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 Scow, Rebel, Laser/Laser Radial
  • Sunday Juniors, 11:00 am – Opti, Butterfly
  • Sunday Adults, 1:30 pm – Snipe/Rebel, MC Scow, Laser/Laser Radial, Open Butterfly
  • Tuesday Juniors, 6:30pm – Opti, Butterfly, Laser Radial
  • Wednesday, 6:30pm – MC Scow
  • Thursdays, 6:30pm – Snipe/Rebel, 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 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • D Bolhuis Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
3
  • Derby Party Set-Up Non- Exclusive
4
  • Kentucky Derby Fundraiser
5
  • J Vorel Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
6
  • Board Meeting 6:30pm
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  • J Vorel Non-Exclusive 5:30-10.00pm
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  • E VanTongeren Non-Exclusive 12:00pm-3:00pm
  • D Favale Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
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  • M Reif Exclusive 8:00am-3:00pm
  • A Todd Exclusive 4:00pm-11:00pm
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  • M Horton Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
13
  • Rebel Mast Raising & Pot Luck 4:00pm
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15
  • L Finkelstein Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
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  • Snipe Fleet Meeting 7:00pm-8:30pm
17
  • MC Shakedown Regatta 9:00am
18
  • MC Shakedown 8:00am
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  • MC Shakedown 8:00am
  • W Kettler Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
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  • S Bentley Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
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  • D Ralston Exclusive 4:00pm-Midnight
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  • EGR Senior Breakfast
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  • Memorial Day Regatta
  • New Members Welcome Cocktail Reception 5:30pm
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  • Memorial Day Regatta
  • Memorial Day Family Dinner
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  • Memorial Day Regatta
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GRYC Special Awards

Click the fleet logo below for scoring and more information.

Snipe