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Sailing Committee:  Mike Mears

Black Rock Harbor Wednesday Night Racing 2020 (“WNR”) has been postponed until June 10th.  The start of the season, because of the restrictions currently in place as well as the club restrictions, all regattas in May have been cancelled or moved.

US Sailing is advising nationally, because of the social distance restrictions, that it is not feasible to run a fully crewed race event until the local authorities have lifted the social distancing restrictions.  If the local environment changes, we will adjust our schedule.

We are working on some other ideas, based on the US Sailing recommendation to possibly hold a few fun Double Handed races in the meantime.  All WNR registered boats will be notified directly if we decide to sponsor a Double Handed race event.  These events would not be scored or count towards the WNR series. 

Please register on Yachtscoring.com or if you are just interested in competing please feel free to email me directly.  An announcement for a new date to hold the skippers meeting will be made in the next few weeks.

All are welcome to sail WNR.  It is a great way to improve your boat handling and meet other sailors at the club.  Beginners are welcome and encouraged.  To be scored in WNR you must have a YRALIS PHRF certificate. 

Wednesday Nights: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eid=12935

Skippers Meeting June 3rd FYC

Sail Park City:     https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eid=12936

YRA: https://www.yralis.org/

Ladies Sailing

We are scheduling two Ladies sailing events this year and are starting to plan other activities. 

  • Friday July 24th, Women’s Skipper event at BRYC, All FYC skippers and boats are invited to this fun event.   It is a casual race event, for all boats, the only requirement is that the skipper must be a Lady. 
  • Ladies Big Boat Program – more information will be forthcoming.

Calendar of Events:

  • The 2020 schedule:           
  • June 10th – Sep 9th Wednesday Night Series    
  • July 18th                FYC/BRYC Sail Park City Regatta
  • July 24th                BRYC Women’s Skipper Event
  • July 25th                RUM Runners Race – Essex CT (ECSA)
  • Sept 11th               PYC Annual Falkner Island Overnight Race
  • Sept 13th               FYC Ken Johnson Memorial Race
  • Sept 13th               Women @ the Helm – Old Saybrook (ECSA)
  • Sept 19th               Brent C. Donahue Cross Sound Race
  • Oct 24th                 BRYC/FYC Halloween Race
  • Nov 27th                Wild Turkey Regatta                

Sailing Committee links: