Category: Rocky Point

Spring Regattas

Lining up for a start from the beach

Lining up for the Le Mans start.

We had a great start to the spring racing season with our annual Gerry Brown Memorial Regatta for Cancer Research at Baltimore County Sailing Center.  It was a light-wind day for an enthusiastic bunch of long boarders.  BCSC Director Eileen Fahrmeier set some marks for and upwind downwind course and we had a Le Mans style start from the beach.  The wind was flukey and dying so the crew completed one race and spent the rest of the day free sailing in Hawk Cove.  BABA members contributed about $500 to the Sidney Kimmel Center for Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins.  Thank you to everyone who contributed and who came out for the event.  It was great to see Jack Ames back out on the race course after a long hiatus.  Big thanks to our host, Eileen and BCSC.  Check out their website and programs for youth and adult sailing.  There’s also a week-long windsurfing camp for kids every summer. Continue reading

Rocky Point Fall Sailing

Hurricane Sandy brought us some nice NE and NNE winds at Rocky Pt Beach side. Fred, Craig, Mark Raginsky, Chris Wattengel, Paul Cudone and I all enjoyed the NNE 20 to 29 mph winds on Sunday October 28th as Sandy was approaching. We started out on 5.0 to 5.3 sails and had some really good runs out to a little sandy point off of Hart-Miller Island. Fred was kiting with his 12 Meter kite, then came in and rigged his 4.7 as the wind was building. He and I sailed our 78 and 84 liter boards for an hour or so on the 4.7’s. Continue reading