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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, April 12th.  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 Board invites the members of our ORC classes to join our May 10th meeting at CRYC.  We will be discussing the 2017-2018 racing season with special reference to types of rating systems and courses.

 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

 The 2017 Washington's Birthday Regatta at the Barnacle Historic State Park is this weekend, February 24th.  Please see INFO attached for more detail.  Come out to watch these great older boats go around the course. 

Link to Miami Key Largo Race on Yacht Scoring

Want to learn how to use a GPS and set a Race course?  CGSC is having a Class for BBYRA Member CLubs Race Committee Volunteers.  Sunday, March 12th from 9am to 1pm.  More Details ....


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,

Click Here for More BBYRA Notices