HYC Regatta & Racing Overview

Here is all the information about Hyannis Yacht Club's active racing schedule. This area of the site is open to the public as are all the racing events we hold at the club. Click on any racing class below for more information, including Notices of Race, Sailing Instructions, Course layouts, scratch sheets where appropriate, and results.
Racing at Hyannis Yacht Club is governed by the US Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing. Click here for more information. Every boat skipper needs to hold a current US Sailing membership.
Our racing area, Nantucket Sound, is blessed with steady sea breezes, interesting and challenging navigation, and was named by Sailing World Magazine, as one of the top ten best places to sail in the US.
The Hyannis Yacht Club Ocean Race Committee conducts an entire Summer Series of racing events to suit all skill levels that are open to our members and non-members alike.
Weekly on Thursday evenings at 1800 Lasers and J22's race in Lewis Bay. Our very competitive fleet contains experienced and new sailors and the J22's are often looking for crew.
Weekly on Wednesday evenings (June, July, August) at 1800, we conduct our Ocean Race PHRF Beer Can Series. A spirit of camaraderie and fun is essential to our collective enjoyment of the races. Our Skippers and crews have fostered a mentoring program to assist new skippers to join the fleet. Trophies are awarded weekly, monthly and for fun activities that our crews participate in.
The Regatta Race Committee intends to run two PHRF long distance races on Saturday July 27 using government and drop marks as part of the 2 day event.
We offer a series of 4 weekend long-distance races in Nantucket Sound, one in each month (June, July, August and September). Each event has something different, 2 begin and end in Hyannis and 2 have overnight stays, one to Martha’s Vineyard and one to Nantucket. Trophies are awarded for each event plus the Wilbur Cup Trophy for the entire series.
Please join us, if you are an experienced racer or a recreational sailor that would like to try something new. We promise that you will have fun! We also invite members and non-members to join our experienced Race Committee crew, where we need help with flags, signs and mark boat operation.
To find out more information about any of the below events, Please contacht the Hyannis Yacht Club Race Committee at RC@hyannisyachtclub.org

2019 Sunfish Regional Championship Regatta

Hyannis Yacht club will be hosting the 2019 Sunfish Regional Championship Regatta on Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th.
Last year over 20 boats took part, from Connecticut to New York.

Notice of Race (NOR) document, Registration link and Registraints are available now
Click here for the Sunfish Regional Championship page


Figawi Race Weekend

This now WORLD FAMOUS sailboat race begins and ends at the Hyannis Yacht Club. Organized by a non-profit for the benefit of a wide range of local and national charities, the event includes a race from Hyannis to Nantucket on Memorial Day weekend (the last weekend in May) on Saturday and back to Hyannis on the Monday. A significant party is held on Nantucket Island. With more than 200 boats typically competing, traveling from Maine to Maryland, it's new England's premier sailing event. 

One Design Laser and J22

Hyannis Yacht Club is the home of great One Design Racing. In addition to hosting many national and international championships, the Club stages races for our own fleets of J22’s, Lasers, Opti’s, and 420’s.

Beginning in June, weekly races are held on Sundays and Thursday evenings for J22’s and Lasers. During July and August, races are held for J22’s, Lasers, Opti’s, and 420’s on Sundays. During July and August there is also racing for J22’s and Lasers on Thursday evenings.
‚ÄčClick here for the HYC Racing and Yachting Calendar

Beer Can Wednesday Night PHRF Series

Hyannis Yacht Club Ocean Racing Fleet conducts “Beer Can” Races every Wednesday evening at 1800 in June, July and August. This is a great opportunity to match your sailing skills against other sailors in a light-hearted environment. There are 3 month-long series and an overall season series with trophies awarded to the top finishers in each class (Spinnaker (A) and Non-Spinnaker (B). 
This season, we will also have a small trophy for weekly winners of each class plus one crew award. After dinner is served each race, it is hoped that all can gather for the 3 awards and the winning Skipper de-briefs to assist our new Skippers and Crews.
  • June Series June 5,12,19,26
  • July Series July 10, 17, 24, 31
  • August Series August 7, 14, 21, 27 (Tuesday)
Please contact the Ocean Class Co-chairs Roy Catignani at rbccapecod@aol.com or Ryan Scudder at captscudd@gmail.com with any other questions.
Skippers are often looking for crew. If you would like to sail please contact Andrew Seguin andrew.michael.seguin@gmail.com
Click here to sign up as a Race Committee Volunteer: Signup Genius
Click here for the Notice of Race (NOR)
Click here for the Registration Form 
Click here for Sailing Instructions
Click here for the Scratch Sheet
Click here for Results

Wilbur Cup PHRF Long Distance Series

Our season-long racing calendar includes several one-day and two-day events throughout the season which combine to a major trophy. Competitors come from all around our local area to join the fun. Events include: Click on each one for Notice Of Race, Scratch Sheet, Sailing Instructions, and Results when they are available

HYC Regatta

Hyannis Yacht Club's main event of the season, always held on the last weekend in July. We hold 3 days of very competitive racing. With sailors from all over, warm water, reliable breezes and a wonderful welcome from our enthusastic club, this an event you must put on your calendar. We usually welcome over 200 boats and 600 visitors including over 200 volunteers including some of the most best Race Committee members on the East Coast.
Click here for more Regatta information 

Youth Invitational

Usually the second week in August brings some of the younger sailors from clubs on and off the Cape in youth sailing programs. Focused on a fun-filled weekend for everyone, we provide a family friendly location to promote sailing for our children and the future of sailing.
Youth Invitational Registration, NOR, an other documents Click Here

HYC Laser Oktoberfest

Each year we invite our regional Laser competitors for one last set of races. It varies from year ot year and of course depends on the weather, but we usually get a good showing and some competitive racing for sailors young and old and a great atmosphere. And of course there's the party after...

Team Racing (TBD)

Data will be added about this year's team racing shortly.