Racing Events for 2024




Saturday, May 4th Founder's Day - Old Commodore's Race 



Friday, May 17th Wetherill Start


Saturday, June 15th Special Olympics Invitational Regatta




Friday, June 21st Newport to Bermuda Race



Saturday, June 22nd Team Race - Hawkins



Sunday, July 13th Rum Challenge Ideal 18


Saturday, July 20th Rum Challenge: Regatta & Party



Thursday, July 25th EYC - ECYC Junior Invitational



Saturday, September 7th Loubenvar

Fun Racing! Join the Fun!

On Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th EYC will put on two of its most fun races on the Long Island Sound—the Loubenvar Trophy and the Thundermug. What’s more, there’s a terrific party in between the races on Saturday evening at Pilot’s Point Marina. All EYC members are welcome to join the free party, but please RSVP.


This is your chance to participate in low-pressure big boat racing geared for all levels of experience. Those that want to sail hard will, but this is the perfect chance to get your feet wet (figuratively), even if you’re new to the game.

Loubenvar was the name of former member “Papa Ben” Harrison’s boat. Past Commodore Rick Harrison was his son, and the boat’s name was a contraction of Papa Ben’s three children: Louise, Ben, and Varick. Loubenvar was, for years, the Club’s duty committee boat.

The race named for the boat will start just west of the western breakwater at Old Saybrook, and via one of three possible courses, will finish at the western breakwater of Duck Island Roads. Space should be reserved at Pilot’s Point Marina where, on Saturday evening, Chef Michael will put on a miraculous cookout.

The Thundermug race (look up its meaning and see the trophy in its case at the Club) is where the real fun is. The race is from Duck Island Roads to the Old Saybrook breakwater by one of two courses. It’s a so-called “anchor start”, meaning that prior to the start, all boats must be at anchor and all crew must be down below except for one lookout. And, all boats need to anchor before the committee boat does—they need to guess where that will be! Then, the committee boat decides where it will anchor and, hence, where all the racers need to pass before rounding the first mark.




Sunday, September 8th Thundermug



Sunday, September 22nd Team Race - Harrison



Saturday, October 5th Willets Memorial



Saturday, October 12th Clark Memorial (ECYC Tri-Club)



Saturday, October 19th Birch Memorial (PYC Tri-Club)



Reocurring Events 2024

Tues, June 4th to Sept 10th Non-Spinnaker Series



Thurs, June 6th to Sept 10th Spinnaker Series




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