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.
The Mayor's Cup Race will held on Saturday August 11, 2018. 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.
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.
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.
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 party begins around 330 pm after the races conclude. Hamburgers (both meat and veggie), hot dogs and refreshments are provided. Please bring a salad or dessert to share. On this day there will be a dedication ceremony for a Memorial Plaque for former Board Members who are deceased. Come Celebrate the opening of the Club for the 2018 Season.
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 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 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.