We are excited to introduce opportunities for motivated junior sailors who want to develop and improve their sailing and racing skills.  We strive to provide a positive and fun environment where sailors will learn advanced techniques and strategies.

We would like to thank the ECSA, Fishers Island YC, The Mystic Shipyard, Mystic River Mudheads, NESS, Niantic Bay YC, Spicers Marina, and the Wadawanuck YC. Without their support, this team would not be possible.

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TEAM NEWS

We hope everyone is safe, healthy, and you had a great summer — but fall is here, which means warm water, breeze on, and MudRatz sailing!

This season we will offer Opti, 420, and Laser practices at NESS and our Melges 20 program at Niantic Bay YC.  NESS has just come off a successful summer season with full program offerings, and we intend to stick by the guidelines that have worked to offer our MudRatz style dinghy team practices there. The Sportboat program will sail out of @niantic_bay_yacht_club on Thursday nights in the return of our incredibly popular "After Dark" program. We are so very lucky to have these two great locations to enjoy our beautiful fall conditions... thank you to all the members, employees, and volunteers who make this possible.  

Sign ups for fall programs is THIS WEEK ONLY AT MudRatz.com under "Teams".

If you are looking for more weekday options for your local students be sure to check out the @nescienceandsailing Shore Support program! This awesome program is designed to complement the hybrid school model many districts are implementing this fall.

Hope to see everyone on the water soon!  As a 100% volunteer managed 501c3 the MudRatz are always looking for your help and support.

Questions about the programs? Send us a direct message!

We hope everyone is safe, healthy, and you had a great summer — but fall is here, which means warm water, breeze on, and MudRatz sailing!

This season we will offer Opti, 420, and Laser practices at NESS and our Melges 20 program at Niantic Bay YC.  NESS has just come off a successful summer season with full program offerings, and we intend to stick by the guidelines that have worked to offer our MudRatz style dinghy team practices there. The Sportboat program will sail out of @niantic_bay_yacht_club on Thursday nights in the return of our incredibly popular "After Dark" program. We are so very lucky to have these two great locations to enjoy our beautiful fall conditions... thank you to all the members, employees, and volunteers who make this possible.  

Sign ups for fall programs is THIS WEEK ONLY AT MudRatz.com under "Teams".

If you are looking for more weekday options for your local students be sure to check out the @nescienceandsailing Shore Support program! This awesome program is designed to complement the hybrid school model many districts are implementing this fall.

Hope to see everyone on the water soon!  As a 100% volunteer managed 501c3 the MudRatz are always looking for your help and support.

Questions about the programs? Send us a direct message!
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You’ve been asking.. we’ve got answers. ⁣⁣
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⁣⁣FALL MUDRATZ IS ON! 😁⁣⁣
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⁣⁣A survey will be getting sent out soon via email and social media asking about your interests in the MudRatz this fall. ⁣⁣Any questions? Send us a direct message. ⁣⁣
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⁣⁣See you on the water soon! 👏🏻⁣
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⁣📸: @kerrysawyerschutz @kerryschutzphotography

You’ve been asking.. we’ve got answers. ⁣⁣
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⁣⁣FALL MUDRATZ IS ON! 😁⁣⁣
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⁣⁣A survey will be getting sent out soon via email and social media asking about your interests in the MudRatz this fall. ⁣⁣Any questions? Send us a direct message. ⁣⁣
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⁣⁣See you on the water soon! 👏🏻⁣
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⁣📸: @kerrysawyerschutz @kerryschutzphotography
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Happy National Dolphin Day! 🐬⁣⁣
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We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy during these tough time. This footage is from the @bermudarace 2018 onboard Dreamcatcher (Video credits to @lindsail). Hopefully we will be back on the water soon! ⁣
#dolphinday #stopthespread #slowthecurve

Happy National Dolphin Day! 🐬⁣⁣
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We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy during these tough time. This footage is from the @bermudarace 2018 onboard Dreamcatcher (Video credits to @lindsail). Hopefully we will be back on the water soon! ⁣
#dolphinday #stopthespread #slowthecurve
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Our hope on this dark day is to give all our friends and mentors something to smile about. Turn up the volume and press play!⁣
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If you like this please consider making a donation to the Neighbors for Neighbors Fund to help our nonprofits who are working on the front lines and those who are most vulnerable in our community to withstand the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Link in bio. #aprilfools

Our hope on this dark day is to give all our friends and mentors something to smile about. Turn up the volume and press play!⁣

If you like this please consider making a donation to the Neighbors for Neighbors Fund to help our nonprofits who are working on the front lines and those who are most vulnerable in our community to withstand the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Link in bio. #aprilfools
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The progress of COVID-19 has impacted everyone around the world in many different ways. We wanted to take a moment to urge our sailors to reduce their exposure to others and take care of their health and families, health first and foremost. Globally, many events have been suspended/cancelled, including some sailing events (most recently, the cancellation of Melges 24 Worlds in Charleston, SC). As a group, we have sportboat sailors planning to attend @chsraceweek and offshore sailors campaigning for the @bermudarace. To compete in these regattas, we need these regattas to happen, and to have a regatta we need to keep people isolated in order to slow the spread. Therefore, our team has made the easy decision to suspend all boat work until further notice. #slowthespread⁣
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Support our sponsors!!⁣
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@mysticshipyard @pettitpaint @samsonrope @harken_inc @safeharbormarinas @selden_mast @onyxoutdoor @mysticknotwork @liferaftsurvivalequipment #lewmarwinch

The progress of COVID-19 has impacted everyone around the world in many different ways. We wanted to take a moment to urge our sailors to reduce their exposure to others and take care of their health and families, health first and foremost. Globally, many events have been suspended/cancelled, including some sailing events (most recently, the cancellation of Melges 24 Worlds in Charleston, SC). As a group, we have sportboat sailors planning to attend @chsraceweek and offshore sailors campaigning for the @bermudarace. To compete in these regattas, we need these regattas to happen, and to have a regatta we need to keep people isolated in order to slow the spread. Therefore, our team has made the easy decision to suspend all boat work until further notice. #slowthespread⁣

Support our sponsors!!⁣

@mysticshipyard @pettitpaint @samsonrope @harken_inc @safeharbormarinas @selden_mast @onyxoutdoor @mysticknotwork @liferaftsurvivalequipment #lewmarwinch
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