Tag Archives: Corsica River Yacht Club

2015 Frostbiting Update

Frostbiting continues at a number of clubs around the district:
PRSA – races Sunday afternoons through March. Thus far this year 42 sailors have taken part in one or more events and Eric Petersen leads Len Guenther in the series standings More info: http://potomacriversailing.org/laser-fleet/
SSA – Has a two part frostbite series on Sundays – currently are a couple weeks into the second series ending in March. Luke Shingledecker won the Series 1 Standard fleet while Leo Boucher won the Radials.  More info: http://ssa.sailregattas.com/_/ssa/ui/Index.aspx?tabid=576
Corsica River Yacht Club – continues their 19-year tradition of Sunday afternoon frostbiting running from late fall to early sprint out of Ships Point on the eastern shore.  Details at: http://www.cryc.org/frostbitel.htm
Hampton Roads Laser Fleet – Sailing out of the Old Dominion Sailing Center – this group of Laser sailors has been out almost every Sunday since late fall.  Photos, videos and regular racing reports from Robert Suhay can be found on the Hampton Roads Sailing Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/283897676560/ for more info contact Robert: robert.suhay@pilotonline.com
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CRYC Annual Regatta

This coming weekend July 26-27 Corsica River Yacht Club will host our 73rd Annual Regatta, and we hope you will join us.

Corsica River Yacht Club is a great place to sail with a lot of open water, very limited motor boat chop, easy beach launching and plenty of grass on which to park, rig, camp and just hang out. CRYC will work very hard to ensure that it is an enjoyable weekend for you. I am sure that it will have the same laid back yet competitive atmosphere that you expect at Corsica River, we will have a classic Eastern Shore dinner and live music at the club after sailing on Saturday.

Camping is highly encouraged and is free. Ship Point is an extremely tranquil spot to camp. If you have a cruising boat we have a very protected anchorage at the club. We are less than an hour’s drive from Annapolis, just over an hour’s drive from the Delaware Memorial Bridge, and easily accessible from the Southern Bay, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Please see the NOR on our Web site for additional details http://www.cryc.org/.

I very much hope that you will join us for the weekend. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance or can answer any questions. Hopefully see you then.

Sincerely,
Nicholas

Corsica River Yacht Club One Day Laser Regatta This Saturday

This Saturday May 17th, Corsica River Yacht Club invites you to the Chesapeake’s picturesque and tranquil Eastern Shore for our third annual, one day, Corsica River Spring Regatta.

Corsica River Yacht Club is a great place to sail with a lot of open water, very limited motor boat chop, easy beach launching and plenty of grass on which to park, rig, camp and just hang out. We would be very pleased if you would join us at the regatta, CRYC will work very hard to ensure that it is an enjoyable day for you. I am sure that it will have the same laid back yet competitive atmosphere that you expect at Corsica River, including barbeque at the club after sailing.

Camping is highly encouraged and is free. Ship Point is an extremely tranquil spot to camp. If you have a cruising boat we have a very protected anchorage at the club. We are less than an hour’s drive from Annapolis, just over an hour’s drive from the Delaware Memorial Bridge, and easily accessible from the Southern Bay, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Please see the NOR on our Web site for additional details http://www.cryc.org/. (Notice of Race)

I very much hope that you will join us for the day. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance or can answer any questions. Hopefully see you then.

Sincerely,
Nicholas
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Corisca River Yacht Club Spring Regatta Invitation

Saturday May 11th, Corsica River Yacht Club on the Chesapeake’s picturesque and tranquil Eastern Shore will host our second annual, one day, Corsica River Spring Regatta. The regatta will be hosted at Corsica River’s Ship Point and is expected to run inside the Corsica, as opposed to out in the Chester. This will make for a very convenient and short sail out to the course.

Corsica River Yacht Club is a great place to sail with a lot of open water, very limited motor boat chop, easy beach launching and plenty of grass on which to park, rig, camp and just hang out. We would be very pleased if you would join us at the regatta, CRYC will work very hard to ensure that it is an enjoyable day for you. I am sure that it will have the same laid back yet competitive atmosphere that you expect at Corsica River, including dinner at the club after sailing.

Camping is highly encouraged and is free. Ship Point is an extremely tranquil spot to camp. If you have a cruising boat we have a very protected anchorage at the club. We are less than an hour’s drive from Annapolis, just over an hour’s drive from the Delaware Memorial Bridge, and easily accessible from the Southern Bay, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Please see the NOR on our Web site for additional details http://www.cryc.org/.

I very much hope that you can make it out. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance or can answer any questions. Hopefully see you then.

Sincerely,
Nicholas

Inaugural Corsica River Yacht Club Spring Regatta Results

2012 Corsica Annual Regatta Photo - by Kelly Snavely

We had a successful inaugural Corsica River Yacht Club Spring Regatta this past Sunday.  The only thing that did not work out as planned was the wind.  It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day but we had a steadily dying Easterly that after two races fighting the building thermal became too unstable to run a decent race.   Unlike the annual regatta where we race in the Chester, we ran this event in the Corsica itself going back to the roots of the club in the 1930’s.  The two races we were able to run were a nice 30 minute length windward/leeward course with the leeward mark in Middle Quarter Cove and the windward mark up near Ship Point giving us about a .75 NM windward leg.  Easterly is a strange, and luckily uncommon, breeze on the Corsica.  On Saturday night we also had the closest full moon to the earth of 2012 which created a decent current in the Corsica which in turn impacted people’s tactical decisions.  The Corsica rarely sees currents strong enough to significantly influence sailing.

We had great attendance with 14 sailors from six different clubs, 2 Laser Districts (10 and 11), and four states.  Mike Schmidt of MRSA and Jacques Kerrest of PRSA both sailed fast and alternated first and second in both races with Mike winning the tie-breaker to take the regatta.  Full results along with some great pictures (taken by a veritable paparazzi of photographers) will be posted soon on www.CRYC.org.

After the sailing everyone headed in for plenty of food and drinks and enjoyed a lovely Spring day.  Thank you very much to all who attended and supported our regatta.  The inaugural Spring Regatta exceeded my expectations thanks to your support and hopefully we can make this an annual event (so please put it on your calendar).  Thanks to the CRYC membership for putting on a great show with plenty of support people and boats and much appreciated food and drink, including cupcakes particularly appreciated by Jane Schmidt and Rich Parolski, amongst others.

Hopefully see you all at the CRYC Annual Regatta July 28th-29th, when we expect to be sailing out in the open water of the Chester River.

Results

Photo by Kelly Snavely