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Special Notices & Comments from Club Officers & Board of Governors

  POSTED 6/18/21

Commodore's Cup - Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - Results

Dear DIYC Members and Friends:

To celebrate the official beginning of Summer there will the third biennual free Wednesday night "Beer Can" race, informally dubbed the "Commodore's Cup", on Wednesday June 23, 2021. Details:

  • There is No Entry Fee.
  • Open to racers, cruiser and day sailors (no sailing dinghies, JY15s, Lasers, etc.)
  • The race will likely include some government marks.
  • There will be one non-spinnaker class and one spinnaker class.
  • There may be one start but times will be kept for both classes.
  • Class winners will receive a bottle of Commodore's Choice rum and token prizes for 2nd and 3rd.
  • First Warning is 1830.

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

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

Hey, you cruising sailors, ECSA has announced a new Recreational  Credit for those with Dacron or similar woven polyester cruising sails on roller furlers to encourage cruising sailors to try their hand at non-spinnaker racing.

Please register by emailing your name, boat name, model, class (spin or non-spin) and rating (if you do not have a rating we will give you a base boat one including the Recreation Credit if you qualify) to

Current Scratch Sheet.  

Current  PHRF Sailing Instructions  apply.


1.0    If waivers have been already signed this year no need to sign again.

16.0 Time limit is the same as the Wednesday Night Series.


See you out there,

Matt Rennie - DIYC Rear Commodore Race

Mark McCarthy - DIYC Commodore

  POSTED 04/30/21

A message from the DIYC Commodore:

DIYC Members,

 After careful planning and much deliberation across the DIYC COVID-19 Committee, DIYC Officer Group, DIYC BOG and DIYCA BOG, a consensus has been reached to move forward with the DIYC Phase 2 Re-Opening plan. Included in this plan is the following:

  • To begin Racing effective 5/5
  • Initiation of our Cruising Plan
  • Opening of the condo bathrooms

 The goal of our work has been the safety of all members and their respective guests while utilizing the club and participating in activities the club hosts. With that in mind we have implemented a variety of rules and protocols which must be followed, please note the following: 

        Racing - Waivers must be signed by both skippers and crew members who want to race at DIYC

o   Available through online registration process at for each series

o   It will be mandatory for all skippers and crew to keep this updated throughout the season, or risk not being scored for a race.

o   Waivers will include abiding by club rules see below.

        Condo Bathrooms

o   Will be opened for all members and guests during DIYC events

o   DIYC events include Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night racing events

o   Club Steward will open/close bathrooms after each event

o   1 person in the bathroom at a time

o   Bathrooms will be cleaned prior to racing

o   A spray bottle and paper towels with be in each bathroom, please spray/clean surfaces you touch after use

o   Bathroom Rules will be posted

        DIYC Clubhouse building will open 6/19/21.

        Club Rules please read the document carefully  

 Overall, we believe it takes each one of us to keep each other in check. If you see someone not following the rules, please try and speak to the person to politely remind them of the club rules. As always, your DIYC Officer team is available with any questions or concerns.

 Look forward to getting racing and cruising going, and seeing you all out there!


 Mark McCarthy

DIYC Commodore 2019-20

  POSTED 3/1/21

Hello Duckies,

A reminder that DIYC is an MVP Club with US Sailing. This status allows DIYC members to join or renew US Sailing membership at discounted rates as well as receiving a 25% discounts on purchases at US Sailing online store. And for every Duck that signs up the club earns points which can be used for the Club to purchase items from US Sailing such as Educational Books for the club library, Race Committee Gear and Training Material, including seminars. See the attached letter from your Commodore. There is a link to sign up or renew in Mark's letter as well as on our club site. Anyone with questions can reach out to me directly. It's a good day to be a duck!  More Info: DIYC MVP Program



Brendan Coyne

Director of Publicity, DIYC

  POSTED 2/1/21

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.

Brendan Coyne
DIYC Director of Publicity