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, 6:00pm – Opti (6:15pm start), Butterfly (6:30pm start)
  • 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 (11:15am start), Butterfly (11:30am start)
  • 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

November 2021

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  • M Wing Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
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  • Gjorgjievski Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
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  • Stares Exclusive 4:00pm-11:00pm
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  • GRIS Sailing Team Banquet
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  • Annual Members Meeting
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  • E Cherveny Non-Exclusive 6:00-9:00pm
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  • J Vorel Non-Excusive 5:30-8:00pm
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  • Daglow Non-Exclusive 10:30am-11:30am
  • J Minore Non-Exclusive 5:30-8:30pm
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  • Reif Non-Exclusive 6:30 pm
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  • Daglow Non-Exclusive 10:00am-11:00am
  • EGR 2016 Reunion
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  • Pinckney Non-Exclusive 4:00-11:00pm
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  • Decker Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
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  • Corbett Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
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GRYC Special Awards

Click the fleet logo below for scoring and more information.

Snipe