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Racing at SLYC

Active racing fleets at Spring Lake Yacht Club include the Opti, Butterfly, Laser, MC Scow, Melges 15, C Scow and E Scow classes. Regular season series races are featured, as well as numerous special regattas and holiday events. Each summer SLYC offers beginner, intermediate and advanced sailing programs through the Spring Lake Junior Sailing Association that are open to both the public and the membership.

SLYC sponsors season long weekend races for C, MC, Melges 15, Laser, Butterfly & Opti Fleets. Races are held each Saturdays and Sundays. E-Scows race on Thursday evenings at 6:00. There is also a Wednesday Butterfly & Opti Series, start time is 1pm.

The weekend races begin each race day at 10:00am for Optis, 11:30am for MCs, Lasers & Butterflys, and 2:10pm for M15s and Cs. Holiday weekends may have a different schedule. Please check the Member Portal calendar for details.

Racing format: Weather and conditions permitting, each fleet will sail two back-to-back races each race day. First race is downwind finish with second race starting immediately after. Second race is upwind finish if conditions/time permits.

Scoring: The Low Point Scoring System in Appendix A of the RRS will be used. Rule A9 will apply.

Throwouts: The worst 1/3 of a boat’s season scores will be thrown out.

Every registered boat qualifies for season trophy consideration. However, every boat is scored for every race during the season. It is in a sailor’s best interest to make it a priority to participate in races.

2024 Racing Fees

Registration will open on March 1. All boats must be registered and paid before sailing in any races.
Opti $90
Butterfly $125
Laser $175
MC Scow $275
C Scow $335
M 15 $335
E Scow $335

Question or comments, please contact Andy Molesta or Tim Lucas, Race Committee Chairs

    Additional Trailer Permit

    If you are storing an additional boat/trailer that is not registered for racing you must purchase an additional trailer permit.

    Trailer Stickers