Congratulations to long time friend of J World Robin Team and crew for there first place finish at Charleston Race Week! I think if you look closely you will notice several Annapolis sailors.
By Peter Crispino | For The Baltimore Sun
Six teams from area high schools will set sail April 25 in the inaugural Annapolis Junior Keelboat Regatta, and crews have been practicing for a chance to not only hoist a trophy but to show off the region’s sailing prowess. The race will pit students from Severn School and Broadneck, South River High, Archbishop Spalding, Severna Park and St. Mary’s high schools against each other at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show. “We’re really excited about it,” said Cole Allsopp, junior director of the Severn Sailing Association, where three of the teams are based. “Having new events,especially of this unique nature, makes it really cool for us to give everyone some more exposure and expand their sailing horizons.”
The regatta will present a challenge to the young sailors as they compete on five-person keelboats instead of the speedier two-person dinghies they’re accustomed to. Some racers will have only one day to practice on the larger boats before the regatta. “Most of them don’t have a ton of experience with keelboats, so this is a really cool opportunity for them,” said Allsopp. “It’s like if you were to race in a truck versus racing a really twitchy sports car like a Ferrari.” Read more