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SSA Travel Teams

 

SSA provides the highest quality racing instruction in the Mid-Atlantic region with world-class coaching and a low coach-sailor ratio. We offer a traveling teams for the Optimist, 420 and Laser. Coaches teach boat-handling, tactics, and physical fitness while stressing the importance of sportsmanship. Classes focus on perfecting the processes involved in sailboat racing. Students must sail their own boats in order to compete on the traveling teams. SSA has one competitive boat for its 420 racing program and X Opti available for charter on a first come, first served basis.  

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

 
Summer 2018 Regatta Schedule

Opti Green Team(Updated 1/30/18)
Session 1
6/23-6/24: Annual Fishing Bay Jr. Regatta
6/27: Corsica River Jr. Regatta
6/28-6/29: Rock Hall Jr. Regatta
7/5: AYC Annual Jr. Regatta
7/6: SSA Sandy McVickar
7/12-7/13: Junior Olympic Regatta (BCSC)
7/17: Gibson Island Jr. Regatta
Session 2
7/25-7/26:Tred Avon Jr. Regatta
7/31: West River Jr. Regatta 
8/9: Miles River Jr Regatta

8/11-8/12: Oxford Jr. Regatta


Opti RWB(Updated 1/30/18)
Session 1
6/23-6/24: Annual Fishing Bay Jr. Regatta
6/27: Corsica River Jr Regatta
6/28-6/29: Rock Hall Jr. Regatta
7/2: West River Jr. Regatta
7/5: AYC Annual Jr. Regatta
7/6: SSA Sandy McVickar
7/12-7/13: Junior Olympic Regatta (BCSC)
7/17: Gibson Island Jr. Regatta
Session 2
7/25-7/26:Tred Avon Jr. Regatta
8/11-8/12: Oxford Jr. Regatta

420 Chesapeake Racer(Updated 1/30/18)
Session 1
6/23-6/24: Annual Fishing Bay Jr. Regatta
6/27: Corsica River Jr. Regatta
6/28-6/29: Rock Hall Jr. Regatta
7/5: AYC Annual Jr. Regatta
7/6: SSA Sandy McVickar
7/12-7/13: Junior Olympic Regatta (BCSC)
7/17: Gibson Island Jr. Regatta
Session 2
7/25-7/26:Tred Avon Jr. Regatta
7/31: West River Jr. Regatta 

8/11-8/12: Oxford Jr. Regatta

Opti Travel Team(Updated 1/30/18)
6/23-6/24: Annual Fishing Bay Jr. Regatta
6/27: Corsica River Jr. Regatta
6/28-6/29: Rock Hall Jr. Regatta
7/2: West River Jr. Regatta

7/5: Annapolis Yacht Club Regatta
7/6: Sandy McVickar
7/12-7/13: Junior Olympic Regatta (BCSC)

7/14-7/18: Opti Nationals (Pensacola, FL)
7/25-7/26:Tred Avon Regatta
7/31: West River Jr. Regatta 
8/11-8/12: Oxford Jr. Regatta

8/19-8/21: NJ State Championship

420 Travel Team(Updated 1/30/18)
6/23-6/24 Brant Beach JO Regatta**
6/23-6/24: Annual Fishing Bay Jr. Regatta

6/27: Corsica River Jr. Regatta
6/28-6/29: Rock Hall Jr. Regatta
7/5: Annapolis Yacht Club Regatta
7/6: Sandy McVickar
7/12-7/13: Junior Olympic Regatta (BCSC)

7/17-7/19: C420 Nationals (Brant Beach, NJ)
7/25-7/26:Tred Avon Regatta
7/27-7/29: Hyannis
7/31: West River Jr. Regatta 

8/2-8/5: C420 North Americans (New Bedford, MA)
8/11-8/12: Oxford Jr. Regatta


Laser Travel Team (Updated 1/30/18)
6/23-6/24: Annual Fishing Bay Jr. Regatta
6/27: Corsica River Jr. Regatta
6/28-6/29: Rock Hall Jr. Regatta**
6/30-7/3: Laser Nationals (La Porte, TX)
7/5: Annapolis Yacht Club Regatta
7/6: Sandy McVickar
7/12-7/13: Junior Olympic Regatta (BCSC)

7/25-7/26:Tred Avon Regatta
7/31: West River Jr. Regatta 
8/11-8/12: Oxford Jr. Regatta

 

** = tentative 

 

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 at local area clubs. The same general rules outlined below 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 overall sailing skill level. It teaches organization and boat transportation care, 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. Parents/family are needed in addition to coaches to transport boats, coach boats, equipment, sailors, personal gear, food, drinks, and other items needed for extended stays. Participation requires not only the sailor, but coaches, parent volunteers, and chaperones for overnight trips.

When representing SSA on trips, sailors are responsible for their actions per SSA’s 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
  • Sailors are to wear SSA pinnies at all events that they attend when sailing for SSA
  • During sailing activities, sailors are under the supervision of coaches. Sailors are under the supervision of chaperones and/or parents/guardians at all other times.
  • 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 chaperones 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 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 chaperone is aware and an adult is present
  • Sailors should engage in team activities only. Social dating is not allowed

These policies are firm and strictly enforced!
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.