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.

***2020 Racing Season Schedule - COVID-19 Adjusted***
  • Tuesday Juniors, 6:30pm – Opti, Butterfly, Laser Radial
  • Wednesday, 6:00pm – 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, Butterfly
  • 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

September 2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Board Meeting 6:30pm
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  • Labor Day Regatta
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  • Labor Day Regatta
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  • Labor Day Regatta
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  • P Westveer Non-Exclusive 9:30am-11:30am
  • K Hudson Non-Exclusive 12:30-4:30pm
  • Postseason Races - MC
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  • Postseason Races - Rebel/Snipe, Laser, Open Butterfly
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  • Rebel-Snipe Regatta
  • Postseason Races - All Fleets
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  • Postseason Races - MC
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  • Postseason Races - Rebel/Snipe, Laser, Open Butterfly
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  • Postseason Races - All Fleets
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GRYC Special Awards

Click the fleet logo below for scoring and more information.

Snipe