Club News:
•  CIYC Halloween Ball – Friday, October 31st at 8 PM:
The Pilot Street Ghost Ship rises from the depths once again, and all souls will party this eve! Music, dancing, feasting and spirits of all kinds. Dance contest, Best Costume contest, trick or treat games, all with apparitional prizes.
Feast in the Pub from an a la carte menu of special Kaia items, priced to die for.

CIYC Halloween Ball is free for members – $10 for guests, redeemable for beverages in the Pub.
Costumes Soulfully Suggested!
Reservations please, to 718-885-2487 or
•  CIYC Regatta Awards Brunch – Sunday, November 2nd at 1:00 PM:
If only we could race as fast as this summer flew by! It's been another great year of Club Regattas: The Distance Race, Women Skipper's Race, Day Race, the Sayers Series Race... and here at the finish line, our favorite Pickle-dish Party! Over an outstanding brunch, share the stories, the laughs, the tributes and gushing thank-you's with those who made this year memorable – You! Many trophies to be awarded, including the Wyntje Perpetual for best combined score of the Women Skippers' and Day races, and the Western Sound Triple Crown Perpetual. Captains, crew, family and friends are warmly invited.

Flyer with menu and details here: CIYC Awards Brunch
Reservations Required, by October 30th, to: 718-885-0327 or
•  87th Annual Sayers Series Race and Party – Saturday, September 20th:
Nothing is constant but change: During last year's Sayers Series, the single most consuming and exhausting effort expended by competitors was begging and praying for the most meager zephyr... just to hopefully finish. This year it was all-day Breeze On! Solid mid-teens to punchy pops in the 20's sent racers speeding around the courses, with a view of the world from a 20 degree tilt down to rails in the water. Many left the Club that night with their heads cocked to one side or the other. Great racing, great food, great party... Good times!

Congratulations, and thank you, to all who competed and made this one of the best attended and exciting Sayers Series ever!
Complete results available on our Regatta Page.
•  CIYC 34th Annual Women Skipper's Race – Saturday, August 9th:
We thank all participants for making this year's WSR another success! This race handed nothing on a silver platter, though, demanding the 'other kind' of exhausting skillset. A fragile, elusive breeze and a hungry, adverse tide lurking in the return leg combined to create a traffic jam of all four divisions, complete, at the windward mark. At speeds ranging from 'are we going backward?' to a quarter knot forward, the extrication process took quite a while... with no shortage of lively communication.
All women skippers and their crew remained undaunted, with winners emerging... eventually.
"Plain Jane" provided pumping music at the post party, and Ricca Auto Body sponsored the pumping beer.
Complete results available on Yachtscoring: WSR on Yachtscoring.
•  CIYC 61st Annual Day Race – Sunday, August 10th:
Again, we thank all participants for making this year's Day Race a great regatta! Conditions this day were clearly bitter... er, better! Wind speed doubled to a patchy, shifty 3 to 6 knots as racers criss-crossed the Sound in this 10-miler (Thanks to the RC for their short course selection!). Holes, voids and tides provided numerous opportunities to ply one's boat-handling, strategy and tactics skills. And what Long Island Sound Light Air Day Race would be complete without the perpetual, boat-stopping chop produced by myriad pleasure craft out on a nice Sunday? It all combined to create a challenging day for crews, frequent lead changes, and those at the helm routinely going below muttering to themselves...
Regardless, all competitors were resolute to the end and winners did emerge:
Complete results available on Yachtscoring: Day Race on Yachtscoring.
•  2014 JAM Race Series:
Thanks to all who made this year's JAM Series a fulfilling and fun experience! From 'new to the game' sailors to our ever-present enthusiastic Club Boaters, to some shameless seasoned racers – we learned, laughed, and had some great Sunday afternoons on the water. Given this list of participants, you might guess those seasoned racers took all the candy home... but you'd be wrong! The results speak volumes on 'every dog has its day', ya gotta go the right way, and keep at it come what may! See you next year!
Season Jam Results available on our Regatta Page.
•  2014 Spring & Summer Launch Schedule:
Click to view: 2014 Spring Launch Schedule.
•  CIYC Club Boat Program:
All of the benefits, none of the grief! Building on last year's success and a healthy demand, the CIYC Club Boat Program continues boat acquisitions chosen to satisfy both day-sailing and racing passions. Whether you're new to the sport, between boats, or interested in meeting new sailing companions, this program makes it a breeze to enjoy the great pleasures of sailing and Yacht Club membership.
See our Club Boat page for details, and see you on the water!
•  2014 Race Results:
American YC Fall Regatta
Whirlwind – William Purdy & crew: 1st Place, PHRF Division II – Winner of the Joyette Trophy for best overall performance of the PHRF fleets

City Island YC Sayers Series Regatta:
Division 1:
1. Cu Na Mara – Mike McNamara
2. Harm's Way – Hope Hild/Tom Diehl
3. Witt's End – Betsy Haggerty

