For full details about each regatta or series, with links to Notices of Race, Sailing Instructions, and more, please visit their pages that follow:
Etchells Fleet 27 <http://etchellsfleet27.blogspot.com> and J/24 Fleet 43 <http://www.j24fleet43.org/> call PYC home. Etchells race Tuesday evenings, while J/24s race Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. Each Fleet also co-hosts with PYC regional events for their respective classes. Please visit each Fleet's web site for details.
PYC is proud to be a member of the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association <http://www.gmora.org>. GMORA helps coordinate the racing schedules of various Clubs to give racers the maximum number of racing opportunities.
US Sailing is the national governing body for sailboat racing in the United States. In that capacity US Sailing publishes the Racing Rules of Sailing, provides materials, guides, and workshops for effectively running races, helps organize and support one-design racing classes, conducts or supports local, regional, national and world championships in various glasses and groups, is a source for judges required for major races, and supports American Olympic sailing hopefuls. (And that's just the start!) PYC is a member of US Sailing and benefits from its services. We suggest that all sailors consider being a member of the organization that promotes their sport at all levels. Visit the US Sailing Web Site here <http://home.ussailing.org/>.
US Sailing Rules Workshop Follow-up
Last year's workshop on Making the Racing Rules Work For You was a big success. Our speaker, Chris Petracco, sent us links to videos that make good refresher material:
• Animated Handy Guide to the rules: youtube.com/watch?v=OjnpS4XKdhM
• Online Part 2 Rules: http://bit.ly/15062Y
Since there are changes to the rules this year, it's doubly important to keep up to date.