Severn Sailing Association’s Sunshine Open saw plenty of Sunshine on Saturday with 10-12 knots of wind out of the south and temperatures in the 70’s. Unfortunately Sunday was anything but Sunny with rain and chilly conditions. 25 boats sailed 4 races on Saturday and 3 on Sunday with boats from as far away as Fishing Bay Yacht Club to the South and Toms River Yacht Club to the North. Steve Cofer hosted a great party and dinner Saturday night.
With 3 bullets on Sunday Luke Shingledecker (SSA) took the pole followed by Eric Reinker (SSA) and David Schoene (SSA). In the radials it was Dorian Haldeman (SSA), Kim Couranz (SSA) and Sandy Westphal (SSA).
Even thought the SSA clubhouse is closed due to construction, and most of the parking spots in the car parking lot are being used for construction equipment, SSA will continue our incredibly long tradition of hosting the Sunshine Open Laser Regatta (4/21-22), as we have every year since the early 1970s! This year we are going to have to be a little more innovative with the limited space and facilities, we still plan to have a very fun regatta, with great sailing, tough competition, friendly sailors, beautiful spring weather, starts for both Standard and Radial rigs, as well as fun social events after sailing on Saturday.
This year, we will be going over to Steve Cofer’s house after sailing on Saturday (about 1 1/2 miles from SSA) for a BBQ party at a beautiful location. Steve kindly hosted our fleet for our Holiday party, and his house is a beautiful place to host a social event after sailing. We at SSA look forward to hosting many out of town sailors at this event. As in the past, we will try to arrange accommodations for out of town sailors with our local fleet members. If you are interested in housing, please either call Dave Sliom at 443-321-3637 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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