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YRALIS Youth Challenge Cup

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THe YRALIS Youth Challenge Cup is the YRA's newest trophy and was established to challenge owners to increase youth participation in racing.

In order to qualify for this trophy:

1. A yacht must participate in at least three qualifying events

2. At least 1/3 of the crew should be between 14 and 24 years old in a given calendar year

3. A participating yacht shallfly code flag "Juliet" on its backstay and add the initials  "YC" after the yacht's name on the entry form

2016 PHRF Regulations

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For this year of 2016 the PHRF committee has brought the PHRF regulations up to meet & accept the new spinnakers that many racers have or are looking into purchasing or already purchased. 

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.

FINAL YRALIS Handicap Racing Schedule UPDATED (2016-5-10)

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 Another version - the latest - is published.  This includes the date change for the American YC Commodores Cup

The new date is Saturday, July 30, 2016.  Here is the LINK to the Commodore's Cup NOR.  

30, 2016 to avoid conflict with club commissionings  Any questions, please call the YRA office at 516-767-9240.

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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