Events

As of December 1, 2020
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ANNUAL OPENING

RBSA Opens to the Public Saturday May 29, 2021

Schedule below is subject to change.  Participants in all activities must comply with any Covid 19 restrictions in effect.

 

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. 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 29
June Every Saturday
July Every Saturday  (except 7/3 McConnell Cup)
August Every Saturday

Flying Scot/Open Fleet Series

May Saturday May 29
June Every Saturday
July Every Saturday (except 7/3 Bennett Cup)
August Every Saturday (except 8/28 FS Invitational)
September Every Saturday (except 9/4 Tubman Cup)
October Every Saturday

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 details about Sunfish Fleet Series races email Rob Lackey at rlackey01@comcast.net

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

 

Club Regattas

McConnell Cup (Sunfish Fleet 200) Saturday July 3
Norman Bennett Cup (Open Fleet) Saturday July 3
Hobie Fall Classic September  TBD
Commodore’s Cup (Sunfish Fleet 200) Saturday September 4
Granville Tubman (Open Fleet) Saturday September 4

Regattas for Sunfish, Flying Scots / Open fleets each have 3-5 races (conditions permitting). Skippers’ Meeting 12 PM, 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 Fleet regattas contact Rob Lackey by email at rlackey01@comcast.net

For details about the Hobie Fall regatta contact Bill Colgan by email at hobie106@verizon.net

Participants must comply with any Covid 19 restrictions

 

Special Events:

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

Sail the Bay (Pursuit Race) June TBD, July TBD & August TBD

This is a casual event that follows 6 or 7 legs across a course a 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.

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 (subject to any club Covid 19 restrictions).  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 through September 

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 3:00 pm.  For details about Beer Can / Good Time Races contact Don Walbrecht by email at swalbrecht823@yahoo.com.

 

Invitational Regattas

Sunfish Mid Atlantic Regional TBD
Inland 20 (I-20 Scows) Invitational  August 14-15
 Flying Scot Invitational  August 28-29

Sailing School

Junior Sailing School (Weekdays 9-11:45) June 14 – August 13
Private & Group Lessons (Weekdays & weekends) June 14 – August 20

For details about Sailing School contact the Club Manager, Greg Holochwost, at greg.h12@gmail.com   305-433-0960


SOCIAL EVENTS

Dinner Parties / Covered Dish Dinners at the clubhouse:

Appetizers at 5:45 pm and Dinner at 6 pm;  Close to date of event look for flyers under special announcements on the Home page of RBSA.ORG

Memorial Day Weekend Saturday  May 29
July 4th Weekend Saturday July 3
Anniversary Party Saturday August 7
Labor Day Weekend Saturday September 4
Annual RBSA Banquet & Awards Dinner Saturday TBD in November

Dinner Parties / Covered Dish Dinners:  Club traditionally provides the main course and some side dishes.  Members and guests bring appetizers, side dishes and desserts to share.  Committee members to help with setup and / or takedown requested.  To coordinate and/or volunteer for committee, contact Steve Black at stevbgud227@gmail.com  703-966-2703

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. 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 29  at 10 AM
Late Summer Town Hall
(Combined with Annual Member Meeting, following elections)
September 5

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.

Sunday June 20
Sunday July 18
Sunday August 15

Open House for Public

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.  (Subject to any Covid 19 restrictions)  Contact Dick Steinle at info@RBSA.org for additional information.

Sunday June 27,  10 AM to 3 PM

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 at 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 22
Fall Cleanup Saturday October 23

GOVERNANCE

Board Meetings 2021

January Saturday  January 9, 10 AM
March Saturday March 13, 10 AM
May Friday May 21, 6 PM
July Friday July 9,  6 PM
September Sunday September 5 (follows annual member meeting/trustee elections)
New Board elects officers.  Old Board conducts any other business.
November Saturday November 6 (new board meets)

Annual Member Meeting and Trustee Election

September Sunday September 5, 9 AM

 


ANNUAL CLOSING

RBSA Closes to the Public Monday September 6, 2021