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HomeWomen's Regatta 2023

HHSA Women
HHSA Women's Regatta
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Herring Bay, Maryland

Mark your calendars!  The date for the 2023 HHSA Women's Regatta has been set for June 17, 2023 and we can't wait to see you all out there.  

The HHSA Women's Regatta is one of the only events on the Chesapeake Bay that is for just women sailors.  It's a wonderful one day, three race regatta with all women skippers and crew.  Get your team together, get registered and we will see you out there.

Thie event is for experienced and novice racers.  Our mission for the day is that everyone steps up and does something they haven't done before.  Maybe you've raced but never skippered, maybe you're a cruiser and haven't raced.  This day is for all of you!

This space is the hub for all information about the event as well as regatta prep events.  Need some crew? Email us!  Want some more information? Email us!  In the meantime, get out and find all your great women sailing friends and get your team together.

Any questions please email

Official Notice Board

2023 Documents

2023 Women's Regatta Notice of Race

2023 Registration/Registered Boats

Registration open  Register here!    

BOAT NAME, Skipper, Make, PHRF Rating

3-6-9, Liz Principe (Cambridge Yacht Club), Capri 30, 111

In The Red, Antoinette Wilkins (CRCA), S2 9.1, 138

Etoile, Barbie Klik (CRCA), Jeanneau 33i, 141

Blue Dolphin, Sholeh Lee (HHSA), Jeanneau 319, 183

Chanceuse, Maryline O’Shea (HHSA), Beneteau 45, 72

Cimarron, Katie Wolfe (HHSA), J/110, 93

Happy Place, Jayne Durden (HHSA), Beneteau 331, 192

Valhalla, Erica Kraft, J/30, 138

Avalon, Margaret Stewart (HHSA), Soverel 39, 75

Boats Looking for Crew

Skipper Contact Crew needs


Crew Available

Crew Name       Contact Experience
Lauren Sucher    

I sail and race on 22' Catalina Capris with Pentagon Sailing Club.  I've got my ASA 101/103 and 3 seasons of experience.  I'd love to crew for anyone who needs help in the regatta!
Dale Whitley

Jib trim, possible foredeck.  Raced J30, foredeck for 8 yrs,  I like to think I can follow instruction well.

Angela Kershner 

I have 4 seasons of racing experience, racing on a FARR 10/20 and a Hunter 34. Experienced with jibs and spinnakers. Looking to join a crew for the Regatta! 

Paula Grenier 571-213-6853 I am the owner of Eclipse, a Caliber 35LRC. Have been sailing 16 years. Lots of experience cruising in the Chesapeake, New England, and Caribbean. I’ve been crew in the Women’s Regatta every year it has been held. Last year I was the skipper of Kaya, which was great fun. I’ve crewed from time to time in the Wednesday night races and have done the Gov Cup several times.  I can do just about any position: helm, mainsheet, grinding, rail meat! I’m a team player, and willing to do whatever is needed. I’ve been the timer for starts and enjoy helping out with tactics. I’m fit, agile, and pretty strong. I’m also a Registered Nurse, which can come in handy!  I really love the camaraderie of an all women crew and look forward to sharing the experience again this year.
Sarah Bova  I grew up sailing on Lake Erie and have been racing in Baltimore the past five years. I skipper a J22 for one design racing and crew on several other boats for PHRF racing. I have experience racing with both symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnakers. Happy to help in whichever role is needed. 
 Melinda Zimmerman 410-286-0529 I'm interested in being considered as crew on one of the boats - I would classify myself as a novice racer but medium-skill level cruiser.  Sailed w/ Singles on Sailboats many times last summer and years ago sailed every weekend on the West River. Novice racer but very fit.
Suzanne Carter 443-803-6321 Looking for a boat for the Women's Regatta this year. I'd prefer a boat and crew that are racers. I have experience racing J22s & Sonars, skipper, spin trim, main & jib trim, cockpit, tactics, and foredeck, 2018 – present, weekly. I'm experienced on larger boats with spinnaker use, hoist, douse, trim (S2 9.1, Jeanneau Sunshine 36CB, Jeanneau 33i, Express 30). I've been told I'm good crew. I take instructions quite well, and I am willing to come for some practice sessions. I currently race weekly at the Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore, at the BCYA Tuesday weekly races, and at NPSA Wed weekly races. 
Melodi Pinnock 703-776-0041

I’m ASA certified through 104, I took the class there at Herrington Harbor, with Captain Angie Wilson. I also took classes on the Potomac with SCOW on their Flying Scots.  I’ve raced in maybe 4 or 5 regattas on the Chesapeake (Leukemia Cup & CRAB Cup) all for fun with friends. 

