Be a Part of The Mike Wagner Memorial Clinic!

Hello to Our Sailing Community! 

We are reaching out to you for your support in creating “The Mike Wagner Memorial Clinic.” We hope this will become an annual event to honor a man who was an active participant in and leader of various sailing communities across the Chesapeake. 

The mission of this memorial clinic will be to keep Mike Wagner’s legacy of mentorship, community building, and sailing education alive. We want to put this together with very little cost to the participants. Mike was always passionate about making sailing accessible to those who might not have the financial resources to enjoy it; this focus on accessibility must remain at the heart of whatever we plan in his memory. 

We Ask That You Donate Your Time and Share Your Knowledge!

The purpose of this clinic will have two goals: 

  1. To unite an intergenerational community of sailors for a day of education, healthy competition, and promotion of the Corinthian spirit. 
  2. To continue Mike’s infectious love for the sport of sailing and all the virtues it instills. 

So, how can you help? We will need help with many things, including: 

  • Planning the logistics of the clinic (including a safety committee) 
  • Putting together chalk talks or presentations about sailing and teamwork
  • Volunteering to be part of the clinic ‘staff’ for the day – with tasks ranging from running check-in to serving as race committee out on the water
  • Finding boat owners who are willing to take out a crew of sailors on the day of the clinic
  • Advertising the event across the region

Our hope is to hold the first clinic in either Summer or Fall 2024, or Spring 2025.

If you are willing to help us make the Mike Wagner Memorial Clinic a reality, please click the button below, scroll to the bottom of the document and fill out the questionnaire form by: October 31, 2023.

With best wishes and our sincere gratitude, 

Stephanie & Rachel Wagner 

Registration Deadline for for the Storm Trysail Club Chesapeake Station Junior Safety at Sea Program is July 28!

Junior’s will have the opportunity to learn valuable offshore survival skills on shore and on the water on J/105 Race Boats.

  • When: Monday, August 14, 2023
  • Where: Severn Sailing Association, 311 First Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
  • Cost: There is no fee
  • Contact: David Schaeffer, Storm Trysail Governor, for questions or additional information at • 410-507-1484
  • Deadline for sign up is July 28, 2023

The lessons you learn may save someone’s life! Instruction includes: Using flares and pyrotechnic devices, shipboard firefighting, deploying a life raft, man overboard recovery, safety equipment, understanding weather and storm sails.

Space is limited to 48 Junior Sailors age 13 to 19. Participants must be proficient at basic sailing. You must know how to sail! (Exceptions to age will be made upon inquiry)

The 2023 Green Book is HERE!

Download the New 2023 Version 1.0 (April 30, 2023) Today!


As an electronic document, it has general information that pertains to everyone, and also on-line links to documents that will pertain to specific interests, like NoRs, Fleet Schedules, Region Racing Marks, Distance Charts, and more. 

We will update the Green Book if additional information becomes available or if schedules change, but let your planning begin!

Celebration of Life April 30 for our VP for Communications – Mike Wagner

The Wagner family is sad to share that on March 29th, Mike Wagner set sail for eternity. He passed in the comfort of his home with his wife, Stephanie, and his daughter, Rachel, beside him. 

Sailing, and introducing young people to the sport, was Mike’s truest passion. You can read more about his life here.

Stephanie and Rachel invite all of Mike’s friends and supporters to join us for a celebration of his life on April 30th, 2023, at the North East River Yacht Club. There will be a visitation with the family at 2:00pm, and a formal celebration at 3:00pm. The family asks that Mike’s many supporters join us in making this is a true celebration of his life by wearing clothing that reflects his vibrant energy and zeal. As Mike’s favorite color, and the color of his beloved Solaris, was red, Rachel and Stephanie suggest finding a way to incorporate that into your attire on the 30th. 

We also invite you to join us over Zoom (details below). At 2:00pm, there will be a slideshow reflecting on Mike’s life, and at 3:00pm, a stream of the celebration itself.
Meeting ID: 893 7873 3429
Passcode: Solaris

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to either the North East River Youth Sailing Foundation or the Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc. 

Mike was a founding member of the North East River Youth Sailing Foundation (NERYSF), which was “[e]stablished to promote and support youth oriented sailing and maritime focused educational activities in the northern Chesapeake Bay region.”  Donations can be made via or PO Box 694 North East 21901. 

The Musella Foundation is a “501(c)3 nonprofit public charity dedicated to helping brain tumor patients through emotional and financial support, education, advocacy and raising money for brain tumor research.” Mike passed due to an aggressive and malignant brain tumor, called a glioblastoma. Donations to the Musella Foundation can be made at

Starting April 17th – Build Your Confidence When Racing in Tight Situations!


The ‘Winning TACTICS’ Webinar Series begins Monday April 17 at 8:00 pm and Continues Monday April 24, May 1 & May 8!

Join Dave Dellenbaugh for a new four-part webinar series that’s all about boat-on-boat maneuvers. We’ll look at how to make typical tactical choices all around the race course.

The goal of this webinar is to build your confidence in tight situations with other boats. We’ll analyze dozens of common scenarios and explore how to balance tactics with strategy and speed. The content will apply to a wide range of boat types, for skippers and crew. 

