Racing is a big part of the Harlem Yacht Club. No matter what your level, there's something in the racing program for you. For the beginning racer, we have a variety of club races. For the racer-cruiser folks, there's EBYRA, and for the hard-core, there's a highly competitive J/24 fleet.
HYC is the club to be at for serious one-design competition. We put more J/24s on the line each week than any other club in the area, and our results speak for themselves. In 2016, HYC J/24s dominated the action on Eastchester Bay:
- Fleet 61 Spring series: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
- Fleet 61 Summer series: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
- HYC Howard C. Hoxsie Regatta: 1st, 2nd
- CIYC Woman’s Skippers’ Race: 1st, 2nd
Calendar - 2019
|J/24 Fleet 61 Series||Spring/Summer/Fall|
|EBYRA Wednesday Night Series||May 8 - Sept. 4|
|Ben Bates Shorthanded Regatta||July 13|
|Howard C. Hoxsie Regatta||Sept. 7|
|Treat Race||July 21|
|River Run||June 29|
|Friday Twilight Series||June 14 - Aug. 23|
|Vice Commodore's Regatta||Sept. 22|
J/24 Fleet 61
J/24 fleet 61 runs a full schedule of events, including a Wednesday evening series, and a weekend series in the fall. See the fleet 61 website (http://www.j24fleet61.com) for more information and schedule details.
Rear Commodore's Regatta
A traditional club race, open only to HYC members.
Friday Twilight Series
What we're trying to do here is just get some people out sailing on a Friday evening. It's nice to win, but it's not all about winning. It's mostly about having a good time on the water. if you can go out and have a good time, and you happen to get around the racecourse faster than the other boats, that's an added bonus. When the race is over, come back to the club and enjoy some live music, good food, and good company. For more details, see
The race commemorates current member Mike Treat's father (Sidney C. Treat) and grandfather (Sidney J. Treat), both of whom were major figures in HYC racing history. See the Treat Race page for more details.
Ben Bates Shorthanded Series
A single or double handed race series. See Ben Bates Shorthanded series page for more details.
Howard C. Hoxsie Regatta (J/24)
The Howard C. Hoxsie trophy was deeded to the Harlem Yacht Club on May 25, 1938, "by members of the Harlem Yacht Club and The Island Canoe and Yacht Club to perpetuate the memory of Dr. Howard C. Hoxsie, a member of both clubs who did much to encourage racing of small yachts on Eastchester Bay". See Hoxsie Regatta page for more details.
Vice Commodore's Regatta
The Vice Commodore’s Regatta is Harlem’s way of bringing the club’s sailboaters together with our powerboaters, Intermediate (non-boat owners), and Social Members. Each boat’s crew of record must include two sail boaters (owner, family, or shipmates) and two power boaters (owner, family or shipmates) or Intermediate or Social Members. Additional crew may be carried with no penalty.
The HarlemYacht Club is one of the four member clubs of the Eastchester Bay Yacht Racing Association. EBYRA runs PHRF racing events on Wednesday nights during the summer, as well as the City Island Cup in the spring, and the EBYRA Fall Series. The EBYRA web site (http://ebyra.org) will give you complete information about EBYRA events.