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!
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
Thursday Night ~ Awards Night!
Friday 9-12~- Water Fight (no afternoon class)
We need your help!
Please click on link below to sign up to help at the following upcoming events:
- Luau themed Thursday Night Picnic 7/12/18
- Feed the Instructors
- Austin LaFrance Opti Regatta 7/17/18
- Salle Evelyn 420/Blue Jay Regatta 7/26/18
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
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!