2024 Schedule of Events

Our 2024 schedule is now available. You can view the schedule in the Schedule tab on the webpage (https://hdgyc.org/schedule) or as a Google Calendar (https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=gg0fbrb68n000fm11qqdreini4%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FNew_York). For quick reference here are the key dates:

  • Sock Burning: 3/23
  • First race of spring series (no tune-up): 4/18
  • Hospice Regatta: 6/14
  • Last race of the Spring Series: 6/20
  • Welcome Regatta or fun race: 6/27
  • First race of the Summer Series: 7/11 (no race on July 4th)
  • Youth Sailing Gumbo cookoff: 8/8
  • Last Thursday Night Race: 9/12
  • McVey Memorial: 9/13
  • Fall Invitational: 9/28
  • Sunday Series racing: 9/22, then 10/6 through October
  • Socials: 4/18, 5/23, 6/20, 7/18

Fall Racing and Banquet

Fall races will start on October 8th. Meet at 1:00 at the Tidewater flagpole if you’d like to help set the course. There will be a warning signal at 1:55 for a single start between the flagpole and Z at 2:00. Record your finish time and send it to David after the race for scoring. These races are a good time to get some late season practice, experience for new boats and crews, and just have some fun on the water before winter.

The annual awards banquet and dinner is also coming up in early November. Watch for more e-mails about that. We hope to see you there.

Start of the Summer Series

The Summer Series starts with Race 1 on July 13th.

Two special events will occur during the Summer Series – First we’ll have a Social on August 3rd. Then on August 10th we’ll have the return of the Havre de Grace Youth Sailing Gumbo Cookoff. Prepare to bring your gumbo for a chance to be named best in the club, or just come to sample the contributions. The event is operated by Havre de Grace Youth Sailing, and all proceeds go toward continuing to operate their program.

The season will conclude on September 14th, and be followed by the annual Bob McVey Memorial Race on the 15th.

Hospice Regatta

Results of the Hospice Regatta are now available at https://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=26645&preview=1#top

Donations are still open through June 30th.

Let us not forget our purpose in racing this regatta – it is to help ensure that the Bob Hooper House can continue to provide care.  

We challenge every boat – racing or not, to donate to this very important organization.  

Instead of a registration fee – DONATE!  

Instead of a penalty for not racing (haha) – DONATE!

Please keep track of your boat’s donations to possibly win a poster.  Also the largest single donor will get a poster.

**Donating on the web site is GREAT!  You can donate on the website through June 30th. 

Use the link below to donate online: 


Start of the 2023 Racing Season

The Spring Series starts on 20 April! Note that the start sequence has been adjusted this year. The new sequence is:

  • 1815 Warning
  • 1820 Daysailor and J-24
  • 1825 Spinnaker PHRF
  • 1830 Non-spin Cruisers (PHRF) SA/Disp < 18
  • 1835 Non-spin Racers (PHRF) SA/Disp > 18

Note that you must be registered to be scored. Go to the Membership page to renew your registration if you have not already.

We will also have a Social after the race on the 20th to celebrate the start of the season!