Big Boat Regattas

Does the thrill of competing in a fleet of large, beautiful yachts interest you? Want to enjoy high-level, big-boat racing with experienced sailors? You will learn more about racing and become a better sailor with the opportunity to master each of the many tasks on a racing yacht from spinnaker trimming to driving?

Unlike crewing on regular race boats, you’ll rotate through different positions, including some time on the helm. No screaming skippers, just enjoyable and exciting racing. Our goal is to learn and have a great time. It’s lot’s of  fun and a great learning experience.

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Caribbean Racing 2017

St. Thomas International Regatta (formeraly St. Thomas Rolex Cup Regatta)
Mar 24-26, 2017
One of the oldest Caribbean regatta’s and our favorite.

BVI Spring Regatta
March 27-April 2, 2017
A week long event. Lots of charter boats, fairly low key.

If you choose to stay on board Bermuda High, costs are as follows:
Main salon berth – $60 per night
Forward stateroom – $110 per night
Port aft stateroom – $90/night Starboard aft $80/night.

Cost for the St. Thomas Regatta – three days of racing and one day of practice:
$550 – members / $650 – non-members
Cost for the BVI Spring Regatta – five days of racing:
$690 – members / $790 – non-members

Do both Regatta’s – $990 members / $1,090 – non-members
Returning racers get an extra 10% off.

Summertime Racing Series

Newport / Bermuda Race
June 15, 2018
This is the one of the three major ocean races in the world (the others being the Sydney/Hobart race and the Fastnet race), the Newport Bermuda Yacht Race. Generally a 4-day race towards the end of June (around the same time as the Block Island Race Week), the Newport Bermuda is almost three different races. First is a coastal conditions race out to the Gulf Stream. Naturally, the waves often build as you head offshore, and the first night out is generally cold.

Next is the Gulf Steam segment with its strong currents, warm waters, and frequent storms. In this segment, entering and exiting the Gulf Stream at the optimum locations are often key factors. Finally, there is the drag race through the tropical Atlantic Ocean to Bermuda. Bermuda is a wondrous sight after 3-5 days at sea, and you will never appreciate it more!

Although we have not won yet, we have always been in the top places 24-48 hours out, so we know we are fast. Once in the stream, the Bermuda Race becomes a gamble, and positions change frequently, In 2006, we ended up in the middle of the pack, after being in the lead or close to it for the first two days. We’ll be back!

Marion / Bermuda Yacht Race
June 9, 2017
This is traditionally a cruising yacht race, and is not intended for all out racing boats. Only cruising spinnakers are allowed. Otherwise, the comments about the Newport Bermuda also apply to the Marion. Bermuda. Another great race.

Block Island Race Week
June 18-23, 2017
Block Island Race Week is the premier NE racing event, with several hundred competitors. We probably will rent a house on the Island, and split the cost among the members. Cost to stay on the boat is $40 a night (J44 members can stay onboard for free). We prefer to have as few people onboard as possible, to keep the boat light. Thursday, we will have a pre-race prep day, cleaning the bottom, taking off extra gear, and getting the racing sails on. We will also try to get in some practice sails that evening.