Attention HYC Frostbite Fleet Members:  if you are ready to join or renew your Laser Class membership, please visit the ILCA online: Laser Class Membership Renewal
 

WINTER FROSTBITE

Invitation to Huguenot Yacht Club|2021-2022 Season|Message from Fleet Captain

Dear All,

If you're seeing this, it's because you've raced Lasers at HYC before or reached out recently wondering how the hell to get out there on the water every Sunday all winter long with a bunch of good peeps, young and perpetually young, fast, and nearly fast, and give it your best, for fun, for sport, for the sheer beauty of the thing that is racing small boats during the wintertime.      

So follow the link here and read the full invitation to join the Laser Frostbiting fleet at Huguenot YC, and find there also the registration page and schedule for the season.  [see below]

And please pass it around to those you think might be interested or otherwise let me know who else to send it to.

A couple of special notes here:

  1. Sign up soon, especially you regulars, returning racers.  The more upfront the better.  Let's get the critical mass rolling!         

Any questions, fire away.  Either I or someone on this list will answer it.  Or send me something off the list, which is fine too. 

To get the ball rolling:

Who needs to find a boat to charter?  Say it here and to all, and those reading who know of one available, let it be known.

Laser Racers, Laser Racers,  [and ILCA]

Huguenot Yacht Club would like to invite you to join us on the beautiful winter waters of Western Long Island Sound for our 2021-2022 Frostbiting Season. We get underway Sunday, November 1st practice racing to shake out the cobwebs. The official races start November 7th, running races as the rest of the world hibernates through to April 2nd, 2022.

What to expect:t

• Up to eight (8) Windward/Leeward, Triangle, Harry Anderson, or No-jibe courses every Sunday (with an almost leisurely first start time of 1300.) The races are run fast and fun, and you still get back to the club with time to debrief and decompress with your fellow racers, enjoy a bite to eat or otherwise kickback. The season scores are separated into two series - a Fall/Winter Series and a Winter/Spring Series - with prizes for each and a Season Overall Trophy. We also close out the season and as the weather warms with a navigator's race finale we call the Execution Rocks Race Out and Return (affectionately known as the ERROR Race.) [April 2, 2021 - high tide 1306 EDT]

• Open to ILCA and Lasers:  Standard, Radials, and 4.7 rigged Lasers;  which may start together but will be are scored separately.  

• Comfortable RC boat and a Safety Boat to catch all your winning moves or occasional capsizes.

• A warm club room for suiting up.

• An even warmer bar and dining room for post-racing debrief and coffee, refreshments, dinner.

• Winter Membership which allows for the above perks of club membership. (Note: You do not need to be a full member of HYC to participate in the Frostbiting season - the program is open to racers not currently affiliated with the club.)

• Costs: A $200 Wharfage Fee gets you Laser dock space in protected waters, ready to rig, push off and go; $250 Entry Fee (for 1st skipper, and $125 for 2nd skipper if you are sharing a boat) pays for the race management, use of the club equipment, and the season-end Awards Ceremony; and a $50 Winter Membership (for non-HYC members) allows you club access.

• Need to charter a boat? Let us know. Though HYC does not charter boats, there are always a few boats available to charter from individuals and we'll put you in touch. The fee for this will vary depending upon the charter, but if the past is any indication, it's been about $500 for the season.

• What else you need: A drysuit, PFD, and bowline, are the only mandatory equipment so start getting your kit together now.

• How you can help: Forward this to anyone you think might want to join or otherwise put them in contact with me at the email below! We also have room for extra Race Committee Volunteers (yes, you can bring your family and friends to hang out and watch the races from the RC boat); so let me know who might want to come out.

• To keep us organized:
Check out our website for general info: https://www.hyc-lasers.org

• How to sign up? Go here:  REGISTRATION

Hope to see you on the water!

Jason Viseltear
HYC Laser Frostbiting Fleet Captain
212.473.1937
jviseltear@gmail.com

SCHEDULE

Winter 2021-2022

2021-2022 Schedule
Date Time Event Notes
Oct 31 1:00pm – 4:00pm Haloween Practic Races
Nov 7 11:30am – 12:00pm Skippers Meeting  
Nov 7 1:00pm – 4:00pm Fall-Winter 1 Daylight-Savings Ends
Nov 14 1:00pm – 4:00pm Fall-Winter 2  
Nov 21 1:00pm – 4:00pm Fall-Winter 3  
Nov 28 1:00pm – 4:00pm Fall-Winter 4 Thanksgiving & Hanukkah weekend
Dec 5 1:00pm – 4:00pm Fall-Winter 5  
Dec 12 1:00pm – 4:00pm Fall-Winter 6  
Dec 19 1:00pm – 4:00pm Fall-Winter 7  
Dec 26 1:00pm – 4:00pm Fall-Winter 8 Christmas & Kwanzaa weekend
Jan 2 1:00pm – 4:00pm Fall-Winter 9¾ New Years
Jan 9 1:00pm – 4:00pm Fall-Winter 9  
Jan 16 1:00pm – 4:00pm Fall-Winter 10 ML King Jr weekend
Jan 23 1:00pm – 4:00pm Winter-Spring 1  
Jan 30 1:00pm – 4:00pm Winter-Spring 2  
Feb 6 1:00pm – 4:00pm Winter-Spring 3  
Feb 13 1:00pm – 4:00pm Winter-Spring 4 Valentines Day weekend
Feb 20 1:00pm – 4:00pm Winter-Spring 5 President's weekend
Feb 27 1:00pm – 4:00pm Winter-Spring 6  
Mar 6 1:00pm – 4:00pm Winter-Spring 7  
Mar 13 1:00pm – 4:00pm Winter-Spring 8 Daylight-Savings Begins
Mar 20 1:00pm – 4:00pm Winter-Spring 9  
Mar 27 1:00pm – 4:00pm Winter-Spring 10  
Apr 2 1:00pm – 4:00pm 2022 ERROR Cup Race Saturday - high tide 13:06
TBD     Season Dinner & Awards

Huguenot Yacht Club

GET IN TOUCH

Any questions, fire away.  If I cant anwer it, I will put you in touch with someone who can.  Need a boat to charter?  COVID questions?  Send me something off list, which is fine too. 

Jason Viseltear
HYC Laser Frostbiting Fleet Captain

Email
jviseltear@gmail.com

Telephone
(212) 473-1937

Address
Huguenot Yacht Club
Harbor Lane West
New Rochelle, NY 10805

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