Our informal sailboat races provide a chance for everyone to improve their sailing ability and to compete in a friendly environment. We often raft up for social hour after races (non-race participants welcome too!) so be sure to make time to hang around.
The races are open to all sailboat classes and the Portsmouth Yardstick handicap system is used to correct finish times for relative boat performance.
The 2020 Racing Schedule consists of 4 race days in the Spring season and 4 in the Fall season, plus the Commodores' Cup. Races are scheduled for Saturday afternoons, first start at 2pm. Races may be moved to Sunday at the Race Committee discretion due to inclement weather or low expected turnout.
2020 Race Schedule:
May 2 - Commodores' Cup
May 9 - Spring Series 1
May 30 - Spring Series 2
June 6 - Spring Series 3
June 20 - Spring Series 4
August 22 - Fall Series 1
September 12 - Fall Series 2
September 19 - Fall Series 3
October 3 - Fall Series 4
Races, as well as other events, are also listed on our Calendar Page
Race Committee Information:
All competing boats are required to volunteer for at least one Race Committee duty each year (though non-racers are more than welcome to serve as well!). Don't be intimidated - RC duty can be a great way to get out on the lake during the summer with family and friends to hang out and watch some sailing. Dates are assigned on a first come, first served basis. There are instructions and a checklist so don't be nervous - but you can always volunteer to help someone your first time.
The Club Boat is available for use as a Race Committee boat.
**Please note: if you are unable to run RC on the date you have signed up, it is your responsibility to find someone else to cover that day!