Fleet Racing in Annapolis

Have you ever strolled through Annapolis and seen the parade of boats with their spinnakers up racing up Spa Creek and thought, “that looks so beautiful and fun.  I wish I was out there!”  Now you can be.

The KeelBoat Club enters two Caraluna by Tartan 245’s in the Annapolis Yacht Club’s Wednesday Night Series.  We also occasionally enter the boats in weekend fleet races in the Annapolis area.  This gives our members access to racing in Annapolis’s competitive ORC fleet and experience with spinnakers.

The Caraluna by Tartan 245 was designed by Cai Svendsen and Tim Jackett as a modern sport boat teaching platform.  With an asymmetrical spinnaker and carbon fiber mast, the boat is powerful enough to surf at over 14 knots but sailors can remain sheltered in the cockpit rather than “hiking out.”

These boats are also available to rent by our members after a checkout sail.   

Checkout the video below:


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