Events

As of January 15, 2022

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ANNUAL OPENING

RBSA Opens to the Public Saturday May 28, 2022

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

 

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 28
June Every Saturday
July Every Saturday  (except 7/2 McConnell Cup)
August Every Saturday

Flying Scot/Open Fleet Series

May Saturday May 28
June Every Saturday
July Every Saturday (except 7/2 Bennett Cup)
August Every Saturday (except 8/27 Flying Scott Invitational)
September Every Saturday (except 9/3 Racine 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 additional information about Sunfish Fleet Series races email Rob Lackey at rlackey01@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 2
Norman Bennett Cup (Open Fleet) Saturday July 2
Hobie Fall Classic TBD  September
Commodore’s Cup (Sunfish Fleet 200) Saturday September 3
Dave Racine Cup (Open Fleet) Saturday September 3

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 rlackey01@comcast.net. For details about the Hobie regatta email Bill Colgan at
hobie106@verizon.net.

Invitational Regattas

Flying Scot Invitational
Contact Don Walbrecht at swalbrecht823@yahoo.com
  August 27-28
Laser District 11 Championship
Contact Jim Knab at jcklaser@verizon.net
 September 17-18
Hobie Fall Classic
First race Saturday 11:00, Sunday 10:00
Contact Bill Colgan at
hobie106@verizon.net  
 September TBD

Special Events:

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

Sail the Bay (Pursuit Race) Sundays June 26, July 17, & August 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.

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.

Husband and Wife Regatta, Sunday June 19:  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 11:00 am for additional instructions. No fee required. For details about Husband and Wife Regatta contact Don Walbrecht by email at swalbrecht823@yahoo.com

Family Regatta, Sunday July 10:   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 11:00 am 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 24:  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 11:00 am 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 May 22:  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)
For details contact greg.h12@gmail.com  302-227-9008
June 20 – August 12
Private and Group Lessons (Weekdays & weekends)
For details contact greg.h12@gmail.com  302-227-9008
June 13 –  September 3

For details about Sailing School see web listings for Junior Sailing School and Sailing Lessons or 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 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.

Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday May 28
July 4th Weekend: Saturday July 2
Anniversary Party: Saturday August 6
Labor Day Weekend: Saturday September 3
Annual RBSA Banquet & Awards Dinner: Saturday November 12

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 looking for a social committee chairperson to plan and coordinate dinners as well as volunteers to assist with setup, takedown, and other related tasks. PLease contact the Programs and Services Chair, Steve Black at stevbgud227@gmail.com  or the Commodore, Jim Knab at jcklaser@verizon.net.

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 29  at 10 AM
Late Summer Town Hall September 4 (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.

Sunday June 19
Sunday July 17

Open House for Public

Sunday June 26, 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.  (Subject to any Covid 19 restrictions)

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 21
Fall Cleanup Saturday October 22

GOVERNANCE

Board Meetings 2022

January 10:00 Saturday  January 15
March 10:00 Saturday March 26
May 10:00 Saturday May 14
July 6:00 PM Friday July 22
September Sunday September 4 (follows annual member meeting/trustee elections)
New Board elects officers.  Old Board conducts any other business.
November 10:00  Saturday November 5 (new board meets)

 

Annual Member Meeting and Trustee Election: 9:00 AM Sunday September 4

Call for candidates July 27 through August 9
Email notice of annual meeting and ballots August 14
Submit absentee ballots August 14 through September 2
In person voting (at the Annual Meeting) September 4
Announce newly elected Trustees September 4

OTHER EVENTS

RBSA Opens to the public Saturday May 28, 2022
RBSA Closes to the public Labor Day Monday September 5, 2022 at 5 PM
Boats removed from beach November 1, 2022
Masts lowered November 1, 2022 (all boats stored on RBSA grounds)
Summer Storage invoices* Third Quarter 2022
Winter Storage invoices* Late Fourth Quarter 2022
Annual Membership Dues Invoices* First Quarter 2022

* 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

Contact Us:   

On Line:  Use our contact form at www.rbsa.org

Email:  Info@rbsa.org