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.

  • Saturday, 1:30 pm – MC, Rebel
  • Sunday Juniors 11:00 am – Opti, Butterfly
  • Sunday Adults, 1:30 pm – Snipe/Rebel, MC, Laser/Laser Radial, Adult Butterfly (open)
  • Tuesday Juniors 6:30pm – Opti, Butterfly, Laser Radial
  • Wednesday, 6:30pm – MC
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm – Snipe/Rebel, Laser/Laser Radial, Adult Butterfly (open)

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 2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
  • Labor Day Regatta
2
  • Labor Day Regatta
  • Labor Day Family Dinner
3
  • Labor Day Regatta
4
5
  • K. Nelson Non-Exclusive 5:00pm-9:00pm
6
7
8
  • Rebel-Snipe Regatta 8:00am-5:00pm
9
  • Rebel Snipe Regatta 8:00am-3:00pm
10
  • Board meeting
11
  • S Jones Non-Exclusive 3:30-5:00pm
12
  • U of M Alumni GR Meeting 4:00pm-12:00am
13
  • J. Papp Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
14
  • EGR Football vs. FHE 7:00pm
15
  • C Duncan Exclusive 4:00pm-11:59pm
16
  • MC racing social
17
18
  • L Cherveny Exclusive 8:00am-3:00pm
19
20
21
  • A Rundquist Exclusive 4:00pm
22
23
24
  • K Wynsma Non-Exclusive 8:30am-11:00am
25
26
27
28
  • EGR Football vs. GR S Christian 7:00pm
29
  • H Smith Non-Exclusive 10:00am-12:00pm
  • T. Duca Exclusive 4:00pm-12:00am
30
  • E Richett Exclusive 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Rebel Mast Take Down 2:30-6:00pm

GRYC Special Awards

Click the fleet logo below for scoring and more information.

Snipe