ORLEANS YACHT CLUB
39 Cove Road
Orleans, MA 02653
N 41° 47.273' W 069° 59.123'
Participating in OYC Adult Racing and Regattas
OYC has always included active adult and junior sailing programs. During the early years of the Club, the adults sailed Town Class boats and the juniors sailed Beetle Cats, Widgeons, and Turnabouts. The current adult OYC racing class is the DaySailer, a not quite 17 foot sailing dinghy originally built by O'Day. OYC hosts a sunfish regatta and is trying to build local critical mass to support a sunfish fleet and sunfish club races.
The OYC's adult racing program involves in intra-club racing as well as supporting a daysailer regatta and sunfish regatta. The intra-club races are a friendly competition, with emphasis on friendship, mentoring, and good sportsmanship. Sailors with limited sailing experience and no racing experience are encouraged to participate in club racing and can expect encouragement and mentoring.
Volunteering or Learning to Sail
Those simply interested in enjoying some time on the water can volunteer to help on the race committee boat or in the safety boats. No experience is needed. See the Volunteer Information page for details. Those who simply want to sign up to volunteer should go directly to the Volunteer Schedule page.
OYC corrinthian members and OYC senior members interested in learning to sail or improving their sailing skill can participate in the OYC Adult Sailing Program (ASP). The ASP is a free program for OYC members.
Competing in OYC Adult Racing and Regattas
There are a number of ways to compete in adult racing and regattas.
Owners of daysailers who are OYC members may enter their boat in the regular season Fleet 15 racing. See the Racing at OYC page for to learn how to enter a boat.
Sailors who do not own a daysailer or prefer not to race their own boat can participate as crew. If you know a skipper that needs crew, then feel free to contact them directly. Contact one of the people on the Leadership page to join the list of crew that is available to Fleet 15 skippers.
Owners of daysailers, whether OYC members or not, may enter their boat in the OYC Daysailer Regatta which is held each July.
Owners of sunfish can sail in the Yankee Duo Regatta in September. If there is enough interest, club series of sunfish races will be held on Sundays with the daysailers.