Welcome to Narragansett Bay Yachting Association
Welcome to the 78th year of the Narragansett Bay Yachting Association. The Board has worked diligently over the winter months planning the 2016 racing season. The calendar is full of well-organized events all around the bay, and we look forward to outstanding regattas full of great competition and fun!! Thanks to all our volunteers for past contributions and continued involvement. I look forward to seeing you all on the race courses!!!
- Chip Hawkins, President
The Narragansett Bay Yachting Association (NBYA), is a collection of 30 yacht clubs, sailing associations, sailing organizations and individual members from around Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island. As a member of the New England Yacht Racing Council and the Committee of Sailing Associations of US Sailing, NBYA is part of the governing body of sailing. The organization was established in 1938.
NBYA manages both Junior and Big Boat (PHRF, One-Design, etc.) events on the Bay, as well as special “ladder” events for US Sailing. This effort, along with our Service Center and proximity to the US Sailing executive offices, makes NBYA unique.
The NBYA 2016 racing season will once again feature the Southern New England PHRF Championship in Newport on July 23rd and 24th. Watch for more details on this annual event, but a quick preview plans on 2-days of racing on Narragansett Bay. Sign up early and plan on attending the events at both the Newport Yacht Club and IYAC (the International Yacht and Athletic Club) on Thames Street.
NBYA and the Barrington Yacht Club will once again sponsor a Super Tuesday race on June 14th. This will be scored as a full NBYA regatta as well as your Barrington results if you are a member.
Junior racing will again include a full schedule of one and two day regatta’s, capped off by the highly anticipated 3-day Junior Race Week/US Sailing Junior Olympics.
NBYA is a tax exempt 501(c).3 organization, which allows your contributions to be tax deductible. Please review our Mission and By-Laws, and contact any of our Officers or Committee members for more information. Our objective is to encourage yachting in Narragansett Bay and adjacent waters.