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Learn About Joining NYC’s Match Racing Club
March 25th, 2013 @ 10:55 AM EST by admin

Match Racing is a thrilling, strategic and fast-paced type of sailboat racing.  Races are between two identical boats, and take only 15 minutes each.  They emphasize boat handling, fast thinking and communication.  Interested yet?

The NYC Match Racing Club starts its 3rd season in 2013, and is looking for new members interested in competing and having fun.  No prior match racing is needed.  If you’re a keen racer, then this is the thrill you’ve been looking for.

The NYC Match Racing Club facts:

  • Annual fees:
    $500/year (or $300/year if you are 30 years old or younger)
    You must be an NYC Member
  • We have a wide range of racing experience in the club (for racers, umpires and race committee)
  • We will host:
    An NYC Sailor’s Night  on March 27, 2013
    An Advanced Racing Lecture Series on April 17, 2013
    – A Match Racing Club orientation and info night this winter
    – Match Racing 101 and 102 nights before the season starts
    – A J22 boat handling clinic in the spring

On the water, the NYC Match Racing Club:

  • Sails in J22s owned by the NYC Match Racing Club
  • Trains and Races on Monday evenings (May 13 to Sept 30)
  • Runs regular “Friday Night Fights” fun mini-regattas (~2/month, dates TBD)
  • Runs a season-ending club regatta weekend (Sept 14/15):
    – Rotating crews on Sept 14 for the Sportsmanship Trophy
    – Registered teams on Sept 15 for the Kokomis Trophy
  • Emphasizes improvement and fun
    – On shore and on water coaching
    – Quick crew rotations on the water, so you get to sail with lots of different people
    – Lots of socializing before and after racing

Learn about joining NYC’s Match Racing Club by contacting Chris Clarke at cclarke@gmail.com or 647-705-8744

by Chris Clarke