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Membership year

We are currently only processing memberships and certificates for 2014. 

We are not accepting 2015 memberships.




Do you remember the days when sailing was a family affair? Do you remember when it was OK to camp out on the boat during Block Island Race Week? DO you remember when getting two races in on a single day was a very big deal?  Do you remember when spouses and kids were a normal part of the crew? Do you remember then it was OK to ask the crew to chip in for housing or, heaven forbid, buy their own drink bracelets….When the subject of growing our sport comes up in conversation (and it frequently does), I always think back to when I, along with a dozen teenage friends, fell in love with big-boat sailing. We all loved being on water, but we also loved the social scene when the sailing day was over.  Not one of us would ever miss an event.  MORE


YRALIS has launched its own FACEBOOK page.  For those with a 
FACEBOOK account, type 
The Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound
in the Search bar and LIKE US!

For those of you without a FACEBOOK account, either talk to 
those younger crew who seem to know how to do everything and 
have them help you.  Alternatively, Google FACEBOOK and click on Help.


Click here to go to the YRA FACEBOOK page

YRALIS One Design Championship Rules


a. the owner of a qualifying yacht must be a member of the yraLis or of the J.y.r.a. of L.i.s. and of a racing Class or Fleet which is a member thereof. Membership in a Class must be certified in writing by an authorized official of the Class to the YRA.


More and more races are sponsoring Double-Handed divisions for both short and long distance races. And with each boat only needing two people we could theoretically grow the number of entrants many fold. Stamford Yacht Club even has a weekend regatta just for us. My advice to anyone considering double-handing is to give it a try. You may get hooked just like I did.


2014 YRALIS PHRF and One-Design Championships

PHRF Championships

A Weekend of Great Racing at the 2014 YRA PHRF and One-Design Champs


Who says there is no wind on Long Island Sound in August? The YRA 2014 PHRF and One-Design Championships totally put an end to that myth on August 2-3. The winds on Saturday reached to about 18-20 knots, with higher gusts. One Viper turtled, another Viper lost a man overboard (quickly recovered). It was wild and wooly, and a very wet ride. So when the racers came on land after racing, you might think they'd be tired, injured, maybe even quiet. NOT this group. They headed first for the bar and grabbed a table and the war stories began.  Isn't wind wonderful? The party was a happy place. On Sunday the winds diminished somewhat and by around 3 pm Mother Nature started thinking of packing it in. All circles got in enough racers so there was one throw out.

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