Archive for July, 2010

Double Handed Regatta

Monday, July 26th, 2010

The Doublehanded Regatta is coming up soon,  actually Saturday, August 7th.

This year we will be including a PHRF class as well.  There will be more information coming soon in the form of an NOR.

Here are some details to get you all thinking:

The skipper’s meeting will be held at PYC at noon on Saturday the 7th.  The first gun will be at 1:00 pm and following racing we will have awards with burgers and dogs.

To register for this event simply email Molly White at  The registration fee for this event will be $25 and each boat should bring a side dish for the BBQ.

Remember that this event is a part of the Tonini Series so we hope to see lots of the fleet boats out there!

76th Monhegan Volunteer Opportunities

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Hey Fleet 43ers,

The 76th Monhegan Island Race is coming up August 12th-15th. It takes a lot of volunteers to make this event happen and the Portland Yacht Club could use your help. If you are interested in any of the areas below please shoot me an email at and I will sign you up.

Thursday Night Monhegan Bartenders (shifts between 5:00 and 10:00) Ever wonder who those friendly people are behind the bar?  It could be you!

Monhegan Ambassadors-meet out of town racers, answer questions, help them run errands, cheer for them at awards.  This is a great opportunity to meet new people and lend a helping hand.  If you are out going and friendly this is the job for you.

Provisioning Race Committee-(at starting line and/or finish line) Love to buy food, make sure everyone is fed, a true mom at heart?  Feed our Race Committee (cost is reimbursed)

Radio contact and club welcoming at club-(need multiple shifts (6) from 7:00 pm Friday until race finish Saturday night) This will include monitoring radios, recording finish times, welcoming and replacing food trays for returning racers.  Are you a night owl? Like to talk to strangers on the radio and welcome them back from a long journey?  Sign up to be the voice of PYC at night.

Monhegan Finish Line-(need multiple shifts (6) from 7:00 pm Friday to finish of the race Saturday night to be on station at Portland Head Light in RV.)  If you are a fan of the beautiful views from Portland Head light with sailboats going by-come sit in a comfy RV and finish our racers.

Setting up RV and Radar at Portland Head Light-Friday evening and take down after race.  This is a job for a person that is comfortable driving BIG vehicles and has some know how with electronics.

Trophy Polishing-before August 13th-Anyone who owns silver can do this.

Trophy Set Up-August 12th or 13th-This is a perfect job for those of you who have a flare for design and organization.

Help with Breakfast clean up-Sunday between 11 and 12.  Come pile on blueberry pancakes and then work it off with clean up duty.

Bar-tending Sunday Morning-10 to 3-Serving up specialty beverages to accompany our delicious breakfast.

Club clean up Sunday after awards– around 2 or 3-Need to stick around anyway to wait for a loved one to clean up the boat or to watch the awards.  Stick around and lend a quick hand.

Help us plan the Downeast Regatta

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Monday July 19th-there will be a meeting to work on the organization and planning of the 25th Downeast Regatta.  Anyone who has sailed in the fleet is welcome to come help out.  We love new ideas that keep the regatta getting better each year! So spread the word to your crew.

Please join us at PYC at 6:30 pm for this meeting.

A Few Fleet Updates

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Double-handed Regatta– In case you missed the news, the date of the Double-handed Regatta has been changed from July 10th to Saturday August 7th. This event is included in the Tonini and Weekend Series.  There is no excuse for having no crew…you only need two people!  As with last year, the skippers meeting will be held around noon and following racing there will be a cookout and awards.  There will be a low entry fee including a side dish for the cook out. More details heading your way soon!

Boothbay Regatta– The Boothbay Regatta is just around the corner, July 17th and 18th.  In the past we have had quite a few boats from our fleet make the trek up to the regatta.  Keep it in mind for a fun weekend get away.

Downeast Regatta– Mark your calendars, the 25th Annual Downeast regatta is hitting the shores of Casco Bay September 11th and 12th.  Sign up now and show you are a hard core “Downeaster.”

Friend of Fleet 43– Don’t forget to sign up to become a friend of fleet 43.  This shows your support of our fleet, gets the word out about fleet 43, and helps lower fleet costs.