The Spring Work Parties will begin on Saturday April 21 from 9am to 4pm. It is time to prepare the Club for operations for the 2018 season. Work will include assembling the moorings, installing the hoist, and getting the Club ready for the sailing season. Bring hand tools, lunch and work clothes. Assignment of work days will be in the upcoming Newsletter.
The first race of the 2018 Season will begin at 130 pm on Monday, May 28. 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 first race day of the Spring Race Series will begin on Sunday, June 10 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 Annual Splicing Party will be held on Sunday April 8 at 1pm in the Clubhouse. At this event, the mooring pennants will be spliced and prepared for this season. A great time to learn how to splice ropes and get to know other Club members. All members are welcome. Refreshments and chips will be provided.
There is a Sail Trim Seminar on Saturday March 24th at Shattemuc Yacht Club, Westerly Road, Ossining NY 10562. Some folks from PYC will be going and are hoping a few of us would like to attend as well.
Join us at Shattemuc Club House Saturday March 24th:
17:00 Free Pizza, Soda, Cash BAR
Chris from PYC would like to get a group together. If anyone is interested please respond to the NHYC listserve. The club is about 1 hour and 15 minute ride from New Haven.
The 2017 Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper will be held in the Clubhouse on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 600 pm til 900pm. The Potluck Dinner will be held first with the meeting beginning at 730 pm. Please bring snacks, an entree or dessert to share. The Club will provide beverages. Please join us and review the past year's activities.
The Board of Governor's meeting be held in the Clubhouse on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 7 pm to the conclusion. Please join us and learn about how the Club operates and make suggestions for improvements. All members are welcome!
Tentatively based on when moorings are hauled, the Fall Work Parties will be held on the weekends of October 21 & 22 and 28 & 29 from 9am to 4 pm each day. The moorings need to be disassembled, floating docks & pilings moved to land for winter storage, hoist removed from crane and other tasks toprepare the Club for winter. A detailed member assignment schedule will be printed in the upcoming September Newsletter. Watch for further updates via the NHYC Listserve.
All boats must be off moorings no later than Sunday October 15 so that the moorings can be hauled out. Moorings are expensive to purchase and maintain. They may be lost if left in the water over the winter months. The moorings are scheduled to be hauled out on Tuesday, October 17.
The large boats will be hauled out on this date, weather permitting. Small crane and hoist will not be available during this process. All daysailors need to move boats to the yard area between street and a line running from south side boat house and telephone pole on west side of yard. Thanks for your cooperation.
The New Haven Harbor Yacht Racing Association is hosting a Friday happy hour at Pequonnock YC next Friday at 5:00.
Will be serving chicken and beef tacos complements of. Guests can also purchase drinks at the bar at special happy hour pricing.
We'd love to have as many New Haven Yacht club members and guests join us as possible.
We will also be distributing our spring series awards the same evening.
I'd also like to chat with you folks about combining our racing programs. Maybe we can do the spring series, and you do the fall series.
Sail to Clinton and stay at the Cedar Island Marina. NHYC reserves space on outer dock for Club members. Enjoy an unforgettable night of appetizers and cocktails at the dock and then dinner at Aqua Restaurant. Enjoy the in-ground swimming pool. Have Sunday Breakfast as a group with Skipper Nick's famous pancakes! After a hearty breakfast, sail back to NHYC. Contact Cindy Proctor for further information.
A special Sailabration will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 4 pm - 7pm to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the revival ofNHYC. While the Club was chartered by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1882, the Club membership dwindled during World War 2 and ceased operations. In 1967, a group of about inspiring 15 sailors revived the Club in the building where the Harbor Point Marina is currently located. The Club assumed the current location in 1971. Come and celebrate 50 years of the New Haven Yacht Club!
A Sailabration will be held this afternoon under the Pavilion. Sailabrations provide an opportunity for members to socialize after a day of sailing. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided. Come and celebrate sailing adventures with your fellow members.
Sail to Port Jefferson, NY. It takes about 6+ hours to sail there from New Haven depending on wind direction and strength. Anchor or take a mooring for $50 a night. Go ashore for dinner. Contact Mike or Katie Mayer for further information.
First gun is at 12 noon. The Mayor's Cup Regatta was initiated by former Mayor Bart Guida of New Haven and has been held annually since 1973. Boat should submit a Performance Handicap Racing Formula (PHRF) Handicap Rating certificate. See Racing section or Eastern CT Sailing Association website (www.esca.net) for further information. Reception party will follow end of race which usually is about 3 pm. Please visit the Mayor's Cup page for NOR and registration documentation.
A Sailabration will be held this afternoon. Sailabrations provide the opportunity for members to socializeunder the Pavilion after a day of sailing. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided. Come and celebrate your sailing adventures with your fellow members.
A Sailabration will be held this afternoon. Sailabrations provide the opportunity for members to socialize after a day of sailing under the Pavilion. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided. Come and celebrate sailing adventures with your fellow members.