SAILBOAT RACING

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.

All are welcome to participate in our relaxed Cruising Canvas Divisions or our slightly more serious Racing Classes. For full details about each regatta or series, with links to Notices of Race, Sailing Instructions, and more, please visit Regattaman.

Annual Pilot Race – June 17

55th Annual Schooner Trophy – July 4

Weekly Thursday Nights – May 25 – Sept 14

83rd Annual Monhegan Island Races – August 12

The Fall Series – September 16 – October 7

New to PHRF Racing? Contact , Portland Yacht Club PHRF Fleet Captain to get started today!

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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 website
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 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: http://home.ussailing.org/.