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There are hundreds of regattas around the Chesapeake region each year featuring competitive sailing in many categories.

Founded in 1914, The Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association (CBYRA) is the principal organization supporting competitive sailboat racing in the mid-Atlantic United States.  Acting as an advocate for sailing throughout the Chesapeake Bay, we promote, coordinate and administer organized racing through our area yacht clubs to ensure the continued growth and support of area racing.

CBYRA is comprised of more than 50 member clubs and fleets, more than 30 classes of racing sailboats, and hundreds of individual members.

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For Chesapeake sailors who give the season their all; cultivating​ the sport, inspiring others, and making their boats go fast, no matter the weather. Read more about dates, qualifications, criteria and rules:

*All regattas must take place on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay or its immediate tributaries. You do not have to be racing the same boat for every race or regatta.