Sunday’s Junior Sailing event has been cancelled…

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.

Sign up for Junior Spring Series and Junior Clean-Up Day

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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 juniorsailing@rryc.org.

Bob German
Junior Fleet Commander

Telephone RSVPs can be made to Eve German
540/368-9383

Mailing Lists and Gmail

burgeeflying204-marleeFor reasons we will likely never know, Google/Gmail seems to be marking our mailing list emails as spam. If you don’t see them in your inbox, please check your spam folder. If you see them in your spam folder, hover over the sender email/name, and a popup should appear providing more information about the address.  In the bottom of that popup is an “Add to Contacts” link that should add the mailing list to your contacts, which should prevent it from being marked as spam in the future.

As many of you are aware, this is a constant battle between spammers, legitimate mail senders, recipients and ISPs. Don’t expect it to be resolved in your lifetime.

CRUISERS KICK-OFF PARTY – Sunday, April 12th 4-6 pm @ RRYC Clubhouse

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 cruising@rryc.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.

Beverly Oren
Cruising Fleet Commander

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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

Rum Tasting Social, April 25 6pm

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“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

RRYC Sock Burning

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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.

  • Friday – March 20
  • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • @ RRYC
  • Bring your own drinks and a “finger food” hors d’oeuvre to share\
  • Don’t forget your old winter socks to toss on the bonfire!

Click HERE for the printable flyer!