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Go Sailing! Thursday Evening Racing!

Thursday Evening Racing   The racing series is welcome to all, and like all our events is designed to have an educational component.   Of course, one design racing is far and away the best way to refine your sailing skills, and learn how small differences in sail trim or steering have a big impact on speed.  Plus learning to working together effectively as a team and grow is rewarding in any endeavor.  

If you wish to steer, you must have completed at least our Intro to Sailing course, either via the weekend or tue night program.  Each boat will have one or 2 captains, who will be SSC members.  The SSC members will do the starts and about half the driving upwind and downwind.   If you have completed the Intro courses, you will qualify as a helmsman and you can and will do some of the steering as we will rotate through positions.  We try to set up the courses to get in 4 or more starts, helping you refine your strategy on the line.

Boats start leaving the dock at 6:00 pm.   We have in the past and will continue to offer women's only boat as often as possible, along with singles or rainbow boats if sufficient interest. Since we race close to the dock, you often can jump on a boat at any point up to the last race.  The races will be cancelled if small craft warnings are posted, steady winds are over 16 knots, gusts are over 20 knots, or there is moderate to heavy rain or lightning.  We normally look at the New Haven and UConn Western Long Island Sound weather stations for wind strengths.

The Thursday evening racing series starts on July 10, 2014, and continues for every Thursday till September 11th, for a total of 14 evenings.  The cost is $20 per person for non-members and includes an after race cookout or pizza and beer.  

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  • Craig

    Will be last minute decision because of weather warnings

    July 2, 2014

    • Craig

      ?? I think you have me confused as an organizer of the event. Just another guy that loves sailing and did so often with them last year.

      July 3, 2014

    • Ronnie

      Sorry, Craig. Since you posted that it would be a last minute decision, I assumed (incorrectly) that you were making that decision for the group.

      July 3, 2014

  • Ronnie

    Waited on the dock with Peter till 6:30. If it's a no-go there should be a way to let people know. Disappointed :(

    July 3, 2014

  • Mike

    What type and size of sailboats are you using?

    July 3, 2014

  • Mike

    I can't make it today...too short of a notice for me but I like to try for next week if you are going out.

    July 3, 2014

  • Ronnie

    Hi Mvan-
    a co-worker just told me that we are supposed to be having heavy rains/hurricane tomorrow evening. If so, I don't think I want to make the long drive to Norwalk. Is it OK to decide tomorrow? Or is there a way to reach you to see if it is a go or no-go? Was SO looking forward to the first Thursday sail of the season :(

    July 2, 2014

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