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420 Chessie Racers - 2nd Half of Summer

Monday, Jul 15, 2024 - 12:00 pm through Friday, Jul 19, 2024 - 5:00 pm
Monday, Jul 22, 2024 - 12:00 pm through Friday, Jul 26, 2024 - 5:00 pm
Monday, Jul 29, 2024 - 12:00 pm through Friday, Aug 2, 2024 - 5:00 pm
Monday, Aug 5, 2024 - 12:00 pm through Friday, Aug 9, 2024 - 5:00 pm

Pending opening
Payment Options:
Chessie 420 - 1st Half of Summer (5 weeks)
Chessie 420 - 2nd Half of Summer (4 Weeks)
Chessie 420 - Full Summer (9 Weeks)
Leaders: Travis Carlisle
Madde Vachon

Event Information


Member Discount Code: member

Price does not include Travel Fees

The member discount code applies to the following membership types: Voting, Associate, Emeritus, and Junior Associate.  If you do not use the code at checkout, we will charge a processing fee upon reimbursement for the difference.

Junior Club Membership link **Junior Club Members are NOT ELIGIBLE FOR DISCOUNT**

Ages: 13 - 18

Time: 12pm - 5pm | Half or Full Summer

For: Sailors with 420 or FJ experience who would like to race in more regattas

Price: Full Summer $3,960; First Half Summer: $2,400; Second Half: $2,200

Tentative Regatta List: Lewes (DE) (7/25); Oxford Junior Regatta (8/10-11)



The 420 Chessie Racers program is intended for sailors who have some experience sailing the Club 420 or FJ and would like to try their hand at racing. Participants are often, but not limited to, those who sail in High School programs during the school year and want to expand their skill sets. This program is based at SSA but will also travel to local Chesapeake Bay regattas throughout the season.  We will focus on the basics of racing including trapeze, spinnaker, starting, upwind sailing, downwind sailing, basic race tactics, rigging and derigging the boat. When we travel to events outside of Annapolis, we ask that parents help tow the 420's and coach boat.  We encourage and recommend that where possible, participants pair up as skipper/crew units prior to signing up for the class and then register together, however the Junior Program can assist with pairing up un-matched participants.  If you own your own boat you may use that instead of a club boat. If you choose to bring your own boat please reach out to the Junior Program Director to coordinate storage while you are in the program.  

Participants will need to bring the following things to practice every day:

  • Lifejacket (Coast Guard approved) with whistle

  • Closed-toed shoes that can get wet

  • Change of clothes & towel

  • Sunglasses & hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Lunch & Healthy Snacks

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Bailer

  • Countdown watch

  • Trapeze harness for crews

We have 3 club boats that can be used for this class but encourage the use of privately owned boats for this program as it increases the potential number of participants and the quality of the team.

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Registration for this class will open on a case-by-case basis pending applications.


Registration Count

Registration Type Registrations Remaining
All Participants 0 6
Waiting List 0 4