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Commodore’s Update 9.3.20

Sayers Series – September 12 Our most popular race! For members only. Around the buoys in the morning, around Hart Island in the afternoon. Breakfast, ...

Sail Better with Better Trim – Bill Gladstone

Here’s a chance to master the "force", learn some new strategies from the Jedi Master of sailing, Bill Gladstone himself.  The difference between mid-fleet and ...

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Please see our Membership page for further information. We welcome new and prospective members to visit and to tour our facilities. Call the Club office at 718-885-2487.l

Please see our Membership page for further information. We welcome new and prospective members to visit and to tour our facilities. Call the Club office at 718-885-2487.

Please see our Membership page for further information. We welcome new and prospective members to visit and to tour our facilities. Call the Club office at 718-885-2487.

 

 

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  • News & Updates Option 1

    Block Island Race 2024

    CIYC Members Place in Block Island Race

    City Island Yacht Club is proud to announce that in keeping with the club’s storied racing tradition, two members and their crews successfully competed in the ...

    Girl Scouts help Garden Club of City Island Beautify CIYC

    Earlier this month, on May 4th, the Garden Club of City Island and Girl Scout Troops #1095 and #1096 planted flowers in CIYC’s flower beds and ...

    Sunday JAM Race Dates Announced

    The City Island Yacht Club cordially invites all cruisers, day sailors, and racers alike, to come out for a series of relaxed Sunday jib and main races. The ...

    Thin Man Wins EDLU 2024

    Congratulations to CIYC’s own Todd Aven and the crew of Thin Man for their performance in the 69thAnnual Larchmont Yacht Club EDLU Race on May 11th.  The event drew 49 entries ...

    Seminar: Cruising and Trimming the Sails

    May 8 at 7:30 - 9:00 PM: Join us at a informative seminar to learn how to optimize the trim of your sails for a comfortable ...

    News & Updates Option 2

    Block Island Race 2024

    CIYC Members Place in Block Island Race

    City Island Yacht Club is proud to announce that in keeping with the club’s storied racing tradition, two members and their crews successfully competed in the ...

    Girl Scouts help Garden Club of City Island Beautify CIYC

    Earlier this month, on May 4th, the Garden Club of City Island and Girl Scout Troops #1095 and #1096 planted flowers in CIYC’s flower beds and ...

    Sunday JAM Race Dates Announced

    The City Island Yacht Club cordially invites all cruisers, day sailors, and racers alike, to come out for a series of relaxed Sunday jib and main races. The ...

    News & Updates Option 3

    Block Island Race 2024

    CIYC Members Place in Block Island Race

    City Island Yacht Club is proud to announce that in keeping with the club’s storied racing tradition, two members and their crews successfully competed in the prestigious, 168 nautical mile, 2024 Block Island Race, sponsored by the Storm Trysail Club.

    Block Island Race 2024

    Photos courtesy of Steve Landy

     

    We congratulate both Steven Landy and the Sanguine crew, as well as Todd Aven and the Thin Man crew, who placed first and second in their respective divisions! 

    Results: 
    Sanguine: 1st pl Class 4 PHRF
    Thin Man: 2nd pl Class 3 PHRF-DH
    Full results at Yachtscoring.com
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    Girl Scouts help Garden Club of City Island Beautify CIYC

    Earlier this month, on May 4th, the Garden Club of City Island and Girl Scout Troops #1095 and #1096 planted flowers in CIYC’s flower beds and containers.

    Garden Club members, Joan Higgins, Carol Hansen, Judy Judson and Carmela Bellocchio were there with troop leader Mirella Vargas to provide instruction and equipment.

    Girl Scouts help the Garden Club of City Island plant herbs at CIYC.

    Girl Scouts help the Garden Club of City Island plant herbs at CIYC.

    The Girl Scouts planted herbs in the containers near the kitchen entrance, additional perennials on the path to the front door, and native plants under the west porch. They then put down an organic compost/mulch combination, to create a finished look. The girls all worked hard and were pleased with the results. This is not their first time to garden at CIYC and we all look forward to continued help from the two organizations in the future.

    Girl Scouts help the Garden Club of City Island plant flowers and herbs at CIYC.

    The native plants should survive the hot summer sun on the west side and Garden Club members, Joan Higgins and Lorraine Nicoletti, will be watering these beds regularly as they have for several years. Please say hello to them when you see them and offer thanks for helping to beautify the CIYC grounds.

