“Smooth Seas Never Made a Skillful Sailor”

Historically, this is the time of year when school starts to wrap up and we look forward to the summer. As most of you know, this year will be different.  As sailors, unforeseen challenges are nothing new to us. It’s an understatement to say that COVID-19 has created a new set of challenges.

The CBYRA Junior Fleet Program Directors have been meeting weekly to compare notes on best practices. I have been communicating with coaches and program directors from all across the country to discuss the future of our sport and what this summer could look like for all of us. 

While these are unprecedented and uncertain times, there is STILL an abundance of opportunities for you to be out on the water this season, and we hope you will make the most of it. 

The Junior Fleet Committee consists of representatives from each of CBYRA’s clubs that run Junior regattas and programs that support youth sailing. Together we organize the annual calendar, work on the website, host the annual CBYRA High Point awards, and promote clinics and races throughout the bay. 

Please review our calendar and other materials, and plot your course for a great season of sailing. This website will be CONTINUOUSLY updated with links to Notice of Race documents and Sailing Instructions for all our events, and registration information.  Keep checking it for the most up-to date information as the season draws near.  

And as always, if you have any questions about CBYRA racing or the programs and events available to you at the clubs around the bay, contact any of our committee members.  Our collective goal is to make sure there are many opportunities for you to enjoy sailing throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.

Safe Sailing!

--Dawn Forsberg

CBYRA Junior Fleet Chair