2024 CCA Fall Meeting
With a successful 2023 Fall Meeting recently completed, The 2024 host , Chesapeake Station, is planning for 2024. Preliminary plans are as follows:
Dates: Wednesday, October 16 to Thursday, October 17.
Venue: Annapolis Yacht Club and the AYC Sailing Center meeting facilities.
Accommodations: A block of rooms has been secured at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel for Wednesday and Thursday nights. The hotel is next door to the Club and a short walk over the bridge to the Sailing Center eliminating parking needs that are extremely difficult on any day in Annapolis. This is the most convenient and best accommodation in the AYC area. The rate is $339 per night. A small number of rooms have been blocked on Tuesday night for those needing to arrive for early Tuesday responsibilities. Book before September 18, 2024 for this rate.
If you know that you need to attend, we strongly encourage booking early as the room block is limited and other availability there and nearby will decline and pricing will escalate as we get closer to the date – it’s a Navy Football Weekend! Book your group rate for Cruising Club of America
Meeting Schedule: Meeting Chairs will be contacted later this year for a preliminary discussion of needs and a draft schedule will be developed to confirm following the Annual meeting in March.
Events Planned: Currently, we are planning an evening reception for Tuesday arrivals, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for after Wednesday meetings and a closing dinner on Thursday night in the AYC Skipjack Room. We are looking at various luncheon options for Thursday and downtown Annapolis has many restaurant options within walking distance.
Entertainment and Other: Activities being worked on for spouses, guests and between meeting diversions include:
- Naval Academy Museum tour – Fabulous history
- Docent tour of the Capital – lots of interesting history and artifacts
- A harbor/river cruise
- A visit to CRAB – A purpose built sailing facility for training and enabling handicap sailors to sail independently
- Your goody bag at registration will contain a list of self-guided activity information and other local information.
Coming through by boat or staying over: The Chesapeake Station Fall Cruise will begin in the Annapolis area with an onshore Rum Keg party Friday evening and proceed afloat from there on Saturday. All are welcome to join. Details will be posted closer to the date on the Chesapeake Station webpage.
The CHE 2024 Fall Meeting Planning Committee is committed to hosting a meeting to remember.