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Results and Save the Date

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Results from last night and the Schooner Trophy race have been posted and updated online.

Check out the Tonini Series and Summer Series results here:


Next Two Wednesday Night Races will start early at 5:30pm


Thanks to the crew of Bouncing Betty for getting us two races last night.  Unfortunately the wind shifted 30 degrees at about 5:25 or they probably would have been able to start on time.  Also it didn’t help that PYC staff didn’t have the boats ready for them on the dock as usual.  This has been communicated to the staff and shouldn’t happen again.


Next week is the crew of Mr. Hankey and the following week will be James Cullum and as many of the Downeast Regatta RC team as possible.


Save the date:

Labor Day September 4th will be the Double-handed Regatta with a start time of 2pm as well as the Moonlight regatta with a start time of around 6pm and finish around 8:30pm – launch closes at 9pm that night.  This will be a great way to end the summer season and a lot of fun.  Not a lot of crew needed so boat owners make sure you don’t miss out!  A Notice of Race with more details will be posted next week.

Message from your Fleet Captain – 2017

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Greetings Fleet 43!  

It is almost time to launch our vessels and kick of the 2017 J24 Sailing Season on our beloved Casco Bay. This is a relatively long, but essential email. Read to the end or risk missing some important information.  (Please forward to your crew!)

Carter, Molly, and I have done some good brainstorming this winter about how to strengthen our fleet and I hope you’ll agree when you see the NOR that is posted on our website. Carter has spent a ton of time working on this, as well as updating the website and when you see him, please thank him (or buy him a beer).

You will need to pay your dues online this year.  Note the price is $225 before May 17th and $300 on or after May 17th.

Fleet Launch at Handy Boat Service

Saturday May 13th, 2017
$100 cash or check per boat
Starts at 8:00am to 10:00am Low Tide is at 7:35am

Seminar & Social May 13th (same day)
10:00am to Noon Rig Checks & Tuning Tips on the PYC Docks
Noon to 2pm Race Management, Local Knowledge, Class Rules & Tactics
Beer and drinks provided

Please follow this link to (early bird catches the worm!):

Sign up for Race Committee

I look forward to competing against you on  May 17th! We will get teams on the water early this year with some coaching by Carter White. 

Until we gather together at Handy, please think of what your team can do to win Race Committee Award. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, finish reading the NOR. 

Wishing you all a lovely spring and some good warm weekends to get your boats ready!  2017 is going to be a great year for our fleet!  

Your fleet captain,


PS. If you’re getting this email and you don’t own a J24 or want to get hooked up with a team to race with, see the crew board on our website.  

PPS (Is that even a thing?): If you want to be removed from this mailing list–just let me know and I’ll remove you.  

Sign up for your 2017 Wednesday Night Race Committee Duty

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

As a J24 team participant in our Fleet 43 Tonini Series you are required to help out with one night of Race Committee work on a Wednesday night.

Check the Notice of Race for full details.

To pick your night click this link to sign up now from a list of available dates.

Online Registration is now LIVE for 2017!

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

You can now register for the 2017 J24 Fleet 43 Season Online by clicking the link below:

Note the price is $225 before May 17th and $300 on or after May 17th

Here are some other helpful links for more information:

The J24 Fleet 43 Calendar for 2017 and the Tonini Series Notice of Race which includes all weekend races, Wednesday Night Races and more have been published.

Click here for the season calendar:

Click here for the Notice of Race for eligibility and scoring details:

2017 Calendar & Notice of Race Updated

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The J24 Fleet 43 Calendar for 2017 and the Tonini Series Notice of Race which includes all weekend races, Wednesday Night Races and more have been published.

Click here for the season calendar:

Click here for the Notice of Race for eligibility and scoring details:


Important Spring Dates – 2016

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Good Evening Fleet 43 Skippers and Crews:

Weather Underground forecasts snow in and around Portland tomorrow!  Can one still get stoked for summer sailing when you have to sweep snow off the boat during the last week of April?  Rhetorical question….of course one can.
I wanted to touch base on a couple of key items.
First.  Key dates.  Following up on my last email to remind all of a couple of upcoming dates.
7 May: Fleet Launch with the Etchells fleet. Please let me know whether you plan to launch during this fleet launch, so we can help manage the numbers.  I’ve only heard from two boats so far.
18 May: “First Race” (Fleet Management) Ashore; points awarded for boats with two personnel showing up.
25 May:  First Race of Series One; on the water.
Second.  Congrats to Seabags Sailing Team Al for the great showing at Charleston…Way to show the colors for the Maine fleet
Third.  Good luck to those boats headed to J24 Nationals in Sayville, NY May 11-16:  Seabags Sailing Team-Al, Seabags Sailing Team-Wait for It, and Mr. Hankey.  Sail fast and sail smart.
Stay warm and enjoy our short spring.

Fleet 43 2016 Season Opener Meeting

Monday, March 7th, 2016
Ahoy Fleet 43 Skippers and Crews,
I am following up on my previous message about a Fleet 43 Season Opener Meeting, for which I asked you to mark your calendar.  We will hold the meeting on Wednesday, March 16, at 6pm; location will be in the PYC Captains Room.
Items proposed to be discussed:
1.  Draft race schedule;
2.  Race management proposal;
3.  Dues;
4.  Gift for PYC;
5.  Downeast Regatta;
6.  Additional business.
I look forward to see you all there…only 13 more days until Vernal Equinox and 84 days until Memorial Day!
Best regards,

End of Season Get Together, Meeting, Awards.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Recap of our Fall Get together:::


1st Series/2nd Series/Overall (Tonini Trophy): 3rd Draco, 2nd Mr. Hankey, 1st Sea Bags.

Double Handed: 3rd WTF, 2nd Mr. Hankey, 1st Sea Bags.

Most Improved New Boat: Jasmine

Best Social /Host Boat/Skipper: Nick Dambrie

Most Aggressive Use of Distillery Products: Pitt Party

Broken Shackle Award perpetual trophy: Small Flying Patio Furniture

New Fleet Captain Elected: Chris Mooradian


Good to see folks and great food. Thanks again Carter and Molly for hosting the program.


Fall Get Together / Potluck November 20th

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Hello Sailors,

We are planning a fall get together, brief meeting, some awards, and potluck Friday November 20th.  Pass this along to your crew or anyone interested in our fleet and bring something to share.

Time: 5:30

Place: 277 Woodfords Street, Portland, Maine.

Thank you Carter and Molly for hosting.


Andrew C

Early Start Reminder, Wednesday Night, Tomorrow, 8/26/15

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Just a reminder that tomorrow evening the Race Committee will be planning for first gun at 5:30.