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Buzzard's Bay Regatta


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The Notice of Race for the greatly anticipated 2019 Buzzards Bay Regatta has been issued. Hosted jointly by the Beverly Yacht Club and the New Bedford Yacht Club, the 47th edition will feature Shields, J 80s, H12s and Bullseyes Racing in Marion and, in Padanaram, there will be racing for PHRF Race and Cruise, NEMA Multihulls, F 18 catamarans, Etchells, Laser Masters, 505s, Marshall 15s and the superfast foiling Kiteboards. In addition, BBR will be the venue for the Marshall 15 National Championships and the 505 East Coast Championships. First held in 1972, no other regatta anywhere offers more diverse racing and nowhere has better summer sailing conditions than Buzzards Bay.

In all, we are expecting as many as 200 boats at both venues. On Friday, for handicap racers, we will run the Fontaine Distance Race and wind/leeward racing for all one-designs. On Saturday and Sunday, all classes will race windward/leeward races with drop marks. As part of Buzzards Bay Regatta, PHRF NE will hold their Regional Championship. The 505 Class will run their East Coast Championships and the Marshall Sandpiper Class will hold their National Championship. All these sailors are coming for the unequaled summer sailing conditions on Buzzards Bay. After racing, we will have incredible shoreside events featuring liquid fun, music, games and a full complement of awards and activities. During the day, you may choose to explore charming Padanaram village and its shops and restaurants.

Come and join us for the premier New England August event.

Earlier Event: July 6
Sail Newport Regatta
Later Event: August 3
NYYC Annual Cruise