Big Boat Racing

2017 SEASON OVERVIEW

 Pequot YC offers a full program of both competitive and fun racing in a variety of formats designed to offer something for all types of big boat sailors.  All racing is conducted under YRA-LIS PHRF handicaps.

Wednesday Night Racing, our most popular program, kicks off on May 10 and runs every Wednesday through October 11.  The racing is scored as four separate series consisting of a June Series, July Series, August Series and Extended Series, as shown on the Race Calendar.  Racing is offered in both spinnaker and non-spinnaker divisions and the first warning each evening is at 1825 hrs.

 

The Memorial Day Series, 4th of July Series and Labor Day Series are sailed on the Saturday and Sunday of each long-weekend holiday.  Racing is offered for a non-spinnaker
boats (and spinnaker
boats if at least 3 boats show up at the start area) with the first warning each day at 1455 hrs.

Two Pursuit Races will be sailed on June 10 and July 18, respectively, with the first (slowest) boat starting at 1100 hrs.  Racing is offered  for both spinnaker and non-spinnaker boats.

Five Sunday Race Days are offered as shown on the Race Calendar.  Racing will be conducted for non-spinnaker boats (and spinnaker boats if at least 3 spinnaker boats show up at the start area) with the first warning at 1455 hrs.
Family & Friends Fun Racing:
          Price Bend Overnight -- June 17
          His & Hers Race – August 13
          Rat Race to Pt. Jefferson – August 26

The highlight of our season is the Falkner Island Race, which will be sailed on September 8.  This race is a qualifier for YRA-LIS distance racing trophies.  Information can be found under the link on the left side of this page.

calendar preview

Sat-24th
Blessing of the Fleet
I-18 Racing Clinic
 Round the Buoys
Sun-25th
Junior Program Rigging Day and Swim Test
America's Cup Viewing Plus Commentary by Dave Perry
I-18 Sunday Series
Big Boat Day Race #2
Junior Program Commissioning
Mon-26th
Junior Program Session 1 starts