Whats going on at the RBSA
Located at:
38767 Rehoboth Bay Sailing Assoc. La.
Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Mail to:
PO Box 483, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
Email to: info@rbsa.org
Phone: 302-227-9008

Events 2019

As of September 12, 2019
Click here to download a copy of the Events Calendar


  • Club Series Races: Each monthly series will have at least three weekend days of racing, with 3-4 races every Saturday with one series for Sunfish and one series for Flying Scot/Open fleet. In case of unfavorable conditions, series races may be postponed to the immediately following Sunday. Low point scoring is used (1 = 1st, 2 = 2nd, etc.) with throw-outs used as follows: 6 total races = 1 throw-out, 9 races = 2 throw-outs, 12 races = 3 throw-outs. This schedule may be adjusted during the season, and changes will be reflected here.
    º Sunfish & Open Fleet Warm-ups: Saturday May 25 12:00 pm
    º Sunfish Series June: Every Saturday
    º Sunfish Series July: Every Saturday (exc. 7/6 McConnell Cup)
    º Sunfish Series August: Every Saturday
    º Flying Scot/Open Fleet Series June: Every Saturday
    º Flying Scot/Open Fleet Series July: Every Saturday (exc. 7/6 Bennett Cup and 7/13 Fleet 206 Regatta)
    º Flying Scot/Open Fleet Series August: Every Saturday (exc. 8/18-19 = Invintational)

    Start times for club series:
      º Sunfish: Skippers meeting at 12 noon; first race starts at 1:00 pm.
      º Flying Scot/Open Fleet: Skippers meeting at 12 noon; first race starts at 1:06 pm. (6 minutes after start of Sunfish heat.)

  • Club Regattas:
  • º Norman Bennett Cup (Open Fleet): July 6 (Sat)
    º McConnell Cup (Sunfish Fleet 200): July 6 (Sat)
    º Flying Scot Fleet 206 Regatta: July 13 (Sat)
    º Hobie Fleet 106 Fleet Championship: TBA
    º Commodore's Cup (Sunfish Fleet 200): Aug 31 (Sat)
    º Granville Tubman (Open Fleet): Aug 31 (Sat)

    NOTES Club Regattas:
      1. Regattas for Sunfish, Flying Scots and Open fleets each have 3-5 races (conditions permitting). Skippers' Meeting 12pm, first start 1pm, all boats & all abilities encouraged to participate.
      2. On Pursuit RaceDates the fleet will be sticking around after sailing and firing up the grill for a Bring Your Own Barbeque social.  All sailors are welcome to join in.  For more details email Bill Colgan at: hobie106@verizon.net.

  • Special Events: All members are encouraged to participate (great opportunity for all members to socialize; BYOB).
  • º Sail the Bay (Pursuit Race) June 22, August 10 and Sept 7
    This is a casual event that follows 6 or 7 legs across a course a that will take sailors to different points from the north end to south end of Rehoboth Bay and back again. The event is open to all types of sailboats and abilities. Boats will be loosely organized into several ‘fleets’ based on their speed rating. Start times for each fleet will be staggered, starting with the slowest boats first and ending with the fastest boats last. The first boat to finish in each ‘fleet’ wins first place for that fleet. Rules will be kept simple and competition will be light hearted.
    º Good Time Races (Open to all members) Every Tuesday July and August
    This event is sponsored by Fleet 206 Flying Scots and is open to anyone including those members who would like to try racing. Have some fun and hone your sailing skills as well as the opportunity to meet other members on the water and afterwards for refreshments (BYO). Rules will be kept simple and competition will be light hearted. Skippers’ meeting at 3:00 pm.
    º Hobie College (Open to All Members) August 3
    Fleet members will make themselves available to instruct catamaran sailors.  All levels of instruction will be available from beginners to advanced sailing including both recreational sailing and racing.  Beginning at noon we will meet on the deck to find out what levels of instruction attendees need.  We will start with chalk talks and move into on the water instructions commensurate with the needs of the attendees.

  • Invitational Regattas
  • º Sunfish Regional: TBA
    º Inland 20 (Scows) Invitational: August 17-18
    º Flying Scot: August 24-25
    º Hobie Division 11 Regatta: Oct 12-13
    º Albacore North American Championship: TBA

  • Sailing School
  • º Junior Sailing School June 17 thru August 16
    º Private Lessons June 3 thru Labor Day Sept. 2

social events

  • Dinner Parties at the clubhouse. Appetizers at 5:45 pm and Dinner at 6 pm; Look for flyers under special announcements on the Home page of RBSA.ORG
  • º Memorial Day Weekend: Sat May 25
    º July 4th Weekend: Sat July 6
    º Anniversary Party: Sat Aug 10
    º Labor Day Weekend: Sat Aug 31
    º Annual RBSA Banquet & Awards Dinner: Sat Sept 21 (Kings Creek Country Club)

  • Town Hall Meetings: New for 2019. Meet with RBSA leadership to promote the exchange of ideas and suggestions for various programs and services offered or to be offered by the club. This is also an opportunity to get better acquainted with your fellow club members. Open to all classes of membership.
  • º Spring Town Hall Sat May 25
    º Late Summer Town Hall Sun Sept 1

  • Meet & Greet Mixers: Opportunity to meet with other members as well a RBSA staff on selected Saturday mornings for about an hour, starting at 10:00 am. These informal gatherings may also include guest speakers to share their expertise on array of topics that may be of interest especially newcomers. Light refreshments provided or bring a mug of you own brew.
  • º June 22 
    º July 20 
    º August 17 

  • Open House: The general public is invited to visit and learn about RBSA facilities.  Members will be on hand to answer questions, explain various programs, boat rentals and sailing school as well as various membership options.
  • º Open House June 29, 10 to 3pm

  • Work Parties: Help us keep our facilities in good repair as well as looking good.  Join us for a few hours of light work on scheduled Saturdays followed by pizza at lunch.  This is a great opportunity to help the club as well as the camaraderie and bad jokes of your fellow members and friends of RBSA.
  • º Spring Cleanup: April 20
    º Spring Cleanup: May 18
    º Fall Cleanup: Sept 14
    º Fall Cleanup: Sept 28


  • Board Meetings
  • º February Sat Feb 2
    º March Sat Mar 16
    º April Sat Apr 13
    º June Sat Jun 15 (Switched from June 29)
    º September Sat Sept 21
    º November Nov 2 (10:15 at Milton Library)
    º December Dec 7 (10:15 at Milton Library)

  • Member Meetings
  • Annual Member Meeting and Elections Sun Sept 1

other events

º RBSA Opens to the Public Sat May 25 at 9 am
º RBSA Closes to the Public Mon Sept 2, at 5 pm
º Sailing School Opens Mon June 17
º Sailing School Ends Labor Day, Sept 2
º Big Boat Launch TBD
º Big Boat Haul Out TBD