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420 Chesapeake Racers (CR-2) July 17-Aug 11

Monday, July 17, 2017 to Friday, August 11, 2017
Severn Sailing Association
311 First St.
Annapolis, MD  21403

Megan Place
Junior Program
Registration is required
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420 Chesapeake Racers (CR-2) July 17-Aug 11

Sign up for both 420 Chessie sessions and receive a 10% discount. Please email SSA Office Manager Catherine Bishop ( to receive your discount code.

To become a Junior Club Member, please Click Here. Children of SSA members do not need to become Junior Club members.

Children of SSA Voting, Associate and Junior Associate members receive 25% off class fees. Please email SSA Office Manager Catherine Bishop ( to receive your discount code.

420 Chesapeake Racers

420 Chesapeake Racers are our introductory racing group. They compete in regattas hosted by local clubs throughout the summer, and in select few travel regattas. The 420 Chesapeake Racers class is ideal for sailors who are very comfortable and proficient sailing a C420 and ready to test put their racing skills to the test. Sailors should already be familiar with very basic racing skills, points of sail, sail controls and parts of the boat, rigging and derigging boats, and position and posture of the skipper and crew. Parents are expected to volunteer time to drive to various events. Please contact the SSA Junior Program Director for a provisional list of events. SSA club boats can be used, but sailors are encouraged to bring their own 420. Classes will focus on refining boat handling and practicing other skills needed to become proficient racers, including:

  • Starting
  • The Racing Rules of Sailing
  • Racing tactics
  • Advanced sailing terminology
  • Trapeze
  • Spinnaker
  • Self-sufficiency on and of the water while traveling
Time: 10am-4pm

420 Chessie Coach 
Sailor’s daily checklist:
- PFD (Coast Guard Approved Life Jacket) with tied on whistle
- Sunblock
- Water bottle & snack / lunch
- Closed-toed shoes
- Swimming Suit (i.e. board shorts and tech t-shirt)
- Bailer (i.e. an empty 1 gallon juice container with the bottom cut-off)
- Hat & sunglasses
- Towel
- Change of clothes
- Back up water bottle

Sailors will receive a t-shirt and certification card along with a  logbook during the session.  

There will also be a travel fee which is being finalized at the moment 

Reminders to parents:
- Parents are required to sign their children in and out of the program when dropping off and picking their children up. 
- No supervision for your sailor before and after your scheduled class time
- Please stay clear of the classroom area, allow instructor to instruct and supervise.
- There is no parking in SSA because the lot is limited. 
- If you want to watch your sailors, you may watch from the 3rd basin or from your own boat as long as the boat is kept away from and is not interfering with the lesson.

Family Awards Night:
Friday, August 11th, 2017 will be End of the Summer Awards. Anyone participating in the summer program is welcome to come with their parents and siblings. More details will be sent out during the summer.

Cancellation Policy:
Any classes cancelled at least 30 days prior to the start date will be granted a full refund (less processing fees), classes cancelled less than 30 days but before the 1st day of instruction will be given a 50% refund (less processing fees) and no refunds will be issued once class begins. Please note that the Junior Club membership is non-refundable. 

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.