NYC Open Regatta
August 11 & 12, 2018
On August 11 & 12, 2018, come out and take part in the third annual NYC Open!
The format of this event is unique, offering course racing on Saturday and the Argosy Rose Bowl distance race on Sunday, which will run in conjunction with the AHMEN series. All classes are welcome including IRC, PHRF and One Design fleets. We are excited to welcome back the confirmed IRC, J105, J80, Laser 28 and PHRF fleets!
We are also pleased to announce that the NYC Open is once again, a Volvo Sailing Series event. Volvo cars will be on display at the club on Saturday and there will be free Volvo Ocean Racing hats to everyone who registers here. A Volvo/Helly Hansen branded jackets will be presented to the winning skipper of every fleet! This includes all of the IRC divisions! Tim Horton’s will once again provide lots of swag and on Saturday morning, dockside coffee-and-Timbits-by-donation, to The Dorothy Ley Hospice.
After racing on Saturday, everyone is invited to return to the club for a spirited onshore gathering, dinner, silent auction in support of The Dorothy Ley Hospice and awards presentation. The dinner menu is set….BBQ chicken or vegetable skewers, loaded baked potato with bacon bits, mixed cheese, green onions and sour cream and garden salad and dessert, all for $20. We’re excited that Beau’s will be the beer on tap!
If you took part last year, you’ll remember the great sailing conditions for the 60 boats/eight division event and the “retro” post-race flavour that harkened back to the days of the NYC Open when boats flocked to the club after racing, rafts formed, competitors enjoyed dockside games and a strong post-race energy. We’re looking forward to the same energy this year!
Competitors are welcome to arrive and dock at National Yacht Club on Friday night and join our pub night featuring the sounds of Ben Roscoe. 20oz Draft Beer for $5 will be served from 6:00 -7:30 PM. Pub Fare Specials from NYC's kitchen.
This will be the best value regatta on the lake, with a $60 entry fee for Saturday and complimentary racing on Sunday. We look forward to seeing everyone there!