Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Sailing Season is over, Long live the sailing season!

For us diehards, the Christmas parties are over, the presents unwrapped, and the Sunfish season has drawn to a close.  Now it is time to reflect on the past season, and to see what we can take forward into next season.   
  • Twelve Sunfish skippers have re-established the Sunfish fleet as an active and viable fleet at Massapoag. We ran a series of 66 races over the summer. The racing was so close at the top that we had to resort to multiple tiebreakers to determine a winner.
  • The competition continued into the fall, where three MYC skippers participated in an additional 84 races at the Barrington Fall Frostbite Series. This series hones everyone's skills, because it is where the best of the best, including several former North American Championship winners, sail on a weekly basis. MYC members took 4th place in the A fleet, and 1st and 2nd in the B fleet.
  • We set club records for the number of Sunfish participating in both the Spring and Fall regattas.
  • We've sent representatives to regattas at different clubs, and to the regional championships, and learned a lot about how other clubs run race series.
  • We've impressed the National Sunfish Class Association, who direct people to MYC as an active program for people looking for Sunfish racing.
  • We've even converted a couple of Laser sailors (or at least got their attention).

Looking to next year, we're planning on tweaking the Sunfish Series a bit, extending the season both earlier in the spring and later in the fall, introducing some new courses, possibly some new formats, and adding some off the water elements that didn't come to fruition last year. We are also investigating building a set of storage racks so that we can get most, if not all of the Sunfish out of the top circle and onto the beach. It looks like next year will be as busy as this one. Let's hope it is as successful.


  1. Well done! It's good to see a fleet doing so well.

  2. Excellent! Fleet growth and new activity was awesome!! Nice going 😊