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2021 Racing Program Last Revised: November 29, 2021

2021 marks the 68th season of sailboat racing at Portage Lake, Pinckney Michigan.

Portage Yacht Club (PYC) is one of the oldest sailing clubs in the state of Michigan. We have a proud tradition of competitive excellence in Michigan as well as Nationally. PYC members have won National and North American championships in several classes as well as prestigious US Sailing national championships. Besides this serious stuff, we have a lot of FUN and comraderie.

The schedule below is not final and is subject to change by thw Race Committee.

Rules ISAF Racing Rules. Sailing Instructions will be available once approved.
Eligibility and Entry Open to class-legal boats owned by or chartered to a PYC member, who must also be a member of US SAILING and the class association. US SAILING membership is included in your racing registration fees. Club membership requirements waived for first-year racers in the Silver and Gold Series. FEE SCHEDULE AND ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE FROM THE CLUB OFFICE.
Fleets Three entries required for fleet status.
Starting Order Tuesday Series: Lasers, Open Class Thursday Series: All fleets start together Weekend Series: All fleets start together
2021 Dates Tuesday Series Spring/Fall: May 25; Jun 1, 8; Aug 24, 31; Sep 7 
School’s Out: Jun 15, 22, 29; Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17
Thursday Series Spring: May 27; Jun 3, 10, 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15
Summer: Jul 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 19, 26; Sep 2, 9
Weekend Series Gold: May 22; Jun 5, 19; Jul 17, 31; Aug 14, 28; Sep 5
Commodore’s Cup Sep 5, 6
Races Tuesday Series one or more short (approximately 30 minute) races
Thursday Series one or more back-to-back races.
Weekend Series three races with warning signal times as indicated below.
Warning Signal for the first race of the day Tuesday Series 6:30 p.m. Subsequent races: Back-to-Back
Thursday Series 7:00 PM except 6:30 PM after Aug 12. Subsequent races: Back-to-Back
Weekend Series Saturday First Race: 12:00 PM, Subsequent races: Back-to-Back
Sunday First Race: 1:00 PM, Subsequent races: Back-to-Back
Other Scoring, alternative penalties, prizes and other details are covered in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions. Questions, please contact the Club Office during regular office hours.


2022 Board of Governors

Steve Wiseman Commodore

Brian Hawkins Past Commodore

Clark Chapin Secretary

Brook Smith Treasurer

Bill O’Donnel Governor

2021 Race Committee

Jack White
Briefer – LB Summer
Management Assignments

Brook Smith
Vice Chair
Briefer Gold May-Jun

Tom Ehman
Permits and Documents

Clark Chapin
Instruction – Race Rules

Bill O’Donnel
Briefer Captain
Briefer LB Spring

Ty Cathey

Brian Hawkins
Briefer – Gold Jul-Aug
Red Cross D & P

Rick Jarzembowski

Steve Wiseman
Briefer – SB Spring
Laser Fleet Captain

Rick Lyons
Briefer – SB Summer

Bill Foster

Kerry Pebbles

Ann Taylor

Other Assistance

Dave Moody Website Manager