Mattapoisett Yacht Club
2016 Race Information -
Round the Bay Back
One Design Tuesdays:
Wednesday Night Racing Series Back to Top
The most popular club activity is the Wednesday night race series, which attractes approximately 25-30 yachts a year. We hope to see at least that many racers again this year.
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.
In addition to races sponsored by the Mattapoisett Yacht Club, MYC boats participate in major local races, such as the Figawi, the Marion to Bermuda Race, the Tower Race, the Buzzards Bay Regatta, the Quisset Round the Bay Race and the Beverly Yacht Club Hurricane Cup.
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