As of February 6, 2024

ANNUAL OPENING

RBSA Opens to the Public Saturday May 25, 2024

(Schedule below is subject to change) 

SAILING

Club Series Races

Each monthly series will have at least three weekend days of racing, with 3-4 races every Saturday with one series for Sunfish and one series for Flying Scot/Open fleet. In case of unfavorable conditions, series races may be postponed to the immediately following Sunday. This schedule may be adjusted during the season, and changes will be reflected here.  Low point scoring is used (1 = 1st, 2 = 2nd, etc.) with throw-outs used as follows: 6 total races = 1 throw-out, 9 races = 2 throw-outs, 12 races = 3 throw-outs. This schedule may be adjusted during the season, and changes will be reflected here.

 Sunfish Fleet Series

May Saturday May 25
June Every Saturday
July Every Saturday
August Every Saturday

Flying Scot/Open Fleet Series

May Every Saturday
June Every Saturday
July Every Saturday (except Bennett Cup)
August Every Saturday (except Flying Scott Invitational)
September Every Saturday (except Racine Cup)

Start times for Club Summer Series
Sunfish: Skippers meeting at 12 noon; first race starts at 1:00 pm.
Flying Scot/Open Fleet: Skippers meeting at 12 noon; first race starts at 1:06 pm. (6 minutes after start of Sunfish race)

For additional information about Sunfish Fleet Series races email Rob Lackey at rlacke01@comcast.net

For additional details about Flying Scot/Open Fleet races email Don Walbrecht at swalbrecht823@yahoo.com

Club Regattas

McConnell Cup (Sunfish Fleet 200) Saturday July 6
Norman Bennett Cup (Open Fleet) Saturday July 6
Commodore’s Cup (Sunfish Fleet 200) Saturday August 31
Dave Racine Cup (Open Fleet) Saturday August 31

NOTES: Club Regattas
Regattas for Sunfish, Flying Scots and Open fleets each have 3-5 races (conditions
permitting). Skippers’ Meeting 12pm, first start 1 pm, all boats & all abilities encouraged to
participate. For details about Open Fleet regattas contact Don Walbrecht by email at
swalbrecht823@yahoo.com. For details about Sunfish regattas email Rob Lackey by email
at rlacke01@comcast.net. For details about the Hobie regatta email Bill Colgan at
hobie106@verizon.net.

Invitational Regattas

Sunfish Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship Regatta (World Championship qualifier)

Contact Rob Lackey at rlacke01@comcast.net

August

10-11

Flying Scot Invitational

Contact Don Walbrecht at swalbrecht823@yahoo.com

  September 7-8
Hobie Division 11 FC Regatta

First race Saturday 11:00, Sunday 10:00
Contact Bill Colgan at
hobie106@verizon.net  

 October 12-13

Special Events:

All members are encouraged to participate ….great opportunity for all members to socialize; BYOB.

Sail the Bay (Pursuit Race) Sundays June 6, June 23 & July 7

This is a casual event that follows 6 or 7 legs across a course that will take sailors to different points from the north end to south end of Rehoboth Bay and back again. The event is open to all types of sailboats and abilities. Boats will be loosely organized into several ‘fleets’ based on their speed rating. Start times for each fleet will be staggered, starting with the slowest boats first and ending with the fastest boats last. The first boat to finish in each ‘fleet’ wins first place for that fleet. Rules will be kept simple and competition will be light hearted. Skippers Meeting starts at 11:00 am.

On Sail the Bay (Pursuit Race) Days the fleet will be sticking around after sailing, firing up the grill for a Bring Your Own Barbeque social.  All sailors are welcome to join in.  For more details email Bill Colgan at hobie106@verizon.net

Wednesday Night Beer Can / Good Time Races (open to all members)  every Wednesday June 5 through August 28:  This event is sponsored by Fleet 206 Flying Scots and is open to anyone including those members who would like to try racing. Have some fun and hone your sailing skills as well as the opportunity to meet other members on the water and afterwards for refreshments (BYO). Rules will be kept simple and competition will be light hearted. Skippers’ meeting at 5:00 pm.  For details about Beer Can / Good Time Races contact Don Walbrecht by email at swalbrecht823@yahoo.com.

