Legend has it that the first sailboat race took place about twenty minutes after the second sailboat was launched. Competition brings excitement and fun to sailing, while providing an incentive to sailors to improve their skills.  It also provides plenty to talk about over a cold beverage.

For 2015, tradition will mix with innovation as our schedule adapts to accommodate busy sailors and their families. Here is our calendar of races for the 2015 season.

RACE REGISTRATION for the these two PYC races is done through the PYC website.

Thursday Night Races

Schooner Trophy

RACE REGISTRATION for the following PYC/GMORA races are done through:

Pilot Race


Fall Series


It’s always good to know the rules and have a copy nearby when racing.  However, if you need to check the rules when your printed copy is not nearby, click RACING RULES OF SAILING.

For full details about each regatta or series, with links to Notices of Race, Sailing Instructions, and more, please visit their pages that follow:

Monday Night Dinghy Racing
Thursday Night Races
Begin 5/21/14
Pilot Races
Saturday, June 20
Schooner Trophy Race
Friday, July 4
Monhegan Race
Saturday, Aug 8-9
Fall Series & Lightship Race
Lightship Saturday, Sept. 26
2 more races October 3 and 10

Other Racers

Etchells Fleet 27 and J/24 Fleet 43 call PYC home.  Etchells race Tuesday evenings, while J/24s race Wednesday evenings throughout the summer.  Each Fleet also co-hosts with PYC regional events for their respective classes.  Please visit each Fleet’s web site for details.


PYC is proud to be a member of the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association. GMORA helps coordinate the racing schedules of various Clubs to give racers the maximum number of racing opportunities.


US Sailing is the national governing body for sailboat racing in the United States.  In that capacity US Sailing publishes the Racing Rules of Sailing, provides materials, guides, and workshops for effectively running races, helps organize and support one-design racing classes, conducts or supports local, regional, national and world championships in various glasses and groups, is a source for judges required for major races, and supports American Olympic sailing hopefuls.  (And that’s just the start!)  PYC is a member of US Sailing and benefits from its services.  We suggest that all sailors consider being a member of the organization that promotes their sport at all levels.  Visit the US Sailing Web Site here: