Field Trip to View Adjacent Lot/Swap Property

On November 15 at 2:45 pm, the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) will lead a “field trip” for members to view the two sites being discussed as part of RRYC’s long rang plan:  Options #3 (adjacent lot) and #4 (swap property).  The plan is to have everyone back at the Clubhouse in time to start the Annual Meeting promptly at 4:00 pm.  Depending on the weather, prepare to dress warmly and wear appropriate shoes for walking across the field and gravel yard.

Commodore’s Cup Results

Whitecaps were out aplenty for the Commodore’s Cup on October 18, with two races and two classes, PHRF non-spinnaker and Typhoons.  In the PHRF non-spin, Sam Marshall in Play It Again took first place overall with Pete Knight in Salute and Tom Asch in Moya coming in second and third.  In The Typhoon fleet, Tom Watkins in Radio Flyer came in first, with Ned Crockett in Ladybug and Danielle Kuper in Ty Affair placing second and third.  A big thank you to the committee: Bob Westbrook and Tom Armstrong on the mark boat, and Tom and Jean Light on flags, with Tom Richardson as timer and helping me PRO on Wildfire.  Full scores are below.


Commodore’s Cup – Series Standing

Commodore’s Cup – Race 1

Commodore’s Cup – Race 2


Long Range Planning Meeting, Saturday October 25th at 1600

On Saturday October 25th at 1600, the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) will hold a second meeting to review the long range planning recommendations.  While the presentation will cover much of the same material that was presented at the September 27th meeting, some new material developed in response to member comments and questions will be presented.

Please note that the October Headway announced that there would be a vote at the November Annual Meeting on the four options presented at the September 27th meeting – that is not the case.  There will be no vote at the November meeting. The LRPC and the Board believe this is too important a subject to rush.  The vote will be postponed until a later date.  We want to ensure members are provided with adequate time to ask questions and provide feedback and to ensure the LRPC has completed its assessment of the various options with additional, fact-based information and made modifications as necessary.

If you have questions or comments please email them to  All input will be posted as FAQs/Comments online in Member Connect.  Please be patient as the LRPC is attempting to respond to each question/comment.

To view the September presentation, FAQs and Comments, login to Member Connect, double click on “Club Info” and then scroll down to the documents titled “Long Range Plan”.  If you have any difficulty logging into Member Connect or accessing this information, please contact Stephanie at .

Please be assured the LRPC and Board are interested in members having a thorough understanding of the options and issues and that the collective membership will determine the club’s future.


The Long Range Planning Committee

The Commodore’s Cup

On October 18th RRYC will host our Fall PHRF Regatta, the Commodore’s Cup.  There will be four classes available for entry: spinnaker, non-spinnaker, cruising, and Typhoon.  Three boats are required for a class to have it’s own start.  This is the last PHRF event of the season, so don’t miss out!


2014 RRYC Commodore’s Cup NOR

2014 RRYC General SI

Yankee Point Wins Rappahannock Cup

RRYC hosted the Rappahannock Cup on September 20th and 21st, and after the last horn sounded, the Cup headed up Meyer Creek to Yankee Point Racing and Cruising Club.  The final club scores were 44 to 49 (low is better,) so we kept it close.  My congratulations to the Yankee Point fleet.  The bleak wind forecast for the weekend was off in our favor as breezes of up to 10-12kts kept the racers moving around the marks.  Temperatures stayed comfortable making the Cup one fine sailing weekend.

Thanks go out to Principle Race Officer Arabella Denvir.  Also on the committee were Tom Armstrong, Tom Blencowe, Sissy Crowther, Danielle Kuper, and George Kuper.  Results were calculated by Jerry Latell.

Our fleet included Play It Again, skippered by Sam Marshall (1st place spinnaker), Caladan, Doug Lyle (4th place spinnaker), Salute, Pete Knight (1st place non-spin), Moya, Tom Asch (3rd place non-spin), and Pegasus, Bob German (6th place non-spin.)  Due to a scoring mixup, Salute was originally recorded as second in non-spin, but was actually first.  The standings in the report below reflect that.

So for at least one year there will be a bare spot in our clubhouse, but all that really means is that next year we’ll have to win it back.

But don’t pack your sails away yet, the season isn’t over!  On October 18th we’ll host our fall regatta, the Commodore’s Cup.  This is the last PHRF race of the year, so mark your calendars for this one final time around the marks before cold weather sets in!


Rapp Cup Final

LRPC Presentation to the Membership – Saturday September 27th at 1600

On Saturday September 27th at 1600 in the Clubhouse the Long Range Planning Committee will present its findings and recommendations to the membership.  This is an All Hands meeting — we hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend the meeting.  Please consult the Commodore’s comments in the September Headway for more details.