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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.

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...

2015 YRA Membership Renewal

2015 YRA Membership Renewals 


Dec. 1, 2015




Do you remember the days when sailing was a family affair? Do you remember when it was OK to camp out on the boat during Block Island Race Week? DO you remember when getting two races in on a single day was a very big deal?  Do you remember when spouses and kids were a normal part of the crew? Do you remember then it was OK to ask the crew to chip in for housing or, heaven forbid, buy their own drink bracelets….When the subject of growing our sport comes up in conversation (and it frequently does), I always think back to when I, along with a dozen teenage friends, fell in love with big-boat sailing. We all loved being on water, but we also loved the social scene when the sailing day was over.  Not one of us would ever miss an event.  MORE


YRALIS has launched its own FACEBOOK page.  For those with a 
FACEBOOK account, type 
The Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound
in the Search bar and LIKE US!

For those of you without a FACEBOOK account, either talk to 
those younger crew who seem to know how to do everything and 
have them help you.  Alternatively, Google FACEBOOK and click on Help.


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