Racing

Regatta Committee:

Building on the talent and hard work of Mike Smith who ran the Committee for, I think, five or maybe six years (!), the Regatta Committee is planning a big year this summer.

Our Schedule is laid out to provide good spacing between events and contain a mix of “fun-competitive” and “huge participation” events. Although the two are not mutually exclusive!

Wednesday Night Sailing, an important NYC franchise, will continue its successful ways. We are speaking with the fleet about a few tweaks to make the evenings more fun – but tweaks are all we need.

For weekend Racing we look forward to running our two “Trophy Races”: the Chanetyman Cup and the Greens Ledge Trophy. These also are important Club franchises and races with a lot of history. While we are taking a step back from our involvement with the Norwalk Island Sailing Fleet, we expect strong turn out from our neighbors for these events. In a change that is good for the legacy of the trophies, good for our Club and good for regional racing any entered yacht shall be eligible to win these cups. So – lets get out there and make sure the title stays at home!

The three member only events promise to be great fun. The Firecracker on the 4th of July, the Commodore’s Great Pursuit Race and the women’s’ skipper Yellow Rock Trophy all are great events. PLEASE come out for these events. Your boat must have a mast and sails, but those are the extent of the requirements! If you are unsure about how to get a rating for your boat, reach out to us at regatta@norwalkyc.com. We will all but hand you one.

We will be sure and pump up the social component of all of these races. More details to follow shortly but we will do everything we can to make participation easy. In collaboration with the Adult Sailing Committee we are expecting to have an Ideal-18 start for each event to get everybody together.

For all registration look for both Wednesday Nights and Weekend Racing on www.yachtscoring.com

The schedule is:

Chantey Man Cup – Saturday June 15th
Firecracker Race – Thursday – July 4th
Commodore’s Great Pursuit Race – Saturday July 13th.
Yellow Rock Race – Saturday August 17th
Greens Ledge Trophy – Saturday September 7th.

See you on the water!
Ed Cesare
Chair – Regatta Committee