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Sunset and Winter Races

Sunset and Winter Cruise: Who We Are

Sunset and Winter Races

Liability Releases

Skippers: In order to participate you must either register on or complete and sign the  Skipper Release Form prior to racing.

Crew: All crew members must complete and sign the Crew Release Form prior to racing.

Please complete these forms and either bring them to the skippers meeting or email to before the race.  Extra release forms will be available at the Club.

Winter Sailing

Winter informal fun races are held on the second and fourth Sundays of January, February, and March (1/8, 1/22, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, and 3/26).  Skippers meeting at noon upstairs in clubhouse.  Ribbit start at approximately 1:00 PM, and races are typically finished by 4:00 PM.  Join us for Brunch prior to the race.

Wednesday Sunset Sails

Spring/Summer Series: Wednesdays,
April 5 through October 18th

Our Wednesday Night Sunset Races are informal (fun !!!) races utilizing a Rabbit start, i.e. no race committee. The race course is around the local racing marks outside of the Marina.  Meet at 17:30 in the Regatta Room to match up skippers and crew so everyone sails and signs up for dinner choices.  This is a great way to begin sailing !!

For those who become more serious about the sport, arrange to crew on a boat during the monthly CPYC regattas which are typically held the first Saturday of the month.


How to Dress and What to Bring:  Please bring non-marking boat shoes, (tennis shoes), and dress in layers–a simple sweatshirt won’t do much against the wind. Appropriate attire would be jeans, a turtle-neck shirt, a sweater, and a windbreaker jacket.  A stocking cap is recommended, as it can get windy very quickly. It is highly recommended that you bring a change of clothing just in case you get wet.


If you have a life jacket, bring it along; your boat skipper may have extras, but you should have one just in case.  A watersports vest works fine.

What to Expect

What to Expect as Crew: Depending on your experience level, you may be asked to do some physical work, such as grinding winches or pulling sheets.  When the boat tacks (changes direction), you may need to move very quickly in a small, crowded area, or move to the opposite side of the boat. Be aware of your surroundings–especially the boom (horizontal part holding the base of the sail)–it can change directions unexpectedly!

For more details, questions, etc., please contact the Regatta Chair at  

Sunset and Winter Cruise: FAQ
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