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MITNA Dinghy Racing Program

Join the best racing program of New England! MITNA offers a huge slew of racing opportunities, from learn-to-race to racing with All Americans and Olympian prospects.

There are three primary racing seasons: Spring, Summer, and Fall

Spring and Fall

Advanced evening racing for hard-core sailors is offered on Monday evenings until sunset, early April through mid May and again from Labor Day through October.


During the Summer, racing is available almost every night of the week. Races begin in June and run through the last week of August.

Learn to Race
- Learn-to-Race is taught by volunteer instructors who will coach you through better boat handling, race tactics and strategy. It will turn the accomplished sailor into a confident racer, comfortable in handling a dinghy solo with the tiller extension in a wide range of breeze conditions.

Advanced Tech Racing
- Advanced racing is hard core. If you want to rumble and tumble with the best, this is the finest dinghy racing in New England. Ask any MIT sailing coach for his opinion before you step into the lion.

Wednesdays - Wednesday evenings are open - come down and start your own series!

Open Racing
- Thursday evening Beginner/Intermediate Racing is for those who have graduated from Monday evenings and others who just want more practice in a friendly, relaxed fleet where egos are checked at the door. Normally we will run fleet racing in single-handed Tech Dinghies (though skippers' kids as crew are welcome). We may cycle through other options this year - let us know what you'd show up for!

Team Racing
- Team racing is a different type of format where teams of three boats compete team-on-team. Typically we will sail in Fireflies, 2 sailors per boat. If you are skilled at skippering and crewing in a Firefly then this is a fun format to learn the exciting game of 3 on 3 team racing. Organizers will make up teams before leaving the dock so don't hesitate to join if you know the game and don't have a partner.

Fridays - Friday evenings are open - come down and start your own series!

All of the regattas run by MITNA follow the Racing Rules of Sailing set by World Sailing, as amended by the US Sailing Prescriptions set by US Sailing and the Class Rules of the Intercollegiate Dinghy Class as set by ICSA.

Updated: 2017/04/02 11:51:02
Updated: 2017/04/02 11:51:02