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.
- The Round the Cape Race
- Chowder Cup Series
Here's our full race schedule for 2022
Here's a page to print out with all the racing events. Sign up at the bottom of this page to stay up to date from our Mailchimp emails. Or check the Yachting Calendar
HYC Ocean Class Schedule 2022
Skippers' Pre-season meeting 1800 May 18. If you are planning to join any of these races, member or not, please join us to learn more, help us prepare for the upcoming season and ask questions. The bar will be open.
For Registration information check this page, this is where it will be.
Beer Can Series
Every Wednesday in June July and August at 1800 just off the breakwater.
Notice of Series
This year registration will be on Regatta Network. Registration Information on this page
There is no discount for the full season registration, but all skippers registering for all the races prior to June 1st will receive a $50 gift certificate for HYC.
Wilbur Cup Long Distance Series
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. Please join us for as many races as you can.
- Father's Day Race - June 19 Notice of Race
- Baxter Cup - July 30, part of Hyannis Regatta
- Cross Sound Challenge/Tiny Cup August 20-21 to Vineyard Haven Notice of Race
- Hurricane Cup/Eye of the Storm - September 17-18 to Nantucket Notice of Race
Weir Wolf Race - July 13 (after Beer can)
Moonlit racing after dark Notice of Race
The Round the Cape Race July 15 - 17
The Round the Cape Race is possibly the most exciting Ocean Race development at HYC for 2022. The race has not been held for many years because the club did not manage to organize it. This year, we hope, it's back!
Notice of Race.
Safety Equipment Regulations
Registration Information on this page
The Race will start off the Hyannis Breakwater in Nantucket Sound on Friday afternoon July 15 and head east, anti-clockwaise around the cape, passing Monomoy before dark, up the Eastern Shore of the Cape through the night, rounding Provincetown Saturday morning and finishing off Sandwich on Saturday afternoon, with the racers motoring through Cape Cod Canal and spending the night at anchor in Marion. Beverly Yacht Club in Marion will help us re-start the race on Sunday morning, with a finish off Hyannis on Sunday afternoon.
PHRF Youth Regatta
The PHRF Youth Regatta is designed to provide an opportunity for young sailors to transition from dinghy to 'big boat sailing'. 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. There will be no passengers!
Chowder Cup Series September Saturdays 3, 10, 24
Sailing Instructions will be posted here.
Please contact the Ocean Class Committee for more information about racing and joining our PHRF Team!
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