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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 Jon Gibbs 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.

The program is run by fellow frostbite racer Liz Sistare. ECYC member Diane Stark is an instructor – contact her at if you want to learn more.

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Regatta Dates, Notice of Races,
and Sail Instructions

Cross Sound Challenge Regatta

September 21, 2024

NOR & Registration Coming Soon

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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