AT CHIPPEWA YACHT CLUB
CLUB RACING Tradition
Competitive racing has been an important part of our history since the founding of the club in 1939. We continue that tradition by cultivating the sport of single-design sailing in our community. All sailors from any skill level are welcome to join our competitions. Racing is an excellent way to improve your sailing skills and gain experience and knowledge from our more seasoned mariners.
We encourage members to select a one-design boat from one of our two fleets since other members are eager to support their class. However, we welcome all sailboats provided that they are less than 22 feet in overall length and 8 feet of beam, weigh less than 1,800 pounds, are without a fixed keel, and are without motor power. Races are scored using Portsmouth handicapping.
CYC races on Sunday and holiday afternoons from Memorial weekend to mid-October. Club sailors take turns serving on the RC, and are dedicated to providing a fair and safe environment for the competing sailors. Volunteering for the RC is a great way to learn about race management, see the races up close, spend time on the water, and contribute to the Club. Previous Race Committee experience is not required to volunteer.
Duties include moving racing equipment to and from the storage shed, flag management, recording times and placements, and setting and retrieving racing marks.
Fleets at CYC
Chippewa Lake was once known as the motherland of the Y-Flyer, and we have proudly maintained our status of Y-Flyer
Fleet #4 of the American Y-Flyer Association since 1942.
CYC maintains a fleet of Sunfish club loaner boats for training purposes and for use by members and their families.