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2020 Fleet New & Regatta Calendar

Hello all,

There’s still a lot of winter left but it’s time to get out the 2020 family calendar & mark a few dates for some of the great sailing and related activities in store for this year!
There have been date changes for the NOOD and ECCs, as noted below. Sam McGuire (the new SSA J/24 Fleet Captain) is spearheading one or more J/24 clinics to help all of us improve our racing & rules skills. Thanks to Sam for stepping-in & immediately energizing things for the J/24 fleet at SSA!
2020 J/24 Fleet 8 Calendar (preliminary)
  • AYC Frostbite Series – Second Half Begins Feb 2. If you or your crew is interested in sailing a Frostbite race, Rush Hour and Blow’viate are both registered and would be happy to have you! Racing starts at 1:30pm, so dock call is noon at SSA.
  • J/24 Classroom racing clinic – sometime in Feb., retiring to the Boatyard afterward for beverages.
  • J/24 On-The-Water clinic – April 11 with Robby Brown & other coaches
  • J World/SSA Thursday evening racingwaiting for the start date
  • Annapolis NOOD – May 15-17 (NEW DATE) – Talk to the crew soon. My guess is they want to do this regatta!
  • Race to St. Michaels – May 23
  • J/24 East Coast Championship – Oct 16-18 (NEW DATE)
Here’s to a great 2020 for all, and another year of fun on the water!


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Shearwater Twilight Race – June 15

Next up on the weekend racing schedule is the Shearwater Twilight Race, Saturday June 15. This is a great distance race, which starts in the late afternoon and typically finishes just before dusk. For more info and to register, visit

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Annapolis to Miles River Race & Race Back!

This year was another awesome race to the Miles River Yacht Club over Memorial Day Weekend! We had beautiful weather and a great time hanging out in St. Michaels after racing. It was an epic match race both ways…Spaceman Spiff won the race to, and the Rush Hour won the race back!

Eastport Yacht Club hosted the race back on Sunday and had a great party that afternoon! We already can’t wait until next year!!

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Annapolis NOOD-May 3-5

Registration is open for the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis, May 3-5! We have 8 J/24s signed up so far!

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Blue Strikes Back – J/24 For Sale

Searching for a great, local boat to join in on the fun this year? Blue Strikes Back is available for sale! Currently being kept at SSA…Hull 4269, $2500. If interested, contact James Bonham

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2019 J/World Thursday Night Racing

Registration is open for J/World Annapolis’ Thursday Night Racing!!

2019 Notice of Race


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Spinsheet Crew Party

The Spinsheet Crew Party will be held this Sun, April 28 from 4-6pm at EYC. Registration is required and more info is available at

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