* We are in need of Social Committee volunteers. Please join in and help us with the social aspects. It's a great way to meet the members. *
14 May -The first race is over. The race committee boat had engine problems which delayed the start which was held off the dock. That's a first in a long time. And it was cold out there.
26 Apr - JYC Commissioning - Come out May 5 at 5 pm and commission the JYC 2013 season by raising our burgee at the flag pole at the Community center and will proceed right after to the Narragansett Cafe for drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Finish your boat work early enough to come out and celebrate. Hope to see lots of members, guest and perspective members.
24 Apr - The rules and entry form for this year's Fool's Rules Regatta are posted.
23 Apr - The 2013 Race Book and Amendment have been posted. Go to the JYC PHRF Racing page.
5 Apr - Pot Luck dinner had a good turn out of 35 members at the JYC Tavern complete with Disco ball. The evening highlight was awarding the Joshua Leonard Scholarship to Tim Fay, a new sailor from Jamestown who plans on taking sailing lesson this year at CYC.
2 Feb - The winter newsletter is now posted.
20 January - The 2013 calendar is now posted.
16 January - It is that time of the year again. The application for the Joshua Wadsworth Leonard Memorial Sailing Scholarship is posted. Applications need to be in by 24 February.
12 January - Race Management/Race Committee
I am writing to you let you know about a Race Management/Race Committee training and certification course offered at Westbay Yacht Club in East Greenwich. I am also writing to share my personal experiences with race management and how it can help, or cripple, a racing fleet.
Race Committee is a special function in any yacht club that is critical for keeping members engaged in on the water activities. I've seen the struggles that a fleet faces when there are changes in who is running the races, and it is not pleasant for all involved. In the case I was involved in, it nearly decimated the racing fleet which was for years the core of the yacht club's members and activities. The primary reason for the frustrations among the racers and interim race committee was that there was no one else truly experienced with setting up a course, getting the races off, and properly scoring the results. In most cases, there are a peripheral group of sailors that accompany the race committee with their duties but rely heavily on the expert to run the show. This seminar is a perfect opportunity to educate those race committee bystanders and ultimately have a contingency plan if there are changes in those organizing and executing the races.
I'd ask that you please forward this to those in your club who are in charge of race committee and any other officers that may feel a class like this would be beneficial. Please reply to Grant Brandon, copied, and me with any questions. For the advancement of sailboat racing in this great state, I hope to see many of you there. Thank you.
Raymond Way (401) 528-9686
1 January - H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S
For those interested in joining the Jamestown Yacht Club or just would like some information about the JYC or its activities either write to:
Jamestown Yacht Club P.O. Box 562 Jamestown, RI 02835
or send Email to Roy Guay, Admin @ JYC. org
(do not include spaces).
You can download or view the Member Application Form (Adobe Acrobat PDF file), print it, fill it out and mail it to the above address.
Created by Roy Guay - updated 14 May 2013 10:14 PM