60th Anniversary Frigid Digit Regatta – Oct. 15-16

The Frigid Digit regatta, hosted by our neighbors in Lightning Fleet 329, is turning 60!  The goal is to get (at least) 60 boats on the water for the 60th Anniversary of this great regatta.  Let’s support Fleet 329 by heading up to Annapolis and making the 60th Frigid Digit a great one!  Keep reading to view the NOR, schedule of events, and other organizational details.


60TH Annual


October 15-16, 2011

Severn Sailing Association

311 First Street, Annapolis MD

(410) 268-8744


Friday, Oct 14th

Boat Drop Off – SSA clubhouse

1500-1730     On-land and on-the-water Racing Clinic with Brian Hayes

1730          Open keg and munchies


Saturday, Oct 15th

0830-0930     Registration & Breakfast

0930     Skipper’s Meeting

1100     Warning Signal for Race 1; Races 2 – 4 to follow

Note: VHF radio will be used to call OCS boats

1700     Hors d’Oeuvres and Cocktails, Beer, Wine

1730     Racing summary by day’s winners

1800      Dinner and band


Sunday, Oct 16th

0830     Breakfast

1030     Warning Signal for Race 5; Races 6-7 to follow

1400     Final race start deadline

Awards immediately following harbor return


Entry/Registration: $85 postmarked by Oct. 7; $95 thereafter. Includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner for 3, breakfast Sat/Sun, and trophies. To pre-register, download registration form from http://severnsailing.org/racemanagement/entryform.pdf and fill out one copy. Mail with check for $85 to Jamie Brickell, 12201 Howard Lodge Drive, Sykesville, MD 21784, jamiebrickell@earthlink.net; (410) 489-2619


Lunches: Available at Dark and Stormy’s, the SSA snack bar. Order in advance by phone Betka @ 410-919-8788 or realfoodssa@gmail.com.


Web Site:  Please visit the web site to add your name to the Competitor’s List to help us plan a better regatta: http://lightningclass.org/racing/calendar/eventWhoscoming.asp?ID=383&event=60th%20Anniversary%20Frigid%20Digit.  Also go to our Facebook page and sign up for up-to-the-minute information: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=164950053570601


The SSA web site http://severnsailing.org/ also includes weather information, a list of accommodations, and directions to SSA via the “About SSA” link.


Housing: October 15-16 is the Annapolis Power Boat Show, so make your housing arrangements early!


Local homestays are available on a first‐come, first‐served basis. Please contact Joan Hurban, jghurban@gmail.com; 410-923-2497


For easy access to B&Bs in the Annapolis area, try www.annapolisbandb.com.


The following is a partial list of local area hotels:

Country Inn Suites ,  2600 Hously Rd., Annapolis, MD  –  410 571 6700  –  Group rate available only until October 3 under “Lightning Regatta”, Rooms have 2 queen beds, with rollaway available @  $139.00 per night ( normally $180.00/ night). Approx. 10 to 15 min from the club

Homestead Studio and Suites, 120 Admiral Cochran Dr., Annapolis, MD, 21401  –  410 571 6600 Rooms = 2 double beds with a pullout and full kitchen @ $134.00  ($128.00 with AAA). Approx. 10 to 15 min from club

Spring Hill Suites, 189 Admiral Cochran Dr., Annapolis, MD 21401  –  443 321 2500 Rooms = 2 queens plus sofa @ $189.00 / night ($143 with AAA). Approx. 10 to 15 min from Club

Annapolis Courtyard by Marriott, 2559 Reva Rd., Annapolis, MD  –  410 266 1555 Rooms = 2 queens @ 189.00 / night.  Approx. 10 to 15 min from club

Double Tree Hotel, Reva Rd., Annapolis, MD  –   410 224 3150. Rooms 2 queens @ $220.00 / night. Approx. 10 to 15 min from club

Marriott Waterfront Hotel,   Annapolis, MD  –  410 268 7555. Rooms @ $439.00 per night.  Approx. 5 min from club


Frigid Digit 60th Anniversary T-Shirts: More information to follow shortly.

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