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Choptank Fleet

Choptank Fleet

Choptank Fleet Captain

George Breig
essasailing38@gmail.com
(443)521-9920

Racing Information and Details

Racing on the Choptank River. Several sailboats are sailing upwind.

Choptank Fleet in Action for Wednesday Night Racing.

Upcoming Races / Events / Meetings for the Choptank Fleet

The Steadman Cup 2024 - Results

Congratulations to Aura, Bob Gallagher, and Crew on their win!

Steadman Cup 2024 Results

Notes From the Fleet Captain

This year the Choptank Fleet will be using the predefined list of 32 courses. The Skipper’s Guide from 2023 will be in effect for 2024. The list is organized from Zero degrees Magnetic to 360 degrees.  

On occasion, the Race Committee may decide to customize the racecourse depending on weather conditions. Print a copy of the list and keep it in your boat. Skippers are expected to have the list. The committee boat will only post and announce the course number on VHF Channel 72.

Before each start, all skippers must report their boat name with the race Committee.  

Races typically start at 6:00 PM and 6:07 PM.

We strongly encourage all sailors, including skippers and crew, become members of ESSA.

Please click here to access the forms and pay online.

 

Join our Fleet

If you know of a skipper who may want to sail in the Choptank Fleet, please encourage them to contact George Breig, the Choptank Fleet Captain.

George can be reached at:

Phone/Cell: (443) 521-9920

Email:  Essasailing38@gmail.com

APPLY FOR YOUR ORR EZ Certificate Today! Download our handy guide here

NEW:  For the 2024 Racing Season, we have adopted the ORR-EZ handicapping system.  We are super excited about this change as it will allow the rating to be adjusted to compensate for the wind conditions, as well as the course chosen, resulting in greater competition.

Choptank Fleet Race Schedule (subject to change)

  • Fleet Meeting – Wednesday, April 24, 6 PM -Cambridge Yacht Club
  • Practice Races – May 1, 8, 2024  (the new ORR-EZ scoring system will be tested)
  • Series One: Spring Series – May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19
  • Series Two: Mid-Summer Series – June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Series Three: Late Summer Series – August 7, 14, 21, 28, September 4, 11
  • Fall Series (make-up) – September 18, 25
  • The Stedman Smith Cup – Saturday, May 18, rain date, May 19
  • The Choptank Duet (new race) – Saturday, June 22 TBD (see below)
  • The Wild Goose Chase – Saturday, September 14, rain date, Sept 15
  • The Choptank Cup – Saturday, October 12, rain date, October 13

The Choptank Duet - a new double-handed race

Introducing the Choptank Duet – a doublehanded sailing race scheduled for Saturday, June 22.  Each team will consist of one man and one woman.  The Notice of Race will be posted on the CYC and ESSA websites around June 1. So, talk it up, recruit your team and get ready to race the Duet!