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Welcome to Racing at the Beverly Yacht Club! This summer, we’re looking forward to continuing our long-standing reputation as a respected yachting organization, now in our 152nd year. From the Club’s first regatta in 1872 with ten catboats and a sloop, to all the racing we presently conduct, the friendly and competitive spirit among BYC sailors has endured from the start. We currently host weekly series races along with special events and regattas from the end of May into the fall each season. Whether you’re looking to compete in a PHRF racing or cruising class, or as part of a one-design fleet, BYC’s racing program has something for everyone. Contact BYC’s Race Chair at [email protected] for more information.

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BYC runs two Summer Series: The first from May 28 through July 14, and the second from July 16 through August 31.

Fall Sailing is casual and fun; all are welcome to participate, including non-members for a small fee. Learn more about our Fall Racing program here.

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BYC hosts several special events throughout the summer. Click the button below for race notices and registration information.

  • June 15-16: Racer-Cruiser Weekend Race
  • July 6-7: Van Rensselaer Race Weekend - PHRF/Pursuit on 7/6, One-Design on 7/7
  • July 12-13: Salty 100 Distance Race
  • July 27: Parker Converse Tower Race*
  • July 19: Thayer Francis Moonlight Race (Aug. 16th Back-Up Date)
  • July 26-28: Buzzards Bay Multihull Regatta
  • Aug. 13-14: Beverly Junior Regatta
  • Aug. 23-25: Rocket Intergalactic Regatta
  • Sept. 1: Sunday Fall Racing
  • Sept. 7: Singlehanded Challenge
  • Sept. 21: Hurricane Cup*
* Buzzards Bay Trophy qualifying races.
 

Sign up to be a Principal Race Officer (PRO) or an Associate Race Officer (ARO). You don’t need a lot of experience to help; pair up with an experienced PRO and learn the ropes.

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The Crew/Team Finder lists yachts looking for crew and crew looking for berths for sailing events this season.

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