Women's Invitational Team Race


An all-women team racing championship regatta on western Long Island Sound, the Women’s Invitational Team Race is sailed in Ideal 18 keelboats, two sailors per boat, three boats per team. No spinnakers are used. There are no age restrictions and the Ideal 18 can be sailed competitively by a wide range of sailors. Historically, we have sailed the digital N and port triangle. The weekend of sailing is complete with a Saturday evening regatta dinner and Sunday afternoon awards with the presentation for the Hen Island Trophy. Competitors are welcome to practice on Friday afternoon and join the Friday night Barbeque at AYC. Please see the Notice of Race for further specifics and apply for entry online. Entries are limited and will be selected at the sole discretion of the OA, via resume if necessary. While the deadline for submitting an online Entry Form is 1800 on Thursday, February 27, 2020, early entry is encouraged as we are limited to 8 teams. The OA will notify each team that is selected to participate by email no later than Thursday, March 5, 2020. The weekend long event has been a fantastic success with opportunities for intense competition and camaraderie; and American Yacht Club is committed to fair racing on the water and fun on land.