Mattapoisett Yacht Club
2013 Race Information -
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Wednesday Night Racing Series Back to Top
The most popular club activity is the Wednesday night race series, which attracted 35 yachts last year. We hope to see at least that many racers again this year.
This year, the Wednesday night races are grouped into two series with six races in each series. Trophies are awarded for the top three yachts in each class for each race, each series, and for the yachts with the best cumulative total for the season. The yachts are divided into four classes based on their handicap.
After each race there is a casual gathering at the club to announce results, award trophies and recount race highlights. The final race of the Wednesday night series is followed by pizza for all crewmembers and their families.
You do not need to have a large yacht and a big crew to get in on the Wednesday night action. Anybody with a one design “dinghy” can compete in Class D, which races under the Portsmouth handicap system. This is a unique system that allows boats of different one-design classes, such as Sunfish, Lasers, Beetle Cats or Herreshoff 12’s to compete against one another. Small boat sailors will find this to be an excellent entry-level racing format, with lots of room to maneuver, lots of advice from experienced sailors and challenging competition, regardless of your level of expertise.
50/100 Mile race Back to Top
heralds the start of the 11th annual MYC 50/100-Mile Race.
This is an overnight race that involves making two circuits around Buzzards
Bay and portions of Vineyard Sound. We hope the turnout continues to increase
this year, and our boats aren’t becalmed (as happened the first
year). It’s a fun time racing through the night around Buzzards
Bay! For the less hearty sailors, there is an option to sail only
ther first leg of the race (50 miles)
In addition to races sponsored by the Mattapoisett Yacht Club, MYC boats participate in major local races, such as the Figawi, the Tower Race, the Buzzards Bay Regatta, the Quisset Round the Bay Race and the Beverly Yacht Club Hurricane Cup.
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