Sailing Information

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Click HERE to see The Peninsula Yacht Club Sailing Calendar. 

  • Sailing Calendars
  • Races
    • Fellowship Race Series

      This race series is for everyone who sails! Hardcore racer, beginning racer & everyone in between.
      If you have a sailboat, you should consider joining us. Here’s a few reasons why:

      • Short format (1.5 hour max) race with a finish often in the harbor | 2:30 PM start 
      • Casual racing since there isn’t hardware or glory to be had (just bragging rights)
      • Great way to try racing without the pressure of a big regatta
      • Get your friends to crew with you and try racing
      • Actually remember what it was like to get your sailboat out of the slip & sail!
      • Socialize with fellow sailors at PYC after the race
      • Tune your skills for the Peninsula Cup in the Fall


      For more details and to register please click on the links below:
      Spring Series and Fall Series 

      Want to volunteer? Please click HERE to signup!

      The Peninsula Cup Regatta

      October 16-18, 2020

      Please go to for more details and to register.

      This is the PYC's signature Regatta!  This 3 day event is one not to be missed.  This is a lake-wide event.  Saturday night, enjoy the celebration at the Club with on annual Oyster Roast and live band! 

      The Peninsula Cup Junior Regatta

      OCTOBER 16-18, 2020

      Please go to for more details and to register.

      Outrigger Yacht Club Wednesday Night Series
      Check out the changes in format for this Series in the Notice of Race, and register for the Series at:

      Lake Norman Leukemia Cup Regatta & Pumpkin Cup Junior Sailing 

      Date to be announced at a later time.  All Members invited celebrate after with Dinner, Live Music, and Auction.  To benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 


      The 150 Bridge Race 


      A long distance race starting from the South end of Lake Norman near the shoal marker WNW across the channel from Channel Marker 2, up to a floating marker positioned near Channel Marker 17A and back to the start. 
      Distance is approximately 16.6 nautical miles
      9:25 am first signal.

      The LNKC Icicle Sailing Series

      More details to come! 

      Wilmer Cup Regatta


  • Volunteers
  • Press Notice
    • PYC to Christen New Boats for the Summer Sailing Season

      New Excitement for Kids on Lake Norman

      Cornelius, NC: April 2, 2017 2:00 PM EST -The Peninsula Yacht Club (PYC), a Lake Norman institution, is christening new yachts launching the 2017 sailing season. The three new boats will join the twelve boat fleet for member usage for boating on the lake. The christening is the start of the 2017 Peninsula Yacht Club - Junior Sailing Team. The new boats are class named Melges 14 and is new to Lake Norman.

      The Junior Sailing Team is a program, for children ages 8-14 from April through October, which imparts a lifelong love of boating. The program focuses on the advanced boat handling skills required for safely operation in all conditions. The team creates respect and camaraderie among all participants. “The main focus is to get the juniors on the water safely maneuvering boats and having fun. The skill to safely handle a sailboat by yourself gives kids the self-confidence that translates into valuable life skills.” - Adam T. Gautier, PYC Parent Volunteer.

      About the Melges 14: Built by Melges Performance Sailboats, exudes innovation and excellence in one design sailing. It’s speed, quality, durability, comfort and fun wrapped into one dynamic and modern sailing package. In development for over two years, it offers a fun and exciting upwind and downwind experience when compared to other boats in its size range. Perfect for all ages, it features a large, comfortable open cockpit — so no bailing. An ultra-cool carbon mast and boom complements its modern, yet flexible sail plan (full or mid-range). You can either car top or tow it behind any vehicle. It’s easy to move it around on a custom Melges 14 dolly. It’s a fantastic beach boat — a fun, family-style sailboat or a one-design racing platform.

      Check out what the Melgis 14 looks like in action!

  • On-the-House Rentals
    • All of members can enjoy using one of our complimentary Fleet of Boats!
      3 Melges 14 (1-2 person)
      4 Lasers (1-2 person)
      6 Optis (1-2 person)
      4 O'pen Bics (1-2 person)
      2 420s (2 person)

  • Catalina 22 Rental
  • Hough High Sailing Team

      March 11, 2019
      The PYC’s own, Hough Sailing team has qualified for the SAISA district championships.  We will be competing with the top 15 high school sailing teams in the southeast and Caribbean on Easter weekend in St. Petersburg FL.     Our kids have worked really hard as a first year team and we are all very proud of them. Special thanks to all our coaches including Sean O’Donnell, Steve Shaw, Robbie Lowrance and Rob Morris.  We have an All Star coaching staff.   We also can thank PYC, its ownership administration and membership for providing us a high school sailing platform that has made all of this possible.  We will have some very strong competition down at St. Petersburg Yacht Club, but we plan on trying out best and enjoying the ride.

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