By BILL WAGNER
When Chip Thayer retired as Annapolis Yacht Club race committee chairman last year, it left a major leadership void on a number of levels. One of the questions involved who would step up to run the club’s signature event — the renowned Annapolis-to-Newport Race.
Thayer ably accepted the mantel from predecessors Gaither Scott and Ron Ward and built on the history and tradition of the race between two of the East Coast’s greatest seaports. Now longtime Annapolis Yacht Club members Dick Neville and Mark Myers intend to pick up where Thayer left off and ensure that Annapolis-Newport remains an offshore classic.
Neville and Myers have been named co-chairmen of the Annapolis-to-Newport Race and recently announced several significant changes designed to spark renewed interest and increased participation.
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