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Birch NOR


Starr Memorial Race

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.

2023 PYC ONE DESIGN SERIES will begin in May. The “SERIES” will be comprised of five race days held on Saturdays from May-August. Depending on wind and weather, there will at least 4 races held on each of the five race days. Open to the fleets listed with three boats or more of the same class. Race Committee follows US Sailing Association (USSA) class rules, or more of the same class. The One Design Team is still meeting to provide safe, fun and interesting racing for this season. 

Dates: May 27, June 24, July 22, August 5 and August 19 
Pre-registration is required 
Times: Skipper’s meeting on the PYC Deck at 12 noon 
START: Promptly at 1 p.m.
Post-Race Party to follow race
Post-Race Results: Posted and announced at post-race party
Please contact one of the following Fleet Captains for more information and sign-up.

Lasers: Laura Nunno
Blue Jays: Sandy Sanstrom
Scows: Amy Walsh
Sunfish: Sarah DuBois
JY 15: Peter Charbonnier
Miscellaneous Fleet*: Kathryn Ryan
*Comprised of one of a kind, no handicapping, will be scored 1, 2, 3

PYC Race Co-Chairman:
• Brian Donahue
• Dick Hutchinson

Other races during the season:
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.

May 20 :: Commodore’s Handicap Race :: RACE RESULTS
Jun 25 :: Hawkins Team Race
Jul 15 :: Mid-Summer Handicap Regatta
Oct 21 :: Robin Starr Handicap Race :: RACE RESULTS

#1 May 27 :: Cancelled
#2 Jun 24 :: RACE RESULTS
#3 Jul 22 :: RACE RESULTS
#4 Aug 5 :: RACE RESULTS
#5 Aug 19

2023 BLUE JAY SERIES (Wednesdays)
#1 May 24 :: RACE RESULTS
#2 Jun 21 :: RACE RESULTS
#3 Jul 26 :: RACE RESULTS
#4 Aug 9
#5 Aug 23 :: RACE RESULTS

Weekly Race Series
TBD :: 99 Bottles Scow Regatta

Oct 7 :: Willets Memorial (EYC)
Oct 14 :: Clark Memorial (ECYC)
Oct 21 :: Birch Memorial (PYC)

TBD :: Laundon Loop

Sail & Dinghy Associations
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