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2016 YRA SEMINARS LESSONS FROM OLYMPIC SAILING

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LESSONS FROM OLYMPIC SAILING

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David Dellenbaugh

Brazil is the epicenter of an outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which the World Health Organization has called "an extraordinary event and public health threat." For sailors, additional risks of racing in the polluted waters of Guanabara Bay include the inherent health risk, plus the distinct possibility of hitting debris in the water, impacting the fairness of sailing  Brazilian organizers have reiterated they have no intention of canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics..

Enter David Dellenbaugh, US Sailing Team Coach, who will give the audience the inside scoop on what is happening down in Rio. He will provide a look into Olympic sailing in Rio and offer some lessons that YRA sailors can apply to their racing. Topics will include sailing in current, how to play windshifts, regatta routines, the value of extra wind pressure, the cost of maneuvers and upwind strategic choices. In addition, David will discuss the water quality in Rio and explain how sailors can make a local knowledge guide like his Olympic Venue Playbook.  The presentation will include photos and videos from David’s work with the team in the US and Rio, and will include an update on the US Team and their Olympic preparations.

After a hiatus of almost a century, the America’s Cup Returns to New York

Join the YRALIS onboard the Aqua Azul on Saturday, May 7 for up close and personal viewing of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series (ACWS).

In two years, the greatest sailors on the planet will descend on Bermuda to take on ORACLE Team USA as she defends her 2013 America’s Cup title. These very same teams will be right here in our backyard, racing on the Hudson for the first time since 1920. Be a part of history and join the YRA for a day spent on the Hudson witnessing racing at its finest!

 

Catch the Excitement. You don’t want to miss this opportunity! For only $225 per person, you will have an orchestra seat on board the Aqua Azul with premium open bar and cocktail style menu all included.

You must me a member of YRALIS to secure your place on the Aqua Azul. Login to pay with a credit card.

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Have questions: contact the YRA office 516-767-9240 or office@yralis.org.

 

Preliminary Draft YRALIS Handicap Racing Program - 2016

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The 2016 YRALIS Handicap Racing Program is attached below.  This is a Preliminary Draft and as more informaiton becomes available the Schedule will be updated. Check back here to see the laster version until you see FINAL in the title.  

2015 YRA Annual Meeting and Awards

The YRALIS Annual Meeting is truly the end of the racing season and the beginning of the holidays.  And it was a festive group that gathered at Larchmont Yacht Club for the 120th annual event.  Over 100 enjoyed presenting remarks by YRA President, Charles Powers, who spent some time giving the audience a short history of the YRA, which began back in 1895.  Next up was an informative presentation about Rocking The Boat, a Bronx-based non-profit whose purpose in life is to empower young people from the South Bronx to develop the self-confidence to set ambitious goals and gain the skills necessary to achieve them.  Founder and Executive Director, Adam Green, accompanied by terrific photos, explained how students work together to build wooden boat, learn to row and sail and restore local urban waterways, and revitalize their community while creating better lives for themselves.  Over 200 teens per year are engaged in programs that last throughout their high school careers and into college.  For more information, www.rockingtheboat.org, or email them at info@rockingtheboat.org.

Glencairn 2016

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The Yachting Committee of the Larchmont Yacht Club has agreed to host the 2016 Glencarin at LYC on October 15, 2016.  LYC's new Sailing Director, Nick Martin, will be the Event Chair and Buttons Padin will back him up.  The Glencairn is the YRALIS Team Racing Championship.  In 2015, Riverside YC hosted this event and it was won by New York YC

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