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.

  • Saturday, 1:30 pm – MC, Rebel
  • Sunday Juniors 11:00 am – Opti, Butterfly
  • Sunday Adults, 1:30 pm – Snipe/Rebel, MC, Laser/Laser Radial, Adult Butterfly (open)
  • Tuesday Juniors 6:30pm – Opti, Butterfly, Laser Radial
  • Wednesday, 6:30pm – MC
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm – Snipe/Rebel, Laser/Laser Radial, Adult Butterfly (open)

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

November 2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • C Drake Exclusive 4:00pm-12:00am
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  • S Buck Non-Exclusive 6:30-9:00pm
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  • Annual Shareholders Meeting 2:00pm
  • GRIS Team Party 5:00pm-8:00pm
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  • S Buck Non-Exclusive 6:30-9:00pm
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  • Who Needs A Reason...It's Off Season!! 5:30PM
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  • J. Coles Non-Exclusive 1:30-3:00pm
  • S. Irwin Exclusive 4:00pm-11:00pm
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  • T Oostendorp Non-Exclusive 6:30-10:00pm
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  • T Miller Non-Exclusive 7:00pm
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GRYC Special Awards

Click the fleet logo below for scoring and more information.

Snipe