Learn More About the Wednesday Night –

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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



Wednesday Night



Major Events:


Mike Gridley, Gary MacDonald, and Cam McIntyre, Win Their Class in Single Hander

Sporadic wind with pockets of very close racing, and even closer finishes marked the second annual MacDonald’s HBR Great Single Hander. With a few last minute entries, the field numbered thirteen hearty solos. 

First to finish was Cam McIntyre who brought his Hobie 16 catamaran to the starting line. While it was impossible to give a “proper” handicap, McIntyre zipped around the field, and, being the only boat under 20′ easily won his fleet.

Commodore Gridley slid in as first in the spinnaker fleet, narrowly edging out Kim Mattern and Dave Tomberg, whose slight finishing error cost him the overall championship.

In the non-spinnaker fleet, repeat winner Gary MacDonald was pushed to the limit by Kevin Haley; MacDonald with a 35 second victory was the 2016 overall champion.


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.