Fleet Racing

2020 Fleet Racing Events Calendar
Keelboat Events
Sonar Spring Frostbiting - Sundays February 2 - March 15 at BYC
Geoff Smith Cup - March 22 at BYC
omen's Winter Invitational - February 14-16 at San Diego Yacht Club
Coronation Cup - May 2-4 at Royal Thames Yacht Club
Helga Cup - June 11-14 in Hamburg, Germany
Resolute Cup (pending invite) - September 14-19 at NYYC

Dinghy Events
Laser Spring Frostbiting - Sundays March 29 - May 17
Open Summer Laser Series - Tuesdays May 26 - September 1
Laser Ponce De Leon Regatta - September 13
Fall Laser Frostbiting - Sundays September 20 - November 15

  • Pursuit Races
    • 2020 Pursuit Races

        June 19th - Pursuit Race #1
        July 3rd - Pursuit Race #2
        August 7th - Pursuit Race #3
        October 3rd - Potluck Pursuit Race

      The Eastern YC invites all area racing, cruising and one-design keel boats to join us for Evening Pursuit Races each month this summer! Racing will feature an easy-to-navigate course around government marks & islands in Salem Sound.

      The Pursuit Race format is user-friendly and eliminates the complicated timing of handicap races and also eliminates the crowded and sometimes intimidating starting line. Handicaps are built in to start times, with slower boats starting first and faster boats' starts delayed to allow slower boats the head start they deserve. With staggered starts, most boats get their own start - rather than fighting off the crowds on the start line, a boat must simply know their assigned start time, listen for the timer on the VHF to "count them in" to their start and off they go. The winner of the race is the first to cross the finish line - no complicated time corrections to compute in the scoring office!

      For one-design boats, Pursuit Races offer a "race within a race". Each one-design class will start together at their designated time. They'll have the challenge of being the first of their class to finish, while also trying to chase down the fleet (or hold the fleet off!) for overall honors.

      The EYC will host all sailors in the EYC Sailing Center after racing for light refreshments, a chit/cash bar, and impromptu prizes.

  • Annual Regatta
    • Annual Regatta 2020 - 150th Celebration

      This year's Annual Regatta will be extended to a two-day event from July 3 to 4 in honor of Eastern's 150th anniversary.

      More updates coming soon.