SpinSheet Racing Roundup June 24-25 Nailbiter in Bermuda and Fun at Home

Here’s your racing roundup for June 24-25, Summer Sailstice weekend on the Chesapeake Bay.

In case you were too busy sailing to watch it, here is the America’s Cup short-version video for Saturday and Sunday. Just one more race win from today’s two scheduled races on Bermuda’s Great Sound would be enough for Emirates Team New Zealand to reach the seven points required to win the America’s Cup, and take the ‘Auld Mug’ 9,135 miles back to New Zealand from Bermuda.... Oh boy, time to start biting your nails off, people.


Annapolis Yacht Club hosted the U.S. Sailing Match Race Qualifier (USMRC) on Saturday and Sunday. Here are the results from the USMRC

We don’t yet have any imagery from the event, but here’s a short, informative video with Dave Perry to explain why match racing ups your sailing game and how to get involved.

Eastport Yacht Club hosted its One Design Classic on Saturday. Heavy winds affected this and other Saturday regattas on the Bay (bookmark our weather page to stay on top of it).

Results from the EYC One Design Classic

The Sailing Club of the Chesapeake hosted its Ted Osius Memorial Regatta Sunday.

Results from the Ted Osius Memorial Regatta.

Severn Sailing Association hosted its Lightning Dixie Districts Sunday

Results from Lightning Dixie Districts

The Miles River Yacht Club hosted its Fourth of July Log Canoe Series June 24 (yes, you read that correctly… 4th, 24th, whatever).

MRYC 4th July log canoe results here

Many Bay sailors traveled north for Storm Trysail Club’s Block Island Race Week, which unfolded June 18-23.

Cumulative results for Block Island Race Week

This came in from Southern Bay Racing News You Can Use:

VET CUP RESCHEDULED FOR THIS COMING SATURDAY, JULY 1.  Veterans Cup Regatta officials postponed the annual Langley Yacht Club event scheduled for this past Saturday after predictions of howling wind and unsettled weather dominated by meteorological  reports on Friday. Announcing the change, LYC Race Captain Gary Herbert said that  “Everything for the race is Same/Same except for a 1 week slip, and the NOR shows updated registration info.  Awards Party is also Same/Same (Salt Ponds, 7 pm, free dogs/side dishes/beer/soda/etc) except the date is Sunday July 2.” 

As for the  REGISTRATION & SKIPPER’S MEETING: Registration remains open until 7 pm, Friday, June 30.  Register online and contact John Ritter 757 329-6992 for updates and to review Sailing Instructions.

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