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 Scow, Rebel, Laser/Laser Radial
  • Sunday Juniors, 11:00 am – Opti, Butterfly
  • Sunday Adults, 1:30 pm – Snipe/Rebel, MC Scow, Laser/Laser Radial, Open Butterfly
  • Tuesday Juniors, 6:30pm – Opti, Butterfly, Laser Radial
  • Wednesday, 6:30pm – MC Scow
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm – Snipe/Rebel, 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

March 2019

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  • Board Meeting 6:30pm
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  • S Keil Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
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  • T Douglas Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
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  • R Vorel Non-Exclusive 12:30pm-2:30pm
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  • Awards Night 6:00pm
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  • J Vorel Non-Exclusive 8:00am-3:00pm
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  • R Morse Exclusive 4:00pm-11:00pm
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  • T Miller Non-Exclusive 7:00pm
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  • Kentucky Derby Planning Meeting 6:00pm
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  • D Gjorgjievski Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
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  • M Hessler Non-Exclusive 10:30am-1:30pm
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  • MC Fleet Meeting 6:00-8:00pm
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GRYC Special Awards

Click the fleet logo below for scoring and more information.

Snipe