I am so excited to announce the 2021 CBYRA Junior Sailing Calendar. While last sailing season was certainly a small victory during a major pandemic, we are looking forward to an even better season ahead.  While things are not back to normal, quite yet, there is certainly hope on the horizon. 

Whether it be participating in the Junior Olympics, a State Championship event, a High Points regatta, club events, clinics and camps, there is an abundance of opportunities for you to be out on the water this season, and we hope you will make the most of it. 

We have 16 sanctioned High Point regattas scheduled this season around our region. I encourage everyone to attend as many as you can. To familiarize yourself with the criteria and scoring for High Point recognition and the dates and locations of all our events, see the “Calendar” and “High Points Series” sections of our website - www.cbyrajuniorsailing.org. 

Within the High Point regatta schedule are 3 championship events - the Junior Olympic Sailing Festival, which will be held this year at Hampton Yacht Club, the Virginia Commonwealth Championship held at Fishing Bay Yacht Club, and the Maryland State Championship. Each location are awesome venues for sailing, and these events will most likely see the largest attendance in each class this season. 

Also within our schedule, we will qualify our top two OPTI Sailors and top two c420 teams (skipper and crew must be 15 years old or younger) to compete against other sailors from 7 other regional groups in the mid Atlantic area at the Middle Atlantic Midget Championship. CBYRA will determine which sailors will represent our region by combining the best 2 out of 3 scores obtained at regattas designated as our “Midget Qualifiers”. 

If your sailor has a race that they would like to participate in but does NOT have program support, please contact me. There are several member clubs that have offered to support sailors who need “on the water coaching” at events. This would mean you would have to get your boats to the events but they would support your sailor on the water for safety and some coaching. 

Safe Sailing!

--Dawn Forsberg


CBYRA Junior Fleet Chair