Racing is a central part of activity at Inverness Yacht Club.  Whether you are an experienced competitor or relatively new to sailing, racing provides opportunities to improve your skills in a setting that is fun, supportive and safe.  The Club’s racing program embodies the best values of competition in a friendly, communal atmosphere.  If you don’t own a boat, club members are often looking for crew; crewing for an experienced sailor is a great way to learn and improve.

IYC has an active racing fleet of International 110 sailboats, and a diverse group of centerboard dinghies that compete in an open class using the Portsmouth handicap rating system.  Regardless of what type of boat you sail, you are welcome and encouraged to join the fun.

The Club hosts multiple series of buoy races, the traditional Half Hog and Hog Island "long distance" races, and occasional informal outings for fun and practice. Our enthusiastic volunteer race committee supports competitive and safe racing in one of the most beautiful venues in the world. Prevailing weather conditions usually result in windward-leeward courses that align well with the geography of Tomales Bay. 

Regular communication is through an email group. Please use the Contact Us form to join the group.  Once enrolled you will receive information and updates about racing events.

Registration for the 2023 racing season is now openSailing instructions are posted on the web page for each event (except not yet for the Hog I and Turkey Day races). You can register for an entire 'season' or for a single race day. There are 2 seasons: the Bender Season Championship and Long Distance races. To register for the entire Bender season, choose any of the 4 series (e.g. Martinelli/Barnes). To register for all 3 long distance races, select the Half Hog (or either of the other 2).Registration and entry fee payment for all events is online only via this website. Click on an event to register.Competitors should register by 2000 the day BEFORE an event, to assure they are properly scored.Competitors are expected to check in with the race committee onshore each day before departing the dock. 

Download a PDF of the IYC race courses.

Portsmouth Yardstick Handicaps for IYC boats.

2023 IYC Racing Calendar with Tides

2023 Inverness YC Racing Schedule
RegattasDateDayRace 1 WarningRacesScoring
Optional Practice DayMar 19Sun11a-1p2none
Optional Practice DayApr 22Sat2p-4p2none
Half Hog RaceMay 06Sat133012 class starts
Martinelli/Barnes Series #1May 20Sat13302Best 4 finishes are counted for 
Martinelli/Barnes Series #2Jun 03Sat12302
Lipton CupJun 16-18Fri-Sun--N/A
Martinelli/Barnes Series #3Jul 01Sat11302each class
Dornin/Mason Series #1Jul 15Sat11302Best 4 finishes are counted for each class
Dornin/Mason Series #2Jul 16Sun12002
Dornin/Mason Series #3Jul 29Sat11302
110 Pacific Coast ChampionshipAug 12-13Sat-Sun11305N/A
IA/Oko Series #1Aug 26Sat11302Best 4 finishes
Hog Island RaceSep 03Sun130012 class starts
IA/Oko Series #2Sep 09Sat11302are counted for each class
IA/Oko Series #3Oct 01Sun12002
Wells/Myer Series #1Oct 14Sat11302Best 4 finishes are counted for each class
Wells/Myer Series #2Oct 21Sat11302
Wells/Myer Series #3Nov 04Sat11302
Turkey Day RaceNov 18Sat113012 class starts
1. Each of the 4 series is scored separately with a 1st-place trophy for each class (110 & Open)
2. Bender Season Championship is scored based on results from the 4 series
3. Make-up race days have been set aside on: Sun 6/04, Sun 7/30, Sun 9/10, and Sun 11/12

All events


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