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  POSTED 5/14/17

Commodores Cup

Dear DIYC Members and Friends:

To celebrate the official beginning of Summer there will the second annual Wednesday night "Beer Can" race, informally dubbed the "Commodores Cup", on Wednesday June 21, 2017. Details:

  • The race will be a distance race likely to some government mark
  • There will be one start but times will be kept for both spinnaker and non-spinnaker classes
  • Winners will receive TBD token prizes
  • There will be a free post race party at the DIYC Club House
  • Grillin' & Chillin' will provide beer and wine; and simple TBD grilling fare will be offered
  • First boat to cross the finish line mans the grill!!
  • Warning is 1830

Come out and enjoy a beautiful night on the water!!

Cruisers, day sailors, grab a few crew and come on out!!!

Please register using the normal online Event Registration or email


Lance Brown - DIYC Rear Commodore Race

Todd Berman - DIYC Commodore


POSTED 3/1/17

Local One-day US Sailing Race Management Seminars

Get more involved with racing this summer
Become a US Sailing Certified Race Officer

Given by US Sailing at Essex Yacht Club on March 18th, 2016 AND at Milford Yacht Club on April 1st, 2017 

US Sailing will present a one-day race management seminar at NBYC on Saturday, March 18th, and at Milford YC on Saturday, April 1st.   This class is for anyone who would like to be involved in sailboat race management during the upcoming summer months.

Get in the mix!  Become a US Sailing Certified Race Officer

Race Officers are in charge of racing on the water. Their duties include:

         ensuring the safety of competitors and members of the race committee

         choosing courses to give competitors the best possible races

         starting the fleet

         adjusting the course in response to changing conditions

         finishing the fleet

         scoring the event

To become a USSailing Certified Club Race Officer you must also successfully complete an optional quiz at the end of the course and demonstrate on the water experience.  But the course is very helpful even if you choose not to complete the certification process. 

Sign-up is through the US Sailing website. USS One Day Race Management Seminars


POSTED 2/11/17

Dear Fellow Duckies and Friends,

Please join us for the 2017 DIYC Winter Party on March 11th at the Nauber's home.  The invitation flyer has all the details.  Please feel free to invite any crew or potential new members.  Looking forward to seeing everyone and hearing about winter vacations and upcoming summer plans. 

Kathy Nauber 

  POSTED 2/1/17

Friends of Duck Island Yacht Club

The Officers of DIYC are continuing the "Friends of Duck Island" emailing list. We don't want your crew or any other friends to be in the dark on some of the fun happenings at DIYC. This new emailing list will keep them informed about our biggest events happening through the season.

We are asking members to ask their friends, and skippers to ask their crew if we may have their emails to add to the "Friends" list. The list will be used to inform "Friends" about DIYC events only, hence there will be only a few emails per year. The email addresses will not be used for any other purpose than the Friends of Duck Island list. One can unsubscribe at any time. You can send the email addresses of interested crew or other friends, or they can send the request themselves, to  Any interested party can sign up. You don't have to wait for an invitation from your skipper or a club member.

Birgit Gillman
DIYC Director of Publicity