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By Nancy Noyes | February 10, 1991
The rumors have become fact!The Annapolis Yacht Club, which signed a contract to buy the former White Rocks boatyard on Spa Creek last year, is fostering a small-boat one-design fleet out of AYC.AYC board member Art Libby, who is chairman of the project, says encouraging the new fleet of J/22s is a return of sorts to the club's roots."
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From Sun staff reports | February 15, 2014
The Annapolis Yacht Club was presented with the Captain Joe Prosser Award at the US Sailing Leadership Forum earlier this month in San Diego. The Prosser Award was created in recognition of the Merchant Marine Academy's first sailing master, Captain C.A. "Joe" Prosser, USMS, and is awarded each year to an organization that, in the opinion of the U.S. Training Committee, has made an exemplary contribution toward "improving the quality and safety in...
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From Sun staff reports | February 15, 2014
The Annapolis Yacht Club was presented with the Captain Joe Prosser Award at the US Sailing Leadership Forum earlier this month in San Diego. The Prosser Award was created in recognition of the Merchant Marine Academy's first sailing master, Captain C.A. "Joe" Prosser, USMS, and is awarded each year to an organization that, in the opinion of the U.S. Training Committee, has made an exemplary contribution toward "improving the quality and safety in...
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | June 29, 1997
In the second Build-A-Boat Challenge in Annapolis yesterday, contestants came bearing handsaws to cut wood, extension cords to power the saws, clamps to hold the wood together, tape measures to make sure all the pieces fit and brownies to bribe the judges.Their task: To construct in four hours a seaworthy vessel -- no nails or screws allowed -- that will, after launching in Spa Creek, win an hourlong race that will determine which of Annapolis' two yacht clubs can build a better boat.Sweating profusely, 18 teams struggled to make seaworthy vessels out of three sheets of 1/4 -inch Luan plywood, four pieces of 10-foot-long pine boards and two pieces of 8-foot-long pine boards.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | June 29, 1997
In the second Build-A-Boat Challenge in Annapolis yesterday, contestants came bearing handsaws to cut wood, extension cords to power the saws, clamps to hold the wood together, tape measures to make sure all the pieces fit and brownies to bribe the judges.Their task: To construct in four hours a seaworthy vessel -- no nails or screws allowed -- that will, after launching in Spa Creek, win an hourlong race that will determine which of Annapolis' two yacht clubs can build a better boat.Sweating profusely, 18 teams struggled to make seaworthy vessels out of three sheets of 1/4 -inch Luan plywood, four pieces of 10-foot-long pine boards and two pieces of 8-foot-long pine boards.
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By NANCY NOYES | May 29, 1994
Cruel wind gods truncated the Annapolis Yacht Club Spring Race last weekend, when only the cruising one-designs and the MORC and PHRF C sailors were able to sail a complete race.That event drew 71 starters for a six-mile CBYRA minimum course on Saturday.The fleet of big boats in the upper ranks of PHRF, the IMS competitors and the J/35 fleet had to call it a day on Sunday after an extremely light-air start in a foul current.On Saturday, however, despite light six- to eight-knot air the day's conditions were sailable for a three-legged NTC windward-leeward contest, particularly for Mike McGuirk and his Gunsmoke crew, who won the J/30 class, the day's largest division with 18 starters.
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By NANCY NOYES | October 7, 1993
The annual Annapolis Yacht Club Fall series got off to a rip-roaring start last weekend as huge fleets of sailboats faced big waves and heavy air for the first of three meets.Saturday's fleet, including IMS II and III, PHRF A-1, A-2, and B and J/35s, has 101 entries so far, of which 89 boats started the 12.27-mile windward-leeward race.The next day, 85 of the 103-boat fleet made up of PHRF C, MORC and the Alberg 30s, Cal 25s, J/30s, J/24s and Pearson 30s tested a similarly sized course.Extremely close results were found in many classes on Saturday, with a number of in-the-money finishers separated by only a few seconds in a shifting southerly breeze that built through the morning to about 20 knots.
