Friday Night Sunset Series

Friday nights at AYC is the place to be.  On each Friday evening from Memorial Day to Labor Day the Club hosts a family-friendly night of racing followed by a casual barbeque.  The Sunset Series racing is largely comprised of PHRF boats sailing with mainsails and jibs only.  Winners are announced on a nightly basis and trophies are awarded to for the overall season series.  On evenings with little or no wind the Principal Race Officer has been known to create other activities for participants in order to compete for the coveted nightly prizes.

2020 Sunset Series Information

Sunset Series will begin on Friday, June 19th and end on Friday, August 14th, subject to any changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The entry form and entry fee of $85.00 must be received by the American Yacht Club by 1900 on Friday, June 12th. Late entries will be accepted with the entry form and an entry fee of $150. Entries can either be faxed (914-967-5340) or entered electronically through A copy of each yacht’s PHRF certificate must also be submitted. Late entries received after the first scheduled race may not be eligible to be scored in the Series. 

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The plan is to use 2 launches and 2 ribs to get members out to their boats. Each launch, or rib, will take the crew from only one boat. All those racing must have their entire crew go to their boat at the same time. To provide all boats the opportunity to get to the starting line in a timely manner, crews should be prepared to board a launch, or rib, by at least 1745. Everyone is required to wear a face mask when entering the dock area.
This year, we will also be providing a new option for dinner after racing. We will be taking pre-orders up until 5:30pm each Friday and we will bring the meals directly to your pre-assigned tables based on the orders we receive and your requested party size. Currently, we can only take tables up to 10 people. 

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If you have any questions, please reach out to Event Chair Ron Richman at