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ECYC Sailing & Regatta Racing

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Ideal 18 Sailors

Please familiarize yourself with the approval and boat check-out procedures required to become authorized to sail on one of ECYC's four Ideal 18's!


Please note that our Ideal 18 fleet is available for use ONLY to members and pre-approved guests. 


Please contact Fleet Captain Matt Melius if you have any questions. You can also refer to the policy sheets and sailing/racing schedules posted on the Ideal 18 Bulletin Board adjacent to the River Room.


Mystic Seaport Adult Sailing Classes

While our group of volunteers will do their best to help members learn to sail, please consider taking adult beginner sailing lessons given by professionals at

Mystic Seaport. They offer both coed and women’s classes each summer. Capacity is limited. Find more information at Mystic Seaport - Sailing.

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Regatta Dates, Notice of Races,
and Sail Instructions

Congratulations to our Commodore, Bill Robinson, on completing this year's Newport Bermuda Race!  Commodore Bill was racing with our neighboring yacht club's Bill Gunther on "Blue Skies."  Over the years, many ECYC members and vessels have participated in this incredible yachting event.  We are proud to see Commodore Bill carrying on the tradition!

A race tracker is available at Yellow Brick Tracking - to follow the rest of the fleet.

Cross Sound Challenge Regatta

September 21, 2024

Thomas Clark Memorial Regatta

October 12, 2024

For more information about participating on or off the water, please contact Regatta Chair,
Ruth Emblim at
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Ruth Emblim


John Gibbs

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