Upcoming Events

Laser Regatta – September 18, 2016

Dock’s Out – October 29, 2016

Fall Social (Blue Latitudes) – November 5, 2016

Great Bay Yacht Club Merry Mac & Oyster River Cat Regatta July 23, 2016

Great Bay Yacht Club
Notice of Race
Merry Mac & Oyster River Cat Regatta
July 23, 2016
Great Bay Yacht Club / Hilton Sate Park
Dover Point, NH
10:00 Registration, Races to follow
1. RULES: (Loosely followed by popular recommendation) – Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS).
2. CLASS: Traditional Merry Mac and Oyster River Cat. No measurements will be taken. All boats may or may not sail in one fleet, pending registrants.
3. ELIGIBILITY: Open to all ages, all Merry Macs & Oyster River Cats.
4. SCHEDULE:
Skipper’s Meeting: 11:30 (HIGH tide is at 3:55 pm)
First Warning: 13:00 am
Races to follow
Last warning: No later than 18:00, BBQ /awards at 19:00 at GBYC, Wentworth Terrace
5. ENTRY: GBYC is located on Wentworth Terrace, Dover Point, NH at 43:124589, -70.8131513, a very short walk from Hilton Park.
Registration officials will be at Hilton Park by 10:00 and the 11:30 Skippers Meeting will be held there as well.
Barbecue and awards will be held at the Club.
The entry fee of $35 can be paid in cash or by check.
Please make sure you register BEFORE the Skippers meeting.
Entry includes the well-earned Great Bay Yacht Club tradition of great Race Committee, support boats, apres racing cookout with beverages appropriate for the spirit of the day, and Awards for top boats in all classes.
6. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS: Provided at Skipper’s Meeting.
7. SCORING: Low Point Scoring as per RRS Appendix A, Appendix A4
8. RACING AREA: Launch at the State of NH ramp at Hilton Park and sail upstream in the designated area. There may be some room at the GBYC dock, please check with GBYC in advance.
9. COURSES: To be announced at the Skippers’ Meeting.
10. INFORMATION: Contact Great Bay Yacht Club Commodore Keith Pratt kpratt@underwoodengineers.com or Race Committee Principal Race Officer Tom Brown tacheson.brown@gmail.com
12. LOCATION: Hilton Park is located off Exit 5 off the Spaulding Turnpike /NH Route 4/16 North on the Dover side of the Piscataqua River where it meets Great Bay. Follow road to the south to the Parking area and grass lawns.
Club History: In the spring of 1954, a group of sailors gathered with a simple purpose: “to organize and provide rules for racing this summer on Great Bay, or other places designated.” Races were held each Sunday afternoon at the State Pier and included class racing for 12 foot catboats — Merry Macs designed by club member Ned McIntosh — and other boats by handicap. By 1958, Great Bay Yacht Club was officially registered with the State of New Hampshire as a non-profit organization whose purpose was “to foster the spirit of sailing in the community around the Great Bay area. “In 1959 the Club was able to purchase the two lots that became its home. The Club blossomed during the women’s and “boat” divisions.

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2016 GBYC Annual Spring Fling!

Please RSVP by sending to GBYC, PO Box, Dover NH by March 25th — see you there!

2016 spring fling

Great Bay Yacht Club/PSA Spring Laser Regatta Sunday, May 10, 2015

Great Bay Yacht Club/PSA Spring Laser Regatta

NOTICE OF RACE

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Hilton Sate Park, Dover, NH

10:30 am Registration, Skippers Meeting at 11am at the park

1. RULES: The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) the Laser Class Rules (ILCA) the NA Masters Rules, this Notice of Race (NOR), the Sailing Instructions (SI) as issued, and any amendments.

