SSA's First Floating Garden has arrived
SSA has it’s first floating garden thanks to the generous donation of the Snipe Fleet. The floating garden was installed in the open corner of the middle basin in an effort to mitigate the environmental impact of the runoff from the yard. This is an environmentally friendly effort and in support of SSA’s mission statement: “TO cooperate with and participate in the activities of the various community organizations and civic associations dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the Severn River area.”
These gardens were developed as part of the Magothy River Association and have been popping up on the Magothy and Severn River and provide natural filtration and a habitat for local wildlife. The roots of these shoreline plants grow downward into the water during spring and summer, acting like filtering straws to improve water clarity and absorb excess nutrients caused by runoff. The plants help stave off deadly algae blooms associated with an overabundance
Housing Request- J-24 East Coast Championship
Oct 27-29: The J-24 fleet is looking for a few Club members who would be willing to house an out-of-town J-24 team for the upcoming J-24 East Coast Championship Fri. Oct. 27 - Sun. Oct. 29. We already have two teams that are staying with Club members and we have a number of additional requests from out-of-town boats. It's a great way to meet sailors from another area & it makes their stay in Annapolis a richer and more rewarding experience!
Contact Mike Murray (email@example.com), Housing Co-ordinator if you are able to help. Mike's # is 443-336-5694
Now that the summer program has ended "Yoga with Bonnie" is moving to an 8am start time here in the clubhouse.
During the 505 Worlds, the September 20th and 27th Yoga classes will be cancelled.
Wanted: Code 0 Code Flags
Wanted: Size 0 code flags
The JR program is assembling a set of Race Committee flags. Do you have a set of size 0 (12" X 12") flags that you are not using? Incomplete sets accepted too. Please drop off at the office.
Service Days Signups Run February 16-March 26
It's that time of year--time to sign up for your SSA Service Days! Race Committee needs and work party days are available. Choose early to get dates that work for you! Need a reminder on how to sign up? Check out this article.
SSA's December 18 Laser and Laser Frostbite After-Action Report Now Available
SSA has posted the after-action report describing the events of December 18, 2016, when a strong gust front affected the standard Sunday-afternoon Laser and Laser Radial frostbite series. Thanks to all of the sailors, race committee members, and other SSA members who contributed to the report, and who are already implementing some lessons learned from the day to raise the bar on safety at SSA.
SSA Laser Frostbite Weather Event, December 18, 2016
We want to thank everyone for their concern for the safety of our sailors during and after the events of Sunday, December 18. The most important highlight is that all of 22 sailors returned to shore safely within roughly a half hour of the sudden onset of the 40+ knot winds, and there were no injuries. Each of the sailors competing was wearing the required dry-suit or full wetsuit, and a personal flotation device. During the rescue effort, 10 boats were left out on the Severn River; all had been recovered by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20.