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 2019 CPYC Cruising Class Schedule
See the Notices of Race and Sailing Instructions for full details.
Wednesday Night Series -- 15 consecutive Wednesday nights starting May 22 and ending August 28. No race July 3rd. (fireworks)
Summer Series -- 6 Sunday afternoons:June 9, 30 July 7, 14, 28 Aug 4, 18, 25
Aunt Kate Cup & Uncle Dan Cup -- 3 summer holiday afternoons: May 27, July 4 and September 2.
Navigators Series -- 5 Saturday/Sunday races in a variety of formats (see the NOR) June 22, July 20, Sept 15, 22, 29
The Jackie Flournoy Cup (Women at the Helm) -- Sunday, Fathers' Day, June 16.
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 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.
A five race series made up of two Destination Point to Point races on June 23 and July 20, with overnight destinations TBD; and the three race distance races on the first 3 Sundays 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 27, the Commodore's Cup, Independence Day, July 4, and the Rear Commodore's Cup on Labor Day, September 2. 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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