The Ya Gotta Regatta (YGR) is a community-driven fundraiser. It takes the whole community.
Here is what WE have accomplished for OUR community in 2021:
As of August, 2021, we have
38 40 women skippers. Six of them are junior skippers (out of 11 total) and 13 of them are new skippers in the past two years (10 in 2021). One quarter of our TNR skippers and more than 1/3 of all of our racers are women, with three of the top five teams helmed by women skippers. And for the first time ever, we have five women in our Cruising Skipper Development program. Though we are not satisfied with these results, we have taken the first steps to becoming gender balanced in our membership.
The first wave of Siebel Sailors and coaches. Of the original 12, 11 continue to sail with us: in camp, as CITs, and as Siebel Sailors.
Jaz, James, and De'Corer are summer camp counselors. This year, a core group of staff has stuck around to enjoy racing on Thursday evenings in the Sonar Class.
Three of our members enjoy a WoW Saturday event earlier this season. These three women are active in numerous programs, including the TNR racing program, the Cruising Program, the Adaptive Sailing Program, and as volunteers for the member sails.
Some of our major partners over the past decade include:
... and many more. The DSC continues to be the hub where Baltimoreans interact with their estuary through sailing.
Other past partners include the National Federation for the Blind, the Parks and People Foundation, Paterson Park Public Charter School, and Maryland School for the Blind. With your help, we will be in good standing to serve our community for another twenty years.