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Laser Travel Team (June 18- Aug 17)

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Friday, August 17, 2018
Severn Sailing Association
311 First St.
Annapolis, MD  21403

Travis Carlisle
Junior Program
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
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Laser Travel Team (June 19- Aug 11)

To order lunches:

This class is open to children of all SSA regular membership types and SSA Junior Club Members.  It is easy, and inexpensive to become a Junior Club Member simply by following this link 
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. If you are a current club member, please email SSA Office Manager Catherine Bishop ( to receive your discount code, then proceed with your registration.

Entry into this team is application based - please email the Jr Director this application if you're interested (

Travel fee pending

Laser Travel Team

For older advanced sailors who have already mastered the basics and are ready to test their racing abilities against the other top junior sailors in the country, SSA offers an eight-week Travel Team option.

Sailors must provide their own boat. Parental involvement is expected to facilitate travel, trailering, and chaperoning. Each team will typically have a parent liaison, subject to the approval of the SSA Junior Program Director and Board. This person will work with the Junior Program Director, coaches, and other parents to help plan and communicate logistics. The team will compete in local Chesapeake events as well as travel to high-level competitions around the country–focusing on the Northeast. The schedule will typically include Junior Olympics as well as National and North American championships.

12pm - 5pm

Laser Travel Team Coach 

Conner Blouin is currently the assistant varsity sailing coach at St Marys. Conner has also served as the head sailing coach at his alma mater, Washington College and as a high school coach in both Rhode Island and Florida. He was twice named an Honorable Mention All-American and was selected first team Academic All-American. In 2015, he represented Team USA sailing the Sunfish class in Toronto. He has had a number of top finishes at the Cork Olympic Classes Regatta, including a 2nd in 2014 and 3rd in 2011 in the Laser Radial class. A Travel fee is currently being finalized for those that attend travel events and will cover coaching accommodation and food costs while traveling to regattas further than 4 hours away. Coaches for regattas will go to the ones with highest SSA attendance. 

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 

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.
-Early Drop Off
-Late Pick Up
-Early Drop Off/Late Pick Up

Family Awards Night:
Friday, July 20th, 2018 will be Mid-Season Awards and Friday August 17th, 2018 will be end of season 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 before May 16th 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.  If you cancel your class you will still retain your Junior Club Membership for that year.

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.