CYC Racing

Centerboard Racing 

Serious fun, camaraderie, and sailing... that's what Centerboard Racing is all about. Whether it is having dinner with the other crews after a Wednesday Evening Race or spending a Saturday at the Centerboard Regatta, come join us and sailboats from all around Casco Bay this summer.

Wednesday Night Racing

Centerboard's Wednesday Night Racing Series is intended to be a weekly low key event with friendly competition.  Racing starts at 1800 off the Eastern Promenade and boats will sail a single race about 90 minutes long.  Afterwards everyone returns to the Club to enjoy a dinner put on by one of the boats in the fleet.  Sign up at the links below and if you wish to participate in the post race dinners, please email and cc: Justin Henderson -


2017-2020 Racing Rules

Start Signals

Other Signals

Casco Bay Marks 2020 - Chart

Casco Bay Marks 2020 Format #2

Casco Bay Marks 2020 Format #3, inner harbor only

Casco Bay Mark List

GPS Waypoints of all race marks - This is compatible with most GPS/Chartplotters/Navigation Apps.  Download the file and transfer to your device.  CascoBayMarks.06.13.2020.gpx.txt

Centerboard Regatta

The Centerboard Regatta kicks off the GMORA racing season with a friendly, casual racing atmosphere on the second Saturday in June each year.  The regatta format on odd years will be one long race starting off Portland's Eastern Promenade and sending boats out through the many islands of Southern Casco Bay.  On even years the Regatta is run in conjunction with the Atlantic Cup's Inshore racing.  On those years multiple short windward leeward races will be run.

Centerboard Yacht Club will host a post-race BBQ featuring pulled pork at the club on the Fore River with majestic views of the sunset and the Portland skyline.  Sit back and swap sea stories with your fellow competitors as you enjoy the BBQ and a Free Beer or Dark & Stormy while listening to music provided by a live band.  This is intended to be a family friendly event open to all CYC Members and Racers.  Racers please sign up at the link below, those only looking for dinner tickets please e-mail:

Centerboard Regatta Registration

2023 Race Schedule

Updated March 14, 2023




May 3

Points East Crew Match Party


May 10

Wednesday Night Skipper's Meeting 


May 17

Practice Wednesday Race


May 18

First Thursday Night


May 24

First Wednesday Night Race


June 10

Centerboard Regatta


June 17

Pilot Regatta


June 24

Harraseeket Regatta


June 28

CYC host PYC Weeknight Race


June 29

No Thursday Night Race


July 1

Schooner Trophy Race


July 5

No Wednesday Night Race


July 6

PYC host CYC Weeknight Race


July 8-9

Quahog Quest


July 15

Casco Bay Fiasco


Aug 3-6

Monhegan Race Weekend


Aug 12

SailMaine Festival & Regatta


Aug 19

Bluewater Regatta


Aug 26

Handy Boat Regatta


Sept 4

Degrandpre Double Handed & Family Race

PYC/Fleet 43

Sept 6

First Wednesday Fall Series


Sept 23

Lightship Race


Sept 30

Fall Series #2


Oct 7

Fall Series #3


Oct 14

Fall Series #4


Nov 3

Awards Party


Casco Bay Race Dates 2022.pdf

Quahog Quest

The Quahog Quest will be a two day race from Portland Harbor to Quahog Bay where boats can raft together for the night and Race Committee will cook dinner for the fleet.  Sunday the fleet will race back to Portland Harbor where awards will be given at Centerboard YC.  Non-racers are welcome to us at Quahog Bay for the raft and dinner.

Bluewater Regatta

Come join us for our Annual Bluewater Regatta!  The format will be one long race starting near House Island/Peaks Island and sailing around the islands between the Shipping Channel and the Hussy in either direction.

After the day's sailing return to the Club for a Lobster Dinner with Free Beer and live Music!  This is intended to be a family friendly event open to all CYC Members and Racers.   Racers please sign up at the link below, those only looking for dinner tickets please e-mail:

Bluewater Regatta Registration


Points East Crew List




Sailing Anarchy

Portland Yacht Club

Orr's-Bailey Yacht Club

J24 Fleet 43

Etchells Fleet 27

Ensign Fleet 71

Sail Maine

Harraseeket Yacht Club

Racing Rules Quiz (Old Rules)

Historical Courses


Marine Forecast

Tide Chart

Cushings Is. Observations

Portland Weather Buoy

Portland-Gray Radar

WGME Predictive Radar

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