One Design Dinghy Racing

Portland Yacht Club members organize and participate in a variety of One Design Dinghy racing over the course of a year.


Hello Laser sailors and friends,

We are excited to announce that Caleb Robinson will be coaching competitors for all five Sundays of the Spring Laser Series.  Caleb started an Olympic Laser campaign in 2018 and has sailed in US Sailing Olympic Team development and training camps.  He placed 30th out of 69 at the 2018 Laser North Americans, and has been a training partner and coach of Andrew Lewis, who represented Trinidad in the Laser class at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

Caleb and Stu Nickerson will give thirty minute white board talks before racing, provide on-the-water coaching and demonstrations, and do post-race reviews every week.  We hope you will not miss this awesome opportunity to learn from one of the best sailors ever to come out of Casco Bay.

The Spring Laser Series will be starting this Sunday at PYC with a skippers’ meeting at 1100 and a first start at 1200.  15 boats are already registered. For more information contact: Justice Ben Pollard


The Junior Sailing Program Program runs a small boat racing series on Monday evenings for Optis, 420s and Lasers but if you have another type of sailing dinghy or even a windsurfer you are welcome to join us.  We also welcome folks to come out on SUPs or kayak to watch the racing.

The race season begins in the first week of July and ends in mid-August.

Participants can race their own boats but the club has a number of 420s and Optis that are assigned on a first come first serve basis.

To Register,  Contact Chris Morin, PYC Junior Sailing Director (207)899-2864 or email him at

Cost and boat availability in order of priority:

1. PYC Junior Sailing Program Sailors (from any session) Free
2. Adult Parents of Junior Sailors $10 per night or $50 for the summer. This money supports the PYC Junior Sailing Program.
3. PYC Club Members $10 per night or $50 for the summer. This money supports the PYC Junior Sailing Program.
4. Member or Non-member Sailors with own boats welcome $10 per night or $50 for the summer. This money supports the PYC Junior Sailing Program.

Boat Storage in the field: $75 for members ONLY for the summer (Non-Members cannot keep boats at PYC during the summer).  

Skipper’s meeting and an informal outdoor cookout 1700

Boat launch at 1730
Racing begin   1800
No races started after 2000


The laser fleet usually runs a Sunday series in the fall. Check back later for more information.