Revised 20 March 2007

Thursday Night Racing

The Southern Maryland Sailing Association (SMSA) holds small boat racing every Thursday evening during the summer. The races are held in the Patuxent River, normally right off the boardwalk in Solomons.


Races will be held off the Solomons Island boardwalk. Marks will be set close to shore so we can promote the sport of sailing and introduce people to SMSA.

Short starting cycles and short courses will be used to cram in as many races as possible before dusk. The Portsmouth Yardstick handicapping but no fancy awards, just a good time and an excuse to exploit an excellent sailing venue!

Racing begins promptly at 6:30pm. The number and order of classes/starts will be determined and announced each week, based on the on-water attendance. Separate standings will be provided for each class/start.

Entry Fees

These entry fees are used in their entirety to pay for race committee and crash boat fuel; the Thursday night races are a non-profit program.
Full Season*
  - $60 for SMSA members
  - $150 for non-members

Sailing Instructions

The races held on Thursday nights will be sailed under the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2005-2008 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. Will recap the night's events with competitors & friends. Beverages and light fare will be available (with a request for an equitable donation).

Come join US and have some FUN.
For additional information contact:
Small Boat Coordinator

SMSA is seeking volunteers and crash 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.
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PO Box 262, Solomons, Maryland 20688
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