Couples Regatta, Sunday June 23:  A fun event for couples. No racing experience necessary; open to any type of sailboat. Rules will be kept simple with light coaching provided. There will be 3 short races followed by pizza, soft drinks, and awards. BYOB if preferred. Meet on the club house deck at 12:00 pm for additional instructions. No fee required. For details about the Couples Regatta contact Don Walbrecht by email at swalbrecht823@yahoo.com

Family Regatta, Sunday July 14:   A great opportunity to bring the family together for some fun on the water. No racing experience necessary; open to any type of sailboat. Rules will be kept simple. There will be 3 short races followed by pizza, soft drinks, and awards. BYOB if preferred. Meet on the club house deck at 12:00 pm for additional instructions. No fee required. For details about the Family Regatta contact Don Walbrecht by email at swalbrecht823@yahoo.com

Poker Race, Sunday July 21:  Another fun event that we are bringing back by popular demand. No racing experience necessary; open to any type of sailboat. Each boat will be dealt 5 cards; 2 cards before the start of the race then sail to each of 3 boats anchored at various spots on the bay to get cards 3, 4, and 5. Then race back to the club. The first boat to return will receive an extra bonus card. Best 5 card hand wins the prize collection of beers. Meet on the club house deck at 12:00 pm for additional instructions. The entry fee is a six pack of beer. For details about the Poker Race contact Don Walbrecht by email at swalbrecht823@yahoo.com

Spinnaker Clinic, Sunday June 2nd Fine tune your sailing skills at this free clinic on using a symmetrical spinnaker. Topics to be covered include rigging, launching and dousing the spinnaker as well as jibing. Demonstrations will be on land and water. Clinic begins at 11:00 am by the clubhouse. No fee required. For details about the Spinnaker Clinic contact Don Walbrecht by email at swalbrecht823@yahoo.com

Sailing School

Junior Sailing School Opens (Weekdays 9-11:45) June 17 – August 9
Private and Group Lessons (Weekdays & weekends) June 13 –  September 3

For details about Sailing School see web listings for Junior Sailing School and Sailing Lessons or contact Admin@RBSA.org


SOCIAL EVENTS

Dinner Parties / Covered Dish Dinners at the clubhouse

Appetizers at 5:45 pm and Dinner at 6 pm.  Close to the date of each event notifications with more information will be emailed to all members along with a notification/flyer posted on the home page of our web site www.rbsa.org.

July 4th Weekend Saturday July 6
Labor Day Weekend: Saturday August 31
Annual RBSA Banquet & Awards Dinner: TBD

NOTES:  Dinner Parties / Covered Dish Dinners   Club traditionally provides the main course, some side dishes, water and soft drinks.  Members and guests bring appetizers, side dishes and desserts to share and other drinks if desired.

NOTE:  We are always looking for volunteers to assist with setup, takedown, and other related tasks. Please contact info@rbsa.org if you are interested.

Town Hall Meetings

Meet with RBSA leadership to promote the exchange of ideas and suggestions for various programs and services offered or to be offered by the club.  Facility and club equipment improvements will also be discussed.  This is also an opportunity to get better acquainted with your fellow club members. Open to all classes of membership.

Spring Town Hall Sunday May 26  at 10 AM
Late Summer Town Hall TBD (Combined with Annual Member Meeting, following elections)

Meet & Greet Mixers

Opportunity to meet with other members as well a RBSA staff on selected Saturday mornings for about an hour, starting at 10:00 am. These informal gatherings may also include guest speakers to share their expertise on array of topics that may be of interest especially newcomers. Light refreshments provided or bring a mug of you own brew.

June TBD
July TBD

Open House for Public

Sunday June 23, 10 AM to 3 PM

The general public is invited to visit and learn about RBSA membership, facilities, programs and services. Members will be on hand to answer questions, explain various programs, boat rentals and sailing school as well as various membership options.

Work Parties

Help us keep our facilities in good repair as well as looking good. Join us for a few hours of light work on scheduled Saturdays at 9:00 followed by pizza for lunch. This is a great opportunity to help the club as well as the camaraderie and bad jokes of your fellow members and friends of RBSA.

Spring Cleanup Saturday May 18
Fall Cleanup Saturday October 19

GOVERNANCE

Board Meetings 2024

January 10:00 Saturday  January 13
March 11:00 Saturday March 23
May 10:00 Saturday May 4 at clubhouse
July 11:00 Sunday July 7 at clubhouse
September Sunday September 1 (follows annual member meeting/trustee elections)
New Board elects officers.  Old Board conducts any other business.
November 10:00 Saturday November 2 (New Board Meets)

 

Annual Member Meeting and Trustee Election: 9:00 AM Sunday September 1

Call for candidates July 27 through August 9
Email notice of annual meeting and ballots August 11
Submit absentee ballots August 11 through August 30
In person voting (at the Annual Meeting) September 1
Announce newly elected Trustees September 1

OTHER EVENTS

RBSA Opens to the public Saturday May 25, 2024
RBSA Closes to the public Labor Day Monday September 2, 2024 at 5 PM
Boats removed from beach November 1, 2024
Masts lowered November 1, 2024 (all boats stored on RBSA grounds)
Summer Storage invoices* Third Quarter 2024
Winter Storage invoices* Late Fourth Quarter 2024
Annual Membership Dues Invoices* First Quarter 2024

* Payment due on all invoices 30 days from invoice date.  Membership is on an annual basis; dues must be paid no later than May 15th to maintain active membership status unless other arrangements have been made with the RBSA Membership Chairperson