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Racing

Sailboat racing is at the core of the Nyack Boat Club. NBC is home of six one-design fleets--ranging from centerboard dinghies to keel boats--and a mixed-class PHRF fleet. Racing requires crew and skippers are always looking for experienced sailors and enthusiastic beginners.

Sunday Racing

From May through October on Sunday afternoon the club is a hive of activity as one-design boats leave the drysail area and the launch shuttles members and crew out to their boats. Multiple races are run through the afternoon and after racing everyone gathers on the patio for refresshments, food and to discuss the day's results.

Wednesday Night Racing

From May through August members take a mid-week break and hit the water on Wednesday evenings to race around the buoys. While Wednesday nights are popular with the bigger PHRF boats, the Ideal 18s and other one-designs come out for shorter windward/leeward races. After the race some boats choose to stay out to enjoy a sunset sail while others head back for dinner on the patio.

Regattas

Nyack Boat Club hosts a dozen or more 1-2 day regattas eachs year. The club hosts three regattas, spring, summer and fall. The other regattas are hosted by fleets and attact boats and sailors from the Hudson Valley and beyond. Nyack has been host to many regional and national one-design championship regattas.


Race Committee & Race Patrol

John Sheehan
Race Committee Co-Chair

Shep Ringer
Race Committee Co-Chair

The Race Committee is responsible for running over 70 racing events a year with hundreds of races. With 43 members, it is the largest committee in the Nyack Boat Club. There are 15 teams, each led by a Principal Race Officer. Three members are US Sailing certified PRO's.

Howie Weidner
Race Patrol Chair

Bill Zobrist
Race Patrol Co-Chair

The Race Patrol's 32 members are responsible for assisting the Race Committee run the racing program. It acts as both a safety patrol, and as mark boats. The Race Patrol members are trained in procedures for assisting racers that capsize, or need assistance. They also tow boats back to shore when the wind dies.

Last updated 4:38pm on 9 September 2022

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