1700 Dock Call @ Downtown Sailing Center, 1425 Key Highway, Baltimore
1730 Leave the Dock for the Racecourse
The Downtown Sailing Center invites all sailors (DSC members and non-members), kids of sailors, fundraisers, and sponsors to participate in the Charm City’s Ya Gotta Regatta, September 21 & 28, 2019, benefiting the DSC’s Community and Accessible Sailing Programs. The Downtown Sailing Center, a US Sailing Sanctioned Community Sailing Center, works with over 20 non-profit partners to fill the gap of educational and recreational programs for over 1,000 at-risk youth or people with disabilities each year.
Saturday, September 21, 2019:
One-Design: Fleet racing in DSC J/22s and Sonars. Courses: windward-leeward with drop marks. Other classes fielding 8 boats or more will be admitted as additional classes with prior approval.
PHRF: Spin and Non Spin Pursuit racing using the PHRF rating system on a course approximately 9NM. Fleet and PHRF racing will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.
0800-0900 - Registration
0900 - One-Design Skipper's Meeting
1030 - One-Design fleet racing start
1130 - PHRF pursuit starts begin at DSC docks
1600 - Social & Award Ceremony at Little Havana
First held in 1989, the Baltimore Harbor Cup has been, for many northern Chesapeake Bay boats, the final distance race of the season. Coming late in October, it has had it's share of demanding sailing conditions and chilly temperatures, but, in other years, has seen beautiful autumn sailing weather. Beginning at Baltimore Light at the mouth of the Magothy River, and ending in Baltimore Harbor near Fells Point, the race typically follows a >20 nm route taking boats north toward Seven Foot Knoll, east toward the Eastern Shore, back around Craighill Light, and then up the Patapsco River, under the Francis Scott Key Bridge and into the harbor. The finish line will be off the dock at the Anchorage Marina.
On Sunday, the Rock Creek Racing Association will hold it's Francis Scott Key Classic, a CBYRA sanctioned "Race Back" for boats heading back to the bay.
Each boat shall race with at least three crew (including the skipper) with body weights of at least 100 pounds.
While racing, a boat’s crew may not change sails, leave the cockpit, extend body limbs over the lifelines or emerge from a hatch beyond the waist.
The courses will use a mix of inflatable marks and government marks on Spa Creek and the Severn River as described in the sailing instructions.
The first warning signal is scheduled to be made at 1300. Two races are scheduled for each Sunday. Lunch and refreshments will be served between the 1st and 2nd race at the AYC Clubhouse (2 Compromise Street).
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Norfolk, VA 23508
US Patriot Sailing, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation
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