2. CLASS: Laser Standard, Laser Radial. No measurements will be taken. All sail in one fleet.

3. ELIGIBILITY: Open to all ages.

4. SCHEDULE:

Skipper’s Meeting: 11:30 am (low tide is 11:51 am)

First Warning: Noon

Races to follow, High tide is at 5:31 pm

Last warning: No later than 4:15 pm, BBQ /awards at 5pm at GBYC, Wentworth Terrace

5. ENTRY: GBYC is located on Wentworth Terrace, Dover Point, NH at 43:124589, -70.8131513, a very short walk from Hilton Park. Registration officials will be on site at Hilton Park for your convenience by 10am and the Skippers Meeting will be held there at 11am. Barbecue and awards at the club. The entry fee of $35 can be paid in cash or by check, please make sure you register BEFORE the Skippers meeting. Entry includes a tradition of a great Race Committee and support boats, and after racing generous cook cookout and a variety of beverages appropriate for the spirit of the day.

6. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS: Available at registration

7. SCORING: Low Point Scoring as per RRS Appendix A. There will be one discard after 5 completed races.

8. RACING AREA: Launch at the State of NH ramp at Hilton Park and race upstream in the designated area.

9. COURSES: Windward-leeward, triangle or a combination of the two.

10. AWARDS: First through Fifth plus, The Wally Johnson Sportsmanship Award based on attitude, reaction to special situations during the regatta, or any other notable occurrence that expresses the high ideals of sportsmanship.

11. INFORMATION: Please contact Steve Kosacz at 207-439-4500 M-F 7:30 am-5:30 pm stephen@auto-works.com

12. LOCATION: Exit 5 off the Spaulding Turnpike /NH Route 4/16 North on the Dover side of the Piscataqua River where it meets Great Bay. Follow road to the south to the Parking area and grass lawns.

Spring Regatta Saturday May 31, 2014

Great Bay Yacht Club

Spring Regatta

NOTICE OF RACE

Saturday May 31, 2014

Hilton State Park, Dover, NH 03820 9:00 am Registration

ORGANIZING AUTHORITY: Great Bay Yacht Club, www.greatbayyachtclub.org

1. RULES: The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the Laser Class Rules (ILCA), the NA Masters Rules, this Notice of Race (NOR), the Sailing Instructions (SI) as issued, and any amendments.

2. CLASS: Laser Standard, Laser Radial. No measurements will be taken. All sail in one fleet.

3. ELIGIBILITY: open to all ages

4. SCHEDULE:

Skipper’s Meeting 10:00 am

First Warning 11:00 am

Races to follow, High tide 3:28 pm

Last Warning No later than 2:30

5. ENTRY: The GBYC club is located on Wentworth Terrace, Dover Point, NH at 43.124589,-70.831513, a very short walk from Hilton Park. Registration officials will be on site at Hilton Park for your convenience by 9:00 am and the Skippers Meeting will be held there at 10:00. Barbecue and awards at the club. The entry fee of $35 can be paid in cash or by check (made payable to “Great Bay Yacht Club”). Entry includes a tradition of a great Race Committee and support boats, and after racing generous cookout, and a variety of beverages appropriate for the spirit of the day.

6. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS: Available at registration.

7. SCORING: Low Point Scoring as per RRS Appendix A. There will be one discard after 5 completed races.

8. RACING AREA: Launch at the State of NH ramp in Hilton Park and race upstream in the designated area on the Salmon Falls River.

9. COURSES: Windward-leeward, triangle or a combination of the two.

10. INFORMATION: please contact Stephen Kosacz at 207.439.4500 M-F 7:30A-5:30 P, Stephen@auto-works.com

11. Location: Exit 5 off the Spaulding Turnpike/NH Route 4/16 North on the Dover side of the Piscataqua River where it meets Great Bay. follow road to the south to the Parking Area and grass lawns

Docks In Saturday April 26 8:00AM

docks in

Repairs to dock sections begins at 9am

Coffee and Donuts for the crew

Bring yard rakes and some tools (cordless drills, driver bits, cordless sawzall, circular saw, extension cords, etc)

Docks in at High tide

 

 

 

 

Spring Fling Saturday April 5

sping fling

 

Join us at 5pm for a walk of the museum grounds and dinner at 6:30

spring fling menu

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