Sailing is at our core.

Whether you’re interested in honing your racing skills, learning to sail, or cruising the bay, WRYC has a fleet of sailboats to meet each members’ need. Education of both youth and adults in the joy and skill of sailing is our main desire.

 

Fleet of Club Boats

Racing and Day Sailors:
International 420
International Laser
International Optimist
International Albacore

Larger Cruising Boats:
27’ Catalina (Snagglepus)
25’ AMC (Wagtail)

 

Upcoming Sailing

Junior Sailing 2019
Session 1: June 24 – 27; July 1 – 3, 5
Session 2: July 8 – 11; July 15 – 18
Session 3: July 22 – 25; July 29 – Aug 1

Virginia Governor’s Cup (Annual)
55th VA Gov Cup: Aug. 3-4

Sunday Series


A Note From The Fleet Captain - 7/3/19

After several months of effort, the WRYC is now the proud owner of a 1975 Irwin 25 sloop. The new boat’s name is Gabriel. She is currently at Wormley Creek Marina enjoying some long-awaited engine work and getting some fresh bottom paint. Gabriel should be at the Club within the next couple of weeks. Gabriel features a roller-furling jib, wheel steering, inboard engine, and shoal draft, which should make her very “sailable” around the Mobjack Bay.

Wagtail has been undergoing some minor repairs lately. Steve Hanson and I have a plan for repairing the mast step and need some help. Please let me know if you are available to help out.

Snagglepuss suffered some damage this past year. Discussion is ongoing as to the future of Snags. There are a few options, all of which will be thoroughly explored before a decision will be made. If you would like to engage in the conversation, please reach out to me by mid-July.

There have been a few offers of more boats for donation in recent weeks. The decision was made by the board that we will keep the current WRYC owned fleet where it is now and not pursue obtaining more boats. We currently seem to have more boats that we have membership to sail them, and we certainly have more boats than we have people to work on them. So, until the need for boats grows, we anticipate the keel boat fleet staying at three, or potentially decreasing to two. The decision has been made to focus on the Albacore fleet and to not expand the dinghy fleet to other classes. As with any boat related concerns, please let me know if you have any thoughts regarding the keel boats or dinghies owned by the Club. Your input is highly desired.

— Scott Titus, Fleet Captain


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