Active racing fleets include the Opti, Butterfly, Laser, MC Scow, Snipe and Rebel classes.

Regular season series races are featured, as well as numerous special regattas and holiday events. Each summer, GRYC offers beginner, intermediate and advanced sailing programs through the Grand Rapids Junior Sailing Association that are open to both the public and yacht club members (they receive a reduced rate).

GRYC sponsors weekend and weekday races from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Weather and conditions permitting, fleets sail two back-to-back races each race day. Please check out our Sailing Calendar for details as dates and times periodically change due to events.

***2021 Racing Season Schedule - COVID-19 Adjusted***
  • Tuesday Juniors, 6:00pm – Opti (6:15pm start), Butterfly (6:30pm start)
  • Wednesday, 6:15pm – MC Scow
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm – Snipe/Rebel, Laser/Laser Radial, Open Butterfly
  • Saturday, 1:30 pm – MC Scow, Rebel
  • Sunday Juniors, 11:00 am – Opti (11:15am start), Butterfly (11:30am start)
  • Sunday Adults, 1:30 pm – Snipe/Rebel, MC Scow, Laser/Laser Radial, Open Butterfly

The Grand Rapids Yacht Club follows the World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS). The rules are revised and published every four years. To download the current rules, please click below.

Racing Calendar

October 2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • EGR Football vs Lowell 7:00pm
2
  • Pumpkinhead & D19 Districts Regatta
3
  • Rundquist Exclusive 8:00am-3:00pm
4
  • GRYC Board Meeting 6:30pm
5
6
  • J Vorel Non-Exclusive 5:30:-8:00pm
7
8
9
  • M Alexander Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
10
  • F McPherson Grant Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
11
12
13
  • J Welch Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
14
15
  • J Vorel Non-Exclusive Noon-6:00pm
16
  • Fall Work Day 9:00 am -1:00pm
  • Rose Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
17
18
19
20
  • C Reid Non-Exclusive 9:00am-3:00pm
21
22
  • EGR Football vs Forest Hills Central 7:00pm
23
  • Fall Work Day 8:00am-10:30 am
  • Rice Exclusive 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Prins Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
24
25
26
  • S Hooker Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
27
  • RC/Fleet Captain/Scorers Meeting 7:00-9:00PM
28
29
  • Reif Non-Exclusive 6:00pm-11:00pm
30
  • K Faris Non-Exclusive 11:30am-1:30pm
31

GRYC Special Awards

Click the fleet logo below for scoring and more information.

Snipe