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BAYS Summer Series:

Each year, BAYS sponsors a five-regatta summer series for multiple dinghy classes. Junior sailors from all over Northern California are welcome and encouraged to participate. Launched in 2004, the BAYS Summer Series provides competitors a fun way to meet and compete with fellow sailors from around the area, and has proven to be a great catalyst forging both racing skills and lasting friendships.

Sailors are reminded that each of the five regattas is scored as both a stand-alone regatta with prizes, as well as being scored as part of the BAYS Summer Series. So even sailors who can’t make most of the series events are still very welcome and encouraged to participate at any individual regatta.


Notice-of Series: 2016 Summer Race Series Notice of Series


BAYS Summer Race Series Trophies:

Sailors compete for the following perpetual trophies, generously donated by Chuck and Nancy Parrish to Bay Area Youth Sailing.

  1. The Paul Cayard Perpetual Trophy - Awarded to the team of youth sailors that achieves the best cumulative score in the BAYS summer race series - conducted in double handed dinghies, with spinnakers.
  2. The Russell Silvestri Perpetual Trophy - Awarded to the youth sailor that achieves the best cumulative score in the BAYS summer race series - conducted in Lasers.
  3. The John Kostecki Perpetual Trophy - Awarded to the sailor that achieves the best cumulative score in the BAYS summer race series - conducted in Optimists dinghies.
  4. The Pam Healy Perpetual Trophy - Awarded to the youth sailor achieving the best cumulative score in the BAYS summer race series - conducted in Laser Radial.
  5. BAYS Double Handed Dinghy Perpetual Plaque - Presented to the top finisher in the Bay Area Youth Sailing summer race series - conducted in double handed dinghies without spinnaker.
  6. BAYS Entry Dinghy Perpetual Plaque - Presented to the top finisher in the Bay Area Youth Sailing summer race series - conducted in the Laser 4.7