SAILBOAT RACING

06/09/2020
We plan on opening the 2020 race season this week at PYC. The guidelines we will be operating under are subject to change and we will be making updates to both the race tab on PYC website and the notice board on clubhouse.

~Waterfront/Grounds Protocol

~With recent permission granted from the state on launch capacities race committee has removed crew and sail restrictions from Thursday Night Racing Thursday Night. There will be no limits on crew size and spinnakers can be used in racing classes. Current guidelines require wearing a mask if not able to social distance and skippers are responsible for ensuring their crews comply with this, unless sailing with those who have sheltered in place together.

~The Schooner Trophy Race will be held on July 4. This race will likely be scored with the clubs perpetual Schooner Trophy being the only award.

~The Pilot Race scheduled for 6/12 has been postponed along with all other weekend races on Casco Bay. We plan to hold the Pilot Race on 7/11 which was the date for the Interclub Regatta. The Pilot Race will be the only event at this year`s Interclub. The race will be scored.

This is a very fluid environment and we can expect modifications to these plans. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
Questions? Doug Coyle, 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