Welcome to the Cayuga Lake Cruising Fleet!

If you're unfamiliar with who we are, read about us here

Photos and day race

September 14th, 2016

More in the gallery.

This Saturday is the 50 mile day race - skippers meeting 7:30AM, start at 8:00AM as per the sailing instructions

Fall Series

August 31th, 2016

This Sunday is the first race day of the fall series. It is also the IYC labor day picnic and boat parade. The cruising fleet will lead the boat parade before starting our first race - the race committee plans to set an alternate starting line so that the race start does not interfere with the rest of the parade. Make sure to come to the skippers meeting to get all the details!

The schedule for Sundays races will be delayed slightly in order to accommodate the parade - the skippers meeting will be at 1:15PM and the first start will be at 2:00PM.

Red Jacket Race and Dinner

August 4th, 2016

The Red Jacket race perennial favorite in the cruising fleet. Those of us who have sailed to red jacket many times know the growing anticipation as we pass first Taughannock, then Milliken station, Sheldrake point, Long point, finally to be greeted by the friendly faces on the Red Jacket Yacht Club docks! The catered dinner is always first rate. The RJYC clubhouse has a beautiful view overlooking the lake, a pool enjoyed by kids and adults alike, and room for camping on the grounds for Saturday night.

The Race

This year's Red Jacket race will be on Saturday, August 20th. The race is open to all sailboats; there is no entry fee. The race will use a Bermuda start with the slowest boats starting earlier - the first boat will start at 8:00AM. Read the sailing instructions here and send your entry request to


Dinner will be provided by Red Jacket with cocktails at 5 and dinner at 6. Dinner reservations must be made by August 14th - this years entrées are prime rib, chicken cordon blue or fish. The cost is $22/person. Contact RJYC's Lenny Morris or Sue Pullano (see this flyer for contact information).


RJYC has a very solid dock/seawall to raft off of, and mooring balls are sometimes available. There is plenty of lawn for tents for crew who want a bit more room.

Night Sailing on Cayuga Lake

July 18th, 2016

Three boats took the opportunity to sail all night long under the moon and stars in the overnight 50 mile race. This is probably the most challenging race on the cruising fleet schedule, testing both stamina and tactics. It is also one of the most enjoyable - if you've never trimmed a spinnaker by moonlight make sure you get in on this race next year! Read the details in the Pennant.

Next Sunday's race is latitude number three - race start is 2:00pm

Racing Schedule Updates

July 5th, 2016

The Red Jacket race has been confirmed for August 20th. Don't miss dinner at the beautiful Red Jacket yacht club!

The second long distance race of the summer is our overnight 50 miler. The planned race start is the evening of Friday, July 15th at 6:00pm.

Next Sunday we continue with our second latitude series race. Updated latitude sailing instructions and latitude table are in the documents section.