South Whidbey Yacht Club

Racing Calendar & Events

The 2023 Season is Here!!

There are avid small boat sailors and racers in the SWYC.  Come out and see what all the fun is on the water.  Whether flying across the water in a Laser, or enjoying the challenges of the 2-person team approach in a Pelican, SWYC has the experiences for you.   If you want to race with us and not yet a member, you can complete the  Non-Member Race Application Form.


LASER CLINICNEW: The Laser Fleet is getting set for the 2023 season.  First up is a Laser Clinic  being held the last two Sundays in April.  Whether you’re a sailor interested in trying out sailing a laser, or an experienced laser racer just wanting to get warmed up for the season, consider attending these clinics being taught by our own talented Zak Malbin.  Zak has raced lasers since he was 13 years old, and was for many years a US Sailing Certified Sailing Instructor and Level 2 Racing Coach.   See more detail and how to sign up here:   Laser Clinics

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are being updated for 2023.   See the Notice of Race (NOR) for Laser Spring/Summer Series 2022

LASER RACING:    The 2023 Series has been scheduled.  Races will begin May 16.  Series I runs through July 11.  Series II starts July 18 and runs through September 5.   Races are held every Tuesday with a 4:30 start time. All are held on Holmes Harbor, launching from the Freeland Park launch.   Reach out to Zak Malbin or Carol Dean for more information and to be included in laser sailing roster.

TUESDAYS (4:30 PM start)

May 16Series I
May 30Series I
June 6Series I
June 13Series I
June 20Series I
June 27Series I
July 11Series I
July 18Series II
July 25Series II
August 1Series II
August 8Series II
August 15Series II
August 22Series II
August 29Series II
Sept 5Series II

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are being updated for 2023.   See the Notice of Race (NOR) for Laser Spring/Summer Series 2022


The 2023 Pelican Racing Series starts on May 31 and continues through the summer with a break in July while youth sailing classes are being held. Come out and join the Pelicaneers on Lone Lake earlier in the summer and on Penn Cove from Monroe Landing later in the summer. Or just spend an pleasant evening coming out to watch the activities. Contact Bill Brown about plans for the 2023 Pelican Racing Series and to be part of the Pelican mailing list for future races and sails.

WEDNESDAYS – 4:27 First Warning (except 4:57 on June 7)
May 31Lone Lake
June 7Lone Lake
June 14Lone Lake
June 28Lone Lake or Monroe Landing
August 9Monroe Landing
August 23Monroe Landing

See the  Notice of Race (NOR) for Pelicans Spring/Summer Series 2022