2022 Old Ladys Race

Notice of Race

Daysailer Fleet 15

Orleans Yacht Club

Town Cove, Orleans, Massachusetts

Sep 8

Host and Organizing Authority

This race series is hosted and organizaed by Daysailer Fleet 15 and Orleans Yacht Club.


The rules for this OYC club race are expected to very vaguely resemble the 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing, the 2021-2024 prescriptions of U.S. Sailing, the rules of the Day Sailer Association. Rules will be provided in the Sailing Instructions.

Eligibility, Entry, and Fees

Orleans Yacht Club (OYC) members, including Racing Associate members who have participated in any of the three OYC Race Series in the same season are welcome to race. Boats are expected to float and not provide any advantage relative to a rules conformant daysailer. Skippers are on their honor regarding conformance.

As a courtesy please contact OYC Race Committee Co-Chairs or Fleet 15 Captain prior to the race day to let us know if you will be racing.

There are no fees for eligible OYC members.

Number and Schedule of Races and Scoring

One race will be held. Complete information on scoring will be provided in the sailing instructions.

Sailing Instructions and Courses

Preliminary Sailing instructions for the 2022 Old Ladys Race are available on the Fleet 15 web site but may change prior to the race. Any and all aspects of the sailing instructions may be changed prior to the skipper's meeting when final sailing instructions will be distributed. The course will be provided in the final sailing instructions. The final sailing instructions will be reviewed at the skipper's meeting.


The winner has the dubious honor of being able to display the Old Lady's portrait in their home for the following year. The second place finisher has the dubious honor of being able to display the Captain's portrait in their home for the following year. The winner is responsible for hosting a cocktail party in the following season, generally the night before the Club Championship Race and is responsible for producing the final sailing instructions for the next year's Old Lady's Race. Prizes for all Club Race Series and for the Club Championship and Old Lady's Race are awarded in the evening following the Old Lady's Race at 1800 (6 PM).


Sep 8
1300 Registration and Race Committee Setup
1330 Skipper's meeting
1400 to 1600 Afternoon race
1800 (6 PM) A slightly more formal pot-luck styled dinner known as the OYC Awards Night is held at 1800 (6 PM). This provides plenty of time for race participants to shower and dress appropriately for this event.

Further Information

No further information will be provided until the skipper's meeting.