The racing program is a vital and exciting part of TISC. There are opportunities for all members to participate in racing regardless of skill level.
TISC is responsible for running several races through the season. Volunteers are needed on the Race Committee to run these races. No prior experience is necessary. Sign up and learn about the timing, recording, flags and operating the Race Committee boat. Joining the race committee is a good way to hone your understanding of the sport. It is recommended that all new crew volunteer for race committee prior to their first race so they better understand the dynamics of racing. Even if you don’t want to race, your help would be greatly appreciated. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to meet club members.
The 2018 racing season includes 19 Friday Night Races, 10 Harbour Masters, and 6 all-day or multi day Regattas and a number of TISC fun races (FONYS). For more information about racing at TISC read our Jib Jab and if you can't find your answer, contact our Race Director.
Every sailboat race depends on a team of volunteers who make sure that everything runs smoothly. They staff the official Race Committee boat and other powerboats that perform race-management or safety functions. They convene a Protest Committee, if there are any disputes over rules among the participants, and they compile and report the results of the race(s). Like sports officials in any sport, these officials are often the invisible backbone of the entire activity.
TISC is responsible for running several races through the season. Volunteers are needed on the Race Committee boats to help run these races. No prior experience is necessary, and both sailing and social members are invited to participate. You will assist the Race Committee with timing, recording, flags or operating the Race Committee boat. Joining the race committee is a good way to hone your understanding of the sport. It is recommended that all new crew volunteer for race committee prior to their first race so they better understand the dynamics of racing. Even if you don’t want to race, your help would be greatly appreciated on the committee boat or the whaler. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to meet club members.
TISC is hosting the following races in the 2018 sailing season:
The Friday Night Racing Series pairs helm (Racing Skippers) and crew (Helms or higher) by lottery. On a hot summer night you might see up to forty community club Albacores on the race course. This is the longest standing, and largest, one-design race series in North America!
Friday Night Races are intended to be fun for all participants. They are also the races in which: a) new sailors are encouraged to start racing by crewing, b) learning takes place and c) people of all levels of expertise are expected to participate. If you are new to racing we need you to come on out and join in the fun. There are always people who want to helm and need a crew and the random draw is designed to encourage everyone to participate. After the races, we eat and drink and chat about all things sailing.
Everyone who wants to sail in a Friday Night race (and the club wants you to) must sign-up for the upcoming FNR by the Wednesday at 8:00 PM before the race. To do this, click on the race you want to sail in list on the right of this page. Alternatively you can go the FNR Master Sign Up List and register for multiple FNRs. Please note, if you must cancel, log in before 8:00 PM Wednesday otherwise you will be included in the draw.
Harbour Master races take place Sunday afternoons from May through September, on weekends when the racing does not conflict with other Albacore races.
Each of the Albacore Clubs hosts a Regatta, a full days of races. Historically TISC is the first club to host their Annual Regatta on the last Sunday in June. The racing is competitive and fun. The parties at each of the clubs are even more fun. Come out and join in on the action.