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2024 Pettipaug Yacht Club Season will have many sail boat racing programs and sailing opportunities for all members and fleets. The season will commence with PYC’s Memorial Weekend Saturday, May 25th 2024. The Commodore’s Race will be held at 1 p.m. followed by PYC ‘s 2024 Commissioning at 5 p.m. Saturday: May 25, 2024/Rain Date: May 26

2024 PYC Race Committee
• Jeff Going: PRO
• Dick Hutchinson: Administrative; Advisory group and PYC Members

Long Races during the season: Commodore’s Race (May 25), Mid-Summer Race (July 13) and Robin Starr Handicap Race (October 19) are open to a variety of centerboard sailboats; sailing a longer (3 miles), single course. The winners are awarded based on the Portsmouth Handicap System. Awards and PYC Party follow the three longer races at 5 p.m. FUN!

The HAWKINS Race, a long-standing team duel between Essex Yacht Club and Pettipaug will be held June 22 at EYC. There are 6 boats (all Ideal 18’s) on the water. Three PYC teams (2 in a boat) and Three EYC teams (2 in a boat). PYC is defending their 2023 win this year!

Informal PYC Club Sailing for all members and all fleets.Tuesday evenings at 5 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m.


May 25 :: Commodore’s Handicap Race @ 1 p.m. RACE RESULTS (details)
Jun 22 :: Hawkins Team Race
Jul 13 :: Mid-Summer Handicap Race @ 1 p.m.
Oct 19 :: Robin Starr Handicap Race @ 1 p.m.

2024 ONE DESIGN RACING (Saturdays @ 1 p.m.)
#1 Jun 8
#2 Jul 6
#3 Aug 3
#4 Sep 7

2024 BLUE JAY SERIES (Wednesday night @ 5 p.m.)
RAIN DATE: Following Wednesday
April 27 @ 1 p.m. “Kick-OFF” the season
#1 May 22
#2 Jun 19
#3 Jul 17
#4 Aug 7
#5 Aug 21

2024 MC SCOWS (Thursday night)
Weekly Sailing/Racing
TBD :: 99 Bottles Scow Regatta

The Charles Birch Memorial Race is PYC’s race in the Tri-Club River Series sponsored by EYC, ECYC and PYC. This series includes large, cruising sailboats (20' - 40') running in the main channel of the Connecticut River held on Saturdays in October.

Oct 5 :: Willets Memorial (EYC)
Oct 12 :: Clark Memorial (ECYC)
Oct 19 :: Birch Memorial (PYC)

TBD :: Laundon Loop


US Sailing Association
Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association
North American Laser Class Association
International Optimist Dinghy Association
The Club 420 Association
MC (Scow) Sailing Association