The BYSC Spring Dinghy Series is a great way to have fun on the water with a group that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Please think about joining us whether you are a novice sailor or one who is just a little bit rusty. The Series is open to both Adults and Juniors. We have club-owned boats that are available for members to use. There will be sailors present who can help you rig and ready them for sailing.

Last Season we implemented the Portsmouth handicapping system that allows boats of different classes to compete against each other. By doing this we are hoping to open up dinghy racing to more people and more types of boats. If there are enough boats (3 or more) of the same type, they can choose to race as a separate class.

We welcome all small centerboard or daggerboard sailboats (Laser, 420, Flying Scott, etc.). Last year we had Sunfish, MC Scow, Laser (all types) Opti’s, and Bic’s competing. The club owns numerous Sunfish and JY-15s for members to use. If you are interested in racing an MC Scow, but do not own one, or would like to try one out before purchasing, please contact me.

Due to the continuing covid threat, we will be using a skeleton race committee. There will be a minimum of people on the signal boat: PRO, Flags, Recorder. We will have the normal complement of two safety boats with two persons aboard each boat. There are several open volunteer slots available on the race committee for members to earn some volunteer time. You can sign up on Sign-up Genius

The schedule for sailing dates is below as well as on the BYSC website calendar. We plan to have the first race start at 2 pm each race day with the last race of the day starting no later than 4:30 pm.

Because of the pandemic, all registration will be on-line this year. Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions will be available on our website in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions you can contact me at or Frank Pontious at

See you on the water!

Sean Quigley, Fleet Captain


  • Week 1: March 28, 2021
  • Week 2: April 11, 2021
  • Week 3: April 18, 2021
  • Week 4: April 25, 2021
  • Week 5: May 2, 2021
  • Week 6: May 9, 2021
  • Week 7: May 16, 2021