Regattas – Youth

During our 7-week summer sessions Monday – Thursday, race students can participate in the GSBYRA sanctioned regatta series weather permitting most Fridays and Race Week in July.

WPSA does NOT provide student or private boat transportation to or from races.  Students may use club boats if available and we ask race parents to volunteer a few times to tow a club stack trailer to and from races.   You’ll receive a volunteer credit voucher towards next year’s WPSA membership fee.

Students and parents must preregister for GSBYRA races on their own, online prior to the events.  Pairs of sailors race in 420’s and individual sailors race in  Opti/Optimist or  Sunfish in the Green, Red, White or Blue Fleets.

The GSBYRA race season extends past our own.  Students are welcome to continue on their own and make arrangements to use WPSA boats.

See https://gsbyra.org/junior.html for more details.

Weeknight Races – All Ages

On select weeknights, weather permitting, the WPSA invites members to race off of our bulkhead, to compete and socialize with other members!  This is a great opportunity to get some sailing in and also for newcomers to volunteer to crew on another boat while gaining experience.

We have fleet races by class of boats, as well as PHRF races which are explained below but are handicapped to allow for casual racing among different classes of boats.

See our Notice of Racing page and Sailing Instructions page for race guidelines.

2020 Weeknight Race Schedule

To be announced.

PHRF Sailing 

PHRF means Performance Handicap Racing Fleet – this is a method of classification that gives dissimilar boats the ability to race against each other using a handicapping system.  Handicaps are assigned by the committee or chairperson with specific fleets and is sanctioned by the United States Sailing Association.  Generally these are casual races!

For more information on PHRF please visit:  www.ussailing.org/competition/offshore/phrf