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 open. Check this page by the end of March for sailing instructions. 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. Registration and entry fee payment for all events is online only via this website. Click on an event to register.Competitors should register by 1800 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.