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The Executive Committee consists of the President, two Vice-Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, and six additional members who shall be elected in three classes of two members each.The Executive Committee shall be elected at the annual meeting of the association.

 

 

2014 OFFICERS

 

PRESIDENT

CHARLES POWERS

Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club

631-549-2902

charles.powers.yra@gmail.com

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT

STEPHEN CAIN

Huguenot Yacht Club

347-614-6118

steve.cain.yralis@aol.com

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT

KEN HALL

Riverside Yacht Club

203-637-4640

IPOEXEC@aol.com

 

TREASURER

EDWARD YOCUM

Larchmont Yacht Club

917-974-7320

edward.yocum@gamil.com

 

 

SECRETARY

PARK BENJAMIN

Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club

516-922-9537

pbenjamin3@optimum.net

 

DIRECTORS

 

Class of 2015

 

JOHN SILBERSACK

Manhasset Bay YC

516-883-8456

jsilbersack@tridentmediagroup.com

 

Class of 2016

 

CHARLES GOODRICH

Stamford Yacht Club

203-962-1640

cfg3@outlook.com

 

Class of 2017

 

JEFFREY HAMMER

Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club 

631-424-5128

dreadlks@aol.com

 

JOSEPH (JAY) RHAME

Larchmont Yacht Club

732-299-5662

jrhame@gmail.com

 

 

IRIS VOGEL

Huguenot Yacht Club

914-636-5654

irisvogel@gmail.com

 

JOSH BURACK

Can One Evening Race Association

  

jhburack@gmail.com

 

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Bernard Armstrong

Riverside Yacht Club

203-550-7839

Bernard.armstrong@att.net

 

The Executive Committee includes the above Officers and Directors

 plus the immediate Past President

 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

Andrea Watson

c/o Manhasset Bay Yacht Club

455 Main Street

Port Washington, New York 11050

516-767-9240

office@yralis.org

 

       

 

 

The YRALIS Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) committee creates handicaps that are based on the speed potential of a sailing yacht, determined on observations of the yacht's previous observed racing performance. In reviewing new yachts, the handicap committee will compare the new yacht to other vessels that they are familiar with and are comparable in specifications to the vessel being rated. The committee, from time to time, will look for boats of the same type, based on sail area to displacement ratios and then make adjustments based on the differences to the new yacht. If available, designer's comments, IRC certificates or other handicaps will be used in quantifying the yacht's speed potential. In addition, handicappers might look to see if a similar model of the new boat has raced in another PHRF area. The handicap can then be adjusted, based on deltas from the other area & the YRALIS. The difficult part of handicapping a sailboat is qualifying of the racing program of the boat. Just because a boat finishes last all the time or, on the other hand, wins many races, does not necessarily mean that the handicap is wrong. The YRALIS has currently over two thousand sailing yachts rated. This comprehensive list, along with the variety of of persons from the sailing industry & vast experience in yacht racing, have created a PHRF list of ratings respected all over the country.

 

                                                                                                                                                     2014 PHRF Committee

 

Area 7: Richard Royce, CHAIR

rroyce@webb.edu

 

Area 8: Robert Kendrick

rkendri2@optonline.net

Area 2:  William Baxter

wjbaxer1@comcast.net

 

Area 2: Jeff Ohstrom

jgohstrom@gmail.com

Area 8:  Matt Berger

aberger@suffolk.lib.ny.us

 

Area 3:  Mark Ploch

markploch@doyleplochsails.com

Area 1:  Tom Castiglione

Tom.Castiglione@NorthSails.com

 

Area 8:  Charles Powers

charles.powers.yra@gmail.com

Area 5:  Richie Coar

chaika@pipeline.com

 

HRYRA:  George Samalot

george@samalotmarine.com

Area 1:  Rich Gold

turningpt@aol.com

 

Area 2:  Richard Sinclair

ricksinclair21728@hotmail.com

 

Area 8:  June Kendrick

jkendric@optonline.net

 

Area 2:  Andrew Weiss

andrew@flintlocklic.com

 

 

 

 

The Racing Programs Committee is responsible for coordinating and organizing the full year YRA racing schedule, publishing the annual YRA Race Book and organizing the annual YRA Championship Regatta

 

                                                                                                        

Racing Program Comittee

Steve Cain              steve.cain.yralis@aol.com

Andrea Watson       office@yralis.org

                                                                                                                                                       

   

                                                                                                                             

 

The Nominating Committee is composed of people who typically have served the YRA in one or more capacities and/or have otherwise distinguished themselves in service to the sport of sailing. The committee's goal is to identify and attract outstanding and dedicated individuals to serve as officers and directors. The recommended slate is presented to the incumbent officers and directors for their assent and then to the membership as candidates for election at the annual meeting.   

 

Nominating Committee

Jonathan Nye            jonathannye@optonline.net

Andree Pruett           andreepruett@gmail.com

 

Norman Schulman   normskipV@aol.com

 

Adam Loory            adam@uksailmakers.com

 

Tom Hering            thering102@gmail.comThom Hering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                                                                                                        APPEALS Committee

                                                                                                                 Bruce Cook, Chair

          bacook@optonline.net

                                                                                                                 Mary M. Savage

          Mmsavage4@cs.com

                                                                                                                 David M. Sinclair                

          Davidsinclair140@gmail.com

                                                                                                                 Peter L. Wilson

          Peterwilson186@gmail.com

 

 

Coordination of race training programs for Cerified Race Officers and other race officials. Prepares Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for the YRA Annual Championship Regatta

 

RACE MANAGEMENT Committee


Bruce Cook       bacook@optonline.net

                                                                                                                                  

          

Promote and support One Design Racing on Long Island Sound

 

ONE DESIGN Committee

                                                                                                                             Joseph (Jay) Rhame

          Jrhame@gmail.com

 

 

SEMINAR Committee

John Silbersack     jsilbersack@tridentmedia.com

                                                                                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIPS Committee


                                                                                                                                            Robert Counihan     rjcounihan@gmail.com


                                                                                                                                    

 

 



MATCH RACING Committee

 

                                                                                                                                   Andrea Watson, Chair     office@yralis.org

                                                                                                                                   Cynthia Parthemos         cparthemos@gmail.com

                                                                                                                                   Doug Shannon               dws@rawgourmet.com

                                                                                                                                   David Storrs                  dkstorrs@gmail.com