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About Y-Flyer Fleet #1

Y-Flyer sailboatY-Flyer Fleet #1 is located at the Atlanta Yacht Club, Acworth, Georgia, which is 25 minutes north of Atlanta. We have approximately 75 members and when family members are included, this number is more than doubled. Family participation in fleet activities is very much encouraged. Fleet activities include approximately 70 club races per year, The Atlanta Invitational Regatta, The Beers Regatta and several after-the-race parties as well as numerous out-of-town regattas, sponsored by other clubs. Trophies for Club races are awarded for the Spring series, the Fall series and for the Season. Each year the "Most Improved" skipper is awarded a trophy. The Y Fleet holds about 10 meetings during the year, which are mainly social and consist of a cocktail hour, dinner and a short business "meeting" when necessary. These dinner meetings are held to encourage comradeship among the fleet.

The Atlanta Yacht Club is the home of Y-Flyer Fleet No. 1, first organized in the 1950's. The Y-Flyer is a 18' sloop rigged sailboat that carries a main and a jib sail and can be raced with a one or two person crew or comfortably daysailed with up to 5 people. The Y-Flyer is a one-design class of sailboat (meaning all boats are constructed to the same specifications) popular throughout the south, midwest and Canada. Its relatively light weight-- 500 lbs. fully rigged -- makes the Y-Flyer a pleasure to sail in light to medium breezed common to inland sailing. The Y-Flyer can be rigged and ready to sail in as little as 20 minutes and is one of the most active fleets both on and off the water at the Atlanta Yacht Club.

Fleet Officers:

    • Captain Shelby Hatcher
    • Secretary Jeanette Taylor
    • Treasurer Brian O'Donnell
    • Social Director Debbie Eberhard
    • Scorer Paul Eberhard
    • Scuttlebutt Mary O'Donnell

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Want more info on the Y-Flyer? Check out the American Y-Flyer website

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