America's Cup Viewing Party Sunday, June 11th
Come down to the Club Sunday, June 11th at 1 p.m. and check out NBC's live coverage of the 35th America's Cup as Sir Ben Ainslie, Jimmy Spithill and Dean Barker foil across Bermuda's Great Sound at 40 knots! And if that's not enough, thanks to our friends at Goslings we will have plenty of America's Cup themed giveaways including t-shirts and hats. Members of the Sailing Committee will be on hand to talk about CYC's Sail Forward Program and the many sailing opportunities CYC has to offer this summer. So be sure to stop by, say hi, have a Dark and Stormy and watch some of the world's best sailors battle it out for the oldest trophy in international sport. _______________________________________________________________________________________
Friday Night Match Races
We will be hosting two Friday night match race evenings, sailed in the club Sonars on Friday, June 9th and Friday, July 14th. The plan is to sail at the mouth of the harbor from 5:30 p.m. to sunset. Please contact Joseph Fava at email@example.com if you are interested in sailing.
Linblad Leads MIT to Elite 8 Finish at
Team Race National Championship
CYC member and MIT Head Sailing Coach Matt Lindblad led the Engineerís to an Elite 8 finish at the 2017 ICSA LaserPerformance Team Race National Championship over the weekend.
In the programís first-ever appearance at the Team Race National Championship, the No. 15-nationally ranked MIT sailing team finished eighth overall of 16 teams. In the head-to-head format, the Engineers compiled a record of 9-6 in the preliminary round and advanced to the round of eighth where MIT went 1-6 to take eighth overall in the highly competitive field.
For the complete results of the National Championship, click here.
Two CYC Boats Compete at 46th FIGAWI
Over Memorial Day weekend, two CYC boats competed at the 46th Annual FIGAWI Race, which is not only a top sailing event on the east coast, but is known nationally, as well as internationally.
After the Kickoff Party at Hyannis Yacht Club on Friday, May 26th, skippers began assembling early Saturday morning preparing their boats, gathering their crews and heading out to the start line. Around 200 plus sailboats in 13 divisions left Hyannis Port between 10 a.m. and noon, depending on their handicapped start time, and raced across Nantucket Sound, in various courses, to be the first one to reach Nantucket.
In Division H, CYC member Marc Knittle and his wife Miriam, took to the water with eight companions on the Patriot. Knittle and his crew placed third in their respective division that featured 13 vessels, finishing with a time of 4:45.11.
Christopher Brolly represented CYC in the B Division, taking fourth out of 10 teams with a time of 7:46.41 on his boat, the High Tea.
FIGAWI race weekend kicks off the Cape Code and Nantucket summer season. Entries include over 200 sailboats ranging from families promoting the sport of sailing to competitive sailors alike, bringing three thousand sailors and visitors hailing from all over the country including the Caribbean, as well as a local.
For the complete results of the 46th FIGAWI, click here.