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    Sunday JAM Race Dates Announced

    The City Island Yacht Club cordially invites all cruisers, day sailors, and racers alike, to come out for a 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.     

    DATES: June 9, June 30, August 4, August 18, September 1
    LOCATION: Approx 1/2 mile north-northwest of buoy 46A
    START TIME: 4:00 p.m.

    There will be a long start line with plenty of room for everyone to start. The start line will be between a white 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.  Results will be announced on the CIYC porch after the race.

    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 914-714-2195.  We will send you a course sheet, instructions, and answer any questions. Instructions and course sheets will also be available the day of the race from the committee boat.

    DOWNLOAD SUNDAY JAM SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

    DOWNLOAD SUNDAY JAM COURSE CHART

    Open to CIYC and HYC members. 

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    News & Updates Option 4

    Block Island Race 2024

    City Island Yacht Club is proud to announce that in keeping with the club’s storied racing tradition, two members and their crews successfully competed in the prestigious, 168 nautical mile, 2024 Block Island Race, sponsored by the Storm Trysail Club.

    Block Island Race 2024

    Photos courtesy of Steve Landy

     

    We congratulate both Steven Landy and the Sanguine crew, as well as Todd Aven and the Thin Man crew, who placed first and second in their respective divisions! 

    Results: 
    Sanguine: 1st pl Class 4 PHRF
    Thin Man: 2nd pl Class 3 PHRF-DH
    Full results at Yachtscoring.com

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    Earlier this month, on May 4th, the Garden Club of City Island and Girl Scout Troops #1095 and #1096 planted flowers in CIYC’s flower beds and containers.

    Garden Club members, Joan Higgins, Carol Hansen, Judy Judson and Carmela Bellocchio were there with troop leader Mirella Vargas to provide instruction and equipment.

    Girl Scouts help the Garden Club of City Island plant herbs at CIYC.

    Girl Scouts help the Garden Club of City Island plant herbs at CIYC.

    The Girl Scouts planted herbs in the containers near the kitchen entrance, additional perennials on the path to the front door, and native plants under the west porch. They then put down an organic compost/mulch combination, to create a finished look. The girls all worked hard and were pleased with the results. This is not their first time to garden at CIYC and we all look forward to continued help from the two organizations in the future.

    Girl Scouts help the Garden Club of City Island plant flowers and herbs at CIYC.

    The native plants should survive the hot summer sun on the west side and Garden Club members, Joan Higgins and Lorraine Nicoletti, will be watering these beds regularly as they have for several years. Please say hello to them when you see them and offer thanks for helping to beautify the CIYC grounds.

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    The City Island Yacht Club cordially invites all cruisers, day sailors, and racers alike, to come out for a 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.     

    DATES: June 9, June 30, August 4, August 18, September 1
    LOCATION: Approx 1/2 mile north-northwest of buoy 46A
    START TIME: 4:00 p.m.

    There will be a long start line with plenty of room for everyone to start. The start line will be between a white 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.  Results will be announced on the CIYC porch after the race.

    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 914-714-2195.  We will send you a course sheet, instructions, and answer any questions. Instructions and course sheets will also be available the day of the race from the committee boat.

    DOWNLOAD SUNDAY JAM SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

    DOWNLOAD SUNDAY JAM COURSE CHART

    Open to CIYC and HYC members. 

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    Congratulations to CIYC’s own Todd Aven and the crew of Thin Man for their performance in the 69thAnnual Larchmont Yacht Club EDLU Race on May 11th.  The event drew 49 entries and Thin Man placed first in the PHRF TOT division and sixth overall in fleet. The spinnaker course is 32 m from the Larchmont Breakwater to Gong 11B off Eaton’s Neck and back. 

    Click for the official RESULTS

    The EDLU Race was first sailed in 1956. It has long been a classic tune-up race for the around Block Island Race and Block Island Race Week. 

    Photo of Thin Man from another race

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    May 8 at 7:30 – 9:00 PM: Join us at a informative seminar to learn how to optimize the trim of your sails for a comfortable and safe voyage. The Cruising Committee of the City Island Yacht Club is pleased to present a seminar by CIYC member DallasMurphy on “Sail Trim for Cruisers”.

    The restaurant and pub will be open at 5:00 and serve drinks and limited food options during this event.

     
    Plain Sailing, Book By Dallas Murphy
     
    Dallas is an author who wrote a book on sail trim titled “Plain Sailing – Learning to See Like a Sailor: a Manual of Sail Trim”.  Please join us for this informative seminar.
     

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