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2024 Calendar

In additiontion to the events listed below, there may also be several  impromptu events (Informal anchoring-out, cruises, movie nights, regattas, etc.,)
with announcement by email

March 16, 2024

Wine & Cheese Party, 3-6 p.m. 
Held at the residence of our Rear Commodore
Melissa Ball and her husband Jonathan,
10332 Sonny Meadows Lane,
Mechanicsville, VA 


April 27, 2024

Blessing of the Fleet, USCG Auxiliary Vessel Safety Checks (VSCs) & Brunch 
NOTE: Vessel safety checks are provided as a public service. Limited timeslots are available during this event, so sign-up in advance.  
Afterwards  a completed checklist is provided for your information. 

-- Sample VSC Checklist -- Checklist Explanations --

May 4, 2024

More vessel safety checks at Regent Point Marina; educational talk and demonstration by marina owner Jim Wagner on the proper way to tie up your

May 25-27, 2024

Memorial Day Weekend Cruise to Jackson Creek

Jackson Creek is a beautiful anchorage off the Piankatank River.  Deltaville Marina is available for those who prefer a slip for the weekend. NOTE: Make your slip reservation directly with Deltaville Marina ( or 804-776-9812).  For those who prefer anchoring-out, Deltaville Marina facilities (bathrooms, dinghy dock, courtesy car) are available for a daily fee.  The Deltaville Tap & Raw Bar (restaurant) is located at the marina.  

June 1, 2024

Educational Event - Basic First Aid for Sailors & What A Well Equipped Sailboat's First Aid Bag Contains
9:00 a.m. at the Freeshade Community Center,
1544 Regent Road, Syringa, VA 23169-2314

This session includes a discussion of common injuries and ailments you can expect to encounter while on your boat and how to deal with them; and will cover the recommended contents of first aid bags that you may want to have on your boat.  NOTE: Contact George Chabalewski ( if you plan to attend this class, and let him know if bringing additional people.

Early-mid June through early July

Informal cruise to Block Island, Rhode Island
and various Narragansett Bay location

July 4-7, 2024

Independence Day Weekend Cruise to Onancock and Reedville 
Onancock Town Wharf and Marina is available for those who prefer a slip for your stay.  Reserve your slip at Onancock Town Marina through  For those who prefer anchoring-out, Onancock Marina facilities are available for a daily fee. Then sail to Reedville on July 6 to enjoy their fireworks.

July 20, 2024

5 p.m. start time - Cheeseburgers in Paradise at marina pavilions

July thru October 2024

various land and/or water events to be announced (volunteer club members offering to help with these events are welcome and encouraged), such as the following: boat jumble, starburst raft-up on the
Corrotoman, “look at My Boat” day and “A Day of Sailing on Someone Else’s  Boat” along with roving breakfasts on the docks, summertime “First Friday
Socials at the Pavilions at 6”, regattas with other Rappahannock River yacht clubs ending in Fleet’s Bay for a summer picnic, photo competitions, dingy
races, movie nights at the pavilions, mystery cruise, dog days of summer activities such as corn hole, water balloon races, watermelon seed spitting
contest, pig roast, moonlight cruise, etc.

August 24, 2024

Routine Boat Maintenance educational session starting at 09:00 at Freeshade Community Center - presented by Leslie Newman, Ben Rott and Charles Hall

August 31-September 2 2024

Labor Day cruise to Crisfield

September 28, 2024 4-7 p.m.

Seafood festival at the pavilions

October 10-14 2024 (one day only)

chartered van or bus trip to the Annapolis
sailboat show

November 2 2024

Your Boat’s Electrical System educational session starting at 09:00 at Freeshade Community Center - presented by George Chabalewski

November 2, 202412:30 p.m. start time

chili cook-off after educational session,
pirate costume competition, annual meeting/election of officers and board

Late November/Early December 2024

Winter festival party

********The above mentioned events which are weather dependent are subject to
change; informal anchor outs, cruises, regattas, movie nights and other activities
may be announced throughout the year via email

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