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Supporting the CYC Youth Sailing Program
Saturday, March 16th 2019
from 3:00 pm - (dinner at 4:00 pm)
The Raingutter regatta gets its name from the race course that it is raced on…..a 12 ft. section
of raingutter! Hand-made sailboats are raced by teams of TWO people in a round robin match
race format. Boats are propelled by the use of a straw being blown into the sail. Hands are
NOT allowed to touch the boats while racing. Teams can compete in the One Design fleet, the
Open(Box Rule…see below) Fleet or BOTH.
The course is made of a pair of standard raingutters , 12 ft. long, set in grooves on a long table.
With the gutters in place, water approx. 4in. deep will be placed in each raingutter. Each team
member MUST blow their boat from one end of the gutter to the other end while wearing a lifejacket
(supplied). The winner of each heat is the team that gets their boat back to the start/finish
line first. This team will move onto the next round (this will be a double elimination Round Robin
There will be two separate fleets that your team can enter in. The first fleet will be the “One
Design” fleet, which will be the Raingutter regatta boat kits (these kits are now multi-hulls) . You
must use all the pieces of the kit. You may sand the boats but you may not alter the general
shape of the hull. These kits will all be THE SAME. If you choose to enter the “One Design”
Fleet, you may either purchase your kit when you turn in your regatta registration (we will have
kits ready to sell you by the beginning of Feb. $6ea.) OR you may purchase them yourselves at
the Hudson Valley Scout Shop in Newburgh NY. Fleet number two will be the “Box Rule” Fleet,
and these boats are to be designed, and built by YOU with whatever materials you choose, as
long as you adhere to the “Box Rule”. THIS YEAR, 3 time Champion Todd Diffee will be bringing
along 5 box rules boats completed (all the speed, none of the labor…) you may “Charter” one
of them for $20 with ALL Proceeds going to the CYC YSP….
BOX RULE: (the boat will be placed into a box and MUST fit!!!)
Hull Material - any
Hull length- no longer than 7” or shorter than 6”, from stem to stern (including rudder)
Beam width-No more than 4” at its widest point
Mast height-no higher than 6 ½ ‘’ from the deck to the top of the mast section
Keel- allowed but not to exceed 2” below the bottom of the hull
Rudder- allowed but not to exceed 2” below the bottom of the hull
Sail- any material but not to exceed 24 sq. in. (ex. 4” x 6” or 3” x 8” …)
Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner: You do NOT have to participate in the regatta to attend the
meal. BUT YOU MAY RACE FOR FREE IF YOU ATTEND DINNER!!! BYOB
Corned Beef,cabbage, potatoes, carrots, Irish Soda Bread,cake,coffee,soda.
Let’s start the new season off with some fun!!! Please fill out registration form and get it
to Mike Colucci For more info call Mike at 914-474-0163 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Preregister, using the form below.
© 2018 Chelsea Yacht Club
8-22 Front St., PO Box 180
Chelsea-on-Hudson, NY 12512
Chartered in 1881 as the Carthage Ice Yacht Club
Hudson River Boat and Yacht Club Association
Hudson River Yacht Racing Association
United States Sailing Association