The Annual Dahlgren Yacht Club
Dahlgren Cup Regatta
Saturday, 21 August 2021
Rendezvous: 11:00 at the mouth of Machodoc Creek or Buoy P if down river boats are entered. Notice of the Rendezvous location will be provided to entrants 24 hours prior to the race.
Course: A circumnavigation of the Dahlgren Racing marks. All marks left to Port
Machodoc Creek Start - Junction Mark, Back Channel Nun “2”, yellow Nun “S”, yellow Nun “P” (Alternate Start), MoA “D”,G29, Nun “32”, Finish Machodoc Creek Junction Mark. -
For a start at P continue the circle to Back Channel 2, S then finish at P.
Flag “R” will be a reverse of the above: all marks left to Starboard.
Variations of these courses may be used depending on weather...…
All boats must watch for a committee boat near the marks as the course may be shortened. Details on Mark locations can be found under the PHRF heading of the DYC Web site Racing Info
Monitor VHF channel 72 for race instructions.
Time limit: All boats not finished by 16:30 EDT will be scored “TLE”
Scoring: Time-On-Time PHRF – Low point scoring
Classes and Starting Sequence: There will be Spinnaker and non Spinnaker Classes. Both classes will start together. See General Sailing Instructions for details of the flags used for the start sequence.
Eligibility: Open to all, participants must fill out an application form. Provide your PHRF rating. If you do not have a PHRF rating, DYC will assign a rating for the race.
A signed copy of the form must be provided to DYC POC by Noon Friday August 20. This can be done email to or mail to Dahlgren Yacht Club, PO Box 90, Dahlgren, VA 22448
Check in with Committee before the starting sequence begins.
Post Race Activities. Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no post race activities.
Awards will be given out at a later date.
Due to the fact that the regatta will be taking place in Maryland waters, all vessels must follow the MD DNR COVID guidelines. Face coverings and best attempts at social distancing must be in place on all vessels participating.
Question or other information?
Contact Race Organizer : George Polachak 571-334-3141 -