Star Regattas @ the MYC!

Star Class logo

The 45th year of hosting the Arms-White regatta is this weekend (June 20-21), stop by the dry sail area to see what it is all about. For a bit of history, the Arms-White series is named after two sailors from the C.L.I.S, John Taylor Arms and Elwood S. White. In 1937 John Arms donated the Arms Trophy and in 1942 the family of Elwood White donated the White Trophy for the winning crew of the Arms series.

The series, originally known as the Noroton Race Week, was sailed out of the Noroton Yacht Club of the C.L.I.S. fleet until 1969. The series was relocated to Mid-Conn in 1970.

Race documents available here.


The following weekend the MYC is hosting the District 1 Championship, a great event in the Northeast Star Class and an excellent recognition of the efforts of our Star fleet to host, don’t miss it!

Link – International Star Class Yacht Racing Association, District 1

Link – Notice of Race (NOR) First District Championship

Blessing of the Fleet, 2016

Blessing of the Fleet logo

The Milford Yacht Club proudly presents the 8th annual Blessing of the Fleet, a traditional celebration of the opening season for all boaters and lovers of the water!!

The Blessing of the Fleet is a centuries-old tradition originating in southern European, predominantly Catholic, fishing communities. A blessing from the local priest was meant to ensure a safe and bountiful season.

In 2009, the Milford Yacht Club restored the tradition for our local fishing and sailing community with an interfaith ceremony. We are pleased this year to welcome our esteemed clergy, Mayor Blake, the Milford Concert Band and to extend a blessing to all boaters and fishermen in Milford Harbor.

Schedule of Events:

1500 hrs – Milford Concert Band

1530 hrs – Ceremony begins

1600 hrs – Fleet Captain dismisses skippers to their vessels to line up for the procession, landed participants enjoy the concert band

1700 hrs – Procession ends, celebrants return to club

 

More information to be posted and will be emailed to the membership.

MYC Adult Summer O’ Sailing (SOS) Program

SOS signal flag

In this case, SOS is quite the opposite of a distress signal. It is our name for an opportunity for adults to learn to sail or to improve their skills using our fleet of J/22s. Many of the students have no previous experience. Others have been sailing for years, but want to learn from our experienced instructors.

I suspect that getting a chance to go sailing with others and meet new friends is the real reason some people join the group. Whatever your motivation, sign up and learn and socialize with other members.

LinkSummer O’ Sailing Program details

Yachtingly,
Fleet Captain, Bob Farnum

 

Any questions please contact: fleetcaptain@milfordyachtclub.com