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Located in Westport, Connecticut, Cedar Point Yacht Club is a community of sailors and their families who share a common interest in sailboat racing.

With a 115-year racing tradition and more than 100 days of racing each season, our members' commitment to the sport speaks for itself.

CPYC is a participatory club with racing, social, cruising, and other sailing-related activities that  appeal to sailors of different skills, experience, and interests.

CPYC promotes high-quality, friendly competition, good sportsmanship and camaraderie among sailors. In addition to our club racing and junior sailing programs we host an extensive regatta schedule including numerous regional, national and international championship. US Sailing awarded Cedar Point the One Design Club of the Year Award for 2007 and 2002. In 1998, CPYC was awarded US Sailing's St. Petersberg YC Trophy for excellence in race management. In June 2005, Cedar Point hosted the US Sailing Youth Championships, the premiere Junior Sailing Event with over 150 of the top junior sailors in the United States invited to attend.

  • The Fleets at Cedar Point
    • Cedar Point offers racing programs in a number of different types of boats. Although membership is required to skipper a boat on a regular basis in many of our programs, crewing on members' boats is almost always open to non-members and skippering in some programs is open to non-members as noted below. Follow the link for any of the classes of boats below to that fleet's webpage. Information and the email address of the Fleet Captain is available there to find out more about racing at Cedar Point.

      • Atlantic: 30' one design keel boats with main, jib and spinnakers and sailed by crew of 3 or 4. Racing on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Non-members are invited to crew.
      • Flying Scot: 19' one design centerboard boats with main, jib and spinnaker and sailed by crew of 2 or 3. Racing on Saturdays. Extensive local regatta schedule. Non-members are invited to crew.
      • High School Sailing: Race training in both team racing and fleet racing in Club 420s (boats supplied) on weekday afternoons in spring and fall. Extensive local regatta schedule.
      • J/70: 23' one design sport boat with main, jib and spinnaker and sailed by a crew of 3 or 4. Racing on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. This is CPYC's newest fleet - come see what all the excitement is about. Get one and join or join in the fun with a member.
      • Junior Sailing: Sailing and race training for 8- to 17-year-olds. Boats used are: 8' Optimist Dinghies, 14' Pixels, 14' Lasers and Laser Radials and 14' 420s. Late June through mid-August. Extensive local junior regatta schedule. Non-members welcome. Charter boats available.
      • Laser: 14' one design single-handed centerboard boat. Hugely popular frostbite racing series on Sundays in fall and spring, and Saturdays of three day weekends in summer. Multiple, short course race format. Extensive local regatta schedule. Reduced-rate Winter Membership available. Fleet boat available for a day or two of guest skippering by members or non-members.
      • Lightning: 19' one design centerboard boats with main, jib and spinnaker and sailed by crew of 3. Racing on Saturdays. Extensive local regatta schedule. Non-members are invited to crew.
      • PHRF Racing: 24' to 44' racer/cruisers racing on Wednesday nights, Sundays and overnight rendezvous on Holiday weekends. Non-member owner/skippers as well as crews are welcome to race.
      • Star: 22' one design keel boats with main and jib sailed by 2 crew. Racing on Saturdays. Extensive local regatta schedule. Non-members are invited to crew.
      • Thistle: 17' one design centerboard boats with main, jib and spinnaker and sailed by crew of 3. Racing on Saturdays. Extensive local regatta schedule. Non-members are invited to crew.
      • Vanguard 15: 15' one design centerboard boats with main and jib, sailed by crew of 2. Racing on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons with multiple, short course race format. Extensive local regatta schedule. Non-members are invited to crew. Fleet boat available for a day or two of guest skippering by members or non-members.
      These fleets and programs are supported by an outstanding private harbor and drystall facilities, a large fleet of race committee and support boats, and a delightful clubhouse and property with a beautiful view of Long Island Sound and the Saugatuck River.

      CPYC welcomes membership inquiries from sailors with an interest in sailboat racing, including those with limited experience.