PHRF Ocean Class

Cross Sound Challenge

A new race in 2018, the Cross-Sound Challenge, features a destination finish in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, August 21 and a return race to Hyannis, called the Tiny Cup Race on Sunday, August 22 2021.  This will be the 3rd qualifying race in the 2021 HYC Wilbur Cup Summer Series.

The Cross-Sound Challenge start will be early morning off the Hyannis Breakwater and then we will race to the entrance of Oak Bluff's Harbor on Martha's Vineyard. The return race, now known as the Tiny Cup Challenge, will be from Oak Bluffs to Hyannis the next morning. The return race will require the use of each boat's racing handicap (Spinnaker) to encourage cruising boats to use their spinnakers. Trophies will be awarded for both races.

Oak Bluff's Harbor allows rafting on their moorings.  We are hoping to raft 3-4 boats together per mooring, so that we can share some camaraderie. There is no reservation system but we are assured that there will be no problems at that time of year.  Dockage does require reservations through Dockwa.  Skipper's who want dockage should reserve a slip, as soon as possible.

In the past we were able to include PHRF racers from around the bay - power or sail - racing or non-racing – we met in Oak Bluffs for a casual social gathering. It was a great success, and we hope to repeat this year. Depending on the size of our party, we plan on meeting for cocktails and dinner at a local restaurant. Dinner and drinks are on an individual basis.<

Please sign up early, so we can reserve the moorings and set up the meeting place to have dinner.

For more information about the race contact HYC Ocean Class Chair Marc Fater at

For Reference:

2020 Cross Sound Challenge Results