellenbaugh to present a Q&A session that will focus on your questions and discuss topics like:
Light air speed considerations
• Differences vs. heavy air
• Strategy in light air
• Downwind angles in light air
• Light-air boathandling
• Tactics in light air
• List of light-air reminders

Tuesday – June 15th 7:30 – 9:00pm

This is FREE for all Chesapeake Bay sailors. Just register below.

CURRENT: The moving enemy

We all know what a pain in the transom current can be. It’s especially challenging in the Chesapeake. That’s why we’ve asked Dave Dellenbaugh to present a Q&A session that will focus on your questions and discuss topics like:
• Causes of current
• Myths about current
• How current affects strategy
• Physics of current
• Relative importance of current
• Good moves in current

Thursday – June 3rd 7:30 – 9:00pm

This is FREE for all sailors. Just register below.

Submit some of your questions in advance here: Questions

Boat Handling & Teamwork Webinar – April 27th

Teamwork and Intelligence is What Wins Regattas.

Sailing is a team sport. The most successful crews use the talents of the entire team to succeed. Everybody has a job all the time, whether you’re a pair, or a group of 12.

We’re hosting a webinar where you’ll learn all about the boat handling and teamwork required for success. Presented by Bill Gladstone, the Director of North U, we’ll dive into:

  • Details of team dynamics and responsibilities for upwind sailing
  • Spinnaker handling, jib & main sailing
  • How to train the crew for better sailing
You and your crew don’t want to miss this one!

Tuesday, April 27th – 7:30pm

Join The April 22nd Webinar: All About Wind

This week, learn how to understand and use the National Weather Service’s on-line wind tools to up your game on the race course.

Presented by NWS Meteorologists Steve Zubrick and Brandon Fling, this webinar is hosted by CBYRA, and is open to the entire sailing community Thursday, April 22nd at 7:30pm.



and all the conditions you’ll encounter this season!



You need your CBYRA member number to register for “The Daves” on the Racing Rules of Sailing. Some folks have asked us how to retrieve that number (if you’re like me, you wrote it down five years ago and threw it in a drawer somewhere)

It’s super easy: just hit the JOIN/RENEW button above, then hit “RENEW AN EXISTING MEMBERSHIP.” Then fill in your name and zipcode, hit SUBMIT and boom, there’s your member number.