City Island Yacht Club

Incorporated 1907

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The Most Popular, Annual CIYC Sayers Series

The race where the whole CIYC fleet can join a fun day of racing, eating, and celebrating! Saturday, September 17! For members only. Around the buoys in the morning, around Hart Island in the afternoon. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the club.

Sign-up today! Please RSVP by Tues., Sept 13.

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The Sayers is not just for serious racers. This is a chance for cruisers to show just how good they are, too! No spinnakers, no spinnaker poles, no whisker poles. No reachers, bloopers, whoppers, or anything else that doesn’t attach to your headstay. It’s a pursuit start. The time your boat starts is determined by your rating. Slower boats start first. Faster boats start later. Everybody finishes together. No drama! No crunching, as seen at the starts of other races!

If you have a PHRF Rating, you are all set. If you don’t have a PHRF Rating, please contact Rich Coar. He will establish a rating for your boat. Email or call:  or 917.370.7938.

We hope to see you out there!

  • 9 AM: complimentary bagels, donuts and coffee; Scratch Sheets including your individual start time will be available on the porch
  • 11 AM: First race starts; then it’s back to the Clubhouse for a buffet lunch ($29.95/pp plus tax and gratuity)
  • The second race is around Hart Island after lunch (time TBD). 
  • Sailors will return to the Club for race results and our famous CIYC sunset. Order dinner from The Galley menu and enjoy delicious specials by Chef Jaime. 

Instructions and course information:

Sayers Series Race Instructions 2022

Sayers Series Chart

Contact: Rich Coar   or 917.370.7938