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By NANCY NOYES | September 4, 1994
Hot sun, thick haze and southerly breezes greeted the Annapolis Yacht Club Annual Regatta fleets last weekend.Saturday's 64-starter fleet of cruising one-design, PHRF C and MORC sailors fought their way around a 7.6-mile five-legged windward-leeward course in breezes of six or seven knots at the start, rising to 10 or more later in the race.Sunday's 61 crews in the PHRF A and B splits and the J/35s used a similar course of 10.2 miles in a steady southerly that built from seven or eight knots at the start to 14 or 15 at the finish.
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By NANCY NOYES | November 6, 1994
This year's Annapolis Yacht Club IMS Skipper Regatta last weekend had a new element when the fleet of 12 IMS and five J/35 racers was joined by a 13-boat Mumm 36 one-design class.They took advantage of good late autumn sailing and the event to bring to a close that class' own yearlong series of regattas in the Mumm 36 U.S. Championship Circuit.Winning the weekend in the Mumms was George Collins of Gibson Island and his Moxie crew, after a challenging five-race series featuring extremely close competition, aggressive starting line tactics and mark-roundings and plenty of lead changes.
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By NANCY NOYES | October 16, 1994
The second round in Annapolis Yacht Club's three-week Fall Series regatta went off under sunny skies last weekend.The 85 smaller boats of the five cruising one-design divisions, PHRF C and MORC, completed a 7.7-mile windward-leeward course after a morning postponement on Saturday.On Sunday the six grand-prix IMS 1 contestants completed a 16.85-mile course while the remaining 82 big boats of the three IMS splits, the three PHRF A divisions, PHRF B and the J/35s sailed 12.35 miles.So far, the only perfect record was turned in by the weekend's biggest corrected time winner, John White of Severna Park and the crew on his unnamed DB-2, sailing in PHRF B on Sundays.
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By NANCY NOYES and NANCY NOYES,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 22, 1995
This year's Annapolis Yacht Club Fall Series, staged over the past three weekends, drew plenty of local and regional interest.Some 100 IMS, J/35, and PHRF A and B sailors were on the course on Saturdays, with similar numbers of PHRF C, MORC, and cruising one-design sailors competing on Sundays.IMS numbers continue to be light locally, but PHRF A-1 and A- 2 hit 31 and 41 entries, respectively, bringing the PHRF overall fleet numbers for the Saturday racing to 89 entries.AYC traditionally has scored both PHRF and IMS not only in individual class splits, but also as total fleets for Fall Series.
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By NANCY NOYES | November 6, 1994
This year's Annapolis Yacht Club IMS Skipper Regatta last weekend had a new element when the fleet of 12 IMS and five J/35 racers was joined by a 13-boat Mumm 36 one-design class.They took advantage of good late autumn sailing and the event to bring to a close that class' own yearlong series of regattas in the Mumm 36 U.S. Championship Circuit.Winning the weekend in the Mumms was George Collins of Gibson Island and his Moxie crew, after a challenging five-race series featuring extremely close competition, aggressive starting line tactics and mark-roundings and plenty of lead changes.
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By NANCY NOYES | October 16, 1994
The second round in Annapolis Yacht Club's three-week Fall Series regatta went off under sunny skies last weekend.The 85 smaller boats of the five cruising one-design divisions, PHRF C and MORC, completed a 7.7-mile windward-leeward course after a morning postponement on Saturday.On Sunday the six grand-prix IMS 1 contestants completed a 16.85-mile course while the remaining 82 big boats of the three IMS splits, the three PHRF A divisions, PHRF B and the J/35s sailed 12.35 miles.So far, the only perfect record was turned in by the weekend's biggest corrected time winner, John White of Severna Park and the crew on his unnamed DB-2, sailing in PHRF B on Sundays.
