As a member of the Yacht Racing Association and U.S. Sailing, racing has always been an important part of Sheldrake's history.
Our ambitious racing season runs from spring through fall and is designed for both the serious, advanced sailor and the novice.
At Sheldrake, we stress fun and encourage participation, whatever the experience.
The racing season includes our historic Whaler's Race - unique for its start at anchor, with sails down. Sailors from all over the Sound compete each year for the Whaler’s Skylark Cup.
If you are interested in entering a race, please fill out the racing form below. Please make sure that you have filled out and returned the race waiver form. You only have to do this once a season, not for every race.
Our 2018 racing schedule will be posted shortly. Stay tuned (no pun intended)
Our 2017 racing schedule is as follows:
Tune up race- May 20, 2017
Day race- June 24, 2017
Day race- July 8, 2017
Day race- August 19, 2017
Day race- September 16, 2017
Whalers race- October 7, 2017
Our 2016 racing schedule is as follows:
Tune up race- May 21, 2016
Day race- June 25, 2016
Day race- July 9, 2016
Day race- July 30, 2016
Day race- August 30, 2016
Whalers race- September 18, 2016
Fall race- October 8, 2016
Unless specified, all races will begin at 1 PM from Can 1 between Mamaroneck and Larchmont with a warning signal at 12:50pm. Racers should monitor channel #78 for instructions.
1st: Katch - Len Lipton
2nd: Calypso - Rich Mintzer
3rd: Perfect Pitch - Michael Krebs
Whaler's Race - Racing Division
1st: Clean Sweep - Marc Berkowitz
2nd: Surface Tension - Jim Serphos
Whaler's Race - Cruising Division
1st: Buona Vita (also engrave plaque for Skylar Cup) - Peter Luciano
2nd: Jambaby - Bruce Kalisch
Bob Pfeffer Memorial Award
Bruce Kalisch - For contributions to our club, serving on the board and publishing the newsletter for many years.