The Finger Lakes Yacht Club Race Program consists of multiple events that span the available boating season. Race activities are managed by the FLYC Race Committee and many volunteers, most of whom are the racers themselves. One particularly attractive aspect of the FLYC program is the camaraderie between competitors and the degree to which they help one another improve their skills. This provides for an environment where the racing is enjoyable, yet still highly competitive.
Races are organized into three general categories, which are detailed elsewhere in this section of the web site:
- The FLYC Summer Series
- Special Event or "Fun" Races
- The Commodore's Cup
Racers are handicapped using a modified US Sailing's Portsmouth Yardstick. Scoring is done using a low-points system, also with some local modifications.