The Cruising Class at CPYC runs a full schedule of racing, cruising and social activities for boats of various sizes.
Handicap racing has been a fixture at CPYC for over 100 years. Weekly racing and cruising activities occur throughout the spring, summer and fall. Our beautiful, well protected, deep water basin is one of the finest on the Sound! Our 5 Ton crane makes access for many larger boats a breeze. Inquiries about joining should be directed to Fleet Captain Derek Ettie.
The full 2017 CPYC Cruising Class Schedule
See the Notices of Race and Sailing Instructions for full details.
Wednesday Night Series -- 15 consecutive Wednesday nights starting May 24 and ending August 30.
Summer Series -- 9 Saturday afternoons: June 17, 25, July 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19 and 26.
Aunt Kate Cup & Uncle Dan Cup -- 3 summer holiday afternoons: May 29, July 4 and September 4.
Distance Series -- 6 races in a variety of formats (see the NOR) -- June 10, July 8, September 9, 16, 23 and 30.
The Jackie Flournoy Cup (Women at the Helm) -- Sunday, Fathers' Day, June 18.
Wednesday Night Series and Dinners
A relaxed race for after work fun with your friends. Racing is open to all yachts with a YRA of LIS PHRF Certificate, assuring a large fleet and close competition. Enjoy dinner and the camaraderie of fellow competitors afterward on CPYC's beautiful deck overlooking the sound.
To watch a really cool storm video (with Rainbow) during a Wednesday Night Race Weather Postponement on August 6, 2014 Click Here
Many Competitors in the Wednesday Night Series now use RaceQs tracking software.
Race replays for boats tracking their position while racing can be viewed for the 2016 Racing Season by Clicking Here or for 2015 by Clicking Here. Watch this space for the 2017 Racing Season link.
For more information/videos to get started on your boat, go to www.RaceQs.com. You can also download the FREE App for your IPhone or Android Smartphone to track your own boat.
Summer Series on Saturdays
NEW in 2017, the Summer Series moves to Saturdays. Spinnaker and non-spinnaker divisions compete on Saturdays scheduled throughout the summer on innovative pre-set courses using both CPYC race marks and government buoys. Rules are set to enable easy, short-handed sailing on courses with longer legs. Now enjoy the fellowship of all CPYC fleets at the club after racing on Saturday evenings.
A six race series made up of two Point to Point races on June 10 and September 9, with overnight destinations at Indian Harbor YC and Centerport YC; the Red Eye overnight race on Saturday July 8 (almost the full moon!); and the three race Navigators Series on Saturdays, September 16, 23 and 30. Daily prizes and separate trophies for the Distance Series as a whole, the Navigators Series and the Red Eye.
Aunt Kate and Uncle Dan Cup
Racing around the buoys on each of three summer holidays followed by the club-wide picnics on each day: the Vice Commodore's Cup, Memorial Day, May 29, the Commodore's Cup, Independence Day, July 4, and the Rear Commodore's Cup on Labor Day, September 4. The winners of the Aunt Kate (Spinnaker) and Uncle Dan (Non-Spinnaker) Divisions are required to regale the fleet with a poem about their exploits upon trophy presentation! No poem, no trophy!
Jackie Flournoy Cup
Named for the esteemed Jackie Flournoy -- of illustrious accomplishment on the race course and pre-eminent service to CPYC -- her eponymous Cup is a race of women only at the helm. Come honor Jackie and celebrate Fathers' Day on the race course, with refreshments and prizes following.
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