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.

***2021 Racing Season Schedule - COVID-19 Adjusted***
  • Tuesday Juniors, 6:30pm – Opti, Butterfly, Laser Radial
  • Wednesday, 6:15pm – 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

May 2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Gleason Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
2
3
  • GRYC Board Meeting 6:30pm
4
5
6
7
  • L Begrow Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
8
  • A Serou Exclusive 8:00am-3:00pm
9
10
11
12
  • K Hudson Non-Exclusive 12:30-4:30pm
13
14
  • Van Zee Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
15
  • Rebel Fleet Mast Raising 1:00pm
  • Bolling Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
16
  • M Seufert Exclusive 8:00AM-3:00PM
  • T Douglas Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
17
  • Water Treatment (one day TBD)
18
  • Water Treatment (one day TBD)
19
  • Water Treatment (one day TBD)
20
  • Water Treatment (one day TBD)
21
  • Water Treatment (one day TBD)
  • MC Shakedown 9:00am-6:00pm
22
  • MC Shakedown 9:00am-6:00pm
23
  • MC Shakedown
  • O Muller Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
24
  • Greer Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
25
26
27
28
  • New Members Welcome Meeting
29
  • Memorial Day Regatta
30
  • Memorial Day Regatta
31
  • Memorial Day Regatta

GRYC Special Awards

Click the fleet logo below for scoring and more information.

Snipe