International Penguin Class Dinghy Association

2021 International Championship


September 18-19, 2021


Hosted by:   Corsica River Yacht Club



This Regatta is sanctioned by the International Penguin Class Dinghy Association (IPCDA), and will be conducted by the Corsica River Yacht Club.  The Regatta shall be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), including the US Sailing prescriptions, and the IPCDA Class rules except as modified by this Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions.


The following 5 items shall apply:

l. Minimum crew weight is 290 lbs for classic boats and 310 lbs. for modern boats*. Minimum hull weight is 140 lbs. Excess hull weight may be applied towards the crew weight

2. Any boat that capsizes during a race, as defined by the mast hitting the water, shall retire from that race.
3. Anchors are not required.
4. One serviceable paddle is required.

5. A painter NLT 25’ and 3/16” diameter is required.


Notice is hereby given that all participants, including spectators, officials and others participate in this event including pre- and post-race activities entirely at their own risk.


Advertising and Sponsors:

The Regatta is designated Category A in accordance with Rule 79 of the RRS.  There will not be a penalty for items that are approved by the Organizing Authority.




International Championship:  The skipper shall be a member in good standing of the IPCDA and have acknowledgement of payment of 2021 dues. For skippers sailing with non-family member minor crew (under the age of 19), the name and emergency phone numbers of the parents will be required or you can complete a Parental Permission Form. Juniors (19 or under) may also sail in the “Senior” International Championship, however to be eligible for senior awards, they must meet the senior weight rule.



Registration must be completed online at the Regatta Network site. 23113


International Championship Registration fee:                 $50.00 US                                                 


Sailing Instructions:

Sailing Instructions will be available at registration at 8:30 AM on Saturday September 18th, 2021.



Measurements will be conducted from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM  on Saturday September 18th, 2021. Measurement will include but are not limited to hull weight, crew weight, and safety gear.



The low point scoring system with no bonus points from the RRS Appendix A will be used.  In the event that six or more races are sailed, there will be a provision for a throwout.



Awards will be presented to the top three finishers overall. Several other special awards will be presented and include the Grand Master’s Award (highest finisher over the age of 60), the top woman skipper, top family team, and top classic boat.


Schedule of Events:



Saturday          September 18  8:30 to 10:00 AM       Registration and Measurement

10:00 AM                    Skipper’s Meeting

11:00 AM                    Harbor Start

6:00 PM                      Dinner and Annual Meeting


Sunday            September 19  10:00 AM                    Harbor start

                                    No races to start after 15:00


                        Awards Presentation to follow racing


*The Race Committee will hold as many races daily as possible weather permitting.


A copy of this Notice of Race and Parental Permission Form can be found on the Penguin Class Web site:



On site camping is available or nearby hotels or B&B’s in Chestertown (16 miles north, 25 minutes), or Kent Island (20 miles southwest, 28 minutes), or Easton (27 miles south, 40 minutes).

The club is remote so nearest shops, food, amenities are in Centreville (8 miles, 16 minutes)



Got QUESTIONS?  Email Art Silcox  or Charles Krafft