Racing & Cruising

From racing to cruising, Newport Yacht Club is home to a wide variety of sailboats. Not only do we have Irondequoit Bay to sail but Lake Ontario is a short distance away. The bay offers a unique opportunity as the afternoon thermals provide great wind into the evening.  


  • The brown jug is being hosted at Rochester Canoe Club this year.

Club Racing

Thursday evenings at 6 PM and Sunday afternoon at 1 PM finds our Snipe and Laser fleets racing.  Cruising and Catalina 22 fleets take to Irondequoit Bay for racing Thursday evenings at 6 PM and out on the lake Saturday mornings at 11 AM.  If you are interested in participating, contact our Race Chair, Jeff Heidman, at

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2023 Racing Schedule

Bay Racing

Location: Irondequoit Bay

Fleets: Laser/Snipe, Catalina ’22, Cruisers

Start time: 1800 (2-3 races, depending on conditions)


Spring Series: June 2, 9, 16, 22, 30, July 7


Summer SeriesJuly 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24



 Location: Lake Ontario

Fleets: Cruisers, Catalina ’22

Start Time: 1100 (2 races)


Spring SeriesJune 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8


Summer SeriesJuly 16, 23, 30, 25, August 6, 13