Old Point Comfort Yacht Club April News

Old Point Comfort YC's Pointer Maritime U. Old Point Comfort YC's Pointer Maritime U.

OPCYC ‘s  Racers have planned a six-race series this summer, which will include three races run by OPCYC, plus the LYC Vets Cup, the Little Bay Challenge (Free!) and the Tri-Service Cup, run by NNSA this year.  OPCYC’s three races are: 10 May,  Middle Ground Lights Race;  21 June, Old Point Comfort Light Race; 23 August,  Thimble Shoals Challenge.  OPCYC welcomes anyone from NNSA and LYC to sign up for any one of the individual races or better yet, for the six-race series.  

Pointer Maritime University (PMU) Schedule  PMU is a series of classes useful to local sailors.  They are held from 0930 to 1200 at Marker 20 on King Street in Old Hampton:  Upcoming Classes include:

Sat 29 March Dave Gross from Quantum sails will be here from Annapolis to teach sail trim and sail choices for both cruising and racing.  That evening at the OPCYC Clubhouse we’ll hold the March Blowout and Spring Sock Burning Party.

Sat April 5 Field Trip to the Battleship Wisconsin and Nauticus in Norfolk.

Sat April 12 Gel Coat Repair Workshop.  This class will be at OPCYC storage building just inside the moat at Ft. Monroe.  We'll minor in Fiberglass repair, but the majority of the time will be spent doing gel coat repair.

Sat April 19 Drivers' Ed for first Mates!  This is hands-on training given on someone else's boat by someone not your spouse.  Sign up is required for this class.  Also at OPCYC/OPC Marina.

Sat April 26  OPCYC Blessing of the Fleet.(Primary Date) If the weather is nasty, the blessing will be postponed a week to 3 May (Back up)  and a PMU class on Pulling the mast of one sailboat using the mast of another will be held at Marker 20

Spring and Summer Cruise Calendar:

            May 24-26, OPCYC Cape Charles Memorial Day Cruise

            July 4-6, OPCYC Fireworks Cruise to Sara’s Creek/River Walk

            July 12-13, OPCYC Norfolk Waterside Baseball Cruise

            August 30-31, OPCYC Smithfield and WYC Cruise

            September 20-27, OPCYC DelMarVa Cruise

OPCYC Mailing Address change due to Post Office closure:  OPCYC PO Box 3369 Hampton, VA 23663 

Details on above events may be found on OPCYC Website:  www.opcyc.org