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 plus the Wilbur Cup Trophy in each class for the best finishes in the series.
Chowder Cup Series
Here's our full race schedule for 2021 (Posted April 12, 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)
Long-Distance Races on Weekends
May 29* Figawi Race Weekend
June 19* Father’s Day
June 24 Weirwolf Race (at dusk) (Alt. 7/23)
July 10* Baxter Memorial
August 21*-22 Cross Sound Challenge and Tiny Cup Return Race
Sept 18*- 19 Hurricane Cup & 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 0955AM 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?
Baxter Memorial Race July 10th
The long-standing Baxter Memorial Race has been a well-attended PHRF day race that begins and ends at Hyannis Yacht Club on Saturday July 10th 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 August 21-22
A new race initiated in 2018, the Cross Sound Challenge, features a destination finish in Falmouth on Saturday, August 21 and a return race to Hyannis, called the Tiny Cup Race on Sunday August 22. This will be the 4th qualifying race in the 2021 HYC Wilbur Cup Summer Series.
The Cross Sound Challenge start will be early morning off the Hyannis Breakwater and we will race to Falmouth Harbor. The return race, now known as the Tiny Cup Challenge, will be from Falmouth 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.
Falmouth Yacht Club or other local marinas will have dockage and rafting capabilities. Dockage does require reservations through Dockwa. Skipper's who want dockage should reserve a space as soon as possible.
We will have a social gathering in Falmouth on Saturday night, much celebrated in the past- venue to be determined depending on our numbers.
Please sign up early, so we can reserve the space and set up the meeting place to have dinner.
Hurricane Cup September 18-19
Many Nantucket Sound PHRF racers look forward to the HYC Hurricane Cup and Eye of the Storm, as much as any other race during the season.
The Hurricane Cup race will also be the 5th and final season qualifier for the HYC Wilbur Cup Summer Series. The return race called the Eye of the Storm will finish mid-Sound to allow sailors to head either east or west to home ports.
This year’s race will take place on September 18 & 19 and at the ‘after-party’ the “Blasted Hope Award” will be conveyed to the deserving skipper or miscreant.
Often, we experience some of the best weather of the season (occasionally a bit breezy), and for some, this is the last race of the year. All PHRF Skippers and boats are welcome and there is always plenty of room at (discounted rates) at the Nantucket Boat Basin. We hope that you will join us this year!
PHRF Youth Regatta July 5
HYC 78th Regatta July 31 - Aug 1
Chowder Cup Series September 4 & 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.
Our goal is to provide our sailors safe, competitive and fair race events.
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