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Severn Sailing Association

Located in Annapolis, Maryland, SSA has a more than half-century tradition of high-quality one-design racing. We feature a full spring through fall season of racing plus a winter frostbiting series.

We regularly host major regional, national and international championship events. 
We operate an extensive Junior Program, featuring an eight-week summer program as well as spring and fall high school team sailing. 

SSA's facilities support dry-sailed dinghies and small keelboats, and include three launching cranes and protected basins, plus large staging and dry storage areas. Our clubhouse and snack bar provide an excellent venue for after-sailing activities with an unsurpassed view of the Severn River and Annapolis Harbor from the deck. 

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                           March 24, 2020

 

 

Dear SSA Members:

Yesterday, Governor Hogan ordered all nonessential businesses and establishments closed in Maryland, including "other recreational establishments" and "social clubs," in order to "reduce the threat to human health caused by transmission of the novel coronavirus...." Please see attached order


SSA is now closed until further notice.  Members will have access to their boats but the building will be locked with no access to the bathrooms.  SSA staff will telework.  Botanas Fajardo will also be closed for what we very much hope is only a short period.  Angel will provide regular updates on Facebook.  Staff and BOG members will drop by on a regular basis to check on the clubhouse, grounds, and boats.  I will continue to provide you with regular updates. 


I very much appreciate your patience and flexibility in these trying times.  The health of our SSA family has to be our top priority.  Please do all that you can to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.


As the Commodore of Cedar Point Yacht Club wrote recently, "there is nothing healthier for the mind, body, and soul than spending time on the water racing boats with friends."  Let's hope that sometime soon we will be able to enjoy all that SSA offers.


Jonathan Phillips, Commodore




March 21, 2020

Dear SSA Members:

SSA will continue its suspension of all programs, activities, and in person meetings until at least 13 April.  This includes work parties.  We will reschedule Opening Day.   


SSA is still open for member use at this time although the great room and the classroom will not be available, just like this past week.  Also, just a reminder that while members are welcome to use their own boats, no club-owned sailing craft are to be used during this two-week period.   Botanas Fajardo will be open for pick up in the afternoons as carry out business is permitted during the restaurant shutdown. 


As was reported last week, the Soling North American Championships has been postponed.  The Interscholastic Sailing Association has cancelled all high school regattas until 1 May. More information to follow soon on additional changes to the racing schedule. 


We will provide updates on the club’s status at least once a week.  This continues to be a rapidly developing situation, as everyone knows.    


Please make every effort to keep yourself and your families safe.


Jonathan


           

March 15, 2020

 

 

Dear SSA Members:

Due to the COVID-19 emergency and the need for social distancing, SSA will suspend all programs, activities, and in person meetings from 16 to 30 March.  This is in line with the two-week closure of local schools and the suspension of all school athletic activities. 

 

SSA will be open for member use.  We will, however, secure the great room and classroom so the cleaning crew can focus their efforts on the daily cleaning of high-traffic areas.  Members are welcome to use their own boats, but no club-owned sailing craft are to be used during this two-week period.   Botanas Fajardo will be open for pick up in the afternoons but their status may change so please stay up to date through the Facebook link.  https://www.facebook.com/botanasfajardo/

 

The Junior Fundraiser has been postponed with a new date yet to be determined.  We will have more information soon concerning the way ahead for the fundraiser.  Also, the Soling North American Championship has been postponed.  More information to follow soon regarding Opening Day.

 

We will provide regular updates (at least once a week) although they may be more frequent.  As everyone knows, this is a rapidly developing situation. 

 

Please make every effort to keep yourself and your families safe. 

 

Jonathan Phillips

Commodore

 


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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.