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Regattas & Registration

Hampton Yacht Club is the premier yacht club on the southern Chesapeake Bay for sailboat racing, featuring keelboats, one design, and junior racing. 


HYC offers several annual events, including for keelboats Southern Bay Race Week (largest regatta on the southern Chesapeake Bay), The Down the Bay Race (72 years),  Hampton Sprints, and the HYC Annual Middle Ground Light Race.  Annual events for One Design classes include the Spring and Fall Fling Regattas, the HYC Annual One Design Regatta which spans nearly a century, and the newly sanctioned  HYC Annual Hospice One Design Regatta.


Over the years Hampton Yacht Club has hosted many National, North American,  and World Championships, including, the J-111 Worlds, Ida Lewis Women’s US Sailing Championship, and the USODA Optimist Nationals. And, the Hampton One Design Class has been active at HYC since 1934, the HOD having been selected by HYC specifically for sailing in the southern Chesapeake Bay.

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

For more information on Keelboat Racing events please contact

HYC Sail Captain (Racing) John McCarthy at 757-850-4225

2023 Events

Jan 1

Dana Dillon New Years Madness Race


2023 HYC April Fool's One-Design Regatta


HYC Wednesday Night Series

MAY 20

Hampton Roads Hospice One Design Regatta

MAY 26

Down the Bay Race


Southern Bay Race Week

JUN 25

Doublehanded Race

JUN 27

HYC Junior Annual Regatta


HYC Annual One Design Regatta

JUL 21-23

Lightning Atlantic Coast Championship

JUL 22

Tom Brady Masters Race

JUL 26-28

2023 USODA National Championships - TEAM

JUL 29

Hampton Sprints

JUL 30

2023 USODA National Championships - GIRLS

JUL 31

2023 USODA National Championships - FLEET


Plantation Light Race

AUG 11

Hampton One Design National Championship

SEP 10

Middleground Light Race

SEP 16

Sunfish Challenge and Dinghy Distance Race

OCT 19

WASZP National Championship

OCT 29

HYC Frostbite Series Begins


023 HYC One-Design Fall Fling


Annual Gaboon Race

2022 Results


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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