PHRF

The Valcour Sailing Club PHRF Racing Class races each Thursday Evening throughout the sailing season. PHRF consists of boats from different racing classes and designs. The Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) assigns each boat a handicap with the hope that any difference in boat design will be eliminated and the outcome of the race will depend on crew work and boat handling.

The race course consists of upwind and downwind legs, flying spinnaker, and the length of the race depends on the wind conditions. All Thursday Evening races are held in Plattsburgh Bay. During the sailing season, boats participate in the PHRF Thursday A & B series. Each series consists of 8 races. Trophies are awarded for first place in each series at the Valcour Sailing Club Fall Banquet.

Both JAM and PHRF races are held on Saturdays and some Sundays throughout the summer. After each weekend race, trophies and certificates are awarded. For more information about the racing schedule, click here.

Soling

The Valcour Sailing Club Soling Class races each Tuesday Evening throughout the sailing season. The Soling, formerly an Olympic event, consists of a three-person crew. The Soling Fleet is a one design fleet making races exciting.

The race course consists of upwind and downwind legs, flying spinnaker, and the length of the race course is dependent on wind conditions. The Soling Fleet tries to race 2-3 short races per evening if the conditions allow. Trophies are awarded for first, second, and third places at the Valcour Sailing Club Fall Banquet.

Jib & Main

Are you new to sailboat racing and you want to see what it's all about?
Do you love sailboat racing but the idea of scheduling all that crew is daunting?  
Do you love sailboat racing but you just want to keep it simple?

If you answered 'Yes' to any of these questions, come race with the JAM fleet (Jib And Main only) of the Valcour Sailing Club. We're just as competitive as the 'racers' we just do it a little more simply.  

We have eleven JAM races scheduled.  Participate in just five and you qualify for the JAM Fleet trophy.  See our schedule for dates and times.  And if you just want to 'test the waters', it's just $25 for one race.