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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 and entry fee payment for all events is online only via this website. Click on an event to register. You can register for an entire series or for a single race day. A competitor should be registered by 1800 the day before a series begins, or before the single day event, to assure his or her finishes will be scored.Competitors are expected to check in with the race committee onshore each day before departing the dock. Notices of Race (NORs) and Sailing Instructions (SIs) are linked to each series/event in the schedule. [Half Hog and Hog Island race NOR-SI will be posted in April.]


Download a PDF of the IYC race courses.


Portsmouth Yardstick Handicaps for IYC boats.
2022 IYC Racing Schedule 
RegattasDateDayRace 1 WarningRacesScoring
Practice Race/RC TrainingMar 06Sun11a-3ptbdnone
Martinelli/Barnes #1Mar 19Sat12002Best 4 finishes are counted for each class
Martinelli/Barnes #2Apr 02Sat12302
Martinelli/Barnes #3Apr 16Sat11302
Half Hog Apr 30Sat12001Single fleet
Dornin/Mason #1May 14Sat12002Best 5 finishes are counted for each class
Dornin/Mason #2May 29Sun12302
Dornin/Mason #3Jun 12Sun11302
Dornin/Mason #4Jun 26Sun12002
110 District 3 ChampionshipJul 23-24Sat-Sun11005 
110 NationalsAug 8-12Mon-Fri11-noon7 
Bender/Oko #1Aug 27Sat12002see below
Hog IslandSep 04Sun11301Single fleet
Bender/Oko #2Sep 10Sat11302Best 5 finishes are counted for each class
Bender/Oko #3 & BBQOct 01Sat12002
Bender/Oko #4Oct 02Sun11302
Wells/Myer #1Oct 15Sat11302Best 4 finishes are counted for each class
Wells/Myer #2Oct 22Sat11302
Wells/Myer #3Nov 12Sat11302
Notes:
1. Each of the 4 series has a separate entry and scoring
2. The Half Hog & Hog Island races have separate entry fees
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