Every Wednesday Night
April 11th through Mid- October
Winter Buoy Races are on the SECOND and FOURTH Sundays of January, February and March.
Open to the public, our Wednesday Night “Rabbit Races” are informal races utilizing a Rabbit start, i.e. no race committee. Both new and seasoned sailors are asked to wear appropriate clothing: non-marking deck shoes (non-slip), life jackets and clothing which can get wet. The race course is around the local racing marks outside of the Marina.
Winter Buoy Racing:
Meet in the Regatta Room at 12:30 PM to sign up as crew. We leave the docks at approximately 1:00 PM and are typically finished by 4:00 PM. After the race come on back to the club to enjoy a refreshing beverage, some snacks and re-live the action!!
Spring/Summer/Fall Rabbit Races:
Meet in the Regatta Room at 5:30 PM to sign up as crew, sign up for your dinner choice, and then go out and have fun! We leave the docks at approximately 6:00 PM and are typically finished by 8:00 PM. Our fabulous group of volunteers prepares dinner while we are out on the water, so as soon as the boats are put away, it’s time to grab a drink, tuck into some dinner and socialize with the sailors!
Rabbit Racing is a great way to get exposed to sailing on the Bay. It’s an opportunity to meet the local skippers and get a taste of what sailboat racing is all about. For those who become more serious about the sport, arrange to crew on a boat during the monthly CPYC regattas which are typically held the first Saturday of the month, or you can always buy your own boat and join us!
Etiquette: When you sign up to crew on someone else’s boat, always be honest and realistic about your experience level. This helps us to best match up skippers with crew. An after-race “thank you gift” (i.e. – a beer up at the bar!) for the skipper that took you out on the water is always appreciated.
Guests are expected to bring: Non-marking boat shoes, PFDs (i.e. – life jackets), sailing gloves and warm clothes including a water-proof outer layer. Chances are your skipper will have extra PFDs, but if you want one that’s more comfortable that the puffy orange rectangles, you may want to invest in your own.
You are responsible for your own safety on the water!
Crew: All crew members must complete and sign the Crew Release Form prior to racing.
Please complete these forms and either bring them to the skippers meeting or email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the race.
Extra release forms will be available a the Club. Email email@example.com for more information.
Typical Menu for Wednesday Evening Dinner:
- Steak and Baked Potato
- Grilled Chicken
- Chili and Baked Potato
- Salmon ( several times a year )
All meals are served with Green Salad and Cookies for dessert. Prices vary but do not exceed $15.00/person.