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.

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

Bus Cruise to Annapolis Boat Show

America/New York


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

'Round the Lights Race

America/New York

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.pdf142.98 KB
CBYRA-standardentryform.pdf54.21 KB

Tri-Service Regatta

America/New York

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.pdf180.58 KB
2014-TSR-Results_Club Standings.pdf78.21 KB

DELMARVA Cruise 20-26 September - CANCELLED

2014-09-20 00:00
2014-09-26 00:00
America/New York

Is a DELMARVA cruise on your bucket list? Whether you would like a chance to go as crew and test the waters or skipper your own mighty vessel on the high seas here's your chance to finally do it! OPCYC is fortunate to have Steve Runals take the lead on this cruise and share his considerable experience and knowledge. Sign up now and planning and information meetings will begin in July. If you are ready to get a bit of blue water experience and enjoy the safety and company of a flotilla, this cruise is for you!

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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