Get Out and Enjoy The Racing Scene

I hope you are all feeling more comfortable now that the treat of the virus has receded.  It certainly is great to see old friends in person at the club and out on the water.  NBYA in cooperation with our 33 member yacht clubs and sailing organizations has organized a full program of racing events for both the Juniors and big boat sailors on the bay.  While you are perusing this site, take a few minutes to find the events that might interest you.

The Junior program has ten regattas scheduled.  They are geared for Opti, 420 and Laser youth sailors at all skill levels.  Check out the information under the Junior Tab or go directly to Phlotilla to register.

The schedule for most of the Big Boat races around Narragansett Bay can be found under the “PHRF” tab.  This includes the 12 races that qualify for the Boat-of-the-Year series, sponsored by GMT Composites.  As in years past, only NBYA members can compete for the BOTY trophy as one of the benefits of membership

One highlight of the season is the inaugural ‘Round The Bay race.  There will be 4 starting areas so no boat has to motor for hours to get to and from the start.  Everyone sails the same figure 8 style course and ends up where they started.  Windcheck, Sailing Scuttlebutt and Sailing Anarchy have all highlighted this race as a model for innovation.  This will be a fun yet competitive event.  Get full details on the ‘Round The Bay page in the PHRF section or sign up here

Stay tuned, stay safe and enjoy the coming season.

David Schwartz


June 15, 2021