Division 2:
1. Wild Child – Brad Stone/Peggy Kaplan
2. Eagle – Ernie Bivona
3. First Rate – Ed & Lisa Woolsey

Division 3:
1. Tanit – Vadim Permakoff
2. Airplane – Andrew Blackman
3. Too Many Toads – Hank Buchanan

Division 4:
1. Rita – Arthur Sa
2. Live Wire – Jim Lynch
3. Watercolour – Francine Alheid

Beneteau First 36.7 North American Championship - Black Rock YC:
Whirlwind – William Purdy & Crew: 2nd Place

Storm Trysail & Riverside YC L.I. Sound Championship:
Whirlwind – William Purdy & Crew: 1st Place, Beneteau 36.7 Division

Douglaston YS Captain's Island Race:
Division 1 - Non-Spin:
Mustang Sally – Jim Dennis & Dave Stolarz (double-handing!): 2nd Place
Division 2 - Spin:
Excalibur – Charles Hurd & Crew: 3rd Place
Division 3 - Spin:
Chaika #150; Judson/Coar & Crew: 1st Place

Stamford YC 2014 Vinyard Race:
Thin Man – Todd Aven & Crew: 1st Place - Seaflower Reef, Class 4 PHRF:
Rita – Arthur Sa & Crew: 2nd Place - Cornfield Point, Class 2 PHRF

City Island YC Women Skipper's Race:
J24 One-design Division:
1. Watercolour – Francine Alhied & Crew
2. Trinity – Julie Androshick & crew
3. Jeepers – Janice Sheinberg & crew

PHRF Non-Spinnaker:
1. Quee Queg – Lauretta Abbott & crew
2. Harm's Way – Hope Hild & crew
3. Maccabee – Bob Berent & crew

PHRF Spinnaker A:
1. Courageous – Karen Panariello & crew
2. Wild Child – Peggy Kaplan & crew
3. Desperado – Karen Martinez & crew

PHRF Spinnaker B:
1. Andiamo – Paul Strauch & crew
2. Sabotage – Alysia Johnson & crew
3. Thin Man – Barbara Karpinska & crew

City Island YC Day Race:
PHRF Divisions:
Non-Spinnaker A:
1. Sundance – Joel Ziev & crew
2. Impulse – Len Di Iorio & crew
3. The Real Macaw – Sid Kiwitt & crew

Non-Spinnaker B:
1. Mustang Sally – James Dennis & crew
2. Rowan – Jason D'amore & crew
3. Chieftain – Robert Chuda & crew

Spinnaker A:
1. Wild Child – Brad Stone & crew
2. Speedway Boogie – Chris Brady & crew
3. Excalibur – Charles Hurd & crew

Spinnaker B:
1. Thin Man – Todd Aven & crew
2. Red Pepper – Mark Corbisiero & crew
3. Courageous – Karen Panariello & crew

Spinnaker C:
1. Avalanche – Craig Albrecht & crew
2. Andiamo – Paul Strauch & crew
3. Six Brothers – Chris Kramer & crew

Larchmont YC Race Week:
PHRF Non-Spin Division:
Chieftain – Robert Chuda and crew: 2nd Place
Eagle – Ernie Bivona and crew: 3rd Place

RYC Stratford Shoal Race:
Thin Man – Todd Aven and (1) Crew: 3rd Place, PHRF Doublehanded Division

City Island YC Distance Race:
PHRF Spin Division:
Shooting Star – Steve Cain & Crew: 1st Place
Thin Man – Todd Aven & Crew: 2nd Place
Breakaway – Richie Palmer & Crew: 3rd Place

EBYRA City Island Cup:
PHRF Spinnaker Division:
Whirlwind – William Purdy & Crew: 1st Place
Deviation – Iris Vogel & Crew: 2nd Place
Thin Man – Todd Aven & Crew: 3rd Place

PHRF Non-Spinnaker Division:
Eagle – Ernie Bivona & Crew: 1st Place
Wolf – Casey Rappold & Crew: 2nd Place
New Freedom – Mark Lasser: 3rd Place

Winner of the City Island Cup: Eagle

Cedar Point OD Regatta:
Whirlwind – William Purdy & Crew: 1st Place, Beneteau First 36.7 Division

PWYC Day Race:
Wild Child – Brad, Peg & Crew: 2nd Place PHRF 2
Excalibur – Charles Hurd & Crew: 3rd Place PHRF 2
Mustang Sally – Jim Dennis & Crew: 1st Place PHRF 3 NS

AYC Spring Series Regatta:
Whirlwind – William Purdy & Crew: 2nd Place, PHRF II, Division 2

2014 San Diego NOOD Regatta:
Whirlwind – William Purdy & Crew: 6 Races, 6 Bullets, First Place, Beneteau First 36.7 Division
•  2013 Race Results:
Now on our Regatta Page.

 10/31: Halloween Ball at CIYC
 11/2: CIYC Regatta Awards Brunch
 TBD: Launch Service Ends
 12/6: Holiday Dinner Party
 12/7: Children's Holiday Party

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