Sailing at AYC
AYC offers a variety sailing events and racing series for adults and juniors. We sail a range of boats including the Optimist, Sunfish, Laser, Club 420 and a small number of offshore keelboats. In addition to the club level events, the AYC hosts three invitational events including the Avalon MAYRA Regatta, AYC Juniors Regatta and the Avalon Cup Offshore Race.
Some highlights of the AYC Sailing Schedule include:
§ PSS: Pre-Season and Post-Season Sailing
Why wait… it’s tune up time!! Pre-Season Sailing is an informal gathering of sailors who have some experience and their own boats (Sunfish, Lasers, Optis, 420s, Flying Scots… are all welcome.) Just show up on Saturdays at 11:00am in May and June (weather permitting). Maybe we can find someone to set some marks or even a give us a start?
Don’t put your boat away at the end of racing season. Post-Season Sailing at 11:00am on Saturdays, from late August through the end of September, provides for plenty of season-extending sailing adventures.
§ “All Dingy Fleets” Memorial Day and Labor Day Regattas
All Lasers, Sunfish, Optimists and 420 sailors are encouraged to participate! Dust off your sails and get ready for the Memorial Day Regatta held on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend at 1pm. Plan to extend your sailing season and participate in the Labor Day Regatta held on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend at 1pm. Sailors and spectators are invited to the après-sailing festivities and award presentation at 4pm in the Grill Room.
§ "AYC Summer Series" for Optis, Sunfish, Lasers, 420s & Flying Scots
All dinghy fleets are encouraged to participate in the AYC Summer Series, which consists of 5 Saturday regattas scheduled during the course of the Youth Sailing Program. (See AYC sailing calendar for specific dates.) There are prizes each week, as well as several coveted Perpetual Awards based on the participation and performance in this regatta series.
Skippers' Meetings start promptly at 10am; arrive early to rig your boat and get it on the beach. We would like to start the races around 10:15 am! Patrol boats are on the water, so come out and practice your sailing skills. Sailors, families, spectators and race committee are invited to the Sailors' Lunch and awards on the North Deck!
§ Learn to sail... Adult Sailing Lessons
All AYC adult members are welcome to sign up for the Adult Sailing Lessons. The goals of this clinic are to teach some basic sailing skills and to provide an opportunity for inexperienced and experienced adults to get out on the water. Boat ownership is helpful but not a prerequisite to the class. There is no charge this year; however an advanced reservation is appreciated. For more information contact Linda Tozour at 609-624-8882 or firstname.lastname@example.org
§ Twilight Sail/Poker Regatta
All members are invited to come out to this fun sailing evening. The “Poker” Regatta is set for July 5th at 5:30pm. You can WIN without crossing a finish line! Boat ownership is not necessary… hitch a ride on one of the AYC boats. Participants in the Youth Sailing Program are encouraged to take their parents for a sunset cruise. Enjoy a BBQ dinner on the North Deck and savor the sunset while sipping libation from the infamous Jay “Fish House” Punch Bowl!
§ Mother/Father Regatta and Old Timers’ Regatta
These traditional races are geared for Sunfish, Laser, Opti, 420 Sailors & Flying Scot Sailors of all ages and experience. Skippers’ Meeting is promptly at 10:00am; start whistle is at 10:15am. Team up with your Mother, Father, son or daughter, and/or compete with the Old Masters. Lots of fun and prizes!
§ Sailing Friends E-mail Reminder List
If you would like to be put on the “Sailing Friends” e-mail reminder list, kindly e-mail Linda Tozour at email@example.com . Reminders for PSS as well as other sailing events are sent throughout the season.
If you have any questions or need any further information about the Youth & Sailing program, please do not hesitate to email us at Avalon Sailing.
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