Race: Down The Bay

June 14, 2021

Storm Trysail Club-Chesapeake Station started the Down the Bay Race at 10 a.m. on Friday morning in 7 to 12 knot easterly winds.

May 28, 2018

Around 10 p.m. on Friday night, the Carkeek 40 Rival engaged in a fierce tacking duel with the XP 44 Sitella around Smith Point. “I’ve got to say, it was pretty exciting crossing the bow of a Carkeek 40 after almost 12 hours of racing,” Sitella skipper Ian Hill said. SpinSheet Capezio Down Bay 2018 […]

May 28, 2018

Greg Cutter will always remember the 68th Down the Bay Race for the Virginia Cruising Cup, and there are two reasons why. Cutter achieved a couple personal milestones by capturing class honors for the first time in 12 attempts while also completing the Down the Bay Race double-handed. “I’ve been doing the Down the Bay […]

May 22, 2017

When Laurent Givry decided to take up the sport of sailboat racing, he was very organized and methodical in his approach. After doing extensive research, Givry purchased a Farr 400 high-performance racer then enlisted some of the top industry professionals to get the boat prepared. Mike Beasley of Beasley Marine oversaw the commissioning with Jay […]

June 1, 2016

Annapolis, MD (June 1, 2016) – Ian Hill grew up racing a Pearson 26 double-handed with his dad. Father and son lived aboard the tiny sailboat, which they also cruised around the lower Chesapeake Bay. After spending so much time on the water as a youngster, Hill got away from sailing for about 20 years. […]

May 22, 2015

Cuker plots rhumb line course, corrects to top of fleet once again This year’s Down the Bay Race saw a slight increase in entries and Benjamin Cuker joked with organizers from Storm Trysail Club and Hampton Yacht Club that he was responsible. “I was saying that when other skippers saw that a schmuck like me […]

May 24, 2019

The 70th Down the Bay Race for the Virginia Cruising Cup was held on Friday, February 24th co-organized with the Hampton Yacht Club and the STC Chesapeake Station.

May 25, 2018

Skipper Bob Cantwell and his crew aboard the Carkeek 40 captured line honors for the 69th Down the Bay Race, jointly organized by the Hampton Yacht Club and Storm Trysail Club Chesapeake Station.