MYC has reversed the weekends for the “Big Boat” and “Small Boat” regattas, revise your calendars accordingly. The NORs for both events have been posted on their respective event pages.
The previously scheduled “Circumnavigation” race / cruise has been converted to a race starting and ending at Port Canaveral. The race will be held on July 25th, and the course will approximately 55 NM triangle. The exact course will depend on whether the scheduled SpaceX launch happens or not, as this will involve an exclusion zone that will prevent the originally planned course. It should make for a great show during the race, however!
Registration Fee is $35 if registered by 22 July. After that the Registration fee is $45.
MYC will be holding a “Circumnavigation” Cruise/Race on July 24-26, leaving from Ft. Pierce and ending in Cape Canaveral.
There will be a social event in Ft. Pierce on the evening of the 24th. Participants can choose to either race or cruise to Cape Canaveral on Saturday the 25th. Breakfast and awards will be held on Sunday morning.
The NOR and registration will be available on June 10th.
Racing in the area is about to get started again.
MYC has stated they plan to resume the Rum Race series starting this coming Friday. They also intend to restart the Full Moon series as well (next scheduled in June), As as well as continuing Small Boat Sunday. It was stated that the MYC Spring regattas that were missed will not be rescheduled. No official word has yet been announced regarding when the newly rebranded “Women On the Water” series will officially restart, but they are considering a low key event for May 30th.
IRYC states that they intend to resume all series (Wednesday Night, Sunday, Dragon Point) starting in June. The annual Brevard Challenge regatta is cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
In out of town news, Halifax River Yacht Club has posted the NOR for their Old Timers Regatta on Regatta Network. This event is scheduled fire May 24th and People I have spoken with say the intent is to race from the Ponce MoA boy north up the beach to the Main Street Pier area and then back again — roughly 20 miles point-to-point. There are no shore-based activities with this regatta, but there may be an online skippers meeting. At least one local boat intends to make the trip up for this race.
I have heard scuttlebutt that Fort Pierce is considering an offshore event, but I do not have any concrete information on this.
Melbourne Yacht Club’s summer camps are a fun way to experience sailing for the first time, master new skills, or just hang out on the water with friends! Each of our camps are taught by US Sailing Level 1 Certified Instructors to guarantee quality instruction and safe learning. Our summer camps start the first week of June and end at the last week of July.
IRYC has reported that for the immediate future, all racing is canceled. This includes the Sunday series, the Wednesday Night series, and the Dragon Point series.
MYC has reported that all big boat racing is canceled. This includes the Rum Race series, Full Moon series, and the Spring Big Boat Regatta.
MYC will continue to run the Small Boat Sunday races for dinghy sailors.
Update: FPYC has just reported that their Spring Regatta is postponed, hopefully to be rescheduled in May or June.
Small Boat Sunday Sailing is ON!
Sailing your single-handed Sunfish or Laser is the perfect way to practice social distancing. Double-handed 420s can be sailed by two family members. Space Coast Sailing will have a challenge for kids skippering a parent or other family member as crew. Karen will be setting up a racecourse for a 1:00 PM starting time. The long range forecast is is dry with mid-teen winds. The bar will be closed but the racecourse is open. While ashore, please do practice social distancing (see image above –ed) but don’t let that spoil a good sailing day.
If you want to sail a 420, please let Phil know at 321-514-2525 or firstname.lastname@example.org. MYC members will have priority.
Latest information is that both MYC and IRYC have canceled their regularly scheduled events for the immediate future due to the COVID-19 situation. MYC Small Boat series may remain scheduled, I am not 100% clear on this at the moment.