The Ya'Gotta Regatta


The Ya'Gotta Regatta is the free, end-of-summer culmination race for the Downtown Sailing Center’s free, volunteer driven, Access Open sail program for people with disabilities. "Regatta" is a sailing term that means race, and while most of our accessible sailing programs are educational, the Ya'Gotta Regatta is an event where sailors can get out on the course, show what they know, and kick some butt


2010 Ya'Gotta Regatta information:

The Ya'Gotta Regatta is a fun race, but it is a race... and whether it’s your first race or 20th, plan on some on-the-water competition and fun. Sailors with disabilities may have a coach or assistant in their boat if necessary, so come down and try it out!


If you are a sailor with a disability and don't want to race, (or you are a friend, family member, or member of the interested public) you should come down and help show your support for the event by spectating! Invite friends, family, or others, and help us get a crowd! Volunteers are also welcome (see below for RSVP'ing information).


Local celebrities regularly attend and help present awards, including the coveted "Ya'Gotta Cup." Past guests have included TV, newspaper, and radio personalities, The Mayor of Baltimore City, The Police Commissioner, and many other important local figures from private, corporate, and non-profit backgrounds who attend to show their support. There will also be free food and drink, and live play-by-play race commentary by DSC staff.


August 21st, 2010

9:00 am Participants take to the boats and practice racing
10:00 am First Fun Race starts for all interested competitors
10:30 am First Competitive Race starts for all interested competitors
11:00 am Racing is over, competitors start getting out of the boats and heading up to the pavilion
12:00 pm Award ceremony
12:30 pm Lunch

Get involved:

If you would like to be a sailor, spectator, or volunteer, or you have questions, please e-mail allie@downtownsailing.org. It is important to RSVP so we can make sure to have enough food, shirts, boats, awards, etc, so thank you in advance! If you are unable to e-mail, you should call the DSC office at 410-727-0722 and ask for Allie Robinson.

The Downtown Sailing Center is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit community sailing center.
Located at The Baltimore Museum of Industry
Photography donated by Andy Herbick Photography, and others.