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2019 Racing Program Last Revised: November 10, 2019

2019 marks the 66th 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.

Note: The following information is only a summary of the 2019 Notice of Race.  

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
2019 Dates Tuesday Series Spring: May 7, 14, 21, 28;
Jun 4, 11, 18, 26;
Jul 2, 9
Summer: Jul 16, 23, 30;
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27;
Sep 3, 10, 17
Thursday Series Spring: May 9, 16, 23, 30;
Jun 6, 13, 20, 27;
Jul 3 (Wednesday), 11
Summer: Jul 18, 25;
Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
Sep 5, 12, 19
Weekend Series Gold Plus: May 11, 18;
Sep 2, 8, 15
Red: May 25;
Jun 1, 8, 15, 22
White: Jun 29;
Jul 7, 13, 21, 27
Blue: Aug 3, 10, 17, 24;
Sep 1, 9
Commodore’s Cup Sep 1, 2
Races Tuesday Series one or more short (approximately 30 minute) races
Thursday Series one approximately one hour race except races on June 6, 13, 20, 27 & July 3, 11, 18 & 25 will be two back-to-back.
Weekend Series two approximately one hour races with warning signal times as indicated below.
Warning Signal for the first race of the day Tuesday Series 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Series 7:00 PM except 6:30 PM after Aug 15
Weekend Series First Race: 12:00 PM, Second Race: 2:00 PM
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

Clark Chapin
Past Commodore

Brook Smith

Bill O’Donnel

William Foster

2019 Race Committee

Jack White
Briefer – White Series

Brook Smith
Vice Chair

Tom Ehman
Permits and Documents
Management Assignments

Clark Chapin
Briefer – Blue Series

Bill O’Donnel
Briefer Captain
Briefer – Red Series

Brian Hawkins
Briefer – Gold Plus Series

Chuck White
Briefer – LB Spring

Rick Jarzembowski
Briefer – LB Summer

Fritz Wagner

Steve Wiseman
Briefer – SB Spring

Rick Lyons
Briefer – SB Summer

Bill Holmberg

Bill Foster

Kerry Pebbles

Ann Taylor


Dave Moody
Website Manager