Sailing Pass holders: Use this page to make boat reservations, check upcoming events, and learn about Thursday Night racing.
Connect with other Piers Park sailors at upcoming events!
Browse the calendar to check event details and even RSVP ahead of time so other PPSC members know you’re coming. Also take advantage of the many volunteer events, including opportunities to get out on the water with the Youth and Adaptive programs!
New events are being added all the time, so check back often!
Thursday Night Racing: FAQ
Showing up to race every week is the best opportunity for PPSC sailors to build their experience on the water, share new skills, and enjoy the social side of sailing. Whether you’ve been a competitive sailor for years or you just finished up your Learn to Sail, come on down on Thursdays to join in on some friendly competition!
When and where?
Meet us on the dock every Thursday evening at 5pm. We allow some time to organize crews and rig boats, and aim to have everyone at the starting line by 6pm.
Do I need to have a Sailing Pass to participate?
Nope — current members, prospective members, and guests are all equally welcome.
What time does it go until?
We’ll wrap up the races about 30 minutes prior to sunset to allow everyone to get back to the dock safely.
What if I don’t arrive on time?
As long as you arrive before all the boats have cast off from the dock, you should be able to get onto one. But after that, well… you missed the boat.
What do I need to bring?
Be sure to wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothes as well as close-toed shoes. Water, coffee, snacks, etc are also welcome.
What if I didn’t RSVP? Can I still race?
Of course! RSVP’ing helps the Race Committee with preparation, but you can certainly just show up as well.
What if I RSVP’d but can no longer make it?
You can cancel an RSVP online.
What happens if there is bad weather?
We race rain or shine, so come prepared! However, we will cancel if there’s extreme weather, and if it’s in the forecast ahead of time we’ll do our best to notify you by email 2 hours in advance.
Do I need to come every Thursday?
No… but we hope you will!
Is there parking available?
Yup, there’s plenty of free parking in the Piers Park lot and on-street parking along Marginal St.
Are all ages welcome?
Yes! As long as you wear an properly-fitted personal flotation device, you are welcome to sail.
Is there any paperwork I need to fill out ahead of time?
You’ll need to have signed a PPSC Liability Waiver prior to heading out.
What happens after racing?
We always like to enjoy some post-race socializing, whether that’s pizza or pancakes on the dock, or walking down to KO Pies for a couple refreshments.
How long does Thursday Night Racing run?
The Thursday night series continues every week until early September, when we switch over to Sunday afternoons.