Amy Harris 301 717 2585  J22, J24, J80, and J105 experienced racer 

Raced 2021 and 2022 in the HHSA regatta in the Spin Class. I usually trim jib, and chute. Last year I was tactician on a J30 in Spin Class and we got second. 

Tara Brannigan 917 301 5183  

I am a member of SCOW and DISC and have raced the past 2 seasons with DISC on Tuesdays on a J-22 and completed several Beer Can races and charity regattas in Annapolis on a Catalina 25. The year before that, I raced with SCOW on Flying Scots. In addition, I've raced on J-24s, Sonars and Melges 24 when I lived in NY (Manhattan Yacht Club, One 15 Brooklyn, Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay. I have completed my US Basic Keelboat, US Basic Cruising certifications as well as a Racing course at J-World Annapolis. I most prefer the jib and have some spinnaker experience but am willing and able to contribute wherever is needed. I am available for Wednesday night racing and other practices leading up to the Regatta.

2023 Prep Sessions

2023 HHSA Women's Regatta prep seminar:  Register here   

2022 Women's Regatta prep seminar: Recording here (password 8pjc%PNj)
2022 Race Tactics and Trim seminar: Recording here (password z&RH0sGi)
2022 Women's Regatta Skippers' briefing (June 9): Click Here 

For any questions please contact the Race Coordinator, Jayne Durden -

News and Information

Coming to Herring Bay for the regatta? Don't forget to book a slip!

For Herrington Harbour North, contact the Dockmaster Megan Dierks via Dockwa and mention "HHSA Women's Regatta".  As of May 3, they are full but running a waitlist.  If you are accepted, you will get 50 HHD which you can use while you stay at the marina.

For Shipwright Harbor Marina, contact the at Chesapeake Bay Boat Slips | Shipwright Harbor Marina

For Herrington Harbour South, contact the Dockmaster Tyler via Dockwa (there is a shuttle from HHS to HHN)


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Do I have to be a member of HHSA?
Do I have to be a member of HHSA?
NO! The Regatta is open to members and non-members of HHSA. Registration is free to HHSA skippers and $25 for non-members.
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Is the race PHRF or one-design?
Is the race PHRF or one-design?
The Regatta is for PHRF handicapped sailboats.  A one design boat is allowed to compete if it has a valid PHRF certificate.
Boats are encouraged to have a current PHRF certificate, however HHSA will assign a courtesy rating to boats without a certificate.  
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What classes will race?
What Classes will race?
HHSA currently plans to have three classes: Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker Racing and Non-Spinnaker Cruising. However, we may alter this depending on the number and type of entries.
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Is there a party?
Is there a party?
Pending any new Covid restrictions, yes, there will be a party! HHSA will host an after race party at Herrington Harbour North to include the presentation of awards.  This will be a catered event.
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Is the race sanctioned by CBYRA?
Is the race sanctioned by CBRYA?
Although listed in the "The Green Book," the HHSA Women's Regatta is not sanctioned by by CBYRA, or part of the highpoint standings.
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What kind of courses will be used?
What kind of courses will be used?
Courses will be either drop mark or a combination of government marks and HHSA Club marks, as described in the event Sailing Instructions and Course Book.
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Can the crew include any males?
Can the crew include any males?
All personnel on board must be female.

Join the Fun

2022-6-11 Women's Regatta

Crew Finder 

The purpose of the Regatta is to enable women at all skill levels to race. 
If you are a skipper in need of crew or a sailor looking for a boat, please contact Women Underway Captain 

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