ECC Regatta

BABA East Coast Championships Regatta – part of US Windsurfing National Racing Tour

September 15 & 16, 2018
Beverly Triton Beach Park, Edgewater, MD

Notice of Race (revised August 29, 2018)

Email babanews@mac.com if you plan to attend. We need a headcount for the Saturday evening BBQ sponsored by Annapolis Gel Coat.

Hurricane Florence Update #2 – posted September 13 at 7:00 pm

Notice to all ECC racers: At the moment we are still watching hurricane Florence. She is currently about 145 miles off the coast of Wilmington. Our area appears to be in the clear!

We are holding to the NOR and the race is on!!

The weather conditions now predicted for our area look great for racing. Saturday 11 to 17 knots with some light rain early with chances of the sun popping out later in the day.

Sunday 8 to 15 knots with a mix of sun, clouds and showers.

The tides are not expected to be more that last weekend of 1 to 3 feet above normal but probably won’t see much increase until after the regatta.

The Conowingo dam did release on Wednesday. We will probably see some debris floating so let’s use some caution while sailing. The RC will watch for issues and attempt to help this.

We look forward to a great and windy regatta – lets sail!

Thanks for hanging in there with us!

Steve Uhthoff

BABA Race Director

 

Hurricane Florence Update #1 – posted September 11 at 8:30 pm

Notice to all ECC racers at the moment we are watching hurricane Florence closely and as she gets more predictable when landing to the coast we will have a better idea of the ECC race status.

Currently we are holding to the NOR and the race is on!!

If we see on Thursday that the conditions will not be conducive to racing we will post this by Thursday afternoon via email and Facebook. Please email babanews@mac.com to be included in email updates.

The current prediction of weather in our area is 13 to 18 knots and good sailing. It is likely the storm path will land in the area between Wilmington and Morehead city. The consensus is that once hitting land the storm will stall and rapidly decrease winds to 30 knots as it goes inland. It will carry significant rain. Our area is expected 13 to 18 knots and normal weather with some mix of sun and showers possible Sunday and 11 to 18 knots Saturday and occasional clouds and sun.

The biggest threat will be tides increasing. The best guess at the moment 2 to 3 feet above normal.

We look forward to a great and windy regatta – let’s sail!

We will give further updates on Thursday

Steve Uhthoff
BABA Race Director

 


contact:  Steven R Uhthoff

The ECC will include Formula, Slalom, Open, Kona and Long Distance. More details and the Notice of Race will be posted soon. In the meantime, email Steve Uhthoff if you have any questions.

Meet at the Beach –  BABA members, family and friends are encouraged to come out and windsurf, sail or SUP. The regatta is a great time to hang out with your BABA peeps and enjoy a day on the water even if you don’t want to race. We also encourage and provide help and support to beginning windsurfers. If you’ve just bought a bunch of gear and are still learning to rig and tune we can help you! There’s always a good crowd at BABA Races, and it’s a great time to check out an unfamiliar launch with experienced windsurfers around.

Questions?  Want to Volunteer to help with the Regatta?  Contact Daphne

BABA Membership Dues are $20 annually.


Mayo Beach – 2018 Watersports Fun Fest
Sunday – July 1, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Baltimore Area Boardsailing Association (BABA) is excited to co-sponsor the annual Mayo Beach Watersports Fun Fest.

Mayo Beach Park – 4150 Honeysuckle Drive, Edgewater MD  21037
Office (410) 222-7313

Bring your car-top water craft or just come out for some fun at Mayo Beach Park on the Chesapeake Bay.

  • No charge for park admission or activities
  • Mayo Beach Park is open to the public from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • On-site registration for Watersports Fun Fest activities (see below)
  • Car Top Area #3 – equipment drop off will be provided – parking at top of hill

Please RSVP using SignUp Genius so that we know how many people plan to attend!   

Onsite Registration:

Register on-site the day of the event for all Fun Fest activities.  Due to limited facilities and equipment participation is on a first come, first served  basis.

Fun Fest Activities:

    BYO– car-top water craft

  • Stand UP Paddling– free mini lessons and demo boards available (must be 15 years of age)
  • Windsurfing – “taste of windsurfing” instruction and land-based simulation – registration required and space is limited
  • Fun Events– SUP relay race, Windsurfing freestyle and other fun events
  • Picnic– Food and beverages will be provided.

Note: swimming attire and water shoes are required for safe participation in on-water events.  BYO life jacket if you have one.

Sponsored by:

Weather Cancellations –Fun Fest cancellations due to bad weather will be posted to the BABA BLOG – https://windsurfbaba.wordpress.com

Directions- From Annapolis, take MD Route 2 (Solomons Island Road) South (4.5 miles) to MD Route 214 (Central Avenue). Take 214 East (4.4 miles) and turn left on Shoreham Beach Road at Lou’s Store. Stay on Shoreham Beach Road (1 mile) through sharp turns (3 Mayo Beach signs) to Honeysuckle Drive. Turn sharp right and follow Honeysuckle Drive into the Park.


 

 

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