Junior Spring Series beginning April 27

All Junior Sailors of RRYC:
The 2014 Junior Spring Series is upon us–beginning on Sunday, April, 27 @ 12:00 noon with the skippers meeting. Races will begin about 12:30 PM.
Any and all junior sailors are invited to come out for the races.
As in years past, the races will be open to Opti’s , Sunfish, Lasers, and Club 420′s.  RRYC has a limited number of Opti’s and Sunfish—available on a “First come-First serve basis”.
Linked below are the 2014 Sailing instructions and the 2014 Racing entry form. Please present racing form and regatta fee when you arrive @ RRYC.
All Junior Sailors of RRYC:
The 2014 Junior Spring Series is upon us–beginning on Sunday, April, 27 @ 12:00 noon with the skippers meeting. Races will begin about 12:30 PM.
Any and all junior sailors are invited to come out for the races.
As in years past, the races will be open to Opti’s , Sunfish, Lasers, and Club 420′s.  RRYC has a limited number of Opti’s and Sunfish—available on a “First come-First serve basis”.
In attachments are the 2014 Sailing instructions and the 2014 Racing entry form. Please present racing form and regatta fee when you arrive @ RRYC.
With each year, we pray that the weather will cooperate and will be addressed prior to each race.
Questions should be addressed to Scott Vail @ csvyacht@verizon.net or call at (804) 438-6443(804) 438-6443
We hope to see each and all for the excitement of racing.
Best regards—-Sail Fast!
Scott Vail—PRO
RRYC Junior Sailing Foundation
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Rules and Tactics Around the Racecourse – April 25 5:30-7PM

RULES AND TACTICS AROUND THE RACECOURSE

presented by

LATELL SAILS & PREMIER SAILING

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
the 25th.

No cost, so no registration necessary – just be seated by 5.30.

2014 PHRF Schedule

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.

First Cruise of the Year

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 springett@verizon.net.

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.

Blessing of the Fleet / April Social

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 dinner@rryc.org.  No reservations will be taken for “cocktails only;”  this is a one-price social.

Wastewater Treatment and First Friday

All Members,

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.

Charles Springett

Rear Commodore