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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.

2024 GRYC Season Master Schedule and Participation Requirement
  • Tuesday Juniors, 6:30pm – Opti, Junior Butterfly, Junior Laser
  • Wednesday, 6:15pm – MC Scow, 420
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm – Rebel/Snipe, Laser, Open Butterfly
  • Saturday, 1:30 pm – Rebel, MC Scow
  • Sunday Juniors, 11:00 am – Opti, Junior Butterfly, Junior Laser
  • 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

April 2024

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  • Richards Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
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  • GRYC Board Meeting 6:30pm
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  • Bishop Non-Exclusive 4:00pm-8:00pm
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  • Gest Non-Exclusive 7:00pm-9:00pm
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  • Snipe Fleet Meeting 7:00pm-9:00pm
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  • Zylstra Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
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  • Stoffer Exclusive 8:00am-3:00pm
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  • GRJSA Board Meeting 6:00-9:00pm
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  • Kistka Non-Exclusive 6:00pm-10:00pm
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  • Non-Exclusive Oostendorp 4:00pm-Midnight
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  • Spring Work Day 9:00am-1:00pm
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  • Jones Exclusive 8:00am-3:00pm
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  • Gest Non-Exclusive 7:00-9:00pm
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  • Spring Work Day 9:00am-1:00pm
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GRYC Special Awards

Click the fleet logo below for scoring and more information.

Snipe