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2020 Racing Program Last Revised: July 4, 2020

2020 would have marked the 67th season of sailboat racing at Portage Lake, Pinckney Michigan. However, because of the worldwide Covid pandemic, statewide executive orders, CDC recommendations and a concern for the health and safety of participants, the Race Committee made the decision to cancel the 2020 racing season including the Fall Regattas.

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.

Below is the schedule that was planned prior to the cancellation.

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
2020 Dates Tuesday Series Spring/Fall: May 26; Jun 2, 9; Aug 25; Sep 1, 8 
School’s Out: Jun 16, 23, 30; Jul 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug 4, 12, 18
Thursday Series Spring: Jun 4, 11, 18, 25; Jul 2, 9, 16
Summer: Jul 23, 30; Aug 6, 13, 20, 27; Sep 3, 10
Weekend Series Gold: May 29; Jun 6, 20; Jul 18; Aug 1, 15, 29; Sep 6
Commodore’s Cup Sep 6, 7
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 13. 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.


2020 Board of Governors

Brian Hawkins Commodore

Clark Chapin Secretary Past Commodore

Brook Smith Treasurer

Bill O’Donnel Governor

William Foster Governor

2020 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
Interlake Fleet Captain

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

Rick Jarzembowski

Fritz Wagner

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