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 an 1 1/2 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 


2017-2020 Racing Rules

Start Signals

Other Signals

Casco Bay Marks 2020 - Chart

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

2021 Race Schedule

 Date RaceClub 
 May 12Wednesday Night Racing Skipper's Meeting CYC
 May 13First Thursday Night Racing PYC
 May 19First Wednesday Night Race CYC
 June 12Centerboard Regatta  CYC
 June 19 Pilot Regatta  PYC
 June 26 Harraseeket Regatta  HYC
 June 30 PYC joins CYC Wednesday Night PYC
 July 1 No Thursday Night Race PYC
 July 7 No Wednesday Night Race  CYC
 July 8 CYC joins PYC Thursday Night  PYC
 July 4 Schooner Regatta  PYC
 July 10 Interclub Regatta  PYC
 July 17 Bluewater Regatta  CYC
 July 30-31 Downeast Challenge  MYC
 Aug 6-7 Monhegan Regatta  PYC
 Aug 14 Harborfest SM
 Aug 21 Handyboat Regatta  HBS
 Sept 1  First Wednesday Night Fall Series Race CYC
 Sept 11 Around Islesburo Regatta  NYC
 Sept 18 Lightship Race PYC
 Sept 25 Fall Series #2 PYC
 Oct 2 Fall Series #3 PYC
 Oct 9 Fall Series #4 PYC
 Nov 15 Casco Bay Awards Party PYC

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

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


Marine Forecast

Tide Chart

Cushings Is. Observations

Portland Weather Buoy

Portland-Gray Radar

WGME Predictive Radar


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)

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