Houston Yacht Club is a very active racing club and hosts numerous local regattas as well as world, national and class championships.
The club conducts regattas for several one-design classes, such as A-Cat, Ensign, J-22, J-24, Laser, Optimist Dinghy and Viper as well as PHRF boats. These events frequently attract competitors from the entire Texas Gulf Coast as well as HYC members and members of other local yacht clubs.
We are very proud to present two major charity regattas: The Elissa Regatta benefits the official Texas Tall Ship Elissa, and the Leukemia Cup which is part of a nationwide group of regattas benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Several members have brought fame to HYC by winning major world, national and class championships, including Olympic Silver Medalists John Kolius and Charles Ogletree.
Each year the club presents several courses and seminars on racing tactics, sail trim, boat handling and other aspects of racing. These programs are geared to a wide range of experience, from novice to advanced.
The club is nationally known for exceptionally well-run events, and has twice been awarded the St. Petersburg Yacht Club Trophy for excellence as well as the US Sailing One-Design Club Award. The club has an ongoing program for training and certification of race officers. Supporting equipment includes two club owned race committee boats.