Online Registration

To pay by check enter online and mail your check to:

GIYS Race Committee, P.O. Box 600 Gibson Island, MD 21056

Question? Please email: [email protected]

Baltimore Light Race

In early June, we kick off the racing season with a 10-mile race from the harbor, around the Baltimore Light and back to the harbor.

J. Rulon Miller Series

In late June, GIYS hosts this two-day racing event for Star class boats. This year (2023) will be the 88th time this event has taken place. Star sailors from around the Bay look forward to this annual event, as do Gibson Island’s own Star sailors. The event includes a dinner after the first day and an awards ceremony.

Junior Regatta

Each year, Gibson Island Yacht Squadron hosts the annual Junior Regatta which attracts over 100 junior sailors from yacht clubs and sailing programs around the Chesapeake Bay region. GIYS volunteers man the Race Committee and safety boats and provide professional race management in support of three race venues. Each venue is separated by class of boat which includes O’Pen skiffs, Optimists, Lasers and 420’s.

Race for the Broom

In early September, the Yacht Squadron hosts the annual Race for the Broom. It is a team race between three GIYS boats against three boats from the Sailing Club of the Chesapeake (SCC). The trophy – “The Broom” – is displayed in the Grill Room of the Club. This race has been held every year since 1951.

One Design Invitational Races

In the Fall, there are two One Design Invitational Races on the Magothy River for Sonar boats. Sailors from other clubs are often invited to participate.

Race Committee Training

In the Spring, the Race Committee Chairman offers classes on race management for the many Gibson Island volunteers who help us run our popular races. Many of the volunteers don’t own boats but want to spend a day on the water helping out with race starts, scoring, finishes and other duties. Races are performed under certain rules which are taught at these classes at the Boat House.

For information, contact Anthony Gill at [email protected]