City Island Yacht Club

Incorporated 1907

Sailing picture
Sailing picture


2021 DATES: June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22

LOCATION: Approx 1/2 mile north-northwest of buoy 46A

START TIME: 4:00 p.m.

The City Island Yacht Club cordially invites all cruisers, day sailors, and racers alike, to come out for an abbreviated series of relaxed Sunday jib and main races. The races will be short, approximately one hour, and the courses will be triangles. No windward–leeward courses and no spinnakers. Also, no poling out jibs or genoas with spinnaker poles or whisker poles. Non-racers and racers are encouraged to bring family members, sailors and non-sailors.    

There will be a long start line with plenty of room for everyone to start. The start line will be between a yellow mark and the yellow flag on the Race Committee boat. You will not be able to miss it. The committee boat will monitor VHF channel 71.  We currently plan to have post-race snacks, beer, and soft drinks on the CIYC dock, with appropriate social distancing, subject to the vagaries of the current situation.

Boats will be scored PHRF, time on distance, and racing boats will be scored separately from cruising boats. If you don’t have a PHRF certificate, we’ll figure out what your rating should be. There is no entry fee.  If there is a NOAA small craft advisory in effect as of 10:00 a.m. on the day of the race, the race will not be held.

If you want to come out, contact Jim Dennis at or 914-961-3847.  We will send you a course sheet, instructions, and answer any questions. Or you can download the documents below:

2021 JAM chart (PDF)


Instructions and course sheets will also be available the day of the race from the committee boat.