AYC offers a variety of 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.
Highlights of the AYC Sailing Schedule:
• PSS: Pre-Season and Post-Season Sailing
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 in the Grill Room.
• “MAYRA Junior Regattas” for Optis, Sunfish, Lasers, & C420s
AYC CONTACT– Nancy Follman
• “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 the 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!
• Other Sailing Events
Twilight Sail/Poker Regatta
All members are invited to come out to this fun sailing evening. 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
Click here to be put on the “Sailing Friends” e-mail reminder list. Reminders for PSS as well as other sailing events are sent throughout the season.
• Adult Sailing Lessons
If you have any questions or need any further information about Sailing at AYC, please email us at Avalon Sailing.