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2017 Racing Program Last Revised: October 30, 2017

2017 marks the 64th 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. Is your child interested in sailing? We also have Junior Instruction for youngsters 8-14 years of age.

NOTE: The following information may be subject to change.

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. Online registration form is available HERE.
Fleets Three entries required for fleet status.
Starting Order Tuesday Series: MC Scows & Others, Lasers
Thursday Series: Scots & Interlakes, Others
Weekend Series: Scots & Interlakes, Others
2017
Dates
Tuesday
Series
Spring: May 9, 16 23, 30;
Jun 6, 13, 20, 27;
Jul 4, 11
Summer: Jul 18, 25;
Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
Sep 5, 12, 19
Thursday
Series
Spring: May 11, 18, 25;
Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
Jul 6, 13
Summer: Jul 20, 27;
Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31;
Sep 7, 14, 21
Weekend
Series
Red: May 13, 20, 27;
Jun 3, 10, 17
White: Jun 24;
Jul 2, 8, 15, 22, 29
Blue: Aug 5, 12, 19, 27;
Sep 3*, 110
Make-Up Days: Sep 4* (3 races);
Sep 17 (2 races)
* = Commodore’s Cup Races
Races Tuesday
Series
one to three short (approximately 30 minute) races
Thursday
Series
one approximately one hour race except races on June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 will be back-to-back
Weekend
Series
two approximately one hour races with with warning signal times as indicated below.
Warning Signal for the first race of the day Tuesday &
Thursday
Series
7:00 p.m., except 6:30 p.m. after August 10
Weekend
Series
First Race: 1:00 PM, Second Race: 3:00 PM
except noon for September 7 make up and Commodore’s Cup races.
Other Scoring, alternative penalites, prizes and other details are covered in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions. Questions, please contact the Club Office during regular office hours.

 

2017 Board of Governors

Craig Kivi
Commodore

Rick Jarzembowski
Past-Commodore

Clark Chapin
Secretary

Wendy Willford
Treasurer

Art Varaday
Governor

2017
Race Committee

Todd Willford
Chair
Briefer – Blue Series

Tom Ehman
Vice Chair
Permits and Documents
Management Assignments

Clark Chapin
Secretary
Briefer – White Series

Bill O’Donnel
Briefer Captain

Brook Smith
Scoring

Rick Jarzembowski
Awards
Briefer – LB Spring

Fritz Wagner
Quartermaster

Ann Taylor
Briefer – SB Summer

Steve Wiseman
Briefer – SB Spring

Craig Kivi
Briefer – LB Summer

Tom Kimball
Briefer – Red Series

Kerry Pebbles

Jack White

Other
Assistance

Dave Moody
Website Manager