Thursday Nights, 20 April – 14 September 2023

Dates:               Spring Series: 20 April – 22 June; Welcome Regatta: 29 June; Fun Race: 6 July; Summer Series: 13 July – 14 September

Eligibility:        Havre de Grace Yacht Club members and boats.  See for details.


Rendezvous:    At 1800 each Thursday evening, at the Race Committee vessel flying the RC flag in the mouth of the Susquehanna River or off the Tidewater Marina flagpole

Radio:              Boats should monitor VHF 71 for courtesy communications from the Race Committee.

Start:                Between yellow flag on Race Committee boat or Tidewater Flagpole and an adjacent navigation aid or HdGYC race mark. Boats must start within 10 minutes of the final class start time to be scored.

Signals:           RRS 26 (Starting Races):

1815WarningPHRF Cruisers1830Start
Daysailor and J-241820StartPHRF-NS Racers1835Start
Boats whose class warning signal has not been made shall keep clear of the starting area.
At the discretion of the Race Committee, the race may be delayed to await favorable weather conditions

Course:            Designated by letters and numbers displayed on the Race Committee boat referencing special race buoy drop-marks or government marks based on the HdGYC Marks listing at

Finish:             Between Tidewater marina flagpole and club mark Z or yellow flag on Race Committee boat and the last posted mark, unless course is shortened after the start at a designated mark of the course.

Time Limit:      2.5 hours from the start for each class for each boat in the class. This changes RRS 35.

Rules:              This regatta will be governed by the ‘rules’ as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 (RRS). RRS 63.7, Conflict between Rules, is replaced by, “If there is a conflict between the Event Sailing Instructions and the Notice of Race, the Event Sailing Instructions shall apply.

Protests:          Submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the day of the affected race via email to:  A remote on-line protest hearing will be arranged at a later time, with details to communicated to those involved.

Awards:            Distributed at the HdGYC Annual Banquet after the season.  Awards for the Spring and Summer series will be for 1st place for classes with 3 boats registered, 1st and 2nd place for classes with 5 boats registered, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for classes with 7+ boats.

Social:             Socials are held after select races throughout the season.  Dates will be shown on the Events page.