2019 Robie Pierce Regattas
Welcome to the 2022 Robie Pierce Regattas!
Robie Pierce Women's Invitational Regatta - June 3rd
Robie Pierce One-Design Regatta - June 4th - 5th
It is that time of year! The annual Robie Pierce Regattas! We are so looking forward to getting together once again and racing with our community of "newbies" and experienced adaptive sailors.
This year we will assemble at the American Yacht Club in Rye, NY for our regattas. NORs are ready and the registration is open. Sign up as a Skipper or Crew - or you can bring a team. Our Co-Chair, Buttons Padin, will work to match those sailors signing up individually.
Why is it called the Robie Pierce Regatta? For those of you who never had the pleasure of meeting Robie Pierce, he was a wonderful man who worked tirelessly to bring adaptive sailing to a larger group. He was a sailor who battled MS for over 30 years and his illness fueled his passion to create new adaptive sailing and training opportunities. Leading the way, he continued to sail after being diagnosed and was most proud of winning the World Disabled Sailing Championship in 1993. We lost Robie in 2017 and though we promised Robie that we would never call this the Robie Pierce Memorial Regatta, he did agree that we could toast him each year. We look forward to having you participate in the regatta and toasting Robie!
Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, our multitude of volunteers, Larchmont Yacht Club, American Yacht Club and most importantly to our participants for making the Robie Pierce Regattas successful year after year.
2019 Robie Pierce Women's Invitational
Photo credit @ Anna Guerin 2021
Thank you to our sponsors!!!
Commodore Mike Bruno Passes The Robie Pierce regatta lost a great friend and supporter, with the sudden passing of Commodore Michael S. Bruno in August, 2019. Mike was Commodore of American Yacht Club when the club hosted the US Sailing Disabled Nationals in 2008. Shortly after the regatta, he was approached by members about establishing a permanent regatta for sailors with disabilities, to be hosted by American and Larchmont in alternate years. He embraced it immediately, and the Robie was born. Over the years, Mike was a great friend of the regatta. He is sorely missed.