Recreation and outdoors calendar (July 15)

The Baltimore Sun

AYC annual regatta

July 21: Annapolis Yacht Club’s annual regatta will be held with an early-afternoon start. Competition will be offered for eight one-design classes — J/22, Cal 25, Alerion 28, Harbor 20, J/70, J/80, J/105, and J/30 — while handicap divisions will sail under the ORC rating rule. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

Huk Big Fish Classic

July 27-29: For details on the 5th annual Huk Big Fish Classic in Ocean City, go to bigfishclassic.com.

Huk Bassmaster Elite

July 27-29: The Aberdeen IronBirds, Short-A affiliate of the Orioles, and Harford County will host the Huk Bassmaster Elite at Upper Chesapeake Bay professional bass fishing tournament. The IronBirds will play as the Harford County Anglers of Aberdeen on July 27-28. In addition, Visit Harford! will host a free family festival in Ripken Stadium’s parking lot July 28-29, along with the Bassmaster Elite final weigh-ins.

Kid’s Catch

July 28: CCA Baltimore Chapter “Kid’s Catch @ Canton Waterfront Park.” 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Details ccamd.org.

White Marlin Open

Aug. 6-10: For details on the 45th annual event, based in Ocean City and considered the world’s largest and richest billfish tournament, call 410-289- 9229 or go to whitemarlinopen.com.

Hunter safety course

Aug. 8-18: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct hunter safety courses Aug. 8, 9, 15 and 16 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney with a field day Aug. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Classes are free. Class size is limited to 60 seats. Register online at register-ed.com Details: 443-695-2565.

Youth Fishing Derby

Aug. 11: Kent Island Fishermen Group’s 13th annual Youth Fishing Derby. Free with three age groups: 3-5, 6-10 and 11-16. Romancoke Pier, Route 8 South, Queen Anne’s County.

Ocean fishing

Aug. 13: Lenny Rudow will discuss ocean fishing at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

White Perch Open

Aug. 19: White Perch Open, hosted by Angler’s Sports Center. Paid entry by 10 p.m. Aug. 17. Individual tournament entries are $40. Individual adult party tickets are $20. Tournament party held at Podickory Point Yacht Club. Details at anglerssportcenter.com/white-perch-open.

Annapolis Labor Day Regatta

Sept. 1-2: Entering its fifth year, the Annapolis Labor Day Regatta is a joint venture between the Annapolis Yacht Club and the Eastport Yacht Club. The event has a Saturday distance race for cruising-oriented classes and handicap classes, with windward-leeward races Sunday. One-design classes compete in two days windward-leeward races. Details: eastportyc.org/aldr

J/22 world championship

Sept. 9-14: The 2018 J/22 World Championship will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

Perch fishing techniques

Sept. 10: George Bentz Jr. will discuss perch fishing techniques at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

Hunter safety course

Sept. 19-29: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association will conduct hunter safety courses Sept. 19, 20, 26 and 27 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on club grounds at 3400 Northwind Road in Carney with a field day Sept. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Classes are free. Class size is limited to 60 seats. Register online at register-ed.com Details: 443-695-2565.

Fall race to Solomons

Sept. 22: The Fall Race to Solomons will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

Rod & Reef Slam

Sept. 22: Rod & Reef Slam, benefits Chesapeake oyster restoration and habitat. Three divisions: youth, kayak and powerboat. Tournament party held at Lowe’s Wharf Marina & Inn, Sherwood. Register at ianglertournament.com/2018-rod-and-reef-slam-angling-oyster-restoration.

Red Trout Tournament

Sept. 28-30: Red Trout Tournament, hosted by CCAMD at American Legion, Crisfield. Register and more information@ccamd.org.

The Boat Life Festival

Sept. 29-30: The Boat Life Festival,, an event with boats, bands, vendors and exhibitors is open to all ages at The Yards Park at the Capital Riverfront in Washington. Tickets will go on sale July 9 at theboatlifedc.squarespace.com. Details: Go to the website or email: Julia Ruiz at julia@rgievents.com.

AYC fall series

Sept. 29-30, Oct. 6, Oct. 13-14: The AYC Fall Series will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

Fall fishing techniques

Oct. 8: Richie Gaines will discuss fall fishing techniques at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

CBKA Charity Kayak Fishing Tournament

Oct. 12-13: CBKA Charity Kayak Fishing Tournament. Camp Wright on Kent Island.Benefits Heroes on the Water and CCA MD. Details and registration: chesapeakebaykayakanglers.com.

Rocktober Cup

Oct. 20: Rocktober Cup, hosted by Baltimore Chapter of CCA MD. Details: information@ccamd.org.

EYC J/70 Fall Brawl & East Coast Championship

Oct. 20-21: Eastport Yacht Club’s J/70 Fall Brawl was the first J/70-exclusive regatta in the world. The event will also serve as the East Coast Championship. Details: eastportyc.org/j70-fall-brawl.

AYC regattas

Oct. 20-21: The Fall Etchells Regatta & Lippincott Memorial Regatta will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

Heather L. Hurd 5K Spooktacular

Oct. 27: The 10th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Spooktacular will take place at Harford Community College. On-site registration will be in the Susquehanna Center Auxiliary Gymnasium from 8 to 8:45 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m. A Halloween-themed activities area, for children ages 10 and younger accompanied by an adult, will be open 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. It will feature bounce houses, crafts, face painting, a costume contest, pumpkin coloring and more. Heather L. Hurd, a Harford County native, was killed in 2008 by a distracted tractor-trailer driver who was texting. Her parents established the race in 2009 to raise money for Remembrance Book Scholarships for deserving HCC students and to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. To register online or donate, go to harford.edu/heather. For more details, call 443-412-2449.

J/105 and J/35

Oct. 27-28: The J/105 Chesapeake Bay Championship & J/35 Mid-Atlantics will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club. Details: annapolisyc.com/racing/regattas.

Fish for a Cure

Nov. 3: Fish4-A Cure wraps up the striped bass and white perch season with an event in Annapolis that benefits the DeCesaris Cancer Institute at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Details: fishforacure.org.

DNR discussion

Nov. 12: Erik Zlokovitz of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will address the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

Fall fishing techniques

Dec. 11: Wayne Morgan will discuss Chesapeake Bay rockfishing at a meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group at 7:30 p.m. at Earleigh Heights VFC, 161 Ritchie Highway (Route 2), Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Details: pasadenasportfishing.com.

Summer flounder season

Through Dec. 31: Sport anglers may keep up to four summer flounder per person per day, with a minimum size flattie of 16.5 inches in all Maryland state waters.

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