Registration and Recruitment Party

Join us for Sundaes on Sunday!  A high school sailing registration and recruitment party. It will be held on Sunday, February 12th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Southern Maryland Sailing Association in Solomons.  High School sailing season begins March 14th.

This is an opportunity to eat some ice cream, register for the Spring 2017 high school sailing season, eat more ice cream and most importantly meet new friends and fellow sailors.  And don’t forget to eat more ice cream!

Registration will be held for Leonardtown, Great Mills, Chopticon and home school high school students. Middle school students interested in participating in high school sailing are encouraged to participate!

Are you a US Sailing member?

Reposted from January 27, 2015

If you’re not, you’re missing out on all the great benefits that they offer.  AND  you receive a discount on membership fees if you register through the Sailing Sailing Chesapeake’s MVP program.  You receive a discount on your renewal or initial membership fee and the Sailing Center receives credit that can be used toward instructor training classes and educational materials.

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What’s the Fastest Growing High School Sport in the US?

Reposted from October 7, 2014

What’s the fastest growing high school sport in the US?

Some hints—it uses neither stick nor ball, teams are co-ed, and competing schools often practice together and share coaches. Give up?


From the East Coast to the West and from the Great Lakes to the Gulf, sailing clubs are sponsoring high school sailors in greater numbers than ever before. Sailing provides a great opportunity for teamwork and head-to-head racing in some of the world’s most beautiful venues, and the waters of Southern Maryland are no exception. We live in a sailor’s paradise, with great breezes, a near-year-round sailing season, and a forgiving, sandy shoreline.

The Chesapeake Bay has groomed some of the best sailors in the sport, and even though Annapolis declares itself the Sailing Capital of the US—its area high school teams routinely finish at the top in national competitions—Southern Maryland sailors are working hard to challenge them. Come out this fall to see sailors from Leonardtown, Great Mills, and St. Mary’s Ryken give those Annapolis kids a run for their money! Home JV regattas are scheduled at Tall Timbers on 14 September and 25 October, and the Mid-Atlantic Varsity championship regatta is scheduled at Tall Timbers for 17 and 18 October.

Article by Bitsy Unangst.  Photo by Jana Rutkowski.

Sailing Center Chesapeake Supports National Safe Boating Council’s “Wear It” Campaign

Re-posted from April 18, 2014


Sailing Center Chesapeake, located in Tall Timbers Maryland, will host a special Junior Varsity Championship Regatta on Sunday, April 27, 2014.  This event will be held at Tall Timber’s Marina, on the dock area just outside the Reluctant Navigator Restaurant.

SCC is teaming up with The National Safe Boating Council at this year’s JV Championship to promote water safety and awareness.

We are inviting everyone in the community to participate in this event by showing up at Tall Timber’s Marina, wearing their Personal Floatation Devices and join us as we participate and promote the National Safe Boating Council’s very worthy program.  We even welcome leashed dogs who might have a life jacket as part of their wardrobe to participate in our event!

A professional photographer will be on hand to capture a group photograph immediately following our 10am skipper meeting, and to take multiple photographs during the day’s events.

About 100 competitive high-school aged sailors will visit St. Mary’s County along with their coaches and families for this JV Championship Regatta, April 27. The visiting students and tourists are traveling from schools throughout the D.C., Annapolis, and Baltimore areas.  Locally, our Junior Varsity sailing teams from Great Mills High School and Leonardtown High School will be participating in this competition as well.

Sailing Center Chesapeake offers our heartfelt thanks to Rick Meatyard, owner of Tall Timber’s Marina, for making our high school program and this special Regatta possible. The Reluctant Navigator will extend the hours and offerings of its popular Sunday Brunch to accommodate our visiting sailors and spectators.

If you haven’t visited the Reluctant Navigator yet, be prepared for a delicious meal, Rick Meatyard has been scrambling our eggs for more than 30 years and it simply gets better each time. Please plan to enjoy a delicious breakfast as you watch a group of talented high school students hoist their main sails and demonstrate their considerable skills!

For more information about this Regatta or Sailing Center Chesapeake and its programs, please visit our web site

For information about the National Safe Boating Council’s Wear It Campaign, please visit their web