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Another Busy Racing Weekend in Melbourne

This weekend will be another busy one for racing in Melbourne. 

Sunfish Fleet 669 will be hosting the MYC Sunfish District Championship at Melbourne Yacht Club on Saturday and Sunday.  Volunteers are needed to help man the chase boats, contact Dave Noble if you can help either or both days.  25 boats are expected for this regatta.

Saturday will see the return of J/24 Fleet 87 and the PHRF fleet for IRYC’s Dragon Point Co-Ed Series.  Racing starts at 1pm just north of the Eau Gallie Causeway.

On Sunday, MYC will be doing double duty, finishing up the Sunfish regatta and running its regularly scheduled Rum Race as well.  Note that this race will start at 3:00pm instead of the normal time of 2:00pm.

Man Overboard Presentation – 2018 MYC Fall Race Week

Discussion of man overboard (MOB) situations and equipment available to assist in recovery.  Running time 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Panel includes:

  • Don Lasky (ASA / US Sailing Certified Instructor),
  • Petty Officer Second Class Gerald Sparkman (United States Coast Guard)
  • Rich Galasso (ACR North American Representative)
  • Shane Allen (West Marine Store Manager, West Melbourne)

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MYC Fall Race Week is Almost Here

Just two more days until the start of MYC‘s Fall Race Week

Things kick off this Saturday, Oct. 20th, with the Small Boat Regatta.  Registration begins at 9:00 am, and the first warning will be at 12:30 pm.  A dinner will follow after racing concludes on Saturday.

The second day of racing will begin on Sunday with the first race at 11:00 am.  Awards will follow at MYC at 3:00 pm.

If you have a sailing dinghy, you should not miss this event!

More activities follow all week, and conclude with the Big Boat Regatta next weekend.  Don’t miss it!

MYC Big Boat Regatta – Looking For Crew / Boat

MYC’s Fall Race Week is rapidly approaching and both crew and skipper’s alike are scrambling to get ready.  MYC has asked that we offer a way to for boats and crew to find each other.

If you find yourself in need of a ride for the regatta, please add a comment below with some information about yourself and how you can be contacting.  Skipper’s in need of crew should do the same.

Hopefully this will prove useful for matching available crew up with undermanned boats.

Planning Meeting for 2019 Brevard Sailing Schedule

You are invited to Melbourne Yacht Club on Thursday, Sept. 20th at 6:30 to create an all Brevard sailing 2019 calendar. This is an attempt to generate some cohesiveness among the area clubs to assure no conflicts arise between events and promote each other’s regattas or cruises.
There is a lot of opportunity to sail in Brevard County, sometimes too much. If we all can get together and promote our annual events and  post our local events, we will more than likely have less conflicts and better participation.
Come meet the other Fleet Chairpersons from around the county, share your ideas, comments and suggestions
Please come and post and promote your events and we will work with the web site sailspacecoast.com to have a living 2019 event calendar.
I have asked MYC. IRYC, EGYC, PCYC, Manatee Cove YC, J24 Fleet87, Cat22 Feet, Sunfish Fleet 669, Space Coast Sailing, SailSpaceCoast.com and ECSA
Who else should be there?
I will have the Bar open and will offer pizza.
Please reply.
MYC Rear Commodore

 

The New Face of Sailing on Florida’s Space Coast

Welcome to SailSpaceCoast.com, your one stop shop for everything sailing-related on the Space Coast.

A huge Thank You goes out to Sherry McCampbell, Amy Lacy, Greg DeRossett, and everyone who has helped keep sail-race.com running over the years.  We hope this new site can measure up to the big shoes it has to fill.

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