Last week of Jr. Sailing…

In the last week we had a visit from the MUDRATZ, Dreamcatcher, a Swan 48.  Dreamcatcher, is the newest addition to the Mudratz fleet and won the Newport to Bermuda race, in June, in two separate divisions.  Truly remarkable feat for these young, local sailors!

Big boat sailing on Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher, arrived at RIYC’s dock on Friday morning, skippered, by one of our own past instructors, Taylor Walker.  Taylor met with our young group to explain about the boat and then took everyone for an exciting sail!   Enjoy he pictures below…

This last week we have the following to look forward to:

Monday/Tuesday~ Pirate Day

Wednesday/Thursday ~ Ice Cream Day at Fisher’s Island

Some Pirates gone amuck!

Thursday Night ~ Awards Night!

Friday 9-12~- Water Fight (no afternoon class)

Summer Schedule

The boat check went well today!  Thanks to all who braved the rain.  If you were unable to attend, please arrive a half hour early on the first day of class, so that you can get your boat rigged and checked out then.

The RIYC Jr. Sailing activities schedule has been updated on the Jr. Sailing section of the club’s website, so check it out!  A Sign Up Genius email with link will be sent out and posted next week to allow parents and members to volunteer to help this season.

Below are the 2018 regattas that are in the area and open to our junior sailors.  We will assess each regatta as to whether or not we have enough interest to send a coach boat.

June 29th-July 1st  Wadawanuck Club, Stonington ~ 420 New Englands

July 5th NESS/Wadawanuck Club, Stonington ~ 420 Regatta ~ AT NESS

July 6th Watch Hill Opti Regatta, Watch Hill, RI

July 10th Weekapaug Opti Regatta, Weekapaug, RI

July 11th Niantic Bay, Niantic, CT  420 and Opti Regatta (no green fleet)

July 12th-July 13th Volvo Race 420’s ~ NBYC and FIYC

July 17th Austin LaFrance Opti Regatta @ Ram Island Yacht Club

July 19th Stonington Harbor Yacht Club 420 Regatta

July 20th Madison Beach Club Opti/420 Regatta (Laser and O’pen Bic if enough interest)

July 24th Fisher’s Island Yacht Club Opti Regatta

July 26th Salle Evelyn 420 and Blue Jay Regatta at Ram Island Yacht Club

July 27th Wadawanuck FUN Regatta Opti/420/O’pen Bic

July 29th Pettipaug YC Essex, CT 420/Opti Regatta

July 31st Mason’s Island YC Opti Regatta

August 2nd Watch Hill YC 420 Regatta

August 3rd Sachem’s Head Opti/O’pen Bic Regatta

August 3rd – 5th 420 North American’s New Bedford, MA

August 7th Groton Long Point YC Opti Regatta

August 9th 420 Girl Power Regatta Weekapaug YC





Boat Check Day this Saturday!

Just a reminder that boat check will begin on Saturday at 8:00 am .  Your child will need to rig their boats for the instructors to check.  A Zim Sailing representative will be here with some gear and accessories to purchase as needed.  We will wrap up around 10:00 will a quick intro of the instructors an informational meeting.

Also, we will have a “gear” table set up if you’d like get rid of something or if you are looking for something!