Our junior sailors have the opportunity to participate in a number of regattas including one for 420s alternatively hosted by the GLPYC and Ram Island YC, and an Optimist regatta, typically in August. Regattas are all-day events with several races held that are attended by Yacht Club sailors as well as sailors from six or seven neighboring yacht clubs. Parent involvement is required to help with preparing lunches for the sailors, delivering lunches on the water to the sailors, providing and manning your private boat as a safety boat for the day, and providing race administration support.
In addition to the home regattas, many yacht clubs along the Connecticut shoreline host 420 and Opti regattas during the summer months. Typically, the GLPYC junior sailing staff will pick several nearby regattas. The instructors will convoy or deliver the boats to the regatta and will provide coaching support/oversight for the day. A GLPYC sailor can attend additional regattas on their own.
Regattas for 2018
A list of GLPYC-hosted regattas is below. A full listing of Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association (ECSA) can be found on the ECSA website.
July 10 - 420 Regatta at Ram Island
July 12-13 - 13th Dinghy Race by Volvo
August 7 - GLPYC Opti Regatta