East Coast Championships Regatta – View Through the Lens

by Janice Anne Wheeler September 14 & 15, 2019 The wind was good. The atmosphere was good, the scenery amazing. Competitors from all over the East Coast showed up to enthusiastic greetings, heartfelt hugs and a sincere welcome.  Friends reunited. The first day sped by; five races in the morning and two long distance in […]

East Coast Championships Regatta – No Sail Number, No Score!

The 2019 East Coast Championships Regatta took place on September 14 & 15 at Beverly Triton Beach Park and we had wind, sun, laughs, smiles, FOILS, Kona, raceboard, Windsurfer LT, one junior, a cook-out at the park and great swag from our sponsors. First off we want to thank all the volunteers who made the […]

Windsurfing Regatta at Severn Sailing Association – May 25-26, 2019

by Jesse Falsone I am happy to announce that for the first time in its 60+ year history, Severn Sailing Association (www.severnsailing.org) will be running a windsurfing event over Memorial Weekend (May 25-26). For those who aren’t familiar, SSA is a small boat racing club located in Eastport at the mouth of Spa Creek. We […]

Reflections on a Week at ABK

by Dave Turner I was thrilled to be the 2017 winner of a free ABK Boardsports Windsurfing Clinic, generously donated to BABA by ABK owner, Andy Brandt. For those unfamiliar with ABK, they offer windsurfing clinics at most major US windsurfing sites and in the Caribbean, typically in shallow water sites to facilitate learning without […]

Hooked

by Brad Tibbels “I brought my stuff, if you want to try.” I had no idea what Filipp was talking about but I followed him to his car anyway. We were at Gunpowder State Park for our work picnic and he had brought everything… Everything. Long poles, short poles, curved poles, huge bags that looked […]

Tuesday Night Racing – Postponed

POSTPONED – Check back for more information Location: Annapolis, Severn River, next to the Horn Point shoal pole. The closest launch available is Horn Point Park at the end of Chesapeake Avenue. When: First gun between 6:15 – 6:30 PM. Requirements: We will have a 5 knot minimum. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m16!1m12!1m3!1d12407.137587104227!2d-76.47381095656819!3d38.974590816808224!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!2m1!1shorn+point+park+annapolis+md!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1494024000214&w=600&h=450] We will check the forecast […]

ABK Trip Report: October 2016, Waves, NC

by Leon Turkevich “Release the front hand all the way.” “All the way?” “Yep. All the way.” In fact, I don’t release the front hand “all the way” as instructed, and the sail slams me backward off the board. Tom Lepak from ABK patiently explains that I fell back because I still had some pressure […]

Mayo Peninsula Comments Due Today!

Once again we have received very little notice on this important issue.   This is the first round of comments regarding the plans for Mayo Beach Park, and 2nd round for Beverly Triton. Please comment today – all comments are being taken online and I don’t know if there’s a character limit imposed on the comment […]