Reported by Steve Schwartz, Regatta Chair
The CIYC 2017 Race Weekend provided opportunities and choices in a variety of wind conditions. Twenty one boats vied for trophies in four divisions in the annual Women Skippers Race on Saturday, and Sunday’s Day Race had 18 entrants. It was a very enjoyable series for participants and brought out a big crowd to the annual party following the WSR.
Saturday afternoon’s WSR entrants were greeted by the beautiful new signal flags flying in the light breeze. Though winds began as light, they ebbed to non-existent. Yet, all yachts finished the course and were back on land before 6:00PM to enjoy the party.
The winners in each division were named at the party and will receive their awards at the annual CIYC Awards Ceremony and lunch in November.
Sunday’s 64th Annual CIYC Day Race attracted a bigger fleet than last year’s event and provided solid steady northwest winds for competitors. It was an on-time (11:00AM) downwind start for all divisions in winds oscillating between 9 and 14 knots. The race committee sent the three divisions on three separate coursed and all boats finished in less than four hours on the course.
The winners in each division will also receive their awards at the annual CIYC Awards Ceremony and lunch in November. Congratulations to all!
Sayers Series Race Results
September 16, 2017
- Eagle, Ernie Bivona
- Snow Goose, Tom Delaney
- Excalibur, Charlie Hurd
- Force G4, Jeff Goldfarb
- Rita, Artie Sa
- Live Wire, Jim Lynch
- Restless, Roger Landau
- Galatea, Stu Markowitz
- Airplane, Andrew Blackman
- Knot Mine, Steve Stettner
- Nirvana, Robin Ricca
- Aeolus, Walker Lewis
Over-all Winner: Restless, Roger Landau
Thank you to Ricca Autobody for donating post-race beer!
2017 SUNDAY JAMS
Can you think of a better way to end a weekend? Sunday Jam races offer casual and competitive courses for CIYC sailors on the following Sundays. All races start at 4pm.
June 25 JAM RACE 1 2017 RESULTS
July 9 JAM_RACE_2_2017_RESULTS
July 23 JAM RACE 3 2017 RESULTS
August 6 JAM_RACE_4_2017_RESULTS
August 27 JAM_RACE_5_2017_RESULTS
WESTERN LONG ISLAND SOUND GOVERNORS CUP REGATTA
Saturday, August 19 2017
CITY ISLAND YACHT CLUB WOMEN’S SKIPPERS RACE
Saturday, August 12 2017
CITY ISLAND YACHT CLUB DAY RACE
Sunday, August 13 2017
EBYRA Series Races begin on Wednesday, May 10 2017
At City Island Yacht Club we do racing right.
The City Island Yacht Club hosted its first race in 1911, and continues a tradition of hosting well run regattas… Our summer season on the Sound is full of opportunities to get out on the water and compete at all levels. Our big events each year are The CIYC Distance Race to Stratford Shoal, the Women Skippers Race in which a woman must be at the helm for the duration and the Annual Day Race around selected government marks in the Western end of Long Island Sound. In 2015 CIYC partnered up with two other clubs on the sound and hosted the first annual Western Long Island Sound Governor’s Cup Regatta. We’ll be hosting that event again in 2018.
City Island Yacht Club is an active member of the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound (YRALIS) and the Eastchester Bay Yacht Racing Association (EBYRA) which provide other yachting events that can keep a skipper and crew busy pretty much from April until November. The CIYC is the most active club in EBYRA’s competitive Wednesday Night Race Series and other events. The Wenesday night series often has as many as forty starters out there on a weekday evening. As a member of the YRALIS since 1914, and a founding member of the EBYRA, our Club offers one of the most vibrant racing programs on the Sound today. In the past we’ve hosted national events such as the J/29 North Americans and Leukemia Cup Regatta. For those who like their racing at a more relaxed, though equally exciting, pace we offer a summertime weekend JAM series (jib and main only) that attracts lots of boats.
Our members are also die-hard participants in J/24 Fleet 61, one of the most active J/24 fleets on the Sound. The J/24’s are out there every Wednesday night and on Monday nights, our J/24 Club Boat ‘Rush’ goes out for low-key training sessions with the others, providing a great way for anyone to get their feet wet. Fleet 61 also runs its own Fall Series that attracts many boats from the Western end of the Sound.
If you are looking to crew or a skipper looking for crew, please visit WindCheck magazine’s online Crew Connect, or contact us at the Club – With so many members involved in racing, there’s always a need to pair skippers and crew.