Likewise, at East Greenwich YC in Rhode Island, JY 15s have been introduced to supplement the clubs traditional PHRF racing. Explains Steve Olson, local fleet captain, Three years ago the club found that participation in PHRF racing was declining...after a number of meetings, we decided to think about the introduction of one-design racing to complement the PHRF divisions. A survey and several brainstorming sessions later, the club was in negotiation with the Greenwich Bay Sailing Association, a non-profit organization that operates its junior sailing program in JY 15s out of East Greenwich YC. The club purchased new sails for the JYs and donated them to GBSA, and East Greenwich YC members leased all 10 of the boats the first summer (1995). Charterers, who must be members of East Greenwich YC, keep the new sails for the season, and have the use of the boats for a Wednesday night series, the East Greenwich YC Open Regatta, a four-Sunday spring series, a four-Saturday/Sunday fall series, and a new frostbiting series. With the Wednesday night series open to all JY sailors (cost is $25/season for members, $30 for non-members), the club averaged 11 JYs on the line. For 96, East Greenwich planned to open up the one-design circle to local Sunfish and Laser sailors as well.