Sunday, August 5, 2018

Buzzards Bay Regatta Preview

J/111 Wicked 2.0 sailing fast offshore (South Dartmouth, MA)- On behalf of the Beverly Yacht Club and New Bedford Yacht Club, the Regatta Chair welcomes all sailors to a new era of the Buzzards Bay Regatta! After 45 years of alternating locations annually, the organizers have decided to stage an event that spans the entire Bay- from the Cape Cod Canal to Buzzards Tower!

2018 will feature spectacular racing out of both Beverly Yacht Club and New Bedford Yacht Club, with 13 fleets of boats on 7 circles, and racers that span from 20-ton cruising boats to foiling kiteboards!!  The regatta expects over 200 boats (boards) and 1,000+ sailors! Off the water, there will be tent festivities at both venues, with live music, food delights, and full-tilt regatta bars!

The J/80 Class includes Dan Cooney’s AMERICAN PRAYER, Peter d’Anjou’s LE TIGRE, and Jim Shachoy’s PEARLY BAKER.

The J/105 New England Championship will include Mary Schmitt’s HARDTACK, Mark Lindquist’s STERLING, Ed Lobo’s WATERWOLF, and the trio on DARK’N’STORMY (Andrew Reservitz, Eric Wagner, & Ned Joyce).

The PHRF New England Racing division will have five J/teams, like two J/109s (Cory Eaves’ FREEDOM and Dan Boyd’s WILD THING), the J/121 INCOGNITO (Joe Brito), Doug Curtiss’ J/111 WICKED 2.0, and Ira Perry’s J/29 SEEFEST.

Two J/crews will be having a good, relaxing time sailing in the PHRF New England Championship- Cruising Division- Sarah Lamothe’s J/30 NO QUARTER GIVEN and Steve Dahill’s J/35C RIVA.  For more Buzzards Bay Regatta sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.