The Flip Flop Regatta is nearly here!

As some of you may already know, Constitution Yacht Club is partnering with Courageous Sailing Center for The Flip Flop Regatta, this coming Saturday, August 11th. This year’s event is important - it is the first year that Courageous Sailing Center will be completely managing both the regatta and the post race party, with all proceeds benefiting Courageous’ programs for youth sailing. The event is rebuilding from a few difficult years, and It’s important that the 2018 edition is successful as possible. Courageous has asked for CYC’s help, and they are in need of volunteers.

Here's what they'll need help with on land and for the post- race party:

Between 12pm-4pm: day-of tent and pier set-up

Between 5pm-7:30pm: check-in/registration help

Between 7:30-9pm: general support/check-in help

Between 9pm-12am: variable shifts for clean-up

Volunteers will have free entry to the party! If you are not racing, and can volunteer even for an hour or two, please email and at Courageous and let them know what would like to help with. It would be great if we can get at least 1 or 2 volunteers from Constitution Yacht Club and really show our support for Courageous and Flip Flop Regatta.

Thank you in advance!

CYC Board

Wednesday Nights Underway

For the first time in decades, Constitution YC ran a Wednesday Night Race under a handicapping system other than PHRF. The evening was warm, the winds were fickle, the RC was hardy, and the racing was tight. The highlight had to be MIT's "Mashnee," a 1902 Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 30, which made her debut in the B fleet much to the oohs, ahhs, and distractions of the other racing crews. More than one person was heard muttering, "maybe I should go back to grad school..." Truly an impressive vessel and she looked quite spectacular on the course.

We are still straightening out some registrations, but the preliminary results are posted here.

Welcome to the 2018 season!

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 (