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Youth Racing Circuit (NWYRC)

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 which make up the Winter Series. Sailors in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia are encouraged to join the NWYRC.

2016-17 NWYRC Winter Series Schedule​

Pumpkin Bowl Oct. 15-16 @ West Vancouver Yacht Club Notice of Race Registration

Laser Results

Opti Results

USODA NW Champs Oct. 22-23 @ Sail Sand Point (Opits Only) Notice of Race Registration Results 
Turkey Bowl Nov. 19-20 @ CYC Seattle (Shilshole) Notice of Race


Portlandia Cup Feb. 4-5  @ Willamette Sailing Club (Columbia)  Notice of Race  Registration n/a 
Frigid Digit Feb. 11-12 @ Shilshole Notice of Race  Registration  Results
Kitten Cup April 22-23 @ Royal Vancouver Yacht Club  Notice of Race   Registration  

2016-17 Winter Circuit Notice of Series

2017 NWYRC Summer Series Schedule​

Steve Williams Memorial Regatta  June 24-25 @ Willamette Sailing Club Notice of Race Registration Results
WIND Regatta July 1-2 @ CGRA (Cascade Locks, OR) Notice of Race Registration Results
Ray Jarecki Youth Regatta
July 15-16 @ Sail Orcas (West Sound) Notice of Race Registration Results
Bellingham Youth Regatta Aug. 5-6 @ Bellingham Yacht Club Notice of Race Registration Results
US Sailing Junior Olympics Aug. 26-27 @ Shilshole (Hosted by SYC) Notice of Race Registration Results
JAM Regatta Sept. 9-10 @ Port Madison Yacht Club Notice of Race Registration Results


Sept. 16-17 @ Sail Sand Point (Seattle) Notice of Race Registration  Results

2017 Qualifiers, Championships, and Other Events

Below are several regional and national level events that are historically popular with junior sailors from our region.  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, and we're lucky enough to usually land one or two big events within driving distance each year.

CISA Advanced Racing Clinic
April 8-11, 2017 @ Alamitos Bay Yacht Club (Long Beach, CA)

  • ​Open to Sailors from around the country in Lasers/Radials, I420, Nacra 15, & 29er
  • Participants are selected based on application. Applications due by Feb. 1st.

U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship (Ida Lewis Trophy)
July 13-18, 2017 @ Annapolis Yacht Club (Maryland)

  • Registration Starts Early March
  • Berths allocated on a first come, first served basis- No Qualification Necessary
  • Includes Pre-Event Clinic w/ Coaches Provided by US Sailing

Laser North American Championships
June 21-25, 2017 @ Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

  • ​Open to Youth and Adults- No Qualification Necessary
  • Laser Fulls, Laser Radials, and Laser 4.7s are all invited
  • Must be current members of the North American Laser Class Association

US Sailing Junior Women's Singlehanded Champs (Leiter Cup)
July 6-11 @ Houston Yacht Club (Texas)

  • Registration Open Early March (Limited to first come/first served- No Qualification Necessary)
  • Includes Pre-Event Clinic w/Coaches Provided by US Sailing
  • Charters Available for out of state sailors

US Sailing Youth Champs 
June 24-28, 2017 @ Corpus Christi Yacht Club (Texas)

  • 175 of top Juniors in the Laser, Radial, Nacra 15, I420, 29er, and Windsurfer are selected by application.
  • Application deadline is March 15

US Sailing Chubb Junior Championships

August 8-11, 2017 @ Toms River Yacht Club (New Jersey)

  • Sears Quals will be sailed by teams of three in Thistles
    • ​​June 3-4 @ Leschi Marina (Seattle)
  • Smythe Quals will be sailed in the Laser Radial
    • June 10-11, 2017 @ Shilshole (Seattle)
  • Bemis Quals will be sailed by teams of two in 29ers
    • June 10-11, 2017 @ Shilshole (Seattle)

(Area L gets to send one team/sailor in each discipline above. This is decided by the qualifying regattas listed above.)

USODA Northwest Opti Champs
Aug. 19-20, 2017 @ Bellingham Yacht

  • Top 25% of the Fleet Qualifies for the 2018 USODA Team

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