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 Steve Longo.
The 2020 CPYC Cruising Class Schedule
See the Notices of Race and Sailing Instructions for full details.
Wednesday Night Series -- 16 consecutive Wednesday nights starting May 20 and ending Sept. 2.
Summer Series -- 8 Sunday afternoons:June 7, 14 ;July 12, 19 ;Aug 9, 16, 23, 30.
Aunt Kate Cup & Uncle Dan Cup -- 3 summer holiday afternoons: May 25, July 5 and September 7.
Navigators Series -- 5 Sunday races in a variety of formats June 27, July 25, Sept 13, 20, 27
The Jackie Flournoy Cup (Women at the Helm) -- Sunday, Fathers' Day, June 21.
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. Registration is required. Please visit Yachtscoring.com to register
Summer Series on Sundays
The Summer Series on Sundays. Spinnaker and non-spinnaker divisions compete on Sundays scheduled throughout the summer on courses using both CPYC race marks and government buoys. Rules are set to enable easy, short-handed sailing on courses with longer legs for non Spinnaker Boats and Windward Leeward courses for spinnaker boats.
A five race series made up of two Destination Point to Point races on June 27 and July 25, with overnight destinations TBD; and the three race distance races on the first 3 Sundays after Labor Day in September. Daily prizes and season trophies will be awarded for the Navigators Series.
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 25, the Commodore's Cup, Independence Day, July 5, and the Rear Commodore's Cup on Labor Day, September 7. 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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