Prior Posts

Updated Guest Policy (posted 7/10/20)

Launch Protocols for COVID-19 (posted 6/2/2020)

SHYC General Club COVID-19 Protocols (posted 5/23/20)

May 23 Commodore’s Post: How the 2020 Season Begins
May 7 Commodore’s Post
May 7 CT Marine Trade Association’s COVID-19 Safe Boating Guidelines
May 7 Mudmaster Guidelines during COVID-19
April 13 Junior Programs – Level of Interest Inquiry
April 8 Commodore’s Post
March 31 Commodore’s Post

Current Post

Message from the SHYC Commodore (6/4/20)

Hi All-

Summer is getting closer! After a long winter’s nap, the Club is getting its ancillary services up and running this weekend and next for the two shoulder season weekends ahead of Opening Day (June 20)!

Please be sure to follow the Club COVID-19 Guidelines and carry a face covering with you whilst on the island. A face covering is mandatory: 1) whilst you are on the footbridges coming onto or off of the island, 2) whilst on the launch, and 3) at any point where you are within 6 ft of someone else that is outside of your household. Also, be sure to wash your hands upon arrival to the Club by land or sea with soap and water at one of our new outdoor sinks or with alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Launch Service Begins

This weekend marks the start of our launch service. The hours during the spring shoulder season are from 8am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday only. The Clubhouse itself remains fully closed this weekend (including restrooms). Be sure to follow the COVID-19 Launch Protocols listed here if you intend to use the launch this weekend.

Junior Program Sign-ups are LIVE

You can now sign-up for our junior programs via an online form – get an overview and access the link here!

Racing at SHYC

As a reminder, racing on Opening Day is cancelled. HOWEVER, we plan to offer Laser Racing on Saturdays beginning June 27 and PHRF / Sonars on July 4 Weekend. We are still working through a plan to start up junior racing. In order to comply with current State Guidelines, know that racing will not take on its traditional form for at least the first few weeks of summer. Think more Navigator or Pursuit style racing with limits on crew numbers. TBD on what form racing will take as summer goes on and guidelines (hopefully) continue to ease. More to come on this whole topic in the upcoming days and weeks.

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for now. Looks like Sunday might be the winner weather wise.

Enjoy the weekend!


Michael J. Schnitt
Commodore, SHYC