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RS Aero Rocket Regatta set for March

The Indian River Yacht Club RS Aero Rocket Regatta sailed on the Banana River in Cocoa, FL, adjoining Port Canaveral and the Space Center on March 8-10.
The launch point is excellent from the beach at Kelly Park at the NW corner adjacent to the Beachline Causeway.  Excellent accommodations and dining are very close by in Cape Canaveral. The sailing area is superb – a great venue!

This event precedes Round 5 at Sarasota by 1 week to enable distance travelers to sail events on adjacent weekends for convenience and utility.

Blue skies, warm water, outstanding venues, great racing awaits you! See you soon!

Clinic – Friday 8th is a clinic by RS Aero 9 two time World Champion, Marc Jacobi.
Charters – For charter information please contact Marc Jacobi at 


IRYC Dragon Point Series News

IRYC Fleet Captain Mike Nulf has announced that the Dragon Point racing for 2019 will be split into three series, Winter, Summer and Fall.  In conjunction with this change, series scoring will incorporate low score throw-outs to better accommodate boats that miss a single event during the series. 

Previously announced race dates remain mostly unchanged, however an additional date has been added in October for both the Co-Ed and then Women’s fleet as the regularly scheduled Fleet 87 regatta was moved to July this year. The Women’s series race schedule for July will also likely be rescheduled pending review.

2019 IRYC Dragon Point Registration Form is now available.  Fill it out and drop it off at the RC boat during January’s event or risk not being scored.

J/24 Fleet 87 News

News announced by District 10’s new governor Robby Brown, distributed by Fleet 87’s Captain Peter Fischel, forwarded by his email tech wizard John Tworkowski:

“This year we (Melbourne’s Fleet 87) are trading dates with Miami so they can use our October date as a pre worlds event.”

The annual J/24 Fleet 87 regatta, normally scheduled in October, will instead by held on July 20th & 21st this year.

MYC Announces Full Moon Race Serices

From MYC Rear Commodore Dave Noble:

How often do you see the full Moon come up and say “I bet that would be something gorgeous to see on the river”.  Well now you will now. I am planning to start a Full Moon Series, no matter what day of the week it may be. On the Full Moon we will have a short race with a long celebration in the bar. Stay tuned; first try is Monday, January 21st, 6:30PM start. 3 – 5 mile race (all depends on the weather)

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)

Continue reading Man Overboard Presentation – 2018 MYC Fall Race Week

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.