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2017 Race Results

Tri Club Series (click each for results):

1. EYC Thomas Willet Memorial Race ... Oct. 7  
2. PYC Charles Birch Memorial Race ... Oct. 14  
3. ECYC Thomas Clark Memorial Race ... Oct. 21

The Pettipaug Yacht Club has an extensive sail racing program starting each season on the day of the club’s Commissioning in mid-May through Decommissioning in late October.

At the core of PYC’s program is the One Design Class Regattas open to any dinghy class with three boats or more in the same class. Typically Blue Jays, Lasers, Club 420s and MC Scows are raced following US Sailing Association (USSA) class rules. Depending on the wind and weather conditions, five to eight races are held. Awards are given out at the end of the day, and hot dogs, hamburgers and sodas are served. Bring the family for an afternoon of FUN! Sign-up with a Fleet Captain, and call a friend and spread the word to assure there are enough boats in your class to participate.

Fleet Captains:
Lasers – Pat Connelly (860-463-0577 or pmconn@comcast.net)
Blue Jays – Priscilla Robinson (860-526-2775 or probinson02@snet.net)
MC Scows - Chris Moore (860-271-9756 or moore5256@gmail.com)

In addition, other races are held during the season. (See 2015 Racing Schedule below.) The Commodore, Mid-Summer,
and Robin Starr Handicap Races are open to a variety of centerboard sailboats, sailing a longer, single course. The top three places are awarded based on the Portsmouth Handicap System. The Hawkins Race is an annual match-up with PYC and Essex Yacht Club in Ideal 18s. The Birch Memorial Race is a handicap race with large, cruising sailboats (20' - 40') running in the main channel of the Connecticut River. The Laundon Loop, the last race of the season, is a shell rowing race with men and women competing serparately in two classes - doubles and singles – that loops through Selden Creek.

2017 Races & Regattas

May 6 :: CT River Dinghy Distance Race
May 7 :: Fleet 99 Bottles of Beer Regatta - MC Scows
May 13 :: Commodore’s Handicap Race
May 21 :: One Design Regatta - MC Scows
Jun 3 :: One Design Regatta - MC Scows
Jun 4 :: One Design Regatta*
Jun 10 :: Hawkins Team Race with EYC
Jul 22 :: Mid-Summer Handicap Regatta
Jul 23 :: One Design Regatta - MC Scows
Aug 5 :: One Design Regatta - MC Scows
Aug 6 :: One Design Regatta*
Sep 16 :: One Design Regatta - MC Scows
Sep 17 :: One Design Regatta*
Oct 7 :: EYC Thomas Willets Memorial Race
Oct 14 :: Charles Birch Memorial Race
Oct 14 :: Robin Starr Handicap Race
Oct 21 :: ECYC Thomas Clark Memorial Race

*Unless otherwise indicated, the One Design Regattas include Blue Jays, Club 420s, Optis
& Lasers

John Kennedy

2017 Regatta & Race Schedule
(with detailed descriptions)

One Design Class Race Instructions

Pettipaug Sailing Academy
2017 420 Race Clinic

US Sailing Association
International Blue Jay Class Association
North American Laser Class Association
International Optimist Dinghy Association
U.S. Optimist Dinghy Association
The Club 420 Association
MC (Scow) Sailing Association