CYC Racing Dates - 2018

CYC is pleased to announce dates for the Spring Regatta, June Moon Chase Race, and Wednesday night races:

  1. Bob Hartl Memorial Spring Regatta - 16 June 2018. This will be first "South Shore" qualifier to use ORR-ez for all classes. Stay tuned for instructions on how to apply for your ORR-ez rating.
  2. June Moon Chase Race - in JULY! This year, in order to keep the race's tradition of racing during a full moon, the race will be 27 July 2018 (a Friday evening). The race leaves Boston Harbor, up to Gloucester, and back. It is the only overnight pursuit race in New England. The intent will be to use ORR-ez ratings for the race.
  3. Wednesday Night Racing - The skippers' meeting will be May 16 (race registration will be available then), with racing commencing the following week. The Series dates are as follows:
    Spring Series: 23 May - 27 June. The Hingham Bay Rumble will be 6 June.
    Summer Series: 11 July - 15 Aug. The CYC Rumble will be 18 July.
    Fall Series: 22 Aug - 26 Sep. The Cottage Park Rumble will be 22 Aug.
    Note that there is NO Racing for Wednesday, July 4.

We are always looking for race volunteers. If you have any questions about the schedule or ORR-ez, please don't hesitate to get in contact with Lance Ryley (

CYC Seminars 2018

Constitution Yacht Club is pleased to announce our remaining three seminars for February, March, and April. These seminars will all be held at The Living Room in the North End and will start at 7 pm. We respectfully request that you RSVP for each seminar to assist us in planning. As usual, the seminars are free for members and $10 for guests. Don't forget to renew your membership

Wednesday, February 7
Race Tactics and Sail Technology
Brad White – North Sails

Brad has sailed his entire life. He was twice Captain of Boston University's Sailing Team, was Collegiate All American in 1980, has won multiple national dinghy and one design championships, raced most Offshore New England races, 8 Bermuda races, 5 Halifax races, several Great Lakes races, and prepared a Baltic 64 for races in Sweden. Brad's been a sail maker for 30+ years and started a Youth Sailing Program in Essex, MA. Now at North Sails, Brad will present on sail trim, racing tactics and/or new technologies. Register here.

Wednesday, March 14
The Quest to Sail Around the World Solo on a 40ft Monohull
Joe Harris

Joe advanced from a local club racer on fully crewed boats to an experienced offshore single and double-handed racer, sailing across the Atlantic four times in addition to numerous passages to Bermuda and the Caribbean and distance racing in Europe. In 2015/16, Joe completed a 152 day solo, unassisted sailing circumnavigation of the world by way of the three Great Capes, including the famed Cape Horn, joining a select group of only 140 sailors that have achieved this feat. Joe will brief us on this trip on his open 40, Gryphon Solo 2, and will discuss the highs and lows of this adventure. Find out more at Joe's website and register here.

Wednesday, April 4
Challenges and Triumphs of the Blind Sailor
Duane Farrar et al.

Duane Farrar was a member of the USA Team Wind Whisperers that won gold at the 2017 Blind Sailing World Championships held in September in Sheboygan Wisconsin. Duane will head a lineup of speakers, both blind sailors and guides, that will present on the unique problems facing visually-impaired sailors. Register here.