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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 by 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, May 9th, 2019. 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:  

2018-2019 Race Documents


Registration Forms

We do not accept credit card payments on-line.  Select the form you need (Handicap or One Design), save it to you computer, fill in the blanks, print it, and mail to BBYRA with credit card info or a check.     

  •  Handicap ORC Classes    

    ORC and BBYRA operate on different renewal schedules:  ORC is annually on the calendar year and BBYRA is September to August on a seasonal calendar.  There is some misunderstanding on when you need to renew for your ORC certificate for the BBYRA series.  You will need to renew this January 2019 and before the next ORC race scheduled on Saturday, January 12th. 

    ORC makes adjustments to their database on an annual basis and those adjustments are across the board for all boats.  If you are racing with an older certificate, then your numbers are not current with everyone else.  ORC is a great rating system but needs to be current to be fair to all. 

    Note from Dobbs Davis:
    If you have not yet updated your 2017 cert to 2018, the re-validation is $100. If you already have a 2018 there will be no charge to get a 2019 until it needs renewing for the 2019-2020 BBYRA season.


  • One Design Classes


 In support of the CGSC single-handed and double-handed regattas are:

1) A Flyer

2) NOR

3) Amendment 1 to NOR & SI's


Wednesday Night Racing is moving to Saturdays.
Great Opportunity to get more practice.

See Newsletter 

Castle Harbor will be providing racing for anyone who wants to come in their keelboat on Saturday the 26th. The races will start at 11:30. There will be one or two short windward leeward races. There will be no scoring but you are welcome to keep time on your own. The focus on this activity is really fleet building and learning. This is the day when you bring new crew on board and train them or try things you are afraid to risk on a real race. Or just come out to have fun with your regular crew and polish some skills. As this grows it is my intention to provide commentary and tips from local experts.

The cost for racing your boat is 20.00 for the day. It would be nice if you can sign up ahead of time but just come if you don’t get a chance.

If you have any questions please give me a call at 786 303 2921 or email me at

Copied from scuttlebutt

As part of its ongoing commitment to support offshore sailing in the US and around the world, ORC has worked with T2P Productions to produce the first in a series of instructional videos on measurement of boats, sails and spars.

These videos provide step-by-step guidance on the techniques of collecting the measurement data outlined in the International Measurement System rules that are needed by rule authorities to produce certificates for ORC and other rating systems as well.

As such these videos provide practical reinforcement of the Universal Measurement System concept that is supported by US Sailing.

“Accurate measurement data provides the fundamental backbone of any science-based handicap rating system,” says Bruno Finzi, Chairman of ORC. “We feel these videos are an important step forward in making the racing public more aware of how this data is collected so they may then have a better understanding of how its use affects their rating, and in turn their racing.”

The first in this series of ORC measurement videos focuses on Sails, and can be found at the following links:


ORC thanks North Sails, Quantum Sails, and UK Sails for their assistance and support in the assembly of this video.

More on Measurement, the ORC rating system, ORC certificates, and events can be found at

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

The 2017-2018 Awards Ceremony was held at CRYC September 8th.  Click here for Thumbnails of Pictures and let me know if you want a copy.