2021 SEASON UPDATE - May 17, 2021

We are excited to inform you that we will be having a 2021 NCWSA racing season!

Membership registration will be open from May 30 – June 8. Annual membership dues are $99.00.

Vaccinations are required for registration and you will be required to upload proof that you are fully vaccinated in order to complete the registration process.


As you can imagine, this year will be different than years past. Planning for this season has been very complicated and the all-volunteer NCWSA Board has spent considerable time reviewing all the options with outside resources to come up with the best possible plan for a safe and happy season.


After a great deal of review, we are following our legal counsel’s advice that as a non-profit, we can and should require everyone who is participating to be fully vaccinated. This would include all members, boat owners, coaches, race committee, and anyone else on a boat.

Proof of full vaccination at the time of registration will be required along with signed waivers. Partial vaccinations will not be granted registration.

As the season progresses, this requirement will also apply to any substitute coaches who jump on board. Non-members will not be permitted to substitute as crew.


There will be multiple waivers for boat owners, crew, and coaches to review and sign. They include:

  1. General NCWSA boat owner’s waiver
  2. General NCWSA participant waiver
  3. NCWSA COVID waiver
  4. EYC COVID waiver (this is a requirement from EYC)

Courses / Race Committee

Courses will be run off the pavilion using fixed marks. (We do not have a P.R.O./driver for a committee boat, but we do have a P.R.O. who has run EYC club races off the pavilion.)

The courses will be short and set up similar to previous years in a windward/leeward format with potential for a possibly more complex course, TBD. EYC has submitted a new set of fixed marks to the Coast Guard for approval. The Notice of Race will be created and posted on our web site after we receive additional course information. The Sailing Instructions will be posted prior to the first night.

As in the past, each boat will be responsible for acting as race committee for a night. Assignments will be determined by the Board in raffle format and will be announced at a later date.

Skipper’s Meetings

As of right now, there will be no skippers’ meetings. All pertinent information and amendments to the Sailing Instructions will be posted prior to each Tuesday and available on the bulletin board at EYC.


Currently, we have enough boats for JAM, PHRF, and Prep Racer fleets. (The prep fleet is meant for beginning racers. They sail but do not race.) We have room for more boats!


Tuesday, June 29 – Shakedown Cruise to get acquainted with boat and review safety

Tuesday, July 6 – Practice Race

Tuesdays, July 13 through August 31 – racing/sailing nights (8 total)

Registration for Members/Boat Assignments

Registration for crew participants will be open from May 30 – June 8. You will be required to upload proof of full vaccination at registration.

There are a limited number of spots on boats available and we will accept registrations on a first come, first served basis. Registrations will be date/time stamped. There will be a wait list available. Membership refunds will be given to anyone who is not assigned to a boat.

Registration priority will be given to 2020 Members.

Boat assignments will take place Jun 9-13 and announced shortly after.

Social Events/Education Classes

There will be no education classes for 2021. As of now, there will be no large group social events, until possibly later in the season, to be determined.

We will continue to update you as we get closer to the season.

Thank you again for all of your patience. We are thrilled to be able to race again and are looking forward to a safe and exciting season!

- North Coast Women's Sailing Association

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