September 20, 2017
 South Freeport, ME
12:06 AM / 5:51 PM
6:10 AM / PM
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  • 2017 Racing

    General Information:

    The Harraseeket Yacht Club hosts a variety of racing events each season.  While competitive, the goal of racing at HYC is to foster sportsmanship, friendship and seamanship.  The club extends an invitation to any non-member who would like to join us for racing. Any questions contact the Race Committee Chair: Kris Jennings- Email


    Wednesday Night Race Series

    The club conducts a summer long series from the end of May until the end of August.  The races are run under PHRF rule and classes vary year to year.  There is a Sonar fleet and a larger fleet consisting of a mix of yachts from Concordia Yawls to J/35s.

    Races start at 1800 on Wednesday nights outside the mouth of the Harraseeket River.   Please join us!

    This year we have some new events such as a racing seminar, pursuit races to Chebeague Island, Dolphin Marina and to HYC, all with socializing after the race. More information to come! Please refer to the HYC calendar for the dates of the events. Please contact Race Committee Chair: Kris Jennings - Email if you have any questions.


    The Harraseeket Yacht Club Regatta - Saturday June 24, 2017

    This regatta is held annually in June as part of the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Associations’ spring series.  The course takes the fleet through the glorious islands of Casco Bay. All HYC members, Casco Bay Yacht Clubs, and local recreational and weekend racers are welcome. Come and enjoy a day on the bay in a pursuit race format sailing around the islands from Harraseeket River to Eagle Island. Whether you are out for a family race or serious competition, this race has it all.   You can register online at the GMORA or by mail with the registration link below.

    Three Divisions – 9 Trophies up for grabs.


    HYC Women’s Cup

    This event will be on July 26th, 2017 (Wednesday) and will be run the same as the Wednesday Night series. Please refer to the Wednesday Night Notice of Race for details. There will be a Sonar Class, and PHRF Racing and Cruising Classes (1800 start time). Each boat’s skipper must be a woman. Trophies will be presented at the annual meeting for the 1st place finish in both classes. If there is not a woman on your boat, please invite a friend or club member to take over the helm for the race.

    So come out and enjoy a great sail!


    HYC Annual Punch Bowl Regatta - September 9, 2017

    The Punch Bowl Race is a long-standing tradition involving most of the HYC racing community.  Typically, this race is handicapped as a pursuit race and is held the day of the annual membership meeting in early September. Family and friends are welcome to join in the fun!

    • Skippers meeting 1030 at Club House
    • RC will coordinate the starting watch at the skippers meeting
    • RC will hand out scratch sheets with predetermined start times

    Anchor Start** near French’s Cove 1200 PM.

    Your cooperation is needed; this a pursuit race in which the starting times are predetermined based on PHRF rating. If you have any thought of participating it is imperative you contact the RC Chair with your boat type and PHRF numbers with and without spinnaker.  It is all right to not show and you can tell RC just before the start if you are using your spinnaker.

    ** Set anchor near starting line established by RC boat. All sails must be down with at least one tie around them. Based on your starting time on the scratch sheet you will receive at the skipper’s meeting the boats will start to haul anchor and make sail. RC on the water will be monitoring the starts but will not necessarily be hailing each boat.

     Sign up by contacting Race Committee Chair: Kris Jennings - Email if you have any questions


    Grub Tub Worlds: with Lasers  - September 16, 2017 In-Harbor 2 p.m. First Gun

    You do not need to be a HYC member to race.  This is a competitive and fun race; There will be two classes, each with its own start:  Grub Tubs and Lasers.  There will be trophies for 1st place and honorable mention for 2nd. So come out and Join the Fun!

    Grub Tub Worlds – Laser Challenge NOR


    Commodore’s Cup Race: TBD

    In recent years the Commodore’s Cup has been held in early October for those hardy souls who refuse to give up early on the sailing season.


    The Wiener Trophy: TBD

    In many ways, the Wiener Trophy series embodies the spirit of HYC.  Dot and Dick Wiener established the trophy after they observed all the fun club members were having racing the club’s dinghies on a sunny summer afternoon.  The format changes somewhat from year to year, but consists of dinghy races held in the fall.  Multi-generational teams race and it is not uncommon to see a five year old burning up the course with their parent.  Students from the club’s sailing program often skipper and leave their parents in the dust!