2019 Racing Calendar Chesapeake Bay

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Here is the preliminary 2019 racing calendar for the Chesapeake Bay. As we write this, we’re still missing some important dates for CBYRA regions 1-3, as well as the CBYRA Green Book, yet many race dates have been published on club websites and elsewhere, so here’s our preliminary list for larger events.

Know that we at SpinSheet are the messengers, not the schedulers, so these dates are subject to change and revision. Don’t shoot the messenger! But do shoot us news anytime to [email protected], as we can and will update this list quickly.

Find an extensive Southern Bay CBRYA region 4 North Division schedule here  (thanks to the York River Yacht Club for posting) and CBYRA region 4 South Division here.  

We will include significant dinghy events as they come in as well--we recommend keeping your eye on websites such as that of Severn Sailing Association. We’ve also included a couple of far-flung favorites for Chesapeake sailors, such as the first on our list! CBYRA-sanctioned events are in bold-face: 

04/11-04/13        Sperry Charleston Race Week

04/20/2019         NASS Spring

04/24/2019         AYC first Wednesday Night Race for series 1

04/27                  Conch Republic Cup and Key West Cuba Race Week

04/28/2019         AYC Spring One Design

05/03-05/05        NOOD Regatta

05/11                  Spring Race to Oxford

05/18                  SCC/GIYS Gibson Island Race

05/18-05/19        Viper Mid-Atlantic Championship at EYC

05/24/2019         Down the Bay Race start

05/25/2019         MRYC Annapolis-Miles River

05/26                  Miles River Race Back

06/01/2019         Annapolis Leukemia Cup

05/31-06/02        Southern Bay Race Week

06/07 & 06/08    Annapolis to Newport--two start days!

06/08/2019         NERYC Invitational

06/22/2019         EYC One Design Classic

06/28-06/29       GSA's Northern Bay Regatta


07/13                  EYC Boomerang Race

07/20/2019         BCYA Race to Baltimore

07/20-07/22        SMSA Screwpile

08/02/2019         St. Mary’s Governor’s Cup

                                Oxford Regatta?

08-17                  EYC/CRAB Cup

                             Olivia's Team Race Invitational (SSA)?

08/31-09/02        Annapolis Labor Day Regatta

09/07/2019         NASS Oxford Race

 09/14/2019         Hospice Cup

09/22/2019         Fall Race to Solomons

09/20-09/22        J/30 North Americans

09/28-29             AYC Fall Series #1

10/05/-10/06      AYC Fall #2

10/12                 AYC Fall #3

10/12                 GSA Frigid Digit


10/12                  BCYA Constellation Cup

10/17/2019         Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race start

10/19/2019         BCYA Harbor Cup

10/20                  Francis Scott Key Classic

10/19/2019         J/70 Fall Brawl/Etchells ACC/Stars

10/26-27             J/105 Ches Champs/ J/35 NAs/ Opti Halloween

Want to see photos from previous sailing seasons? Find SpinSheet's downloadable racing photos here.