2019 Races


Please Register online at

email to get all racing emails

We race all year.


All race communications take place on VHF channel 71.

January 1 – Brrrr Rabbit

This is the first race of the year.  Shake off that grogginess from last night’s party by going out on the water.

February 2 – Double Up and Back

March 2 – John Pitcher Memorial Race

April 7 – Andy Byrd Memorial Pursuit Race

Balellentine Sailing Instructions 2018[5090]*

Note: This year’s Ballentine race will be from Sequoia to Coyote Point, due to South Bay Opening Day festivities.

June 2 – Merton Yolles Memorial Race

July 7 – Stars & Stripes

August 18 – Kay & Dave Few Regatta (Rescheduled from August 4)

September 22 – Barth Race**

October 6 – Jerry O’Grady Single-handed Race***

November 3 – Commodore’s Cup

* Frank Ballentine Race will be a reverse handicap start, time on distance scoring

** Barth Race will be jointly hosted by Coyote Point YC and Sequoia YC
*** Jerry O’Grady Race will be sailed non-spinnaker

$125 for all 11 races

$15 for an individual race

Winter Races (Sundays)
January 13
January 27
February 11
February 25
March 11
March 25

Shorteez Races
Open to boats with 180+ PHRF ratings
March 17
October 20

2018 Interclub Series

Most races in the Interclub series take place in the South Bay, with starts off of Alameda. This great series is open to members of Aeolian YC, Alameda YC, Catalina 34 Fleet 1, Encinal YC, Island YC, Oakland YC, South Beach YC, Treasure Island YC, BAMA, Ballena Bay Yacht Club and of course, Coyote Point YC.

The series consists of six (6) races with one throw out. The race dates are TBD, but are usually the second Saturday of each month

(Divisions may be combined or additional divisions may be added depending on number of participants)


1:00 / A – Spinnaker and B – Non-Spinnaker

All yachts with a valid NCPHRF rating. There should be a NCPHRF certificate for either your boat or an identical sister ship which will be accepted. Boats may be reassigned to alternate divisions after registration in order to balance the divisions and may be combined if there are too few for a division. A minimum of 3 boats will be required for a division. In the event there are only enough boats for one division it will be raced non spinnaker or re-sailed at a later date.

Notice of Race and Standing Race Instructions with Course Sheets can be downloaded by clicking the links: cpyc_nor and cpyc_sailing_instructions

Check the CPYC calendar for Skipper’s meeting time. Skipper’s meetings will usually be at 11:00 am for a 1:00 pm start. Check-in at Committee Boat is acceptable. Committee Boat will monitor VHF Ch 71 throughout the race. Communication is encouraged. Retirement from the race without finishing requires RC notification.


Scoring will be calculated Time on Time, except for pursuit races. CPYC will provide division awards for boats winning and placing in the individual races. Perpetual Trophies remain the property of CPYC with winners’ names engraved on the trophy. An awards dinner will be held at the end of the season – exact date and time to be determined at a later date.

Checks should be made payable to Coyote Point Yacht Club.


After the race, come relax with your fellow sailors at the CPYC clubhouse and bar! Events after each individual race will vary, but may include cookouts, potluck dinners, live entertainment, etc. Details will be announced prior to each race. Race results will be announced after the race (assuming no pending protest).


Guest dock/berthing may be available for Friday and Saturday nights. Contact the CPYC Regatta Chair or Port Captain


Skippers: In order to participate you must either register on or complete and sign the Skipper_Release_Form_2016 prior to racing.
Crew: All crew members must complete and sign the 2016 Crew Release Form prior to racing.
Please complete these form and either bring them to the skippers meeting or email to no later than the day before the first race.

Please register online at

You may register and pay fees vial PayPal or credit card. If you do not wish to register online, please complete the form below or click here cpyc-2016-race-registration-form and
1) Email a copy to CPYC Regatta Chair
2) Mail/deliver a signed copy and check made out to “Coyote Point Yacht Club”:
Regatta Chair Coyote Point Yacht Club 1820 Coyote Point Drive San Mateo, CA 94401
Questions? Please email Steve Swanson, CPYC Regatta Chair

SKIPPER ______________________________________________

ADDRESS _________________________________________________

CITY, ZIP__________________________________________________

PHONE ____________________ MOBILE PHONE ___________________


Boat Name: _________________

Boat Model, Length, and Year: __________________

Yacht Club/Marina: ______________________________________

I will race __Spinnaker Division __Non-Spinnaker Division

Sail #:_________ Current NCPHRF certificate on file at YRA: __Yes __No;

PHRF#: ______

Largest headsail: LP: ___

Length Spin Pole: _____ ft.

Jib tacked above drum on above deck furler: __Yes __No

In-Mast Furling Main: __Yes __No

Auxiliary power configuration: Outboard __; Inboard: __

Propeller: folding/feathering __ fixed___-if fixed: #blades? __2 blades __3 blades

I certify that I have done nothing to my boat to invalidate the above rating. I also agree not to sue CPYC or any Member involved in planning or running these events. I assume liability for my crew and boat.

Please charge to my CPYC account: Account #____________, Amount:_________


Date _______________
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover.”Mark Twain



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