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Nominating Committee
Published on: 8/28/2018
Note from Dina Kowalyshyn
Quick Reminder re SSA Powerboats
Published on: 5/15/2018
As temperatures warm, we all want to get out on the water more! However, a quick reminder--SSA powerboats, both those used for SSA Race Committee and the SSA Junior Program boats--are not for member personal use. They are only to be used in an official capacity to run SSA races or programs. Thanks for understanding and complying!
Confused by the new to SSA race courses? Here is a little cheat sheet to help you out!
Published on: 5/1/2018
L - Leeward finish
W - Windward finish
T - Triangle course
A - Offset mark 1a employed
2 or 3 - Indicates the # of weather legs
R - Reaching finish (only with L courses)
S - Finish at either mark 1 for W course or mark 3 for L course

Code Flag "G" will be flown if gates are employed
There you are! Easy peasy right?
Car Parking Reminder
Published on: 4/24/2018
As the sailing season gets busy, so does the SSA car and boat parking area. Parking at SSA is one of the perks of club membership--but comes with some responsibilities and limitations. Open for a few quick reminders:
SRC Training Opportunity
Published on: 4/10/2018
EYC Powerboat Training with Safety and Rescue Boat Course. 
June 10 w/ Juan Watson
 SSA RC will receive the EYC member rate $195.
1.27.18 Incident Report and Recommendations
Published on: 3/20/2018
Good things can come from bad things. This holds true for most situations. January 27, during the InterClub Midwinters, was no different. 

The good news - we have outstanding members and staff at our Club! We have people who just step in and get the job done. We could not stand prouder than at that moment.

The gist - there was a competitor who went into a cardiac event in an interclub on the way to the starting line. The crew hailed for help, it arrived promptly in the form of competitors, safety boats and the RC directing operations by VHF. Our members and staff worked their magic until the EMT's arrived. 

The best news - the competitor is doing well and gets better every day.

Our SSA club wide safety program will be revamped and revitalized to reflect some of the recommendations from the report of the incident.

CPR/AED Class - We have a CPR/AED training Class scheduled for June
Purchase SSA Gear at CRSA
Published on: 1/2/2018
Show your SSA colors!
Commodore Appoints SSA Committee Chairs
Published on: 12/12/2017
Per SSA's Bylaws, the Commodore appoints six standing committees each year. We're delighted to announce the committee chairs for the upcoming year:

Membership Committee: Ted Morgan
Sailing Committee: Eric Johnson 
Race Committee: Barbara Vosbury
Finance Committee: Tip Clifton
Facilities Committee: Mike Beer
Junior Instruction Committee: Keith Carew
In addition to these standing committees, we're happy that Jennifer Herzog (Social) and John Hoyt (IT) will join us as committee chairs again this year. 

While committees are formally formed in the first few weeks after the Annual Meeting, they're always looking for eager volunteers! If you are interested in helping out in a particular area, please contact that committee chair directly--they will be happy to hear from you.
Oyster Gardening at SSA
Published on: 10/17/2017
SSA will have a new set of Oyster Gardens this month.  The initial set of gardens will be donated and maintained by a member of the Facilities Committee as part of the Landscape sub-committee.  The club has had these oyster gardens in the past but in recent years has not had volunteers to maintain this environmentally friendly program.  This is a great way to expand on our efforts to support 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.”
The oyster gardens are provided as part of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Oyster Restoration program.  Volunteer gardeners maintain the oyster gardens through the winter and spring and return the mature oysters to the CBF to be planted on oyster reefs in June where they can continue to grow and filter the waters of our rivers and bay.  Maintaining the oyster
505 Worlds: Links to Photos and Videos
Published on: 10/10/2017
If you'd like to see photos and videos by our members you can follow these links to see their take on the 505 Worlds: 

Ted Morgan:
Susan Hale:
Ashley Love(and T2PTV):

and photos by the official photographer, Christophe Favreau can be found here:
SSA's First Floating Garden has arrived
Published on: 9/5/2017
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
Published on: 8/29/2017
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 (, Housing Co-ordinator if you are able to help. Mike's # is 443-336-5694
Yoga Updates
Published on: 8/22/2017
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
Published on: 8/8/2017
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
Published on: 2/16/2017
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
Published on: 2/14/2017
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
Published on: 12/20/2016
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.

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.