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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, May 11th.  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.

To ALL BBYRA competitors
The next Board meeting of BBYRA will be an open meeting with everyone welcome.  All sailors and crew welcome, not just fleet captains....  Even though the subjects mostly concern PHRF, One Design people are welcome too.
Wednesday May 11, 2016
CRYC 6:30pm, in the main dining room. 


1. Possible change from PHRF ratings to ORC ratings.  There will be a presentation by Dobbs Davis, ORC coordinator.

2. Sailing Instruction Changes for next year (Sept 1, 2016- Sept 1, 2017)

    (Remember folks, the new US Sailing rule book comes out Jan. 1, 2017... who knows what's going to be in it.)

3. We will ask one representative from each PHRF boat to vote at end of meeting. You vote for moving to ORC or staying with PHRF.

4. Other requests.

 Sent by:   Michael A. Catalano, Esq. CRYC RC Chairperson

Results  of voting after presentation are :
ORC 11
Indifferent 2
Not Present or notified by email 6

BBYRA Notices:

2015-2016 Race Documents (Aug 03, 2015)

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

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

KBYC ANNUAL Regatta May 14th-15th

One Design is on Saturday … PHRF on Sunday

Awards will be Sunday at 5PM with Light Food, Beer, and Wine.

Goombay 2016 NOR
You will need to register online at Regatta Netwrok


April 13th

Wednesday night racing was created to replace the old Racing 101. Its goal is to introduce people to the sport of sailboat racing and get them out on a boat. As a result everyone, regardless of experience is welcome. There is no advanced registration needed. Just show up.

People start arriving around 5:00 and we try to leave the dock by 5:30. For those of you who cannot get there that early you can certainly join us as you get there if it can be coordinated with a skipper.

We sail out to the end of the channel and set up a small course. Then we sail as many races as we can get in and make it back by dark. In mid-summer we have gotten in as many as 6 races

Here is how it works. We decide based on who shows up how many boats to take out. We try to get as many people out as possible and usually get everyone on a boat. We just need to have enough qualified skippers. You can become a qualified skipper by sailing with me one evening. As long as you seem to have the required skills you are in. There are 5 club boats available for use. Sponsors have the first choice to use them but if no sponsor shows up we assign them to qualified skippers. It is the responsibility of the skipper and crew of each boat to leave the as close to how it was found as possible including putting things back how you found them and making sure the boat is clean and tidy. Anything that breaks or doesn’t work correctly should be reported to me so I can solve the problem for the following week. There will also be privately owned boats there. We ask those skippers to take out as many as the can as well.

The purpose of this event is to provide people the opportunity to go racing regardless of experience. This means we must be patient with newcomers and try to educate them as much and as gently as possible. For it to be success people have to have fun and want to come and join us in our sport and hopefully on a Flying Scot.

Normal breakage of things is not the responsibility of the participants other than to report the problem. Damage due to collision or abuse is the responsibility of the users. Therefore boat contact is strongly discouraged. If there is contact between two boats both are responsible for the damage. If someone is going to hit you ---even if you are in the right ---tack away.

There is no scoring for these races. If there is a foul on the course there is no need for penalty turns. Simply disqualify yourself in your mind for that race and carry on. You will owe the person you fouled a drink at the bar. In case of disagreements I will act as jury. I will hear both sides and the loser of the grievance will owe me as well as the winning party a drink.

After racing we all meet at the bar.

We will have chalk talks about rules, tactics, speed tips and spinnaker handling. We try to choose talks and times based on time and weather. Last year we had a night too windy to go out so we did a spinnaker seminar on the strip. Often we will have rules and tactic discussions after the races while we are enjoying refreshment.

I hope to see you all out there!

Bud Price


We have a special invitation for the St. Augustine Race Week (March 23- April 3).  Optis and 420 downtown and PHRF in the ocean.  Read more.

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

View pictures of the 2013-2014 Annual Awards.

View thumbtabs of KBYC Annual Regatta,

Click Here for More BBYRA Notices