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By NANCY NOYES | September 4, 1994
Hot sun, thick haze and southerly breezes greeted the Annapolis Yacht Club Annual Regatta fleets last weekend.Saturday's 64-starter fleet of cruising one-design, PHRF C and MORC sailors fought their way around a 7.6-mile five-legged windward-leeward course in breezes of six or seven knots at the start, rising to 10 or more later in the race.Sunday's 61 crews in the PHRF A and B splits and the J/35s used a similar course of 10.2 miles in a steady southerly that built from seven or eight knots at the start to 14 or 15 at the finish.
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By NANCY NOYES | May 29, 1994
Cruel wind gods truncated the Annapolis Yacht Club Spring Race last weekend, when only the cruising one-designs and the MORC and PHRF C sailors were able to sail a complete race.That event drew 71 starters for a six-mile CBYRA minimum course on Saturday.The fleet of big boats in the upper ranks of PHRF, the IMS competitors and the J/35 fleet had to call it a day on Sunday after an extremely light-air start in a foul current.On Saturday, however, despite light six- to eight-knot air the day's conditions were sailable for a three-legged NTC windward-leeward contest, particularly for Mike McGuirk and his Gunsmoke crew, who won the J/30 class, the day's largest division with 18 starters.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | October 14, 1993
The Annapolis Yacht Club's prestigious Fall Series has been blessed by ample wind so far this year as autumn breezes appeared for the second weekend of the series.Sailing on Saturdays in the three-week series are the biggest boats of the PHRF A-1, A-2 and B divisions, as well as IMS II and III and the J/35s, with 102 entries this year.Everyone but the J/35s also is vying for overall fleet standing in either IMS or PHRF A-B -- a field of 67 -- over and above the top of his individual class.
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By NANCY NOYES | October 14, 1993
The Annapolis Yacht Club's prestigious Fall Series has been blessed by ample wind so far this year as autumn breezes appeared for the second weekend of the series.Sailing on Saturdays in the three-week series are the biggest boats of the PHRF A-1, A-2 and B divisions, as well as IMS II and III and the J/35s, with 102 entries this year.Everyone but the J/35s also is vying for overall fleet standing in either IMS or PHRF A-B -- a field of 67 -- over and above the top of his individual class.
NEWS
By Nancy Noyes | August 28, 1991
Saturday was a good day for bobbing -- and baking in the sun and getting extremely frustrated.Just ask the Race Committee and the hundreds of sailors who showed up to take part in the portion of the Annapolis Yacht Club's annual regatta for IMS I, II and III, PHRF A and B, and J/35s.Out of a fleet size that normally runs well over 100 teams sailing some of the area's fastest boats, only two could finish Saturday's 10.1-mile Olympic course contest.Even Jim Muldoon and the team onhis Santa Cruz 70 Donnybrook, winners of the IMS I class by more than 1 hour and 40 minutes corrected time over Nick Iliff and crew on his J/44 Merope, couldn't cross the finish line before more than four hours had passed from their start.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | October 7, 1993
The annual Annapolis Yacht Club Fall series got off to a rip-roaring start last weekend as huge fleets of sailboats faced big waves and heavy air for the first of three meets.Saturday's fleet, including IMS II and III, PHRF A-1, A-2, and B and J/35s, has 101 entries so far, of which 89 boats started the 12.27-mile windward-leeward race.The next day, 85 of the 103-boat fleet made up of PHRF C, MORC and the Alberg 30s, Cal 25s, J/30s, J/24s and Pearson 30s tested a similarly sized course.Extremely close results were found in many classes on Saturday, with a number of in-the-money finishers separated by only a few seconds in a shifting southerly breeze that built through the morning to about 20 knots.
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By NANCY NOYES | September 2, 1993
Annapolis Yacht Club played host to its annual regatta last weekend, for a Saturday fleet of 67, including IMS, PHRF A-1, A-2 and B and J/35 classes, and 74 starters on Sunday.Chuck O'Malley was among those eligible to compete both days. He and his crew went on to win Saturday's PHRF B class and Sunday's MORC competition."It was a nice weekend," O'Malley said. "It was kind of ironic because the wind did a 180 [degree shift] from Saturday to Sunday, but even with that the two days were actually very similar.
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