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SSA Travel Teams

 

This year, SSA continues its tradition of providing the highest quality racing instruction in the Mid-Atlantic region. We will offer a traveling team for the Optimist, 420 and Laser. Coaches will teach boat-handling, tactics, and physical fitness while stressing the importance of sportsmanship. Classes will focus on perfecting the processes involved in sailboat racing. Students must sail their own boats in order to compete on the traveling teams. SSA offers competitive charter boats for its 420 racing program.  Each schedule includes a link to a Google Doc, please indicate which events you will be attending to help facilitate logistics.

 

Any interested parties should contact the SSA Junior Office at 410-263-0071 or via e-mail at sailing@severnsailing.org. A scheduling meeting will be held as follows, to determine regattas, practice dates and times.

 
Summer 2017 Regatta Schedule

Opti Green Team
Session 1
6/27: WRSC Jr. Regatta
7/6: AYC Annual Jr. Regatta
7/7: SSA Sandy McVickar
7/11: RHYC Jr. Regatta
7/13-14: US Sailing Jr. Olympics at TAYC

Session 2
7/18: MD State Champs at GIYC
7/20: BCSC Jr. Regatta
7/25: GIYC Green Fleet Regatta 
7/27: ILBC Jr. Regatta
*8/1-3 Opti Nationals - Open Championship
*8/1: RHYC Green Fleet Regatta 
*8/3: TAYC Green Fleet Regatta
8/10: MRYC Jr. Regatta 
8/12-13: TAYC Oxford Regatta


Opti RWB
Session 1
6/27: WRSC Jr. Regatta
7/6: AYC Annual Jr. Regatta
7/7: SSA Sandy McVickar
7/11: RHYC Annual Jr. Regatta
7/13-14: US Sailing Jr. Olympics at TAYC
Session 2
7/18: MD State Champs at GIYC
7/20: BCSC Jr. Regatta
7/28: Opti Nationals Girls Championship
8/1-3 Opti Nationals - Open Championship
8/10: MRYC Jr. Regatta
8/12-13: TAYC Oxford Regatta


420 Chesapeake Racer
Session 1
6/27: WRSC Jr. Regatta
7/6: AYC Annual Jr. Regatta
7/7: SSA Sandy McVickar
7/11: RHYC Jr. Regatta
7/13-14: US Sailing Jr. Olympics at TAYC
Session 2
7/18: Maryland State Championship at GIYS
7/20: BCSC Annual Junior Regatta
7/25: GIYC Green Fleet Regatta 
7/26: Maryland Yacht Club Annual Jr Regatta
7/27: ILBC Jr. Regatta
8/1: RHYC Green Fleet Regatta
8/9: LYC Jr. Regatta
8/10: MRYC Jr. Regatta 
8/12-13: TAYC Oxford Regatta


Opti Travel Team(Updated 5/6/17)
6/24-25 FBYC Annual Jr. Regatta
6/30-7/1VA Commonwealth Championship at Norfolk Yacht and Country Club
7/6 AYC Annual Jr. Regatta
7/7 SSA Sandy McVickar
7/13-14 US Sailing Jr. Olympics at TAYC
7/18 MD State Champs at GIYC
7/28 Opti Nationals Girls Championship at ODU, Norfolk
8/1-3 Opti Nationals - Open Championship at ODU, Norfolk
Opti New England Championship at Sail Newport
8/12-13 TAYC Oxford Regatta


420 Travel Team
6/24-25: FBYC Annual Jr. Regatta
6/27: WRSC Jr. Regatta
7/6:  AYC Annual Jr. Regatta
7/7: SSA Sandy McVickar
7/9-11 SSA c420 Chesapeake Clinic 
7/13-14: US Sailing Jr. Olympics at TAYC
7/13-18 Ida Lewis
7/19-20: BCSC Annual Junior Regatta
7/25-28 420 North Americans at Buffalo Canoe Club (Canada)
CJ 7/31-8/1 Buckley Team Race (New England Area)
8/4-6 Buzzard Bay Regatta (New England Area)
8/8-11 420 National Championship 


Laser Travel Team (Updated 5/3/17)
6/24-25 Fishing Bay Annual Jr. Regatta at FBYC 
6/24-28 Youth Champs at Corpus Christ Yacht Club, TX

6/27 West River Annual Jr. Regatta at WRSC
7/6 AYC Annual Jr. Regatta
7/7 SSA Sandy McVickar
7/13-14 US Sailing Jr. Olympics at TAYC
7/19-23 Laser Nationals at Tahoe YC
7/24-25 NJ Jr. Olympics at Island Heights YC
7/27-30 SSA Clinic with Chicago YC
8/13-17 CORK in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
 

 

Travel Team policy 

 

The Travel Team Policy extends to any SSA Junior Program Sailor who participates in an event under the supervision of a SSA coach or parent team leader away from SSA premises. This includes single day regattas/events to local area clubs. The same general rules apply for all – from Opti Green Fleeters to High School Seniors.

 

Participating in events away from SSA is both fun and very beneficial to improving your overall sailing skill level. It teaches organization and boat transportation care, it provides greater competitive challenges and promotes team camaraderie. However, it is a privilege that must be treated as such. The planning and logistics even for a single day can be significant. Someone has to transport boats, coach boats, equipment, sailors, personal gear, food, drinks, and other items needed for extended stays. Your participation requires not only yourself but coaches, parent volunteers, and chaperons for overnight trips.

 

When representing SSA on trips, you are responsible for your actions. You must continue to abide by the Sailors Code of Conduct. To amplify this overarching Code, additional guidelines have been developed that are particular to your expected behavior while traveling with the SSA Junior Program. These policies are:

  • Sailors are not permitted to be driven by SSA coaches
  • During sailing activities, sailors are under the supervision of coaches. Sailors are under the supervision of chaperons and/or parents/guardians at all other times.
  • All bags and belongings are subject to inspection
  • Beverages brought by sailors must be sealed and labeled; subject to chaperon inspection
  • Sailors are required to stay with the team at all times, including the ride to and from the event unless the parent or guardian has made other travel arrangements prior to the trip
  • Curfews set by chaperons must be adhered to; they are for the protection of the sailors and necessary for the welfare and reputation of the team
  • After curfew hours sailors must return to their assigned room
  • Do not use the phone or TV in a frivolous manner; do not order movies or room service without permission
  • Noise levels are to be kept to a minimum including TV, radio, and talking
  • Do not take hotel property as a souvenir
  • You are a guest in the hotel. Do not leave your room unless you are dressed appropriately
  • Sailors are not permitted to swim unless the chaperon is aware and an adult is present
  • Sailors should engage in team activities only. Social dating is not allowed

You are responsible for your actions!
When in doubt ask the chaperone or adult responsible.


SSA Racing

Most weekends--and many weeknights--around the year, there's some sort of one-design racing happening out of Severn Sailing Association. Check out the calendar to see what's going on these days!


SSA Junior Program

SSA runs a year-round program to develop skills and a lifelong love of sailing in our younger sailors. A summer program and fall and spring high school sailing programs are just the tip of the iceberg.