By Kristin Mullins, Regatta Co-Chair (and epidemiologist with University of Maryland Medical Center) & Lisa Pline, Annapolis Snipe Fleet Captain Recently SSA was fortunate to be able to host its first Invitational regatta in our “post-quarantine” world, the 2020 Snipe Colonial Cup. It had been postponed from the first weekend of June to the weekend… Continue reading Best Practices for Running a COVID-compliant Regatta
Today's Member Spotlight focuses on those helping during the pandemic. Kristin Mullins & Chris Adriance, Zack Kelchner & Georgie Peet, and Rich & Carol McVeigh are using their talents for good!
Fleet 532's first clinic of the season was a great success! To keep the COVID-induced social distancing, we substituted the typical "on shore" part of the clinic with Zoom videos conducted by Quantum's George Szabo. We recorded the first video that has some great tips on boathandling and sail trim. Thanks to George for letting… Continue reading Annapolis Fleet Clinic May 2020
SSA is introducing "COSOD" in June to get folks out sailing again after a COVID-induced long winter's nap. "TESOD"-style racing (multiple races on shorter courses, no scoring, starts for fleets that show up) will be conducted the first 3 weekends in June with the following schedule: AMENDED TO LIMIT TO 20 BOATS Click here for… Continue reading TESOD goes “Weekend” in June! Call it “COSOD” 🙂
Tuesday Evening One Design Sailing (TESOD) is officially back! This free-wheeling, fun short course sailing is a hallmark of one-design sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. Registration is FREE and OPEN to all sailors, but launching from SSA is restricted to MEMBERS ONLY. Registration is also required for safety purposes. Click here to REGISTER with links… Continue reading TESOD Season has begun!
For those of us lucky enough to now be able to engage in “recreational boating” but not able yet to “congregate”, going out solo is a great (only?) way to start the season! For many of us, the idea of practicing solo is a bit foreign, but for the top guys, practicing solo is a… Continue reading From the Experts: Single boat practicing
As the consequences of the COVID-19 cancellations sink in, many Snipe sailors are not only sad, but worried that our beloved class may not thrive without major regattas to look forward to and championships to train for. As the Regatta Chair for the now postponed US Snipe Nationals, I share the sadness and concern. However,… Continue reading Snipe Sailing in the Time of COVID
Reposted from Snipe USA Jan 2020 Newsletter Means and Peggy Davis from the Atlanta fleet have been sailing Snipes for eons and have hosted countless regattas, so their suggested “to-do” list can serve as an excellent anxiety reducer: Planning for your fleet: Be sure every non-sailing person / spouse is involved. Give each a small… Continue reading Checklist for Running A Successful Regatta
Reposted from Snipe USA Jan 2020 Newletter by Art Rousmaniere Any successful volunteer organization can be traced back to a few highly-dedicated leaders who are passionate in the group. Developing and maintaining a strong Snipe fleet is no different. The main required ingredient is communication: it is important that everyone is in loop. But as… Continue reading Ideas For Fleet Building
lease-to-own-flyer-29940-revDownload Check out the link above for our new Lease To Own boat! I would love to see this in the hands of a sailor who will race it actively at SSA. Would prefer a "NextGen", but am open to anyone who is interested in becoming an active member of the fleet who needs a… Continue reading Annapolis Fleet’s Lease To Own Boat Available!