Captain: Bill Mullineaux
The Portsmouth Fleet is the eclectic fleet at the Indianapolis Sailing Club, for Multi-hulls and Mono-hulls that don't quite fit the mold of the other one-design fleets. We race with the other fleets at ISC under the D-PN symbol, using the "Portsmouth Yardstick" time adjustment factor of each boat, but we encourage members to come out and sail just for the fun of it anytime. Many of our Associate members are experienced with sailing cats or other diverse boats, and are ready to crew or to help new boat owners learn the ropes. Our strength stems from our diversity and willingness to provide support and camaraderie both on and off the water.
Over the years, the Portsmouth Fleet has provided the avenue for members to form new active racing fleets. The Highlander Fleet in 1967, the Interlake Fleet in 1973, the Laser Fleet in 1974, the Keelboat Fleet in 2005, the Melges 17 Fleet in 2011 and the MC Scow Fleet in 2015, all established themselves from the Portsmouth Fleet.
Casual events attract those who wish to enjoy the water, sun, boats, and facilities in a less formal manner. ISC's "Hobie Beach" has a nice area where you can pull up for a relaxing afternoon on the point. Regardless of your interests, the major emphasis of our fleet is to share the fun and adventure of sailing, while being fully involved in all club activities.