TYC has an active adult racing program for cruising class yachts. TYC races with the Spar Island Racing Association, which enables larger fleets, more varied competition and more fun all around. During the summer, Wednesday evening races start at 6:30. Participation is encouraged at all skill levels. Boats ranging from 23 feet to over 40 feet compete. These are handicap races using the Performance Handicap Rating System. A current PHRF certificate is required. Boats are divided into three classes depending upon PHRF rating. Racers in any class may chose to race on any given day with or without spinnaker and the appropriate rating will be applied. This is a superb rule which encourages people of all skill levels to get out and race and progress.
SIRA Wednesday Night Racing
Every Wednesday night, the club participates in the Spar Island Racing Association (SIRA) race series.
Charlie LaRoue Memorial Race
This race is held annually in memory of Charlie who was one of the most successful sailboat racers that Tiverton Yacht Club ever produced. The race is a family oriented “fun race” (non- spinnaker) aimed at maximizing the participation of club members, many of whom have sailboats and never race them. Sailors who race on Wednesday night from the Spar Island Racing Association are also invited. Scheduled on Labor Day afternoon (2:00PM start) with a Barbeque dinner at the club after the race. Grills will be provided. oincide with activities at the club.
Around Aquidneck Island Race
This race circles Aquidneck island. Two trophies are awarded to the best performance in spinnaker and non-spinnaker classes. All boats with PHRF ratings are welcome. The post race party at the club is always a terrific event.