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Rappahannock River Yacht Club
Greetings, Junior Sailing participants!
Due to insufficient participation, we’ve made the decision to cancel this Sunday’s starting day of the RRYC Junior Spring Series.
The remaining dates are still on at this point, although we’ll want to hear from potential sailors in advance so that we can plan and put together a race committee.
We’ll also still be having junior clean-up day if you’re interested in attending that. Tomorrow morning @9am – rigging boats, checking for missing parts and necessary repairs.
Time to RSVP for the first Junior Sailing weekend of the season.
For planning and resource allocation purposes, please let us know as soon as possible if you plan to attend the events next weekend (it’s ok to attend just one or both!), and if you need to use a club boat, etc. for the first race day:
Saturday, April 18 – Junior Sailing Clean Up Day – 9am
We will focus on rigging all the junior boats, auditing for missing and broken parts, and hoping to be done by noon and avoid any conflict with the Blessing of the Fleet and RRYC Club Social that begin later the same day.
Sunday, April 19 – Start of Spring Junior Sailing Series
Following Junior Clean Up Day, Sunday April 19 is the start of the Spring Series, which runs on Sundays: 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 and 5/17 (no racing on Mother’s Day, be nice to your moms!).
We hope to see all of you young sailors at the club, bright and early and ready to work! If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Junior Sailing Fleet Commander (Bob German) at email@example.com.
Junior Fleet Commander
Telephone RSVPs can be made to Eve German
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The April 2015 Headway has been added to the Headway page of the website.
In addition, it was sent out via email to those on the Headway mailing list. If you did not get one via email and believe you should have, please email the webmaster and we’ll try to figure out why. Thanks!
Calling all cruisers! If you’re interested in sailing this season with the Club cruises, here is a fun opportunity to meet other members of the cruising fleet, find out more about the individual cruises and get your questions answered. Sign up in Member Connect or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday April 6th.
Refer to the April Headway or login to Member Connect to view detailed information about upcoming cruises and sign-up.
Cruising Fleet Commander
Race Committee 101 Seminar
Join the Race Committee Team
10AM to 12PM, April 25, 2015 at RRYC
Join the fun with your friends! One of the most enjoyable places to watch sailboat racing is as a member of RRYC Race Committee. Our Race Committee 101 seminar will teach you about all the positions on Race Committee, PRO, mark boat, timer, wind reader, signaler, spotter, scorer et. al. The seminar will cover the basics of each role and running of races going through a complete start and finish procedure. Understanding RC roles will allow you to join the fun and watch racing on the River while enjoying the companionship of RRYC club members.
Sign Up: email Tom Linville: Tsailor@aol.com
Cost: $5 for Race Committee Booklet
Instructors: Tom Linville and Tom Chapman
“Get Your Pirate On…”
Rum Tasting Social
Saturday, April 25th
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
@ the RRYC Clubhouse
(Hosts: Eric & Kelley Johnson, Arabella Denvir, Sissy Crowther)
Click image for full page flyer!
We’ll provide tasting notes and glasses. Our only hope is that you’ll bring an appetizer to share and any mixer that you might “need.” If you have a unique rum that you wish to share, bring it and we’ll label it at the door!
List of Potential Tasting Candidates:
Mt. Gay – Barbados
Flor de Cana – Nicaragua
Gosling – Bermuda
Pussers – Guyana & Trinidad (blended)
Pyrat – Anguilla
Rhum Barbancourt – Haiti
Ron Matusalem – Dominican Republic
Ron Zacapa – Guatemala
Zaya – Trinidad
RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER TYPHOON FLEET PARTY
The Rappahannock River Typhoon Fleet invites all RRYC members and guests to celebrate the vernal equinox and the beginning of spring by participating in a tradition of the ancient sailors who wore socks all winter long on the seas and burned them with the advent of spring’s warm weather.
Click HERE for the printable flyer!