PHRF Ocean Class
The Hyannis Yacht Club PHRF Ocean Class conducts an entire Summer Series of racing events to suit all skill levels. They are open to our members and non-members alike.
Beer Can Series: Weekly on Wednesday evenings (June, July and August) at 1800.
Long Distance Summer Series on weekends in Nantucket Sound. Each event presents a different challenge for skipper, boat and crew. Trophies are awarded for each event. The Wilbur Cup Trophy in is awarded for the best finishes in the series, in each class. Please check the NOR for details.
Chowder Cup Series
Here's our full race schedule for 2021 (Updated August 28, 2021)
Beer Can Series
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 24*
(* Tuesday, Aug 24 to allow HYC members to attend Annual Meeting Aug 25)
2021 Attachment A Marks and Courses
(print the last page separately in landscape)
Long-Distance Races on Weekends
|May 29*||Figawi Weekend|
|June 19*||Father's Day|
|August 15*||Baxter Memorial|
|August 21* - 22||Cross Sound Challenge and Tiny Cup Return|
|August 23||Weirwolf Race (at dusk)|
Chowder Cup Series. Warning signal at 6:00 pm. Please notify Marc Fater
(firstname.lastname@example.org / 508-360-8063) or Andrew Seguin (email@example.com
/ 508-259-8327) by 5:00 pm on Sunday, August 29 if you intend to race.
Cross Sound Challenge - Rescheduled
|September 19||Eye of the Storm|
HYC Wilbur Cup Series
3 best finishes of 5 Long-Distance Races above marked by *. Click below for details
Father's Day Long Distance race June 19th
This is the 2nd Long-Distance PHRF Race in their Wilbur Cup Summer Series.
The 2021 Father's Day Race begins and ends at Hyannis Yacht Club on Saturday June 19th. Typically, the race begins at 0900AM and finishes by mid-afternoon. The 12 to 20 mile course (weather dependent) generally transits around various government marks in Nantucket Sound and offers a challenging day of racing on all points of sail.
Racers are welcome to purchase refreshments and ice at the HYC lower level. Visiting racers are always welcome at the Hyannis Yacht Club on the night before the race. Contact the Club Steward at 508-778-6100.
We hope that you will join us for this fun day of racing. Maybe your family will join to celebrate Father’s day?
PHRF Youth Regatta July 5 (click for documents)
The PHRF Youth Regatta is designed to provide a transition for young sailors to stay with the sport throughout life. The regatta will expose our young sailors to bigger keel boats, provide them with connections to boat owners, and show them the camaraderie that grows sailing as a team. Our goal is to provide our sailors safe, competitive and fair race events. For this regatta safety is the main priority. We considered the safety of our youth sailors, as well as our volunteered boats and sails. Restrictions are put in place on sail configurations to keep the loads in the boats low, as well as easier to handle for a growing person. Our racecourse will be a triangle (beat, reach , reach) so there should be no accidental gybes. We intend to have 2 races of 3-8 miles each on the day of the event. This will allow the kids to develop their skills each race and build confidence as the day goes on. The event should be about 4 hours long, but that all depends on the sailing conditions. Our new crew members will rotate through different positions on the boat.
HYC 78th Regatta July 31 - Aug 1Click here for the HYC Regatta page, and registration.
PHRF Racing will share a start line with our J/22 fleet starting a series of races at 1100AM each day. The race committee will decide on courses depending on weather, but we usually try to include some shorter ‘round the buoys’ racing with some longer distance racing around government marks.
There are often opportunities to crew among our PHRF boats of all sizes and levels of expertise. Want to experiment with racing on your boat but have no experience? If you need crew, reach out to our fleet captains who will try to match you with someone to get you to the start line.
Baxter Memorial Race August 15th
The long-standing Baxter Memorial Race has been a well-attended PHRF day race that begins and ends at Hyannis Yacht Club on Sunday August 15th 2021. Typically, the race begins at 0900 and finishes by mid-afternoon. The 12 to 30 mile course (weather dependent) generally transits around various government marks in Nantucket Sound and offers a challenging day of racing on all points of sail.
This is the 3rd qualifying race for the 2021 HYC Wilbur Cup Summer Series. Racers are welcome to purchase refreshments at the HYC lower lounge both before and after the race. Visiting racers are always welcome at the Hyannis Yacht Club on the night before the race. Contact the Club Steward at 508-778-6700 for dinner and mooring reservations. We have a launch service and visiting racers can make use of our lower level on the evening before the race to purchase refreshments and ice.
Cross Sound Challenge September 4th
Photos from Cross Sound Challenge Race Day
Hurricane Cup September 18
Eye of the Storm September 19
Chowder Cup Series September 1 & 25
We need skippers and boats, experienced and inexperienced crew onboard our boats including members and non-members.
Join our Race Committee Team to assist with flags, signs, and mark boat operation. Training will be provided for newcomers.
Please contact the Ocean Class Committee for more information about racing and joining our PHRF Team!
Dr. Marc Fater – Darthfater@AOL.com (508)360-8063
Andrew Seguin – AMS@vallegroup.com (508)259-8327