Calendar and Events at NYC
In addition to the normal race schedule, Newport holds a series of annual events. These events are a great way to get to know the club and socialize with your fellow members. Go to the Calendar Page to see what is happening.
One of the first days of racing is celebrated by a pre-race breakfast much enjoyed by the soon cold sailors.
Open Houses, when held, are sponsored by the Membership Committee. These events give prospective members a chance to meet our members and learn about the club during an informal picnic. This is followed by an afternoon of sailing in the boats of different members.
The Cups and Flags Banquet
This is our annual awards banquet held in November. This event celebrates the top finishers in our sailing fleets and recognizes the exceptional volunteers of the Newport Yacht Club.
Spring/Fall Work Party
Members of the club have a chance to improve our facilities on these work days. Projects in the past have included working on the seawall, repairing docks, gardening, overhauling the committee and rescue boats, painting the club house, rebuilding the porch, and putting in the docks for the season. It is a great time to renew friendships after a long winter away from sailing.
Brown Jug Race
This race is held on Labor Day each year and is open to all Irondequoit Bay sailboats 23 feet and under. The race is hosted in alternate years by our club and the Rochester Canoe Club. The slower sailing classes start first, followed by the faster classes to allow everyone an equal chance to win.
The Lightning, Laser and Snipe fleets hold Regattas annually to attract sailors from the US and Canada. These are some of the best attended regattas in the area and draw top sailors from far away. In addition, the Club has sponsored the sailing events associated with the Empire State Games in 1998, the Sears Cup for Lightning in 2000, and the Lightning Youth World competition in 2002.