"There are days when sailing a simple boat in ideal conditions, and in friendly competition with good people, can banish all earthly cares for a time.”
- Captain Jack, dedicated Sunfish sailor
SUMMER 2022 UPDATE
Happy summer everyone! We hope you are ready for fun times once again at HPYC and can join us for our Sunfish races, Saturdays at 10am. The competition is friendly, we all learn from each other, and we welcome anyone regardless of prior racing experience.
Our yacht club staff is available to help skippers get boats on and off the racks and water. Typically, we race three short-course races, so you can be off the water in time for lunch and other afternoon activities. Show up at around 9am, bring a life jacket, a water bottle, and a smile, and we’ll help you rig a boat. Whether you’re an experienced racer or a newbie, young or old, big or small, this fleet’s got room for you.
Dates for HPYC Racing:
July series dates will be 7/2, 9, and 16
Our races on July 2 will constitute a special July 4 weekend regatta, for which we'll award prizes to the top three finishers plus the top junior (under 18).
August series dates will be 8/6, 13, 20, and 27
On September 3 and 4 (Labor Day weekend), we will race three races each day for the Anderson Bowl.
As in past years we'll have prizes for each of the top three finishers in the July and August series. The overall season winner is awarded the Abercrombie & Fitch trophy.
We have several club boats that are available to members who don't have their own. Reserve a boat
Other Race Opportunities:
We will take lay weekends on 7/23 and 7/30 so that members of our fleet can race in the regional Sunfish regatta at Lake Wequaquet on the 23rd and 24th, and then the Hyannis Regatta on the 30th and 31st. Register for Wequaquet. Register for Hyannis.
While not needed for our Saturday morning races, to race in these larger regattas you must be a Sunfish class member. Join the Sunfish class.
Finally, this year the Sunfish class North American Championship, hosted by Hyannis Yacht Club, will be sailed just beyond the breakwater from Thursday June 16 through Saturday June 18. Close to 100 competitors, from as far away as Chile, will be racing. We have four HPYC members registered. Come watch, from the water or from land, it will be spectacular!
Hope to see you on the water!
Want to know more? Check out the Sunfish Blog for weekly highlights courtesy of our Sunfish Fleet Captain, Cesar! And for our history buffs, see who prevailed in past Sunfish competitions...
*Please submit all inquiries regarding the HPYC Sunfish fleet via our Contact page.