Enjoy the camaraderie, fun, and exhilaration of sailboat racing at the Pointe-Claire Yacht Club. Racing has been an integral part of PCYC with a long tradition of racing excellence. The club offers a series of events suited for every type of sailors. Lac St-Louis also has a long tradition of interclub racing.
Members are invited to consult the online Official Notice Board in order to get the latest information on scheduled races at the club and around the lake.
Fleet racing is the most common form of competitive sailing that involves boats racing around a course.
Fleet racing can be either ‘one-design or ‘handicap’. As at the Olympic Sailing Competition, one-design racing means that the boats racing against each other are identical. Handicap racing means different types of boats can race against each other. Each boat has a handicap or rating so that their finish times can be adjusted or their start time determined so that the slowest boats start first.
Fleet racing can be any length of time, with several taking place in a day.
The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) are updated every 4 years. Every racing sailor, coach, official and regatta organizer should own a Rule Book for ready reference.
The Sail Canada Prescriptions for the 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing are available here:
On the World Sailing Website, you will find all the information relating to the supervision of the sailing race. Whether it is for world class identification, or event management. The site brings together all the information on the process of training and certification of officials, the development of athletes as well as the rules.
A better understanding of sailing racing rules will help you improve your performance. RRS.org is an indispensable source of information for competitors, judges and other race officials. The website clearly and concisely lists racing rules with extensive references to national cases and appeals. This is a comprehensive and authoritative resource on the rules for competitors, judges and other race officials.
PCYC has in recent years been organizing and competing within the principles of clean races and clean regattas. This addendum is simply a reminder of the key best practices that contribute toward clean and sustainable water, land and air environments.
Ongoing attention to the following by race and regatta organizers, racers and race committee officers is important and is encouraged by PCYC.