You must be a CBYRA Member to access this amazing Webinar Series FREE. Join or renew your membership today!

Part 1: UPWIND Tactics

Monday, April 17 – 8:00 pm EDT: An in-depth look at all the subtle boat-on-boat moves that should be in your repertoire while racing upwind. 

Part 2: Tactics at MARKS

Monday, April 24 – 8:00 pm EDT: A detailed discussion of tactical tips and tricks for staying in control and catching boats while rounding marks. 

Part 3: DOWNWIND Tactics

Monday, May 1 – 8:00 pm EDT: A thorough review of moves you can make on runs and reaches, for boats with or without spinnakers. 

Part 4: START & FINISH Tactics

Monday, May 8 – 8:00 pm EDT: An examination of tactical moves that will help you cross the start and finish lines safely and successfully.

The ‘Winning Tactics’ Webinar Series begins Monday, April 17, at 8:00 pm and continues on the following three Mondays. Each session lasts about 90 minutes and includes lots of tactical videos, photos, diagrams, animations, and quizzes. Participant questions are always welcome!

Participants receive: 1) Four live sessions; 2) Unlimited access to REPLAYS of all four sessions (in case you miss any or want to review them any time); 3) Pre-read materials sent before each session; and 4) Link to a Google doc with all webinar Q&As. 


The Webinar Series RACING ESSENTIALS, SAIL TRIM SECRETS, and WINNING TACTICS will be lead by this champion helmsman, tactician, author, coach, rules expert and seminar leader who has spent his career helping sailors sail faster and smarter.

Strong Tactics That WIN Races! Join DAVE PERRY for this Four Part Webinar Series!

Sailing Tactical Expert and Coach DAVE PERRY Leads this Four Part Interactive, Fun & Educational Online Webinar for CBYRA & PHRF Members

Thursday April 27, 8:00 – 9:30pm

Session 4: Other Useful Rules & Tactics
• How to Finish When the Course is Shortened
• Giving Help and Getting Redress
• Efficient Penalty Taking
• Effective Crew Positioning with Lifelines
• Rights & Obligations When Protesting or Requesting Redress

Dave Perry is well known for his enthusiastic and engaging teaching style for sailors of all ages and levels, as well as highly respected for his deep knowledge of the sport of Sailing. He is one of the sport’s leading, highly sought after coaches and rules experts. He is a member of the US Sailing Appeals Committee and has served as the Rules Advisor for several recent America’s Cup teams and the US Sailing Team at the 2008, 2012 and 2021 Olympic Games. For the past forty plus years Dave Perry has conducted well over 1,000 clinics, seminars and webinars on tactics and the rules.

FREE Educational Webinar March 23rd on Crew, Organization, Training & Leadership

Learn From This Winning Leader March 23, 8:00 – 9:45PM

  • How does a coaching staff repeatedly take kids from Kansas and train them into Varsity Offshore winning teams?
  • What can you do to build a strong organized crew?
  • How does Navy Sailing identify, mold, and create skippers and crew who lead their boats to success on the race course?
  • What leadership and team building skills can you learn and apply from this racing program that will contribute to a positive experience and a winning program on your boat?

Webinar Series: Sail Trim Secrets Starts Monday, March 6th


This four-part Webinar will be lead by Dave Dellenbaugh. It begins Monday, March 6 at 8:00 pm and continues on the following three Mondays in March. Each session goes about 90 minutes and includes video, diagrams, animations, and quizzes. Participant questions are welcome! Participants receive: links to attend all 4 live sessions; all ‘pre-read’ materials sent out before each session; unlimited access to REPLAYS of all sessions; a link to a Google doc with all the webinar Q&As. 

We’re taking a ‘deep-dive’ into the topic of Sail Trim each week! We will:

• Take a detailed look at how to trim your sails for optimum boat speed across a range of wind and wave conditions.
• Do an in-depth analysis of a different sail: Mainsail, Jib/Genoa, and Spinnaker.
• Discuss how to use sail controls to get the ideal sail shapes for your boat in various conditions.
• Cover changing gears and how to make your sails work together. 
• Apply content to a wide range of boats, for skippers sail trimmers, and other crew.

1 – Sail Trim PRINCIPLES

Monday, March 6 – 8:00 pm EST: We’ll define sail-shape terms, identify trimming rules of thumb, and talk a little sail theory to establish some reference points. 


Monday, March 13 – 8:00 pm EST: A detailed discussion of mainsail shape controls, and how to adjust them to optimize your main trim in various conditions. 

3 – JIB & GENOA Trim

Monday, March 20 – 8:00 pm EST: An in-depth review of jib & genoa shape controls, and how to use them to optimize your headsail trim in different conditions. 


Monday, March 27 – 8:00 pm EST: An explanation of symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnaker trim guides, plus trim techniques for optimizing downwind speed.

You must be a CBYRA Member to access this amazing 2023 Webinar Series FREE. Join or renew your membership today!


The Webinar Series RACING ESSENTIALS, SAIL TRIM SECRETS, and WINNING TACTICS will be lead by this champion helmsman, tactician, author, coach, rules expert and seminar leader who has spent his career helping sailors sail faster and smarter.