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

February 2023

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Owen Exclusive All Day 8:00am-8:00pm
2
  • Owen Exclusive 8:00am-1:00pm
3
4
  • Sikkema Non-Exclusive 5:00pm-8:00pm
5
  • Rice Non-Exclusive 1:00pm-3:00pm
6
  • GRYC Board Meeting 6:30pm
7
  • GRJSA Meeting
8
  • Blower Non-Exclusive 7:00pm-11:00pm
9
10
11
  • Rebel Game Night 6:00pm
12
13
  • Cherveny Non-Exclusive 7-8:00pm
14
15
  • J Vorel Non-Exclusive 5:30-8:30 pm
16
17
18
  • Leinhase Exclusive 8:00am-3:00pm
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
  • Rebel Fleet National Meeting 10:00am-Noon
  • Reid Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
26
27
28

GRYC Special Awards

Click the fleet logo below for scoring and more information.

Snipe