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

Happy Thanksgiving to our sailors, parents, volunteers and supporters! We hope you have a safe relaxing day! 🦃

📸: @croninjp

Happy Thanksgiving to our sailors, parents, volunteers and supporters! We hope you have a safe relaxing day! 🦃

📸: @croninjp
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MudRatz Opti Team is at @sailnewportri for the Halloween Howl! Colder weather for Day 2, but kids are ready and fired up! ☺️ Click the link in our bio for results. 

📸: Alison Cardoza

MudRatz Opti Team is at @sailnewportri for the Halloween Howl! Colder weather for Day 2, but kids are ready and fired up! ☺️ Click the link in our bio for results.

📸: Alison Cardoza
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AFTER DARK PROGRAM 🌙
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⁣- Last practice of the season was a little slow, but luckily the breeze filled in after the fog cleared later on. Steep learning curve this week with using phones to navigate around a small, tight course. Setting waypoints and accurately setting the distance and heading from the starting line was a key factor to success. Boats get packed up and stored away for the winter next week. So sad to see the season go by so quickly, sailors are already eager for the spring! 🤗 ⁣
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⁣- BIG THANK YOUS to Niantic Bay Yacht Club for hosting our program, coaches Doug, Lincoln, Fritz and OJ for all your hard work and effort to get teams on the water safely every week, and Cindy for volunteering your time to coordinate the sportboat program once again! ⁣
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⁣📸: @slowjay

AFTER DARK PROGRAM 🌙
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⁣- Last practice of the season was a little slow, but luckily the breeze filled in after the fog cleared later on. Steep learning curve this week with using phones to navigate around a small, tight course. Setting waypoints and accurately setting the distance and heading from the starting line was a key factor to success. Boats get packed up and stored away for the winter next week. So sad to see the season go by so quickly, sailors are already eager for the spring! 🤗 ⁣
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⁣- BIG THANK YOUS to Niantic Bay Yacht Club for hosting our program, coaches Doug, Lincoln, Fritz and OJ for all your hard work and effort to get teams on the water safely every week, and Cindy for volunteering your time to coordinate the sportboat program once again! ⁣
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⁣📸: @slowjay
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Geoff wrote the book on earning the respect of his competitors and even made sailing fun for everyone in his wake. Crushing that most of our team never got to know him, but he loved everything our program was about. Read on kids and dream of a life like his... Geoff, you will truly be missed. Our hearts are with the entire Ewenson family, especially @nick_e_nice and @maryewenson . Read the article through the link in our bio.

Geoff wrote the book on earning the respect of his competitors and even made sailing fun for everyone in his wake. Crushing that most of our team never got to know him, but he loved everything our program was about. Read on kids and dream of a life like his... Geoff, you will truly be missed. Our hearts are with the entire Ewenson family, especially @nick_e_nice and @maryewenson . Read the article through the link in our bio. ...

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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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