WYS Training Races
About the Training Races:
In addition to seven (7) Westhampton Yacht Squadron (WYS) Summer Series and Labor Day Races (see WYS Summer Series Races & WYS Labor Day Races), there will be eight (8) Summer Training Race days on Saturday mornings with the goal of providing more sailboat racing for both inexperienced and experienced WYS racing sailors in a non-regatta environment. New/inexperienced sailors can participate in and learn about racing and race management while racing with and against more experienced sailors who are practicing and honing their racing skills. New race support volunteers will work with race officers on the Race Committee Boat or support/safety boats.
These training races are not a “learn to sail program,” but a “learn to race program.” Youth learn sailing at WYS summer lessons. Adults interested in learning to sail should either register for Saturday morning "Sailing a Sunfish", Tuesday evening "Recreational Sailing", Tuesday evening "Adult Sailing Clinic", or contact one of our sailing instructors for private lessons. See Adult Lessons for more information.
The eight (8) Training Race days for 2020 are scheduled for the following Saturday mornings:
All Fleets: (Sunfish, Flying Scot, 420's and Lasers)
- May 30
- June 6
- June 13
- June 20
- July 4
Flying Scots Only:
- July 27
- August 22
- August 29
Daily Race Schedule 5/30, 6/6, 6/20, 6/27
7/4, 8/22, 8/29 6/13
Boat preparation 0800 1000
Skipper’s Meeting 0915 1100
Warning Signal First Race 1000 1200
No Race Begins after 1300 1500 (or 3 hours after the first race start)
Notice of Race (NOR) and Sailing Instructions (SI) will be posted below with full details shortly. Attachment A will contain the WYS Course Diagrams.
WYS Summer Events Registration Form will be posted shortly, and can be prepared on your computer, or printed and filled in manually. Registration forms will also be available on race days at Andon/Grahm Sailing Center to be completed manually.