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Rappahannock River Yacht Club
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Courtesy of Ken Levine
In response to many requests for a rules clinic, Arabella Denvir and Jerry
Latell will present a racing rules and tactics talk on
Friday evening April 25th from 5.30 to 7pm.
The talk will take you around the racecourse and cover rules and also tactics
as they arise. The evening is intended as an introduction for new racers and
as a refresher for seasoned racers. Possibility of libations.
To get the most out of it, get out your rulebook and read pages 3 – 13 before
No cost, so no registration necessary – just be seated by 5.30.
May 10 – YPRCC Spring Regatta
June 14 – RRYC Spring Regatta
June 28 – RRYC Single Handed Race
September 6 – YPRCC Fall Regatta
September 13 – YPRCC Single Handed
September 20-21 – The Rappahannock Cup Regatta RRYC
October 18 – RRYC Commodore’s Cup (Our Fall Regatta)
Plus the Hospice Turkey Shoot on October 3-5.
Cruisers: start out the cruising season May 3rd/4th sailing to Tabbs Creek (off Fleets Bay north of Windmill Point) in White Stone. Have dinner at the Springetts’. Since it is close to Cinco de Mayo, we will serve enchiladas, black beans and rice with Sangria and Margaritas and dessert. Please bring an appetizer to share. Drive in cruisers are welcome (club fee $10 per person, no charge if you come by boat). The entrance to Tabb’s Creek is a challenge – pilot boats will be on station. Breakfast will be available next morning. Sign up at Member Connect/Club Info/Events, or email sue email@example.com.
Other cruises this year include a Southern Bay Club Crawl in May, Norfolk Harborfest in June, Fireworks in DC for the Fourth of July and many more. Check them all out on Member Connect, where you can sign up for any of the cruises.
From the Social Committee
Don’t forget that the April Social and Blessing of the Fleet have been moved from the usual third Saturday to the second Saturday, April 12. It is also at a different time than usual – the festivities will kick off at 16:00, with social to follow. Reservations are required for the social time, which will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and the usual libations for a price of $15 per person. Make reservations no later than this Sunday, April 6 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No reservations will be taken for “cocktails only;” this is a one-price social.
I am pleased to report that the waste water treatment system is now installed and fully operational. As a consequence the Club is now back open and the kitchen and the heads can be used as normal. Brent Self, our contractor, still has a few things to tidy up around the facility and he will have equipment on site from time to time for the rest of the week. I ask that you work around him as necessary and allow him to complete his work.
The first official club event post opening will be First Friday and I encourage you to come – the weather looks as if it will cooperate.
Finally Saturday is Spring Clean Up with lots to do to get the club ready for the summer sailing season. I am looking forward to a very good turnout.