Notice of Race

                                      Chesapeake Outdoor Group’s

Annual 12 oz. Beer Can Boats and Bands

To AM-FM Annapolis Musicians Fund For Musicians and SPCA

Saturday, May 19, 2018


The Chesapeake Outdoor Group (COG) is proud to announce the Annual Beer Can Boats and Bands. Skippers and spectators are welcome to attend this fun charity event under the Big Tent at Eastport Democratic Club on Saturday, May 19, 2018.


The Event

This regatta allows skippers to exercise their ingenuity in creating the fastest model sailing yacht from common items and at least one empty beer can. To ensure fair competition, all boats must be able to fit within a 5-gallon “bucket.” All boats will be measured and examined for compliance prior to racing.


Competitors may elect to sail in the following classes (subject to approval by the race committee, and minimum number of eight entries per class):

  • Sponsor Challenge (for local businesses, various sponsorship levels available)
  • Grand Prix (Very few rules almost—outside materials allowed).
  • House Tanker Day of Build (Materials provided day of Regatta)


Grand Prix class entrants will receive buckets and the materials with which to build their boats at the Skippers’ Meeting on Saturday, May 12 to be held at the Eastport Democratic Club (See Below). Additionally, class rules and sailing instructions will be presented and reviewed. It is strongly recommended all competitors attend to learn about the rules concerning this year’s regatta.



Racing will be conducted in a “round robin” format, allowing all competitors in a class to race one another and participate in multiple races. Class winners will be determined by the best score across all races. The Grand Prix class winner will have the skipper and boat name engraved on the perpetual trophy hosted by the Boatyard Bar and Grill and will be awarded the coveted BBB bike. Other prizes will be awarded to the top competitors.


Preliminary Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 12: Skipper’s Meeting            1700-1900 (5:00-7:00p) Eastport Democratic Club            

Sat. May 19:    Boat Measurements                                        0900-1000

                        Round Robin Racing                                      1000-1200

                        Sponsor Class Racing                                     1230 or                                                                                                         thereabouts

                        Trophy Presentation                                        1700 or                                                                                                         thereabouts


        Open to Public $10 donation                          10:00 am                      

Beer and Food Sales

Last Call for Beer/Food Tickets                     5:00 pm

Close Beer and Food Outside                         5:30 pm


Spectators and Social

Spectators are welcome to partake in the day’s activities for a $10 donation. There will be food, drink, and music throughout the day, and spectators are also invited to participate in plastic duck races.


Competitor Entry Procedures, Fees and Deadlines

In the interest of fair racing, entries will be limited. Secure registration can be completed at The tax-deductible registration fee for competitor entry is Grand Prix: $40 for members and $60 for non-members. House Tanker Day of Build: $20 Registration includes entry to the regatta and party and materials for the construction of the boats (except Grand Prix). Sponsor class entry costs $300 (See sponsor package on COG website). All proceeds are to benefit the AMFM and SPCA of Anne Arundel County and are tax deductible.



Cog Group,
Apr 18, 2018, 10:49 AM