Team Racing

 
          

Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club is the first club in the United States to initiate team racing competition. Seawanhaka has a long and well established role in its development, as such Seawanhaka is the steward of the British-American Cup, which is the oldest international team racing trophy first contested in 1921.Continuing with this tradition, Seawanhaka has created other significant international team racing regattas, such as the Commodores' International Cup (CIC) against the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club and the Islands International Cup (IICC) against international clubs. Drawing on this international success, Seawanhaka hosts team racing regattas throughout the year beginning with the Oyster Bay Challenge in the spring, Corinthian Young Guns and Commodore Swan Grandmasters during the summer, and the Lee Trophy in the fall.

Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club hosts team racing events for all skill levels of team racers on its home waters of Oyster Bay, NY throughout the year. Participation is by invitation-only and interested yacht clubs and teams are encouraged to contact the Team Racing Committee at TeamRacing@seawanhaka.org for more information.

Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club participates in numerous team racing regattas across the United States and travels internationally as well. The Team Racing Committee encourages participation by all interested members as there are events for all skill levels and all age groups. 

Covid-19 Effects on SCYC Team Racing 

As we strive to adapt to our “new normal,” while following guidance from both State and Local authorities, we have had to make some hard choices for this season’s Regatta Schedule in light of COVID-19. It was neither prudent nor feasible for us to have safely held any Team Racing Regattas this year.

Team Race Practices
Team Racing practices are open to all Seawanhaka members, their spouses, and children. All members are encouraged to participate.
Tentative Dates: 11/21, 12/5, 12/19, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20


Safety Protocols
1. Anyone wishing to participate will have to form a "Quarenteam/Bubble" before arriving at practice. By Quarenteam/Bubble, we mean individuals from the same household, or individuals that live in different households but are already seeing each other on a regular basis, or individuals that agree to sail together for the Team Race season. Expect for the Quarenteams/Bubbles to be required for the duration of the 2020/2021 practice season.

2. Quarenteams/Bubbles should be able to add new sailors throughout the season if someone cannot sail one weekend, but should avoid having sailors sail in different bubbles.

3. No sailors will be able to just show up to practice without a predetermined Quarenteam.

4. All sailors will be required to wear masks while sailing.

5. Chalk talks, briefings, and debriefings will happen in open spaces with everyone socially distanced and wearing masks.

6. Anyone not feeling well, should NOT attend practice and let their Quarenteam/Bubble know.

7. If anyone inside a Quarenteam/Bubble happens to test positive for COVID-19, members of that bubble should get tested and return ONLY after having a negative test.

8. Every participant will have to sign a liability waiver previous to the start of the season.

9. Practices are open to members only.