Thursday Night Racing


All Fleet Racing

Thursday Evenings in June, July and August


Thursday Night Racing was started by a few members who taught adult sailing at the club. They recognized that students had learned enough to skipper their own boat and fall in love with the sport, but may be too inexperienced or intimidated to compete on Sundays. They felt that a natural follow up to lessons would be to create a low stress - high fun evening of sailing with a casual racing format.


As a result, Thursday night instruction morphed into a weekly, low-stress series designed to get people out on the water, fine tune their skills and hopefully learn a few new ones. The Thursday Night Series was born and has been wildly popular since.


This is an opportunity for all sailors to gain confidence and experience as they sail alongside the more experienced skippers, many of whom have been at the helm most of their lives. Of course, if you would rather just go for a sail with your family and friends, you are encouraged to join in with the comfort of knowing others are on the water to assist if necessary.


Enjoy racing and magnificent Shrewsbury River sunsets followed by post-racing festivities on the deck. Thursday Night Racing is a great way to kick off your summer weekends.


Thursday Night Kayaking
Thursday Evenings in June, July and August


Just when you thought Thursday evenings at SSYC couldn't get much better, along came the SSYC paddlers and their kyack-yack-yack-ing fleet. This event was started by club member Robin Arnheiter who became its first fleet captain. To date, this has been a ladies event.


The Thursday Night Kayaking Fleet has gained popularity rapidly. For those who'd rather paddle than tack, this is a perfect platform for enjoying the Shrewsbury River and its tributaries from this unique vantage point. Of course, post-paddling on the deck festivities are an added bonus to a perfect evening on the river.