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WYS 2020 Instructor's Challenge - This event has been completed for 2020.

Congratulations to the 2020 Winning Team!  Alex Wilcenski, Marni Roder and Calder Biondi.

2020 Instructor's Challenge Race Results:

Race Results - 2020 Instructor's Challenge


The WYS Instructor's Challenge will be held on Sunday, August 9, 2020. The perpetual Instructor's Challenge Plaque will be inscribed with the winner's name and displayed in the WYS Trophy Room. The NOR (Notice of Race) and SI (Sailing Instructions) are posted below.

The Instructor's Challenge is designed as a recreational race for WYS employees, families, and invited guests. WYS Instructors (or special invited guests) will skipper Flying Scot sailboats. Crew positions are available on a limited basis to WYS members who bid for the opportunity to race with one of the instructors. The highest bidder can select the instructor they want to race with, and the remaining crew positions will be assigned by the Principal Race Officer based on bid value, highest amounts awarded first. A bid of $100 will guarantee a crew position.

Proceeds from donations will go towards the purchase of a new 420 for WYS. 

Please see the flyer below for more info.

Schedule for the day:

  • Registration/Check-in                   9:00 – 10:00am
  • Skippers’ Meeting  10:30am
  • Warning Signal for First race 11:30am
  • No race shall begin after  2:30pm
  • Awards following racing
2020 Instructor's Challenge Flyer

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions:

NOR - Instructor's Challenge 2020
SI - Instructor's Challenge 2020

Past Race Results:

2019 Fundraiser Benefit - Funds raised from bids for crew positions were to benefit WYS Youth and Adult sailors that want to expand their horizons and compete in regional and national sailing events. These funds provided for sailing experiences at a different level for our sailors, and helped to keep WYS on the map on the National sailing level. 

Race Results - 2019 WYS Instructor's Challenge - August 11, 2019

2018 Fundraiser Benefit - Funds raised by bids for crew positions in the 2018 Instructor's Challenge went to benefit the Donnelly Brothers' campaign to make the Irish 2020 Olympics Sailboat Racing Team in their 49er sailboat. Follow Tadgh and Sean Donnelly on Facebook at  Donnelly Brothers Sailing. Tadgh was an instructor at WYS during the summer of 2016 and hails from Dublin,  Ireland. WYS has hosted instructors from Ireland 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Race Results - 2018 WYS Instructor's Challenge - August 19, 2018