Saturday, September 30 & Sunday, October 1, 2023

Updated October 16, 2023


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The 2023 Pumpkin Regatta is open to FYC members and all FYC sailing school graduates since January of 2021, as well as racers from outside of FYC who are members in good standing with their class associations in Canada, or the US, or their sailing clubs are in good standing with Sail Canada.


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Contact & Gate Access  

If you need access to the Club on Friday evening to park your boat and trailer, we will arrange to have someone meet you at the Club gate. Submit your name and mobile phone number to Chris Fogelman Rear Commodore phone and texts: 226-700-1947 or E-mail: [email protected], by Thursday, September 28.


Turkey Dinner on Saturday Night 

The 2023 Pumpkin Regatta welcomes racers from outside of our club for one of the last racing events of the year. In addition, FYC is celebrating the 70th Anniversary of its founding! We would like to celebrate this with a Turkey Dinner on Saturday night after the racing around 6:00pm!  Cost will be $15 per person

Turkey Dinner Menu:  Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, peas, coleslaw, cranberries, buttered rolls, pies, whipped cream, coffee, tea and pop

Please Pre-register! 

ALL Competitors PLEASE PRE-REGISTER for the Turkey Dinner to minimize food wastage by contacting our Social Convener, Bonita Magill by phone or text: 519-453-3577  or by Email: [email protected]

You can pay for both regatta and dinner at Registration on September 30th.

 *please note any dietary concerns we should be aware of! 

Regatta Lunches

Saturday:  Lunch will be available in Doug MacKenzie hall during a break in racing

Sunday:  Leftovers from the turkey dinner will be available after the racing while the scores are being tallied

*Our water in Doug MacKenzie Hall is potable and is tested regularly so you are encouraged to bring your own refillable water bottles.


Registration & Entry Fees for 2023

Registration will be across from the Sailing School on Saturday, September 30 @ 8:30 – 10:00am

Skippers Meeting (same place) = 10:00am

Single-Handed = $30 

Double-Handed = $50 

Junior Single = $20 

Junior Double = $30 

Learn to Race = Free (have not sailed in a formal regatta before 2021)

Extra Crew, any boat, above two, each = $10
*Exact Cash at registration is always appreciated.

Race Starts

Our race committee always gives preference to water-based starts. If that is not possible, for instance due to inclement weather or a shortage of volunteers, land-based starts will be used. See the sailing instructions below for more information.

  • First Race: scheduled for Saturday at 11 AM.
  • Last Race: no start sequence will begin after 1:30 PM on Sunday.

Race Documents

 Registration Form = Please Print and Fill in to bring to Registration

Sailing Instructions = Water-based Regatta

Sailing Instructions = Land-based Regatta

Where We Are

 Driving Directions to Fanshawe Yacht Club are in the link below.


Photos below are from past Pumpkin Regattas.