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Sailing Instructions

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Thursday Night Info

Overall Info

Every Thursday evening during the summer, starting promptly at 6:30pm, SMSA sponsors races in the Patuxent River, normally right off the boardwalk in Solomons. We like to keep things very informal, using short starting cycles and short courses so we can cram in as many races as possible before dusk. Classes and starts are determined and announced on the water based on the boats in attendance. We use Portsmouth Yardstick handicapping to figure out winners each week, and a cumulative winner for the season.
Its really just an excuse to have a good time and exploit an excellent sailing venue!

What to do

Print and bring the Registration Form along with the appropriate entry fee, and show up. Thursday night races are a non-profit program; entry fees are used for committee/crash boat fuel and up keep.
Entry Fees* - $90 for SMSA members - $180 for non-members

Sailing Instructions

The races held on Thursday nights will be sailed under the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2009-2012 and the SMSA Small Boat Program Sailing Instructions.


Join us for a post-race social at the SMSA Clubhouse for the evening's results & a bite to eat. Recap the night's events with competitors & friends. Light fare will be available (with a request for an equitable donation), and the bar will be open.
Come join US and have some FUN.

For additional information contact:
Small Boat Race Chair

SMSA is seeking volunteers and safety boats for Race Committee on both Thursday nights and for the weekend regattas. We are also looking for sailors who are willing to sail with novices to learn the sport of sailing. Contact your Small Boat Race Chair for more info.

Southern Maryland Sailing Association
PO Box 262, Solomons, Maryland 20688
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