2017 Frigid Digit

Monday, 16 October 2017 02:27

Severn Sailing Association Annapolis, MD USA

October 14-15

12 boats, 7 races, 1 discard

12 boats turned out for two fun days of racing on the Chesapeake Bay, two weeks later than the usual Frigid Digit dates (and neatly overlapped with the Lightning Frigid Digit). Weather was hardly "frigid" with summer-like temps both days (and summer-like light winds on Saturday). Three races were fit in on Saturday under gray skies in a 2-7 knot northerly breeze that kept the powerboat traffic down.


Frigid Digit - Day 1

Sunday, 15 October 2017 08:26

Annapolis, October 14, 2017. Three races in 2-7 knots from the north. Forecast is for "happy" breeze tomorrow.

1. Carol Cronin & Kim Couranz, 6

2. Zachery Kelchner & Bryan Stout, 9

3. Brett Davies & Christina Perrson, 10

4. Lee Griffith & Nikki Bruno, 11

5. Andrew Pimental & Sandra Tangolino, 15

... full results ...

Snipe Summer Series

Monday, 17 July 2017 20:59

Annapolis, July 15-16, 2017. Results after 4 races

1. Christian Filter & Jessica Bennet, 5

2. Zachery Kelchner , 11

3. Chris Ryan & Nicole Ryan, 16

4. Philip Schofield & Noelle Owen, 19

5. Steve Pickel & Natalie Burls, 22

... full results ...

Annapolis Snipe Invite - Final

Monday, 19 June 2017 07:34

Annapolis, June 18, 2017. Final results after 8 races (1 discard)

(Photo courtesy of Jill Bennett)

1. Graham Landy & Chris Klevan, 11

2. Arthur Blodgett & Golison Marissa, 12

3. Jensen McTighe & Lydia McPherson-Shambarger, 22

4. Christian Filter & Jessica Bennett, 29

5. Zach Kelchner & Nicole Ryan, 34


1. Jensen McTighe & Lydia McPherson.Shamberg, 9

2. Christian Filter & Jessica Bennett, 11

3. Tyler Mowry & Annabelle Hutchison, 21

Report by Lisa Pline

2017 Annapolis Snipe Invite/Jr ACC's sees tight racing in all conditions

This year's Annapolis Snipe Invite/Jr ACC's "30 & Under" event brought a star-studded fleet of former, current, and aspiring college sailors together for some tight racing in a variety of Chesapeake Bay conditions.


Annapolis Snipe Invite - Day 1

Sunday, 18 June 2017 08:43

Annapolis, June 17, 2017. Results after 5 races

(Photo courtesy of Annappolis Snipe Invite)

1. Graham Landy & Chris Klevan, 8

2. Arthur Blodgett & Marissa Golison, 12

3. Jensen McTighe & Lydia McPherson-Shamarger, 17

4. Christian Filter & Jessica Bennett, 18

5. Zach Kelchner & Nicole Ryan, 31

... full results ...

Colonial Cup

Monday, 05 June 2017 07:25

Annapolis, June 4-5, 2017. Final results after 6 races (1 discard)

(Regatta report by Alex Pline. Photos courtesy of Ted Morgan)

Annapolis served up a chamber of commerce weekend for the twenty competitors at the 2017 Colonial Cup at Severn Sailing Association. A few days before the regatta, the weather forecast was not looking very promising with high pressure system filling in over the Chesapeake Bay. This usually results in a dying northwesterly breeze and the infamous Annapolis "Washing Machine" chop. However, there ended up being two cold fronts bookending the regatta which kept the conditions lively and challenging.

Congratulations to Chris Ryan and Lisa Pline!

US Sailing Awards: Sailors Honored for Distinguished Service

Chris Ryan (Arnold, Md.) and Lisa Pline (Annapolis, Md.) received the National One-Design Leadership Award for their enthusiasm and leadership in creating the one-design fleet building program of the year.

Through their efforts with the Annapolis Snipe Fleet at Severn Sailing Association, Ryan and Pline significantly increased participation in one-design sailing for junior and adult sailors. Together, their service and leadership to promote and enable Snipe sailing has resulted in new sailors trying the sport and one-design sailors from other fleets trying Snipe sailing.

As one fleet member noted, “Both Chris and Lisa know that a key to a good regatta is great hospitality. They make sure the social events are top notch with amazing food and plenty of it! They also keep an amazing upbeat and positive attitude throughout the event.”

Frigid Digit - Final

Monday, 03 October 2016 07:30

Annapolis, October 1-2, 2016 Report by Alex Pline

1. Carol Cronin & Kim Couranz, 3

2. Lee Griffith & Nikki Bruno, 8

3. Alex Pline & Jill Bennett, 9

The weekend started out with a lot of rain in the Mid Atlantic on Friday, but at least we knew we wouldn't get blown out like last year. However, while the wind forecast for Saturday looked pretty good, it promised to be very light on Sunday. There are two conditions that always remind me of the Frigid Digit: Cool, wet, foggy Nor 'easter-like and bright, brisk, cool northewester after a cold front-like. Both are tricky conditions to sail in with different challenges. This year's event was no different with the Nor 'Easter-like version for Saturday.


Frigid Digit - Day 1

Sunday, 02 October 2016 06:42

Annapolis, October 1, 2016. Results after 3 races

(Photo courtesy of Adam Podbielski)

1. Carol Cronin & Kim Couranz, 3

2. Lee Griffith & Nikki Bruno, 8

3. Alex Pline & Jill Bennett, 9

... full results ...

US Junior Nationals

Monday, 20 June 2016 21:38

Annapolis, June 18-19, 2016

Christian Filter wins Junior Nationals w/crew Jessica Bennett! We were greeted with a dying westerly in the morning but after drifting to the starting line, the Southerly filled exactly like yesterday. By 11:30 the fleet was off and running and three more races were run. Racing was really, really tight but in the end with a drop race Christian Filter/Jessica Bennett stayed on top with 13 points followed by Christian Cyrul/Max Hetherington-Young with 20 and Kyle Mergenthaler/Emily Gilreath in third with 27 points. 4th through 7th were separated by 4 points.

Annapolis Snipe Junior Nationals

... full results and photos (courtesy of Jill Bennett) ...