Thank you to Blow’viate who joined Fleet 8 from the Southern Bay and Who Wa who joined us again from the Northern Bay! It was great to have you all in Annapolis for the NOOD Regatta and we hope to host you again soon.
Congratulations to Rush Hour who placed first, breaking the tie breaker with Spaceman Spiff who placed second. Peter Rich and the Buxton team finished third.
See you all next week for the start of JWorld Annapolis Thursday Night Racing!
Annapolis Yacht Club hosted the Frostbite Series I & II just following the J/24 East Coast Championship. Spaceman Spiff, Rush Hour and JABB competed in PHRF C for both series.
Depending on the breeze direction, the race committee either started us right off of SSA (perfect for all of us!) and sent us out to the green cans and out toward the radio towers or by the Naval Academy seawall headed up the river.
Frostbite racing is the best! Start for our class is at 1:30pm, you do an hour long race, head in for lunch and then back out for a second race around 3:00. If all goes according to plan, the boat is back on the trailer and you’re on your way by 4:30-5. A perfect way to pass the winter and it helps bring the Annapolis NOOD to town just that much faster!
Join North Point Yacht Sales in celebrating J/Boat’s 40th Anniversary for the J/Fest Chesapeake Regatta July 29! Registration is now open, and more details can be found at www.jfestchesapeake.com
Spaceman Spiff, Radical J, Rush Hour and Roo all went out for a beautiful day of summer sailing on the Bay this past Saturday for the Shearwater Twilight race. The breeze was up with gusts to 20 shortly before the start at 5:25pm. Breeze was consistent out of the south…definitely jib weather!
The Shearwater SC sent us over to the Eastern Shore to R88, then up toward the Bridge to R90, then back to R88, with a finish at the Annapolis weather buoy. Spaceman Spiff finished first with the Rush Hour coming in second. Congrats Spiff!
The Shearwater SC Twilight race is this Sat, June 17 and registration is open! Only $40 and a fun evening out on the water down around Thomas Point and government marks. Rendezvous is usually at R2 at 1600 hrs and you’re home before dark! Link to registration is below.
Our first fleet party is this Thurs, May 18 after racing! Join us for tacos and brews on the fleet. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s time to pay your fleet dues!
But why, you ask?
- Our fleet is entirely volunteer driven, but not everything in life is free of course. We run and manage two websites, a Facebook group, a twitter account and email campaigns for the ECC, trying to support and grow our fleet in Annapolis.
- Your dues also offset the costs of Fleet Parties, where you get to know the people you race against! And, $35 is a pretty good rate for a couple of summer brews and snacks on the house!
It’s easy – just click the link below, fill out the form, and send Peter $35! (Crew, it’s only $25 for you)
2017 Fleet 8 Membership Form