Racing

Sailboat racing has long been a part of the long history of this club and we are excited to host races from April to November for  local sailors. Membership at PYC is not required to participate.

July

July 4th brings the annual Schooner Trophy Race, a jib & main race around the buoys before the cookout and fireworks at the club. July 10 & 11 will see the Interclubs return to PYC. Join the tradition of club competition (and you don’t have to belong to a club to race, we will find you a team) racing in a similar format to the Pilot Regatta. July also sees the return of the Monday Night Dinghy Series.

August

August 6 thru the 8th sees the classic overnight race of The Monhegan. This historic race started in 1928 and the legend endures as sailors head out on one of two courses (140 or 50 NM) and experience the majestic beauty of sailing under the stars. The end of August sees the classic J24 Downeast Regatta, followed by the Fleet 43 Degrandpre Doublehanded and Family Race.

September & October

The fall often sees the breeze pick up and the racing is great. Join Fleet 27 for their annual Lobster Bowl on September 11 & 12. PHRF fleets enjoy the Lightship Race and Fall Series on 4 consecutive Saturdays. Finally at the end of the season the docks are pulled, the boats are hauled and the Laser fleet decides it is time for one more series.

Please check out this year’s schedule. Questions? Please contact the race officer.

RACING RULES

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.

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 or Facebook page for details.
Etchells Fleet 27 Web Page
Etchells Fleet 27 Facebook page
J/24 Fleet 43 website
J/24 Fleet Facebook page

GMORA

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.
Visit GMORA Facebook page

US SAILING

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 classes 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 PYC sailors consider being a member of the organization that promotes their sport at all levels.  PYC Members receive $10 off adult USSA memberships and $30 US Sailing family memberships. Here is the link for PYC members to access discounted USSA memberships.

Visit the US Sailing Web Site here: https://www.ussailing.org

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