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.




International Championship                     $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 Women 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

10:30 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, Entry Form and Parental Permission Form can be found on the Penguin Class Web site:



Primitive camping is available on site.  Hotels, and B& B’s in Centreville, Chestertown, Grasonville (Kent Island) or Easton.


Got QUESTIONS?  Email Art Silcox  or Charles Krafft





. Entry Form

2021 Penguin International Championship

Skipper ______________________________________________
Address _______________________________________________
City____________________________ State _____ Zip __________
Phone ______________________(H) __________________________(cell)
E-Mail __________________________________________________
Crew Name ______________________________________________
Boat #________________ Boat Name__________________________
Special Awards Eligibility (please check if applicable)
Master’s (skipper born prior to September 18th, 1961) ___

Junior (skipper born after September 18th, 2002) ____

Family Team _____

Release From Liability
The undersigned releases the International Penguin Class Dinghy Association, the Corsica River  Yacht Club  and their respective Officers, and the Race Committee from any liability for personal injury or illness or property damage or loss resulting from or incidental to my participation in any aspect of this event. My participation is voluntary. My equipment is in safe condition. To the best of my knowledge, I am physically well enough to participate safely. I agree to be bound by The Racing Rules of Sailing, and by all other rules that govern this event.


_____________________________  __________       _________________  _______
Skipper                                    Date                 Crew                    Date



Fee  For International Championship                  $ 50                  


Entry forms with the appropriate registration fee payable to the IPCDA should be mailed to:
Penguin Internationals c/o Charles Krafft, 8300 Waverly Rd., Owings, MD 20736