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PRSA Fall Series #8

Great weather two weeks in a row at the end of the fall series is virtually unheard of on the Potomac, but that is what we had for the final fall series race day of 2019!   PRO Frank Gallagher and his RC crew got us 3 nice races in a moderate southerly.  Temps in the mid-50s meant that it wasn’t too chilly to stick around for a post-race BBQ and beer.  What a great way to wrap up the season!

Albacore Fall Series #8

Buccaneer Fall Series #8

I-20 Fall Series #8

Laser Fall Series #8

Lightning Fall Series #8

Multihull Fall Series #8

PRSA Fall Series #7

After two weeks of lousy weather we finally had a nice day for racing for PRSA Fall Series #7.  PRO Farley Will and his crew did a great job in taking full advantage of a nice southerly breeze.  After some great racing there was still enough daylight left for a fun BBQ.

Albacores Fall Series #7

Buccaneers Fall Series #7

I-20 Fall Series #7

Laser Fall Series #7

Lightning Fall Series #7

Multihull Fall Series #7

PRSA AGM & Awards Banquet

Our PRSA Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 16, at the Evening Star Cafe’s No. 9 Lounge (2000 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria VA, 22301).  In addition to the regular business of the AGM (including officer reports, awards, and election of officers) we will also consider an amendment to the PRSA Bylaws (see language below).  Additional AGM details will be posted soon.

 

Proposed Amendment to PRSA Bylaws to Article III. Section 3. Part B.3.

The current language reads:
3.A late payment fee of $25 will be assessed for returning members paying dues on or after January 15.
The proposed language is (changes in bold italics):
3.A late payment fee of $25 will be assessed for returning active members paying dues on or after January 15.
Please note that active membership is specifically defined in Article III. Section 1. Part A.

PRSA Fall Series #4

We had a beautiful southerly breeze for Fall Series #4, allowing PRO Jim Antonivich and his crew to set a nice long course.  We enjoyed 2 “O3” races and an “O2” race before heading back to shore to relax and grill.

Albacores Fall Series #4

Buccaneers Fall Series #4

I-20s Fall Series #4

Lasers Fall Series #4

Lightnings Fall Series #4

PRSA Fall Series #3

The light and variable easterly breeze that we had for Fall Series #3 certainly made for some challenging sailing, but PRO John VanVoorhis and his crew did a great job to get us as many races as we could before the breeze died and we headed back to shore for some beer and brats.

Albacores Fall Series #3

Buccaneers Fall Series #3

Laser Fall Series #3

Lightnings Fall Series #3

Multihulls Fall Series #3

 

PRSA President’s Cup / DC Sail Cantina Cup Photos

We had some fantastic photos taken by Lindsay Bach and by Tom Sliter at the 2019 PRSA President’s Cup / DC Sail Cantina Cup Regatta.  Here are the links (you can also find these and other photo links in the “Gallery” area of the PRSA website).  Enjoy!

PRSA Fall Series #1

Although the forecast looked grim and the conditions were light as we arrived at the marina PRO Mike Darrah and his crew took full advantage of the wind that we did have, getting us 3 fun races to start the fall series.

Albacores Fall Series #1

Buccaneers Fall Series #1

I-20 Fall Series #1

Lightnings Fall Series #1

Multihulls Fall Series #1

PRSA President’s Cup 14-15 September: Register Now!

President's Cup Logo

The 2019 PRSA President’s Cup Regatta will be held September 14 & 15 in conjunction with the DC Sail Cantina Cup.  We are excited to  continue the long tradition of competitive one-design racing that started with the President’s Cup in 1934 as we also partner with our great community sailing partner, DC Sail.   DC SailPrizes will be awarded for Saturday finishes (Cantina Cup) as well as combined Saturday & Sunday finishes (PRSA President’s Cup).  Don’t miss your chance for two days of top-notch one design racing on the Potomac River.  Visit the regatta website to register and download the NOR! 

 

 

PRSA Spring Series #7

Sunday was a gorgeous day for racing on the river!  Although the winds were light as we rigged and sailed to the course, a nice southerly filled in for the first few races.  10 Lightnings, 2 Bucs, 3 Multihulls, 2 I-20s, and 2 Lasers came out to sail.  PRO Stew Harris and his crew did a nice job organizing the racing, sending the boats off on a W2 and then an O2 in the 10-12 kt southerly.  The wind shifted west and then oscillated all over the place after the first two races, making things challenging for the RC and  sailors alike.  The RC gamely reset the line and then adjusted to hold 2 more races in a very variable westerly.  Four races making the best of conditions in sunny (but not too hot) conditions with some breeze is a pretty good way to spend a Sunday!

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