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.

Look through below for a bit of information on what we have planned. Click here for a list of racing dates.

Sign up here for the PYC Race Committee email communications. This is our general email list that we use to send out race notifications, upcoming seminars, meetings, etc. 


The Race Committee will be offering a few seminars in the spring. Right now we are expecting to cover tactics, race organization, and other topics. Have a subject in mind, email us. The season may start off with a Laser Frostbite series in April and May.



With the floats and boats in the anchorage our Thursday Night Series starts around the third week of May and runs until the end of September.  May will also see the start of the Tuesday Night Etchells Series and the Wednesday Night J24 Series as those fleets compete in one design duels on the bay thru the summer.


June see the Thursday Night series really kick into gear with the post race BBQ and entertainment. Local weekend races include the Centerboard Regatta and the Harraseeket Regatta.



The 4th of July brings the annual Schooner Trophy Race, a jib & main race around the buoys. A casual, family friendly event. July also sees the return of the Monday Night Dinghy Series. New this year is the two day Pilot Regatta on the weekend of July 16th. This is a new format for an old event, one day will be shorter races and the other day will be a longer event. More details to come!


The first weekend of August sees the classic overnight race of the Monhegan Island Race & Seguin Sprint. This historic race started in 1928 and the legend continues as sailors head out on one of two courses (140 or 50 NM) and experience the majestic beauty of sailing under the stars. 


September & October

The fall often sees the breeze pick up and the racing is great. The first weekend after Labor Day will be the classic J24 Downeast Regatta, followed by Fleet 27’s annual Lobster Bowl. 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.


PYC members rotate RC duties on Thursday nights. This is a great introduction to race committee work. You don't need to have prior experience to join in the fun. If you are an individual who is interested in helping please email - for Thursday nights a crew (3-4 people) can sign up here - Race Committee Sign Up



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


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 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:

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