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New HRYRA Website coming soon!

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The new HRYRA website will be launched the first week of April 2015!

You can see a preview at


Nyack Boat Club
59 Gedney Street, Nyack NY
Friday, March 27th @ 19:30 - 21:00


Light refreshments provided 


Come spend an evening with Dave Coughlin, Vice President of the New York UK Sailmakers loft on City Island.  Dave will be conducting a RRS seminar so we can all become more familiar with what the rules really are (as opposed to what we think they are).  Dave’s experience includes a stint as Customer Service Manager and Yacht Broker at McMichael’s in Mamaroneck, as well as serving as Director of Waterfront Activities and Head Varsity & Offshore Sailing Coach at the SUNY Maritime College from 1990 through 2000. Dave earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Marine Transportation from SUNY Maritime and an Executive Masters Degree from Columbia University in Computer Technology & Applications.

The UK Rules Seminar is simply the best in the business.  The accompanying visuals are outstanding and the whole program is highly stimulating.  Trust me, this is not a lecture, but a workshop done very professionally.  UK's 2015 Spring Rules Seminar is has been booked by a number of big-time east coast yacht clubs already.  Join us at Nyack Boat Club for an evening of enlightenment and forget about the winter.

HRYRA 2014 Season Standings

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HRYRA Standings as of 9/8/2014

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2014 MYC LASER One-Design Regatta


LASER One-Design Regatta on Saturday June 28th, 2014

Hosted by Minisceongo Yacht Club

Skippers Meeting is at 12:00 Noon

First gun is at 1:30 P.M.

MYC Laser Regatta Initial Notice 2014.pdf105.93 KB

2014 Common Sailing Instructions

Summary of significant changes in the Common Sailing Instructions from 2013:

  • Class rules and boat standards are explicitly mentioned.
  • Instr. 3.2 eliminated. Thus, changes to the sailing instructions must be in writing and properly posted. No oral changes are allowed, on or off the water.
  • Minor change to phrf splits: Class 1: <121; Class 2:121-160; Class 3: >160.
  • Instr 14.1 reworded to make clear that when a boat elects to take a penalty for a violation of a rule of part 2, the penalty will be a scoring penaltyTurns are not an acceptable option. A one-turn penalty continues to apply for a violation of rule 31.
  • Time limits have been reduced: They are now 2 hours for the first finisher, and 45 minutes after the first finisher for others.
  • Instr. 17 now states more clearly how to score DNC for the series: it is one more than the number of boats that have registered for at least one of the season regattas.

2014 HRYRA Board


President: Mike Colucci (CYC)

Vice President: Eric Baumes (NBC)

Secretary: Sally Wellens: (MYC)

Treasurer: Cc Dwyer (HCYC)


George Samalot, PHRF Handicapper, Past President

Ruth Yannelli (NBC)

Eric Beck (NBC)

Peter Oden (SYC)

Peter Feroe (SYC)

Ian Westergren (KSC)

David Wightman (KSC)

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