We are an organization devoted to having fun on the water with friends. We race sailboats, cruise and party. What's not to like? There aren't any stuffed shirts in our club; any of our members will help you out if you need a hand dropping a mast or installing a fitting.


2014-04-26 11:00
America/New York

April 26th, Rain Date May 3rd.
Sequence of events;
CG Inspections at 0930 hrs.
Captains meeting at 1200 hrs,
Blessing at 1300 hrs,
Club Social directly after.

Whether you’re a traditionalist or just like the comfort of knowing you’ve honored the Creator of the waterways we navigate upon and that your vessel is up to safety standards. Start the Cruising season off right this year with the Blessing and Coast Guard inspections.

USCG VSC Form.pdf53.7 KB

Club Information and Forms

The Old Point Comfort Yacht Club (OPCYC) is a private organization located at Fort Monroe, VA. It is dedicated to promoting safe racing and cruising, maritime training, and social camaraderie for the benefit of its members and guests. As such, the club runs more races, cruises, training programs and parties than any other on the southern Bay. Skill levels in the club run from novice to seasoned Bay, Caribbean, and Atlantic voyagers and racers. Club members have a reputation for down to earth friendliness and can be counted on to help you out on your sail or power vessel whether it is serving as crew, installing a part, or learning a new technique. The club is a vital part of the Hampton Roads maritime community and often donates to various local charities.

OPCYC_POG_2009.pdf197.07 KB
OPCYC Con Final Draft Approved by board.pdf77.88 KB
OPCYC Bylaws Final Draft approved by board.pdf84.48 KB
OpcycMembershipApplication.pdf130.37 KB

OPCYC Race #1 - Middle Ground Light Race

2014-05-10 10:00
2014-05-10 14:00
America/New York

This is the first race of the OPCYC Yankee Station Regatta series and will be held Saturday May 10. We will have a chase start from OPC Marina with the first start time (for the slowest boat entered) at 10am. The course length is approximately 10nm. The post-race party will begin at 3pm in the OPCYC clubhouse and we’ll have food and refreshments and present awards.

Attached below you will find the Notice of Race, registration and cruising credit forms. As entries are received we'll post and update the scratch sheet and start times. Please check opcyc.org for the latest information.

2014 Middle Ground Times_Prelim.pdf86.31 KB
2014 Middle Ground Light Race.pdf181.35 KB
2014 SI App 1 & 2 Entry Forms.pdf239.9 KB

Question of the Month: April

What item can you absolutely NOT leave the dock without, and why?

Please respond in 50 words or less to Helmsman@OPCYC.org and look in next month’s edition for the replies!

WANTED: Photos!

Enjoy seeing photos of good times and great adventures in The Helmsman? It can't happen without YOU! Please send in your cruising, boating, and OPCYC activities photos to share! Please send them to 'helmsman 'at' opcyc 'dot' org'.

Updating Your Information

Members: if you need to update your information, please contact the club secretary:
membership 'at' opcyc 'dot' org
You may also use the online contact form.
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