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Racing at the American Yacht Club

The long history of sailing events continues

Racing has been a tradition at the American Yacht Club since its inception over 100 years ago. Today sailors continue that tradition by participating in races both local and far away.

The American Yacht Club is host to active racing fleets. All races hosted by the AYC are open to anyone wishing to participate, including members of other clubs or the public at large.

An open class, generally for 20'+ boats that are not part of an active one-design fleet. Boats are rated based on a formula and scored depending on their time to complete the course.

A single-person boat sailed competitively all over the world. These boats have one sail and are very light and fast while being very simple to handle. Currently, the Laser fleet is inactive at the AYC. Please contact Amy Sison, Regatta Chairman, at amysison@gmail.com if you are interested in reviving this fleet.

Race Schedule for 2018

More details coming soon.

PHRF Schedule
Merrimack River Regatta June 30th(Pursuit Race)
Save A Sailor Regatta July 21st
Rum Run Regatta August 4th & 5th
Chet Young Regatta September 15th

Racing on Joppa Flats
Tentative schedule for racing on Joppa Flats:

June 6th - Wednesday
June 20th - Wednesday
July 18th - Wednesday
August 3rd - Friday
August 11th - Saturday
August 25th - Saturday
The weekday races will have 5pm meet up at the AYC and 6pm starts on the water. The Saturday races will be 11am meet at the AYC 12pm start on the water. These are very informal races. All are welcome to participate.

Additional race information and rules will be posted on these racing class pages.

Race courses are not published on the web pages as they are subject to daily weather conditions and are often not revealed until the beginning of any given race.

Note that this race information is frequently updated, especially at the beginning of the season as the information becomes available. Check back often!


This page was updated 2018-05-03 10:33:33 by Amy Sison, Regatta Chairman