Thursday Night Racing Sailing Instructions Available Online


It’s official… J World Annapolis’ Thursday Night Racing begins tonight!  Here are the 2013 Thursday Night Racing Sailing Instructions.  You can also find the Thursday Night Registration Form and 2013 THURSDAY NIGHT RACING NOTICE OF RACE here.

For more than 20 years J World has hosted Thursday Night Racing for J/22’s, J/24’s, J/80’s and now for the growing J/70 class.  Thursday’s have always been about getting as many short races in as daylight and conditions will allow.  This year is no different, and the race committees will be trying each night to run as many races as possible.  Due to the growth in participation in all the classes, a few changes are coming to the Thursday’s, and while we expect a few bumps in the road initially, we believe these changes will make Thursday’s even better for all racers.

Two Race Areas!

The biggest change is this year there will be two adjacent racing areas.  The “Alpha” racing area will be for the J/70 and J/80 racing fleets and will likely be just a little beyond where we have traditionally put our start boat.  The “Bravo” racing area will be for the J/22 and J/24 classes and will be set as close to Horn Point and the entrance to the Annapolis Harbor as is practical.  Both courses will be visible to sailors exiting the harbor.  Because checking in is required before racing, if you are unclear about which course is which, sail to the first committee boat you see, and they will be happy to help sort you out.  Note also that the Alpha Course race committee boat will almost always be the J/World Annapolis cruising boat J/37.  The primary reason for having the two circles is to ensure that each class can get as many races as possible.  Thanks to the Eastport Yacht Club for their generous support in making this second circle a possibility.

Party Venue Upgrade

For year’s J World Annapolis has hosted the party in the parking lot, but with our new partnership with the Eastport Yacht Club, the party is improving too!  Immediately after racing you will find scores, cheap beer, water and soda and good food at Annapolis best sunset view open and available for Thursday Night Racing participants.  You don’t have to be an Eastport Yacht Club member, just a Thursday Night Racing participant, so please plan on joining us for discussion, debrief and more at the Eastport Yacht Club.  Note that scores posted at EYC are provisional and official scores will be posted online at the morning after racing as well as at the official notice board located at J World Annapolis.


It is important if you drive to the Eastport Yacht Club, you should plan on parking across the street at Yacht Haven or on the street.  Cars parking in the Eastport Yacht Club Parking lot are subject to being towed.

We are looking forward to another  great year of Thursday Night Racing.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office at 410-280-2040 or drop us an email at

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