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By Nancy Noyes | December 9, 1990
The Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association's annual general meeting traditionally includes the election of officers to guide the 1,700-member organization.This year's meeting, conducted Dec. 1 at Essex Community College, saw a number of familiar faces advance in the ranks and the addition of some new ones.Replacing outgoing President Bruce Johnson is 1990 Executive Vice President Dave Blessing.A resident of Alexandria, Va., Blessing is an International 5-0-5 sailor based out of the West River Sailing Club in Galesville.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2011
Hot pink ribbon-like patches sprouted Monday on life vests at the Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis as junior sailors prepared for practice, bright remembrances of the 14-year-old student who died last week in an accident during practice. Friends of Olivia Constants made dozens of patches, decorating them with fabric paint and marker to note her dates of birth and death. The club's junior sailing program, where Olivia was in the top level for junior racers using the Club 420 sailboat, will be closed Tuesday for Olivia's funeral.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | October 17, 1993
Shearwater Sailing Club of Annapolis is setting up for one of its most popular fall racing events, the Roy Smith Memorial Regatta for female skippers and crew Oct. 30-31.In addition to the traditional classes for veteran competitors -- usually two spinnaker divisions and one nonspinnaker -- new this year are classes for beginning racers who want to compete in either the spinnaker or nonspinnaker novice class.Also new this year is the offer of a racing coach for any skipper who requests one. Coaches will be available for practice sessions as well as the regatta.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | April 23, 1995
The Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association's big-boat High Point calendar begins next weekend with the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron's Spring Race, although J/24 sailors already are at it this weekend at Severn Sailing Association's Spring Bowl, sharing the course with non-CBYRA Solings.SSA will conduct a major Laser regatta, the Sunshine Open, next weekend, while down off Galesville the Stars, 5.0.5.s and 470s will face off on the water for the West River Sailing Club's Spring I regatta.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | May 22, 1994
Nearly 50 crews sailing in MORC, PHRF C and D, and cruising one-design classes for Catalina 27s, Cal 25s and J/30s met in the 45th annual Spring Race of the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake last Saturday for 6.3-mile contest.The next day some three dozen entries in PHRF A-0, A-1, A-2 and B chased each other on a couple of courses, the first at 7.7 miles and the second race of the day over 4.6 miles.The action was especially hot in Saturday's MORC class, when the top five boats all corrected to within a one-minute, eight-second range of one another, with victory going to Bob Dunning and his crew on Skylarkn.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | November 1, 1992
Plenty of wind and a healthy fleet of 14 all-female teams made this year's 11th annual Roy Smith Memorial Regatta, managed by Shearwater Sailing Club last weekend, a memorable and challenging event.With a nine-boat PHRF Spinnaker class and a five-boat J/30 class, this year was the first time a one-design class had been started in the event -- something that regatta organizers say they would like to see continue in the future.Straight bullets in both of Saturday's races and Sunday's series-ender gave Jacelyn Swenson and her crew on Valkyrie the win in the J/30 class indisputably.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2011
Pusser's Caribbean Grille has been gearing up for its crucial summer period for a couple of months now. Managers at the popular restaurant on the Annapolis waterfront have nearly tripled the wait staff to 70 people, while their food orders to suppliers have spiked. Memorial Day weekend is here, and business is about to take off — until it quiets down again in the fall. "This whole week, through the weekend, is really our launch weekend for the season," said J.J. Peddicord, Pusser's manager.
NEWS
By Nancy Noyes | October 17, 1990
The annual Michelob Cup Regatta drew 23 two-member teams from the local region to the waters of the Chesapeake off West River for two days of challenging racing Saturday and Sunday.The event, traditionally a rousing season finale for Star sailors, was hosted by the West River Sailing Club (WRSC) and sponsored by Katcef Brothers Distributors/Michelob.Early weather forecasts warned of the possibility of strong winds as Hurricane Lili moved up the coast, scaring off the substantial out-of-town contingent of sailors who usually swell the fleet to 30 to 35 teams.
NEWS
By Nancy Noyes | September 13, 1992
One of the area's longest-running sailing traditions is the West River Sailing Club's annual Labor Day regatta.It's a three-day event dating to the club's founding by a group of Shady Side sailors in 1930.This year's regatta, the 63rd annual, drew about 100 one-desig boats ranging from classic Chesapeake 20s, Flying Scots, Albacores, Jet 14s, Penguins and Olympic class Stars and 470s, to one-man Lasers and eccentrically exciting International Canoes.In traditional fashion, this year's regatta began with a relativel long-distance 13-mile point-to-point haul for the Chesapeake 20s, Flying Scots, Jet 14s and International Canoes from Annapolis to Galesville on Friday.
NEWS
By Robert M. Pennington from the archives of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society | October 22, 1995
25 years ago Spurred on by residents of the area, the Annapolis City Council reversed an earlier decision and denied the Shearwater Sailing Club permission to build a 63-boat mooring facility in Spa Creek. The builder is undecided whether to sell the land or contest the decision. -- The Sun, Oct. 6, 1970.Scrapping the proposed Outer Harbor tunnel for a bridge closer to Baltimore would cost Anne Arundel County about $5 million for a new water supply system, County Executive Joseph W. Alton said today.
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