Welcome to the HYC Ocean Racing Fleet Schedule
Our racing area, Nantucket Sound, is blessed with steady sea breezes, interesting and challenging navigation, and was named by Sailing World Magazine, as one of the top ten best places to sail in the US.
The Hyannis Yacht Club Ocean Race Committee conducts an entire Summer Series of racing events to suit all skill levels that are open to our members and non-members alike.
Weekly on Wednesday evenings (June, July, August) at 1800, we conduct our Beer Can Series consisting of two classes, racing (with spinnakers) and cruising (without spinnakers). A spirit of camaraderie and fun is essential to our collective enjoyment of the races. Our Skippers and crews have fostered a mentoring program to assist all new Skippers that join in. Trophies are awarded weekly, monthly and for fun activities that our crews participate in.
In addition, we offer a series of 4 weekend long-distance races in Nantucket Sound, one in each month (June, July, August and September). Each event has something different, 2 begin and end in Hyannis and 2 have overnight stays, one to Martha’s Vineyard and one to Nantucket. Trophies are awarded for each event plus the Wilbur Cup Trophy for the entire series.
Please join us, if you are an experienced racer or a recreational sailor that would like to try something new. We promise that you will have fun!
Contact HYC Ocean Race Co-Chairs Roy Catignani (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ryan Scudder (email@example.com) with any questions.
New Crew Members: We also welcome those who would like to ‘crew’ aboard the boats in our fleet. If this interests you, please contact our Crew Coordinator, Skipper Rick Egan at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Below is our racing schedule and the link to the registration page for all races.
- Beer Can Series (Warning Signal 1800)
- Weekend Races-Wilbur Cup Series Long Distance Races
- Baxter Memorial Long-Distance Race (Saturday, June 30)
- HYC Regatta Long-Distance Race (Saturday, July 28)
- Cross Sound Challenge to Oak Bluffs (Sat/Sun -August 25,26)
- Hurricane Cup & Eye of the Storm to Nantucket (Sat/Sun- September 15/16))