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50th Buccaneer 18 North American Championship!

After a pandemic pause in 2020, we are ready to go for the 50th Buccaneer 18 North American Championship to be held September 17th - 19th, 2021.

Hosted by the Southern Maryland Sailing Association on Solomons Island, Maryland.


Schedule of Events

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Stay tuned for detailed schedule of events

  • Thursday

  • 8:00am Registration Opens
  • Boat and Sail Measuring
  • 2:00pm Practice Races begin
  • 3:30pm No Practice Race Starts after this time
  • 4:30pm Registration Deadline; Final declaration of A or B fleet.
  • Evening: Welcome Dinner on the Historic Dee of St. Mary's (limited tickets)
  • Friday

  • Skippers Meeting
  • 11:00am First Warning Signal
  • Evening: Class Meeting & Crew Event at The Pier Restaurant
  • Saturday

  • 11:00am First Warning Signal
  • Evening: Crab Feast and BBQ
  • Sunday

  • 11:00am First Warning Signal
  • 2:00pm No Race Starts after this time
  • Immediately following racing: Awards Event

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Stay tuned for detailed schedule of events

  • Thursday

  • 8:00am Registration Opens
  • Measuring
  • 2:00pm Practice Races begin
  • 3:30pm No Practice Race Starts after this time
  • 4:30pm Registration Deadline; Final declaration of A or B fleet.
  • Evening: Welcome Dinner on the Historic Dee of St. Mary's (limited tickets)
  • Friday

  • Skippers Meeting
  • 11:00am First Warning Signal
  • Evening: Class Meeting at The Pier Restaurant
  • Saturday

  • Skippers Meeting
  • 11:00am First Warning Signal
  • Evening: Class Meeting at The Pier Restaurant
  • Sunday

  • Skippers Meeting
  • 11:00am First Warning Signal
  • Evening: Class Meeting at The Pier Restaurant


Social Events

Social Events

Welcome Dinner on the Historic Dee of St. Mary's (limited tickets)

Thursday's Dinner is a sailing excursion on the Historic Dee of St. Mary's. Dinner will be served onboard the Dee. Bring your own Beverage (coolers provided).
Space is limited - reserve your tickets now!

The Dee is a skipjack sailing vessel that represents the last commercial sailing fleet in North America. The Dee is 56 feet long on deck with a 20-foot beam. Her mast is 76 feet tall and her boom is about 56 feet long. She carries about 2,600 square feet of sail with a hull speed of roughly 10 knots--about 11 miles per hour. The large amount of sail enables skipjacks to pull large iron dredges across the oyster beds of the Chesapeake Bay with a minimum amount of wind. The heavy dredges are pulled aboard using an hydraulic motor.
Skipjack Dee


Class Meeting & Crew Event at The Pier Restaurant

Enjoy Dinner with Friends with a sunset view of the Patuxent River at The Pier Restaurant.


Crab Feast and BBQ

Join us for SMSA's Annual Crab Feast and BBQ. Enjoy Maryland Blue Crabs along with plenty of non-seafood entrees and sides.


Awards Event

Celebrate the event awards and enjoy some heavy appetizers and a beverage before hitting the road. Safe Travels!