Apr 18, 2018

2018 Sailing Instructions

They're Out!

You can download the Sailing Instructions >HERE<

What's new? Not too much. Star boats have almost exactly the same rules. For PHRF, there is a slight change to the non-spin rule and a clarification about how to protest.

You can see what has changed in the SI by looking for the vertical bar on the right. Any area with a change is marked by a vertical bar.

What are some good things to take away from the SI?

  • Get there on time - we can't wait for you. There is only so much daylight available.
  • Listen to VHF 78 - we make announcements.
  • Call the hotline at 410-745-4983 - We will leave messages every week. If you think there is an issue with the weather, just call the hotline to find out what the RC thinks about racing.
  • We're not racing on July 4th - that's right, we're not racing on July 4th
  • Stay clear until 5 minutes to your start - From 5 minutes until your start, the starting line is yours. Before or after that, it's not; get away.
  • Once you declare non-spin, you're non-spin - no take backs!
  • If you're using equipment (sails, boat) that is not yours, let us know - it's not as obvious as you think it is. Come on by and tell us; we don't bite! (well, Tim does, but he has his rabies shots so you'll be okay).

Only two weeks to go for the first race!

Apr 17, 2018

Register for 2018

So how do you register?

It's all part of the NOR which you can read >HERE<

You can also download the registration forms listed to the right on the Official Notice Board website (under the 2018 Notices).

If you want, here is the registration form for:

>PHRF< boats

>Star< boats

All you have to do is fill them out and send them along with a check for $50 to:

St. Michaels Wednesday Night Racing
215 S Hanson St
Easton, MD 21601

If you want to save a stamp, you can hand it to me at the Skipper's Meeting tomorrow, you could leave it in my box at the MRYC (I really do have a box), or you could give it to us on the Signal Boat one Wednesday night!

What else should you do? It's best to sign up on the Official Notice Board website to receive emails. Anything that gets posted to the Official Notice Board website automatically gets sent to those people who subscribe. We won't spam you - what you see on the website is what you will get sent.

At least one person on your boat should get the emails. It could be a crew member or a skipper. Of course, everyone is welcome to get emails. There is no cost and no additional work for us. Unsubscribe anytime from any email.

Apr 16, 2018

Skippers Meeting 4/18 at 6pm

Yes, just days away!

Our skipper's meeting is Wednesday, April 18th, 6pm

Miles River Yacht Club

Not much is changing, but feel free to come with all your questions. We'll have registration forms available for you to sign up. Same as last year (and before that) - Just $50 for the season.

See you then.

Mar 23, 2018

Notice of Race 2018

Okay, I think it's okay to pretend spring is here now. Let's dream about sailing!

How about we start with a Notice of Race for the Season. Mark these dates on your calendar.

Notice of Race

Are we racing on July 4th? Nope! You get a week off in the middle of the summer!

Jan 9, 2018

upcoming 2018 events

Hi Everyone,

Here are some upcoming events at MRYC that you might find interesting:

Phillips Wharf - January 25th Speaker (moved!)

Ed Farley - February 1st Speaker

February 10th Chili Cookoff

See you there!

Nov 5, 2017

2017 Season Awards

So who won all those awards for the season?

Fun Awards 

Hard aground with Si Boettner – Moonraker
Can you hear me now? – missing the flags and announcements - Ostinato
Hot & Cold – widest array of finishes – Tim’s Boat 
Lighthouse – finishing at 8:38:23 pm on 6/7 – Swagman
Blind Squirrel – fastest guest skipper – Jay Tyson La Quatrieme
RC Morale Booster – Swagman
Lone Ranger – sailing single-handed – Bucky Buchanan
Early Bird gets the Worm – always early – La Quatrieme
Bumper Cars – Spectacular collision – Eric Wagner and Corbin Penwell
Better late than pregnant – towed to the starting line – John Jenkins
Dressing the Ship – Christmas decorations in October - Moonraker
Best dressed – Frighteningly big Care Bears – Jim Ryan and crew

Serious Awards

Staunch Supporter
Huge commitment to help with mark boat – Bowie Rose

James H Wilson Memorial

PHRF A – 4 boats
2nd  – La Quatrieme – Skipper – Bob Foley
1st   – ReJoyce – Skipper – Dennis Glackin

PHRF B – 6 boats
2nd  – Taaris – Skipper – Mary Yancey
1st   – Ful Dek – Skipper – Jeff Pevey

Stars – 9 boats
3rd  – Maddie – Eric Wagner and Taylor Penwell
2nd  – Tim’s Boat – Tim Paris and Tim Godlee
1st   –  Tip Your Server – Jim Ryan and Sewall Cox

JHW Overall best performance:

Ful Dek
Jeff Pevey 

Gus Plutschak most improved Award
Defined as the most improvement in the percentage of points from previous two years. This year’s winner going from 5th to 2nd this year.

Janet Schilling

Hugh Kabler Spirit of Sailing Award 

Bob Flower

Series and Season Awards

PHRF A – 5 boats
2nd summer – ReJoyce – Dennis Glackin
1st summer – Javelin – Willem Rosenberg
2nd spr – 4th sum – 1st fall – 2nd overall – La Quatrieme – Bob Foley
1st spring – 3rd summer – 2nd fall – 1st overall – Ostinato – Jeff Staley 

PHRF B – 6 boats
2nd spring – Hinesight – John Hines
1st spring – Taaris – Charlie Barranco
3rd spr – 2nd sum – 2nd fall – 2nd overall – Penniless – Janet Schilling
4th spring – 1st  summer – 1st  fall – 1st  overall – Ful Dek – Jeff Pevey

Stars – 12 boats
4th spring – 4th fall – Betty Ford – John Jenkins and Mike Keene
3rd fall – No Bozos – Steve Haarstick and Rowan Perkins
2nd sum – 2nd fall – 4th overall – Tim’s Boat – Tim Godlee Tim Paris
2nd sum-4th fall-3rd overall- Maddie – Eric Wagner Corbin Penwell
3rd spr-3rd sum-2nd overall- Wish - Will Murdoch Carl Langkammerer
1st spr-1st sum-1st fall-1st overall-Tip Your Server – Jim Ryan / Crew

High Point – awarded to the winner of the most competitive fleet, as defined by smallest point spread between 1st and 5th boat.

Jeff Staley

Nov 2, 2017

Video from 9/27

So WNR might be over for the season, but we still have videos!

9/27 was a great night for a beautiful twilight finish.