Sailing at Pontchartrain Yacht Club

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Sailing is our Life here at Pontchartrain Yacht Club. Our competitive sailing teams race all over the Gulf Coast and around the US. To learn more about our award-winning sailing opportunities, check out the sections below.

Join Pontchartrain Yacht Club today to take advantage of these member only opportunities.

The stretch of Bayou Castine from the public launch to Lake Pontchartrain is shallow on the east side of the bayou. Boats with drafts that exceed 6 feet should enter or leave no further east than the center of the bayou. Upstream of the Pontchartrain dry storage area, the depth exceeds 9 feet.

Adult Lessons

Looking to get started in sailing? Pontchartrain Yacht Club offers adult sailing lessons for individuals looking to gain a new skill. Each clinic consists of four sessions, each of which is three hours long. We currently accept three students per clinic to maintain a low teacher to student ratio. Classes are taught by our very own Sailing Director. Classes available in the spring and fall.

For questions, please send us an email at [email protected]

Non-members welcome.
Discounts available for Members.



Performance Handicap Racing Fleet

Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) is a handicapping system used for yacht racing in North America. It allows dissimilar classes of sailboats to be raced against each other

Click here to download the 2021 Race Schedule.

phrf racing

CSA Round the Lake Race Map
Staggered Start Times
Course Marks

2020 Corinthians Moonlight Race
2020 Full Moon Lake Race


One Design Sailing


The One-Design Council promotes and supports One-Design class sailing within the Gulf Yachting Association (GYA). One-Design also utilizes this platform to exchange views or to help solve problems throughout its fleets.

By proposing any improvements to format, competition, race management, rules and regulations, the One-Design Council can promote GYA interclub competition for the Commodore Auguste Capdevielle Memorial Trophy, as well as any other GYA sanctioned and/or sponsored interclub competitions.

The One-Design Council membership consists of a single representative of each GYA General Member Club, which shall be referred to as One-Design Council Representatives. The representative member of each club will serve a two-year term.

Viper 640 Class Association
Capdevielle Results and Schedule

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