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One Design

Hampton Yacht Club is an incredible place for One Design sailing.  The club is home to a large Viper 640 fleet, 505, Laser, J24, Sonar, and many more. The Hampton One Design Class has been active at the club since 1934. The HOD was chosen by a committee at HYC specifically for sailing in the southern Chesapeake Bay. 


HYC offers several annual One Design regattas including the Spring and Fall Fling One Design Regattas, Southern Bay Race Week in June, and the Annual Regatta in July.  Over the years, the club has hosted many Atlantic Coast and National Championships and will host its first World Championship for the J111 Class in October of 2021. 


For more information on One Design sailing opportunities and events please contact the Sailing Director:


  • Hampton Yacht Club will score the four planned one design regattas as a series to establish annual champions in the One-Design Fleets.

    • HYC April Fool’s Regatta

    • HYC Hospice One-Design Regatta

    • HYC Annual One-Design Regatta

    • HYC Fall Fling​​

  • Scoring will be by the Alternate Long Series High Point Percentage Scoring method recommended by US Sailing where "N" is the number of boats entered in a particular race.

  • All races will be scored with no throw-outs.

  • ​All regatta entrants are eligible, and they need not be an HYC member.

  • Awards for three places in each class will be awarded at the HYC Annual awards party.


HYC has a fleet of 6 club-owned and maintained Sonars. These 23-foot day racers are very stable keelboats that are perfect for a new sailor who is learning the ropes or for the experienced match racer. They are available for members to check out for a regatta or for a fun sail.

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