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Lake Pend Oreille Yacht Club runs an active racing program and schedule throughout the year. Whether you’re an experienced racer or just want to learn the basics of rounding a mark, the Club’s members are happy to welcome you to one of our numerous racing fleets and get you started.

The Club runs three different general racing series throughout the year (the Rum Runner Spring Series, No-Wine-Ing Summer Series, and Fall Growler Series) and sponsors three major events: the Goat Float on Memorial Day Weekend, MacDonald’s Great Single Hander, and the Commodore’s Cup (in the fall).

We offer challenges for the experienced sailor and support and encouragement for the sailor new to racing. Come join us!

Steve Dahlstrom

Rear Commodore-Racing

I want to get involved in racing

as crew or boat owner!


2018 Race Results:


Rum Runner Spring

No-Wine-ing Summer

Fall Growler

Commodore’s Cup

TCF (Trophy)



PHRF (Comparison)



Challenge Cup




Series 1 | Series 2 | Series 3

Major Events:


Mike Gridley, Al Berk, and David Cohen Lead the Way

Ideal conditions and an enthusiastic crowd saw the third running of MacDonald’s HBR Great Single Hander. Thanks to everyone who helped make this an exciting and unforgettable race. We had new boats, and old salts mixing it up all the way around the course. Fantastic!

First to finish was Mike Gridley in Raven (J80), who finished just 1 minute ahead of Al Berk in Occam’s Razor (U20). These two topped the Spinnaker fleet, but were challenged by David Cohen in the non-spinnaker winner Eye-Eye (J90x).

Mike was a repeat winner from last year’s event. Last minute business (and a missing mainsail) kept two-time winner, and race sponsor Gary MacDonald on the sideline. 



Commodore’s Cup, Sponsored by Captain’s Wheel



All boats that have finished at least three races during the year are eligible to compete in the Commodore’s Cup, if they are ranked in the top eight of their fleet, based on Challenge Cup standings after completion of the Spring, Summer, and Fall series.