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Biscayne Bay Yacht Racing Association

Miami, Florida

P.O. Box 331492     *      Miami, FL 33233-1492     *     (305) 667-SAIL

BBYRA helps provide a schedule of area regattas
 and a uniform NOR/SI for use  its member clubs .

BBYRA Member Clubs

Biscayne Bay Yacht Club   -   Coconut Grove Sailing Club    
Coral Reef Yacht Club 
Key Biscayne Yacht Club   -   Miami Yacht Club

Next BBYRA Board Meeting

The next BBYRA BOARD meeting will be Wednesday, February 8th.  If you have something you wish to submit for this meeting please prepare it in writing and mail to  BBYRA P. O. Box 331492, Miami, Florida 33233-1492.  OR you can email your document to .  It must be received the Friday before.
Thank you for your input.

 BBYRA Notices: 

2016-2017 Race Documents

  • BBYRA Sailing Instructions - 2016-2017
  • BBYRA Course Card - 2016-2017

  •  Amendment to the “BISCAYNE BAY YACHT RACING ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 2016 – 2017 Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions”

    “THE RACING RULES OF SAILING for 2017 – 2020” shall be in effect for one design and handicap races for the Biscayne Bay Yacht Racing Association beginning January 1, 2017.   

    Henceforth, if there is a conflict between the new rules and the “BISCAYNE BAY YACHT RACING ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions, September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017”, the 2017-2020 rules will have precedence, with the exception of 2016 – 2017 NOR/SI Part IV: Series, Scoring, and Prizes which will remain in effect.  

    BBYRA Board of Directors



     In order to provide uniform data input in compliance with the ORC rule, the following shall be used for BBYRA handicap scoring:



    TIME ON TIME option shall apply.

    TRIPLE NUMBER shall be MEDIUM, unless, for the last vessel to finish in each class the average wind velocity has been below 8 knots the triple number shall be LOW, or if the average wind velocity has been above 16 knots the triple number shall be HIGH.   

    BBYRA Board of Directors


All changes to the calendar PDF file are listed in RED.

ABC’s of ORC Handicap Racing System

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) has now published a new ORC Guidebook that explains the ORC system of handicap racing.

Photos by Marco of the 2015-2016 Awards

I encourage all of you to have people from your club who are interested in race committee to consider attending the Race Management Class at Coral Reef on January 21, 2017. The cost is $50.00, includes lunch and class materials. To register go to US Sailing web site, then go to race officials and classes for Race Management. If you have trouble contact Win Cooper or Jane Anne Pincus and we will help you. All registrants must be a member of US Sailing. Every Club should have several members who have attended this class. It is helpful to racers to attend the class and volunteer for Race Committee. It gives them a good view of the whole race platform.


Win Cooper 305 860 9276

Cell 810 434 3019


YSF would like to invite all youth collegiate 420 sailors to our first annual fall 420 regatta. Please see NOR. We have a full fleet and will provide boats on a first come first serve basis. Visit our website to register Thank you, Mary Morgan, Director, Youth Sailing Foundation, 609-744-8366

For those who would be interested: 
LYC Sailing Foundation Dinner promotion

This is the last time the America’s Cup will be in the USA before heading to Bermuda for the final competition in 2017. Don’t miss a great opportunity to hear all about the history of the Cup! Donations are for the LYC Sailing Foundation, which serves all Youth Sailors in South Florida – a worthy cause!  Hope to see you there!   Carol Ewing


Interested in volunteering for Race Committee on Biscayne Bay?  It is a great way to meet people and build your experience.  We are starting a contact lists.  Please email me if you are availalble at

View Pictures of the 2014-2015 Annual Awards, click here 

View pictures of the 2013-2014 Annual Awards.

View thumbtabs of KBYC Annual Regatta,

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