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.

2022 GRYC Season Master Schedule and Participation Requirement
***Note: NEW Course Designations will be used at the GRYC for 2022***
  • Tuesday Juniors, 6:30pm – Opti, Junior Butterfly
  • Wednesday, 6:15pm – MC Scow
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm – Rebel/Snipe, Laser, Open Butterfly
  • Saturday, 1:30 pm – Rebel, MC Scow
  • Sunday Juniors, 11:00 am – Opti, Junior Butterfly
  • Sunday Adults, 1:30 pm – MC Scow, Laser/Open Butterfly, Rebel/Snipe

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 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Exclusive EGR 30 yr Reunion 4:00pm-Midnight
2
  • Rebel Mast Takedown Noon-4:00pm
3
  • GRYC Board Meeting 6:30pm
4
5
6
  • Weessies Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
7
  • EGR vs FH Northern 7:00pm
8
  • Laser Pumpkin Head Regatta
9
  • Bloom Exclusive 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Chiaburu Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
10
  • Cherveny Non-Exclusive 7:00pm-8:00pm
11
  • K Favale Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
12
  • R Grant Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
13
  • Cherveny Non-Exclusive 6:00pm-9:00pm
14
15
  • Fall Work Day 9:00am-2:00pm
16
17
18
19
  • J Vorel Non-Exclusive 5:30-8:30pm
20
21
  • EGR vs Greenville 7:00pm
22
  • Fall Work Day 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Ralston Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
23
  • Bennett Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
24
  • VanGessel Non-Exclusive 5:45-8:00pm
25
26
27
28
  • Grand Rapids Opera Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
29
  • Rebel Fleet Game Night 6:00pm
30
31

GRYC Special Awards

Click the fleet logo below for scoring and more information.

Snipe