The Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association is the principal organization supporting competitive sailboat racing in mid-Atlantic United States. Three of our most important functions include (a) coordinate and publicize the region’s racing calendar, (b) provide organized public training about racing rules, tactics, strategies, boat handling and other topics of interest, and (c) support the sport ofContinue reading “Mid-Season Update”
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 6Continue reading “The July Full Moon is calling . . .”
CBYRA is one of the major sponsors for the 2021 Snipe Nationals – June 17-20th, being hosted at Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis. An awesome documentary video has been released with footage of the first day’s sailing. Check it out! It can be viewed here: SNIPE2021
SCC has informed us that the 2021 Ted Osius Memorial Regatta, scheduled for Sunday, June 20th has been reluctantly canceled.
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 inContinue reading “Light Air Racing: Curse or Opportunity?”
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 •Continue reading “CURRENT: The moving enemy”
On Saturday, June 5th, the North East River Yacht Club is hosting their annual invitational race. This is a spirited distance event, with PHRF, Multihull, Cruising & CHESSS classes. There’s a post race party and free dockage. For all the details, check the NOR HERE. And then the fun continues at . . .
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 teamworkContinue reading “Boat Handling & Teamwork Webinar – April 27th”
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. LEARN HOW THIS: CAN PREPAREContinue reading “Join The April 22nd Webinar: All About Wind”
Please note that the Webinar scheduled for April 19, 2021, 7:30pm – 9:00pm: Handicapping of Non-One Design Sailboats with Joe Zebleckes, VP Racing CBYRA, has been postponed.