Thursday Night Racing (TNR) at the DSC provides members with a way to build community and improve our sailing skills. It provides friendly competition on the DSC boats after a workday. We welcome new members to get involved and become exposed to the thrill of sailboat racing!
Each week there are two racing starts on the same course - one for J/22s and one for Sonars. J/22 teams are usually formed in late winter and are set for the season. Sonar teams vary week-to-week, and any members can come out on a Sonar (racing upgrade not required). Skippers are responsible for reserving their boats and arranging crew.
If you have never raced before, we recommend joining us first on a Friday Night Fun Race (FNFR) or come out to TNR on a Sonar to see what it's all about. Beginners are welcomed at both FNFR and for Sonar racing! The "Let's Go Sailing" Telegram group is a great way to find sailing buddies for these events (see Members Only->Member Forums for details on the Telegram groups).
The Thursday Night Racing series at the DSC generally runs from April through October, with first warning signal each night scheduled for 6pm. J/22 racing is open to members who have paid the Racing upgrade and formed teams. We highly suggest you form a team before paying the upgrade, as space is limited. Sonar racing is open to all paying DSC members, no upgrade needed.
For information about Frostbite Racing and Friday Fun Races, see the Membership page.
RACE COMMITTEE DOCUMENTS
The Thursday Night Racing (TNR) Program promotes core Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) values of diversity, camaraderie, sportsmanship, and education through the sport of sailing.