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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

2016 YRA Slate of Officers - PROXY VOTE


If you can't make the Dec. 6, 2015 YRA Annual Meeting (we hope you can!)






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Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015

Larchmont Yacht Club


The 120th Annual Meeting of the Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound will be held Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Larchmont Yacht Club in the Schaefer Room in the Main Clubhouse, One Woodbine Ave., Larchmont, New York.   Plan to arrive by 1700.   
Arrival and cash bar
Welcome by Charles Powers, YRA President

Kids Don't Just Build Boats; Boats Build Kids
Adam Green, Executive Director, Rocking the Boat

Rocking the Boat empowers young people from the South Bronx to develop the self-confidence to set ambitious goals and gain the skills necessary to achieve them. Students work together to build wooden boats, learn to row and sail, and restore local urban waterways, revitalizing their community while creating better lives for themselves. Adam Green, Executive Director of Rocking the Boat, will bring many photos and videos to share with the audience.  There will be time for a Q & A so bring your questions.    
Annual Meeting for the election of officers and members of the Executive committee
Awards - YRA season trophies and discretionary awards will be presented.
Dinner - Larchmont Yacht Club dinner service will be available.  Credit cards or signing to your home club (if the club has reciprocity with Larchmont) are accepted.  Reservations are necessary - call the club at 914-834-2440.  Dress is tie and jacket.

Please try to attend the meeting, hear a terrific presentation by Adam Green on Rocking the Boat  and cheer on your fellow sailors for their 2015 sailing achievemts.

If you can't make the meeting, please voice your vote via proxy.  Please see below.  
Andrea Watson
Executive Secretary

2015 YRALIS Championship Regatta

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Record Turnout for

YRALIS 10th Anniversary Championship Regatta


Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound held their 10th annual PHRF & One Design Championship on August 1-2, 2015.  The regatta, hosted by Riverside YC, American YC and Indian Harbor YC, was a banner year in terms of number of participants, as 113 boats with approximately 450 sailors in 13 divisions, ranging from a one person 14’ Laser sail boat to a 47’ fixed keel boat with a crew of 9, joined fellow competitors to vie for top billing on the leader board.

2015 YRALIS Championship Regatta

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Record Turnout for

YRALIS 10th Anniversary Championship Regatta



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2016 Scores are available for: 

Day Race Scores 
Distance Scores
Youth Challenge Cup 




Double-Handed PHRF Certificates

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The YRALIS is pleased to announce the newest feature on our website. Owners of PHRF boats who wish to race double-handed, can now go directly to the website to request a Double-handed PHRF. 

If you already have a PHRF for this year, there is no charge for a DH certificate. 

If you only want a DH certificate, then you apply for or renew an existing certificate by signing in to your YRA account, and once your are a current member, go to PHRF Certificates and follow the directions on the site. All PHRF members are entitled to both a fully crewed and a DH certificate every year as part of their fee.

To get a DH Certificate: Click  HERE

2015 Taylor Trophy and Dave Perry Match Racing Clinic - Saturday- Sunday, June 27-28

Please join us for a fun weekend of match racing on Long Island Sound in Ideal 18's! 
On Saturday, June 27, four-time Match Racing and two-time Ideal 18 National Champion Dave Perry, from the Pequot Yacht Club, will run a North U Match Racing Clinic at the Larchmont Yacht Club in their Ideal 18's, from 8:30am - 6:00pm.

2015 YRA Match Racing Championship for the Taylor Trophy

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YRA Match Racing Championship for the Taylor Trophy

Calling all Match Racers!


The 2015 YRA Match Racing Championship for the Taylor Trophy will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28 at Larchmont Yacht Club (LYC).  The organizing authority is the YRA of LIS and LYC.  Dave Perry will join us for a clinic on Saturday morning, with racing on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. 

This is a Grade 5 invitation-only regatta. A maximum of eight skippers will be invited from those who apply.  Skippers interested in participating should submit a sailing resume, with recent match race information, to the OA at no later than June 6.  Resumes received after June 6  may be accepted at the discretion of the OA.  Invitations will be issued by June 9.  The regatta will be sailed in Ideal 18’s provided by LYC.  The NOR is posted on the home page at and at

2015 Western and Mid-Sound One-Design NOR and SI

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2015 Western and Mid-Sound One-Design Notice of Race (NOR) and Sailing Instructions (SI)


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YRA Youth Challenge Trophy

The YRA of LIS is proud to announce a new season trophy called the YRA Youth Challenge Trophy.

To qualify, a boat needs to have at least 33% of its crew be between the ages of 14 and 24 at the start of the race.

At least three of the eight qualifying races have to be completed:


May 31          Port Washington Day Race

June 20         City Island Distance Race

July 11          Lloyd Harbor Stratford Shoal Race

2015 YRA Frostbite Championship

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Fotis Boliakis, Norwalk YC wins the 2015 YRA Frostbite Championship

The Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound (YRALIS) held their 2015 Frostbite Championship on Saturday, April 18 at the Beach Point Yacht Club in Mamaroneck, NY, in weather that was definitely not your typical frostbiting weather.  Eleven teams from Long Island, Westchester and Connecticut raced in oscillating winds under bright blue skies, a warm sun and temperatures in the 60’s.  What a wonderful respite from the harsh winter that kept many of our frostbiters from racing this past season.

This regatta was first held in 1954 and is sailed in a one-person, 9-foot boat called the Dyer Dhows.  The first winner of the perpetual W.J.H. Dyer Frostbite Trophy was awarded to the late Jack Sutphen, who raced over at Larchmont YC for many years before moving out west.

It was the Mamaroneck Frostbite Association that, once again, organized and ran this regatta.  Hats off to Race Committee Chair, Bahar Gidwani, and his team who did an excellent job of getting 10 races completed in very difficult wind conditions with lots of big shifts to challenge the skippers.

2015 YRA Seminars

YRA Seminars


The Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound takes pleasure in presenting seminars by

Bill Gladstone, North U, and Butch Ulmer, past president of UK Sailmakers.  

Please register early for these always-popular sessions.

These Seminars are open to all sailors. Skippers, please ask your crews to attend and invite them to join the YRA!

Dinner is now available at Seawanhaka Corinthian YC before the seminar

   Immediately preceding the SCYC seminar on March 11, 2015 there will be a YRA Spring Meeting to vote on the Nominating Committee


Guest PHRF Certificates for BIRW and ALIR

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Welcome to the YRALIS.  If you are from out of the area and need a Guest PHRF certificate in order to compete in BIRW (Block Island Race Week) or ALIR (Around Long Island Race)  please see description below for the procedure to follow...

YRA PHRF Regulations 2014-12-16

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