2016 NWYRC Summer Series Schedule​

Steve Williams Memorial Regatta June 25-26 @ Willamette Sailing Club
Notice of Race



WIND RegattaJuly 9-10 @ CGRA (Cascade Locks, OR)
Notice of RaceRegistrationResults
Ray Jarecki Youth Regatta
July 30-31 @ Sail Orcas (West Sound)Notice of RaceRegistration


Bellingham Youth RegattaAug. 6-7 @ Bellingham Yacht Club
Notice of RaceRegistrationResults
US Sailing Junior OlympicsAug. 20-21 @ Shilshole (Hosted by SYC)
Notice of RaceRegistrationResults
JAM RegattaSept. 10-11 @ Port Madison Yacht Club
Notice of RaceRegistration



Sept. 24-25 @ Sail Sand Point (Seattle)
Notice of RaceRegistrationn/a

Northwest Youth Racing Circuit

The Northwest Youth Racing Circuit (NWYRC) is a racing series put on by local clubs and sailing centers. The NWYRC is dedicated to providing youth with the opportunity to compete in the sport of sailboat racing against junior sailors from other local programs. Sailors ranging in age from 8-18 who live in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia are encouraged to participate. There are seven regattas which make up the Summer Series and six regattas (new for 2015-16!) which make up the Winter Series. Sailors in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia are encouraged to join the NWYRC (it's FREE). Click Here to Join NWYRC

Historically, sailors usually compete in the Opti, Laser/Laser Radial, CFJ, C420, and 29er classes. The Opti and Laser Radial fleets are usually the largest, but it varies from venue to venue. The emphasis is on fair, friendly, and inclusive competition. Most events are put on by dedicated parents and volunteers. Host clubs work to keep the entry fees affordable. The typical regatta is around $40 and often includes a T-shirt, lunch, and prizes. The NWYRC is a great place to make friends, hone your skills against new competition, and enjoy some fantastic places. Turn any of these regattas into a family vacation or an excuse to get away for the weekend.

The Notice of Series includes details about eligibility, scoring, and contact information for each of the host clubs. Each host will publish a Notice of Race prior to their event with additional details regarding entry fees and registration, the daily schedule, if charter boats are available, and whether or not there is camping or housing available to traveling sailors. The Notice of Race is an especially important document to familiarize yourself with before traveling to a regatta. These "NORs" will be posted below as they become available, typically one month prior to the event.

Fostering the love of sailing and sailboat racing in future generations

2016-17 NWYRC Winter Series Schedule​

Pumpkin BowlOct. 15-16 @ West Vancouver Yacht Club
Notice of RaceRegistration

Laser Results

Opti Results

USODA NW ChampsOct. 22-23 @ Sail Sand Point (Opits Only)Notice of RaceRegistrationResults
Turkey BowlNov. 19-20 @ CYC Seattle (Shilshole)Notice of Race



Portlandia CupFeb. 4-5  @ Willamette Sailing Club (Columbia)Notice of RaceRegistrationResults
Frigid DigitFeb. 11-12 @ ShilsholeNotice of RaceRegistrationResults
Kitten CupApril TBD @ Royal Vancouver Yacht ClubNotice of RaceRegistration

Laser Results

Opti Results

29er Results

Check out the Notice of Series for Complete Details

Photo Credit: Erika Winner

2016 Qualifiers, Championships, & Popular Events

There are plenty of other great regattas to attend in 2016. Although some of these events are in our own backyard, they are not part of the NWYRC. Some of these regattas require sailors to qualify, while other are open events. Traveling to new places and competing against sailors from other regions is a great way to hone your skills. We're lucky to be hosting a couple of pretty big laser events this year. The Gorge is hosting Laser North American Championships, which is open to Laser sailors of all ages. Sail Sand Point will be hosting the Leiter Cup, which is US Sailing's Youth Women's Single-Handed Championship. Qualification for Leiter Cup is not necessary, so female Radial sailors should all have that one on their radar.

  • Leiter Cup @ Sail Sand Point July 26-31 (US Sailing Junior Women's Single-Handed Champs)
    • Registration Open Early March (Limited to first 40 Boats- No Qualification Necessary)
    • Includes Pre-Event Clinic w/Coaches Provided by US Sailing

*Dates subject to change. Updates will be made periodically. Check with host clubs/organizations for most up to date info