Saturday, October 21, 2017 CBYRA Sanction No. 212

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Chart view of FINISH LINE!
Compilation of Region 2 Race Marks.
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BULLETIN BOARD
Announcements and/or amendments will be posted here as race day approaches. Please check back often!
  • PHRF A, PHRF B, PHRF C, PHRF N, and CHESSS (Short Handed) fleets will use CR (sometimes called RL) ratings. The Scratch List will be amended by the OA to show the proper rating, if necessary.

  • SI Addition: 12.3 GALE WARNING. If at 2000 EDT on Friday, October 20, a gale warning is in effect for the scheduled day and time of the race, the race will be abandoned. Notice will be posted here on the BCYA web site. However, the post-race gathering will still be held.

  • NOR Amenedment: a SHORT HANDED race class start has been added. (only CHESSS members eligible.)

  • Racers are encouraged to use RaceQs smart phone tracking. See raceqs.com for information on this free app.
THE RACE
First held in 1989, the Baltimore Harbor Cup has been, for many northern Chesapeake Bay boats, the final distance race of the season. Coming late in October, it has had it's share of demanding sailing conditions and chilly temperatures, but, in other years, has seen beautiful autumn sailing weather. Beginning at Baltimore Light at the mouth of the Magothy River, and ending in Baltimore Harbor near Fells Point, the race typically follows a >20 nm route taking boats north toward Seven Foot Knoll, east toward the Eastern Shore, back around Craighill Light, and then up the Patapsco River, under the Francis Scott Key Bridge and into the harbor. The finish line will be off the dock at the Anchorage Marina.

Racers are invited to the after-race party. Then stay the night at one of the nearby marinas (our sponsor, Anchorage Marina, offers a discounted $40 overnight charge for racers) or tie up to the Broadway Pier. On Sunday, the Rock Creek Racing Association will hold it's CBYRA sanctioned "Race Back" for boats heading back to the bay (see below for details).
Event Sponsors
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THE PARTY
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Check Anchorage Marina website for more information on location and contacts.

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This year, the party will be at the Anchorage Marina (on the dock, weather permitting, or in the clubhouse if necessary) close to the finish line and close to all the amenities of Baltimore's Canton neighborhood and Fells Point. Free temporary (3 hour) tie-up will be available during the party, or you could arrange for discounted overnight rate of $40.00 (call 410-522-7200 to request BCYA Race Discount, see further information here). There will be food, plenty to drink, live music, event t-shirts for sale, and all the camaraderie that comes with sailboat racing.

A delightful spread of eats from Andy Nelson's BBQ, and beverages (including beer and Dark & Stormies) will be plentiful. It will be well worth the $35 per head advance purchase ticket charge ($45 on race day, so buy early!). Skippers can purchase tickets when registering to race, or, tickets can be purchased independently by clicking on this button.
Party Tickets.

Tee shirts, in men's & women's sizes, with the 2017 BCYA Harbor Cup logo will be available for purchase at the party!


THE RACE BACK ON SUNDAY
Rock Creek Racing Association is conducting The Francis Scott Key Classsic, a CBYRA sanctioned event, on Sunday, October 23, as a "Race Back" for yachts leaving Baltimore headed back to the bay.

Make it a full weekend of racing by joining in the competition on Sunday.
Click for race information Register for RCRA Race Back
Click for entry list.

Previous Harbor Cup Results
2016 Regatta Results 2015 Regatta Results 2014 Regatta Results 2013 Regatta Results
2012 Regatta Results 2011 Regatta Results 2010 Regatta Results 2009 Regatta Results
2008 Regatta Results 2007 Regatta Results 2006 Regatta Results 2005 Regatta Results
2004 Regatta Results 2003 Regatta Results 2002 Regatta Results 2001 Regatta Results

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