What do you get when you cross a fantastic group of women sailors, a fun & talented set of coaches/RC, ace on-the-water media, and 8-12 knots of breeze? A kick-ass inaugural Chesapeake Women's Snipe Challenge! Congrats to Sarah Alexander/Mariah Leffingwell on a hard fought win over Katherine & Jessica Bennett in a tie-breaker. Veterans Lorie… Continue reading Chesapeake Women’s Challenge Wrap Up
This weekend's "Fall" Series had perhaps the best sailing condition of the year so far.
Despite the heat, there was sailable, remarkably consistent breeze both days and once on shore with a drink in hand in the shade of the awnings on the top deck, the socially distant vibe was excellent.
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
Annapolis Snipe Fleet 532 and Severn Sailing Association served up a very competitive regatta with some interesting and challenging sailing conditions for the 2020 Snipe Colonial Cup Regatta. The regatta format was altered this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but despite all of the differences, the usual teams assumed the top spots on the scoresheet.
The Snipe Colonial Cup turn 45 years old this year. There have been all kinds of iterations of the event from purely local fleet racing to worlds qualifiers to combined regattas to socially distanced-during-a-pandemic style, but the Colonial Cup has always provided top competition in the Snipe. This 40 year old gem from the Annapolis Capital on June 9, 1980 is no different!
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” 🙂