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Featured Venue Friday: Tred Avon Yacht Club - Maryland Sports Commission

Featured Venue Friday: Tred Avon Yacht Club

Perfectly located within Talbot County and its 600 miles of tidal shoreline, Tred Avon Yacht Club boasts sailing events of all capacities since its birth 86 years ago.

In 1990 the old club house was found to be unsound. The membership voted to build a new two story house. A spectacular fire was organized to take down the old club.  During the sailing season of 1991, the club operated from a tent but still hosted regattas for almost 300 boats.  In late 1991, the new club opened to great appreciation for the view afforded by the second story balcony.  In 2001 the membership voted to replace the old west dock with floating docks in order to reduce the effect of wakes.  This provided mooring for a club fleet of Ideal 18’s which were purchased for the use of members for racing, instruction and day sailing.  This fleet, known as Focus on Sailing, has increased participation in sailing by members who are not yacht owners or who want to sail in one designs with other members.

The Tred Avon Yacht Club and the Eastern Shore Star Fleet have been selected to host the International Star Class World Championship in Oxford, Maryland USA during October of 2018. This championship is not only the most prestigious event the International Star Class has to offer, but is also one of the most significant and competitive events in the entire sport of sailing.

Throughout the International Star Class World Championship’s 95-year history, the event continued to guide the International Star Class’s expansion and development as well as enhance competition and innovation in the sport of Sailing. The International Star Class World Championship is truly an exquisite event because it established and upheld several of the International Star Class’s most valued traditions as well as ensured that the organization’s focus remains vested in its members. The World Championship has earned and maintained a reputation as one of the most highly regarded, competitive, and prestigious events in the sport of Sailing. Although the championship’s reputation has consistently attracted some of the most elite competitors in the world to Star sailing, the history, tradition, and spirit of the Star Boat is what draws sailors to the International Star Class.

The Star World Championship is returning to the Chesapeake Bay for the 4th time in its 95-year history! After an extremely successful 2014 North American Championship, the Tred Avon Yacht Club is pleased to welcome back the International Star Class, this time for their World Championship event! Tred Avon can expect between 75-90 teams from over 15 different countries during the 10 day period in October 2018.

For more information on Tred Avon Yacht Club as well as the 2018 Star Worlds, please visit Talbot County Tourism’s website for more information.

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