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2017 YRA Annual Meeting and Awards

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The YRALIS held their 122nd Annual Meeting and Awards at Larchmont YC.  Photos and information are posted on the YRA Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TheYRALIS.

Our President, Steve Cain, opened the meeting with a presentation that is posted below in its entirety: 

Good evening fellow sailors and members of the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound to our 122nd Annual Meeting.

I am taking our usual 15-minute speaker spot on the agenda this evening and will then roll right into our actual meeting and awards.

I would like to begin by telling you all a little story. Once upon a time, there were two boats who were great rivals in distance racing. They were the same model boat, basically a one-design class, but raced under the PHRF handicap system. Both boats went out from the one-design restrictions with a number of modifications to improve their distance performance.

Frostbiting Season Is Here

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Manhasset Bay YC Fall Series signals the end of the YRA racing season for qualifying races for YRA perpetual trophies.  But there are a few more regattas on the schedule that are run by YRA member clubs but are not YRA trophy qualifiers:  Oct. 28 (Sat) Black Rock YC/Fayerweather YC - Halloween Race; Nov. 24 (Fri): Black Rock YC/Fayerweather YC - Wild Turkey Regatta; and Nov 25 (Sat) Huguenot YC/New York Athletic Club YC - Turkey Day Reach

BUT...do not despair.  Frostbiting is upon us. 

And according to the YRA Racing Program 18 yacht clubs offer frostbiting:  American, Black Rock, Cedar Point, Centerport, Fayerweather, Hempstead Harbor Club, Huguenot, Indian Harbor, Larchmont, Mamoroneck Frostbite Assoc., Manhasset Bay, Norwalk, Pequot, Riverside, Sea Cliff, Seawanhaka Corinthian, and Stamford.  

Click on the link below for more information on each venue:  the boats sailed and contact information. If you still have your 2017 YRA Racing Program, the link below is the last page of that document.  

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

 

 

Lastest SCORES

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Thanks to Past YRA President, Charlie Powers, for the latest scores. NOTE:  These scores are FINAL (the previously posted scores were Preliminary Finals) 

 

PHRF Rule - Roller Furling Credit

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June 27, 2017

 

Dear Fellow YRALIS Competitors,

Although we feel the regulation posted on the YRALIS website and printed in the YRALIS yearbook is very clear, it has come to our attention that there still is some confusion over eligibility for a PHRF Roller Furling Credit. The regulation reads as follows:  

'A three (3) second credit will be given, if requested, for having the headsail set on an above deck roller furling system.  In order to obtain the credit, the furling system must be in use at all times and all headsails (except storm sails), must be set using the furler system and must be able to be furled using the system.'

Among other things, this means you cannot tack your headsail at deck level. It must be attached at the drum and top swivel at all times while racing. You also cannot swap in a racing sail that does not fit or use the furling system.  You cannot use a headsail with battens that is not meant to furl.

BIRW

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BIRW is now over.  From all reports it was wildly successful.  No surprise there.  Under the leadership of Storm Trysail Club Commodore and YRA member, Lenny Sitar, with Dick Neville, the Race Committe
and all the Storm Trysail volunteers, BIRWXXVII is one for the history books and will be talked about for a very long time. Thanks to all who made it happen.  

The carousel at the top of this page are photos to celebrate a few of the YRALIS teams who competed in this year's BIRW.  Congratulations to the podium winners and to ALL who came from near and far 
to magical Block Island to spend a week competing and having a great time.

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