The first race of the 2019 Season will begin at 130 pm on Monday, May 27. Join other racers to compete for the trophies. If you have never raced, ask one of the racers for an explanation of the rules which are few and simple. The Club uses the Portsmouth Handicap System so you can race in whatever sailboat you own. Come out and join us and then enjoy the Club Memorial Day picnic after the race.
The Memorial Day Picnic will be held on Monday, May 27th from 4-7 pm. Hamburgers, Hot dogs, Veggie & Fish options, too. Beer, Wine, Soda, Water & Juices provided. Club Sponsored Event, members free and guests $5.00 each. Please bring a side dish to share - it’s nice to have tasty options! Volunteers for setup and cleaning gladly welcomed. Thanks so much. Looking forward to seeing everyone for the opening of the sailing season.
The first race day of the Spring Race Series will begin on Sunday, June 9th at 130 pm. There are usually 2 races held each Race day. All members are welcome to race. There are no special skills needed, just a few simple rules to learn. Look forward to seeing you on the race course.
The Mayor's Cup Race will held on Saturday August 10 2019. First gun at 12 noon. Racers will need a PHRF rating form to compete in this race. Race is sanctioned by Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association (ECSA). Registration forms are available on this website under Racing & Cruising section.
The Labor Day Single-Handed Race will start at 130 pm. The Party will begin around 4 pm after the conclusion of the race. This race is named in honor of Ray Morgan, a former member who developed the special trophy which is made from a glove mold. The race began in the early 70's and is held on each Labor Day. Come & Join Us. No Spinnakers Allowed.
The Spring Work Parties will continue on May 4 & 5 from 9 am to 4 pm. Bring your lunch. Wear work clothes and bring hand and electric tools as necessary. If heavy rain or unfavorable winds is forecast, contact you work leader for instructions. A lot of work is required to get the facilities operational for the upcoming sailing season.
Spring wok parties will begin on Saturday, April 27 from 9am to 4 pm each day. Bring your lunch. Wear work clothes and bring your gloves, hand tools and electric tools such as drill and sawsall or other types of saws. Work party will continue on April 28 and May 4 & 5. First weekend will focus on setting up moorings with chain, painting mooring buoys and repairing floating docks. Also, work will include scrapping exterior of Clubhouse for painting and repairing dumpster gate. There may be other work assignments. The second weekend of May 4 & 5 will focus on installing floating docks and moorings. There is a lot of work to do to get the facilities operational for the sailing season. Hope to see you there. In case of heavy rain and/or unfavorable winds, contact your Party Leader for instructions.
The annual Splicing Party will be held at 12 noon on Sunday April 7. This is when the mooring lines are spliced by members. Come and learn how to splice 3 strand nylon rope for use as a mooring pennants. Club provides rope and instruction by fellow members. Club provides beverages and snacks. Come and enjoy the comraderie of fellow club members hard at work sharing sailing adventures! All members are encouraged to volunteer your time at this annual event.
The Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 2nd at 6:00 pm at Amarante’s. This is our premier winter event to welcome in the upcoming 2019 sailing season. Get a chance to socialize with other Club members and share past sailing tales. Race and other trophies will be awarded. There will be a buffet dinner and a cash bar. Cost will be $40.00 per member and payments are due by January 23.
The Club’s Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 10th beginning at 630 pm at the Clubhouse. There is a social hour and potluck dinner served before the meeting. The Club will provide snacks and beverages. Please bring a main course or dessert to share with other members. Come and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow members.
The Fall Work Parties are scheduled for Oct 27, 28 & Nov 3 & 4. They start at 9am and end at 4 pm. Wear work clothes and bring hand and electric tools if available. The work projects include disassembling the moorings, removing the docks from the water and removing the steel pilings used for the docks. All full members are required to attend at least 2 Spring work parties and 1 Fall Work Party.
Mooring hauler plans to begin removing all mooring on Oct 21, Sunday, thus all boats need to be off their mooring by Saturday October 20. Thanks
Due to weather conditions, the Haul out of the larger boats that will be stored in the yard has been delayed to October 14 (weather permitting). Thus, all boats must be off the moorings no later than October 21. No hauling of other boats is allowed on the day of the Haul Out.
Sail to Clinton Harbor and stay at a dock reserved for NHYC boats at Cedar Island Marina. Will need reliable engine to navigate entrance to the marina. Cruise along the CT coast from New Haven to Clinton. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails at the dock and dinner at Rocky's Aqua Restaurant. Enjoy hot showers and an in-ground swimming pool. For breakfast the next morning, enjoy Nick's famous pancakes ashore. Return on Sunday to NHYC. Further information to come from the Cruise Chairs.
Watch the sun set in the west and the full moon rise in the east. Great time to practice night time sailing within the confines of the New Haven harbor. Sleep on your boat at the mooring and get together for breakfast on Saturday morning. Further information will be available a week prior to event.
A Sailabration will be held on Saturday July 21st from 4-7pm. Come and share comaraderie with fellow members. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Also, at 5pm, a former member will share his sailing adventures in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea on a sail from Turkey to Israel with an encounter with Hezbollah and a single-handed sail returning to Turkey
Come celebrate sailing on Saturday, July 7th @ 4 pm under the Pavilion at our first Sailabration of 2018. This is a long running custom that was originated by Larry Smith in 1990's. Sailabrations are held each Saturday afternoon in July and August. Beverages and snacks are provided by the Member Host and reimbursed by the Club. Come and enjoy the comaraderie of fellow members and share sailing adventures! All members are Welcome.
Join other members for a cruise to Mattituck, LI. Strawberry Fest being held this weekend. Four plus hour sail plus a reliable motor needed to get to anchorage. Shower and bath facility available at no charge. Easy walk to Festival and downtown area. Get together on S/V Pharon for cocktail hour. Return to NHYC on Sunday June 17. Contact Cruising Chair for further information.