From the last Friday in May through the last Friday in September, we organize friendly Friday Night Races. Every boat is different (so we use the PHRF handicap system to make it more equal), but the goal is not so much to win, as it is to have another reason to go sail with our friends of the Yacht Club. Races start at 7:00 PM (and 6:30 PM in September), and last typically one hour.
There is no additional cost to YCCSC members (including MRSA and GYIS) to race but we do ask that participants volunteer to be racing committee boat at least once per season (and earn extra points for that !) We need volunteers as Race Committee, we "even" welcome non-racers as well as non-sailors (i.e., motor-boaters). It is easy; directions are written and easy to follow (see on the right.) Anyone can do it.
There is no need to know about racing rules (we just want to have fun; low-key is the word.) Couples and parents, friends and the like come out to try their hands at rounding the buoys in some semblance of order. It is a wonderful way to get out on your boat, enjoy a sunset, shake the work week out of your system and maybe earn some bragging rights on the way.
So, join us on Friday nights ! Just show up, find the Race Committee boat (flying a "RC" flag.) Check-in with the Race Committee, find out about the course, and get ready for the start. The results are published weekly on this web site.
This year we also are going to have a weekly raft up to watch the Friday Night Sailboat Races. A great way to end the work week and kick-off the weekend enjoying the sunset and toasting the Captains and Crews as they cross the finish line. This will be a casual "get there when you can" deal. You can use the Impromptu Raft Up, Club News and Events section of the website to let the club know you will be there or just drop anchor, fly your burgee and see who shows up.
YOUTH SAILING will join us on July 14 for one evening of Friday night racing. We will meet at the Deep Creek Piers at 6 PM to make boat assignments. Mark your calendars to join us !
Here is the 2017 schedule: