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HHSA Women's Regatta

2024 HHSA Women's Regatta
Saturday, July 13, 2024
Herring Bay, Maryland

Women skippers and crew!  It's on again!  Start planning for the 2024 HHSA Women's Regatta.  Due to the overwhelming number of our sailors who are participating in either the Annapolis to Bermuda or Newport to Bermuda races this year we have moved the regatta from June to July.  We can't wait to see you in Herring Bay.

The 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.

This event is for experienced and novice racers.  Our mission 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

Registration is OPEN: Register here!    

Official notices will be posted here as available.

2024 Documents

2024 documents will be posted here.  For reference, please see the 2023 documents.

2023 Women's Regatta Notice of Race
2023 Women's Regatta - NOR Amendment 1

2023 Course Book

HHSA Sailing Instructions 2023 (see pages 11-13 for Women's Regatta)
2023 Women's Regatta - SI Amendment 1

2024 Registration/Registered Boats

BOAT NAME, Skipper, Make, PHRF Rating

IRIS, Hattie Warwick-Smith, Tartan 34 C, 200
HAPPY PLACE, Jayne Durden, Beneteau 331, 192
ETOILE, Barbie Klik, Jeanneau 33i, 141

Boats Looking for Crew

Skipper Contact Crew needs

Skippers looking for a boat? We may be able to help you.  Email

Crew Available

Crew Name       Contact Experience
Emma Rosenbaum

Foredeck/Pit J22 Racing (Symmetric Spinnaker), Foredeck/Pit Express 30 (Symmetric Spinnaker , ASA 101 Certification, Downtown Sailing Center Skipper, Downtown Sailing Center Instructor, Safe Boaters' License

 Elaine Santucci

281 684 5008 

I’m a day fleet skipper with the downtown sailing center and also flirting with the cruising program. New to racing but not to sailing.

Tara Brannigan   

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-24,s Sonar's 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.

To add your name to this list, please email with best contact and short outline of your experience.  Don't worry if you are a newbie!

2024 Prep Sessions

Women's Regatta Info Session: Women's Regatta Info Session - 6/3/2024

2024 HHSA Women's Regatta prep seminar: Women's Regatta Prep Session - 6/24/2024    

2024 Women's Regatta Skippers' Briefing: 2024 HHSA Women's Regatta Skippers' Briefing - 7/11/2024  

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

News and Information

Please note the change of date for the regatta.  The 2024 regatta will be held in JULY and not June as we have for the last few years. 

The final schedule for the day will be announced closer to the event but it includes:

* Pre regatta prep sessions by Zoom
* Race day morning meet up at the flagpole in front of the Marina Office at Herrington Harbour North.
* Post race party

Coming to Herring Bay for the Regatta? Don't forget to book a slip! And do it early. 
* Herrington Harbour North, contact the Dockmaster Megan Dierks via Dockwa and mention "HHSA Women's Regatta". 
* Shipwright Harbor Marina, contact the at Chesapeake Bay Boat Slips | Shipwright Harbor Marina
* 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?
Yes! HHSA will host an after-race party at Herrington Harbour North to include the presentation of awards.  This will be a catered event.  Please BYOB.
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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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