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Double-Handed Certificates

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The YRA Double-handed certificates are offered at no additional cost to YRA members who already have a valid 2016 PHRF certificate.

To apply for a DH PHRF Certificate:   Log in to your account on the YRA website.

  1. Log in to your account on the YRA website.
  2. Click HERE to get to the Double Handed page.  Alternatively, you can go to the top of the page to RACING, click on Double Handed Racing in the dropdown menu
  3. Redeem coupon 
  4. Follow the prompts to apply for a DH certificate

If you have any difficulty, please call the YRA office at 516-767-9240.  

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. 


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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.

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