MudRatz Spring Registration is Now Open

Well it looks like the snow is about gone… so it’s time to get those boats out and smile like our own VOR celebrity Sam! Registration for the spring Opti and 420 teams are now up online at

Sign up deadline is April 19th to avoid the $50 late fee.

You may use the direct links for Opti’s:

or this direct links for 420’s:

Highlights for this spring are:

Time: Sundays @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm (note: additional clinics may be available from 12:00 to 3:00 – details will be posted after registration is complete)

Dates: April 26th through June 21st (note: some weekends there may be no normal practice due to travel regatta’s or clinics).

Cost: $140 per child (plus $25 uniform for new sailors & $15 Mudheads membership if not currently a member).

Location: Opti’s at Wadawanuck and 420’s at NESS

Boat Charters are available: Please contact NESS and ask for MudRatz boat charter details (860) 535-9362

Once registration is complete invites for the team management site (TeamSnap) will be emailed out to registrants with all the specifics for the upcoming season. We can’t wait to see all these eager sailors again!

The MudRatz is now a certified 501c3 organization supported in part by boat donations and individual contributions. Donations and donated sail and power boats receive significant use in our kids educational programs. We are currently looking for coach boats or small sailboats such as Opti’s, Lasers or 420’s. Here is a great Donation Article – BOAT RAT’S TIP about why donating a boat to the MudRatz helps our team and you!

Any donations of over $100 receive a free hat like Sam has on from the attached photo aboard Team Dongfeng in the Indian Ocean… can’t promise the same sailing conditions, but the hat is very cool.