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 Con Final Draft Approved by board.pdf||77.88 KB|
|OPCYC Bylaws Final Draft approved by board.pdf||84.48 KB|
ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW! CANCELLED!
OPCYC is getting ready to hit the road with a "land cruise" north for the Annapolis Sailboat show on
Saturday, October 11th.
We'll "launch" (hop on the bus) from the OPCYC clubhouse and then sit back and enjoy the ride!l Autohelm at it's best!
If there is enough interest we can make arrangements for a second pick up in the Williamsburg area .
7:00 Depart Ft. Monroe
11:30 Arrive Annapolis
The fall racing event of the Southern Bay is just around the corner. The 'Round Lights Race requires skippers to draw on all their skills to read the currents, anticipate the wind shifts and trim their boats for speed. Going the "right way" is rewarded, the "wrong way" will have you finishing at the back.
|CCV racecirc 2014 Round the Lights Race.pdf||142.98 KB|
Despite a surge of support from the OPCYC membership and 19 boats ready race, the NNSA club came prepared and prevailed over OPCYC and Langley YC to capture the Tri-Service Cup. Only 19 of 42 boats started as the wind died and the current was ripping. Unfortunately for OPCYC only 5 of those 19 boats were ours. Of those five, Steve Ritz's Excelsior captured 3rd Place in Spinnaker Fleet, Gregg Watt's Incorrigible took 2nd Place in Non-Spin, Dick Beaver was 2nd in Cruising 1, and Jim Beaudry's Black Dog captured First Place in Cruising 2.
|2014-TSR-Results_Club Standings.pdf||78.21 KB|
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'.
membership 'at' opcyc 'dot' org
You may also use the online contact form.