All races are on courses that make them easy to watch from the end of the Spit. Frequently they race around the 'green can' marker on a shoal west of the Spit, and Gull Island, a few miles across Kachemak Bay from end of the Spit. Sometimes there are only four boats racing and other times up to 20. They are very open-minded sailors and whether or not you have had any sailing experience they welcome new crew. Captains and Crews meet on P Float, where many of their boats are tied, around 11 a.m. to discuss the course and other race details and start most races at 1:00 p.m. They also hold regular workshops on marine safety.
Homer Yacht Club sailors race ten Saturdays of summer, starting with the Cheechako Cup Saturday, May 18. Then May 25, Sourdough Cup; June 8 & 9, Cooney Cup; June 28 through 30, Land's End Regatta; July 6, Independence Cup; July 20, they race to Jakolof Bay on the far side of Kachemak Bay for a beach barbecue; August 3, Converse Cup; August 17, Founder's Cup; August 31, Kachemak Cup and September 14, Fireweed Cup.