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Soling North Americans Championship

SSA, Annapolis (MD), October 21st to 25th,
USA

Soling North Americans Championship
SSA, Annapolis (MD), October 21st to 25th,
USA

 

 

Soling North Americans Championship
SSA, Annapolis (MD), October 21st to 25th,
USA


  

Venue's Information Annapolis

The Racing Area will be in mid- Chesapeake Bay, approx. 3 miles due east of Annapolis Harbor and the Severn Sailing Association and 1 1/2 miles south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The western border of the Racing Area area will be along the north-south 30 ft depth line east of Hackett's Pt and the eastern border along the north-south 30 ft depth line west of Kent Island.
Ocean-going ships occasionally (1 or 2 in the daylight hours) move from the pair of mid-channel buoys south of the Bay Bridge SSE to the deepest (100ft depth) water in the eastern half of the Bay (thru the eastern portion of the race area).
The current changes in direction approximately every six hours and ebbs south and floods north at maximum velocity (approx. 0.5- 1.0 knots) between 2 and 4 hours after the change. The race courses will attempt to avoid the abrupt change in depth and altered current along the 30 ft lines on each side of the Bay.
The typical winds of October are strong oscillating, northwesterlies in clear weather for one to three days following a cold front passage, moderate northerlies or northeasterlies for one day thereafter, followed by moderate southerly sea breezes for one or two days. Moderate to strong westerlies are occasionally seen and, with an unusual low pressure system, moderate to strong norheasterlies and rain.
A booklet (by Stu Walker) discussing the typical winds and currents of the area will be sent on request.
The Site - The Severn Sailing Association is sited on a point dominating the entrance to Annapolis's inner harbor. It has three enclosed basins into which boats are launched, a few moored yachts and a large paved area that ordinarily accommodates several hundred 14-27 foot boats on trailers. This large paved area will be cleared so that all Solings will have a private trailer site (at which they will be measured), with one-third of the fleet near each of the three fixed hoists. Half the fleet will haul out each day (the other half the following day), each hoist lifting approximately 8 boats (3X8 = half the fleet) and the other half of the fleet will remain in the water on bow and stern moorings.
The main clubhouse will be used for sail measuring and breakfast. A large tent will be erected to provide covered space and tables for dinners and meetings. A small tent and a neighboring patio area (Cafe SSA) overlooking the harbor will be arranged adjacent to the club steps where daily prize givings, beer drinking and conversation will occur.

Surrounding Places of Interest

Annapolis is a colonial city founded at the ancient (for America) time of 1690. In addition to its international recognition as an historic town, it is known as the American Capitol of Sailing because of the thousands of sailboats that are moored here and that participate in its many regattas throughout the year. It is also the home of the United States Naval Academy - immediately across the harbor from Sycamore Point, the site of the Severn Sailing Association. SSA was founded as a small boat club in 1954 by Stu Walker and a few other dinghy sailors and is now recognized as the outstanding small boat club of the Chesapeake.

Washington, the Capitol of the United States, with its classic buildings, monuments and parks lies about 25 miles to the west of Annapolis and may be reached in about 50 minutes by car. Across the 7-mile long Bay Bridge, south of which we will be sailing, lie the charming towns and farms of 'The Eastern Shore'. And beyond them, about two hours from the bridge, lie the Atlantic Ocean beaches and the coastal resort towns such as Ocean City.

Article wrote by Matias Collins and read by 240


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