Big Boat Racing

2018 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 9 and runs every Wednesday through October 10.  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 9 and July 14, 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 16
          His & Hers Race – August 12
          Rat Race to Pt. Jefferson – August 25

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

Wed-23rd
Big Boat June Wednesday Race #3
I-18 May Series
 Wednesday Night Dinner
Thu-24th
Prep Sailing Banquet
Fri-25th
Start of Block Island Race
US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Course
BYO
Sat-26th
US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Course
I-18 Holiday Series Div B