NBYC Whalers Race
June 1, 2017
June 24, 2017
Attention all distance sailors, and those who have always wanted to do a distance race. Â"It has been decided that the 2017 Whalers Race will be held on June 24 – 25, 2017, one of the longest weekends of the year. Â"So if the thought of Racing in September, when it is dark at 4 pm, did not appeal to you, come check out the race this year. Â"The Race Committee is working hard on the NOR now, but I can tell you that there will be both the long and short courses again this year. Â"Stay tuned for more details, and be sure to put this exciting event on the calendar. Â"Just because there is snow outside does not mean that you can’t start recruiting crew.
The traditional 105 nautical mile Category III New Bedford Yacht Club Whalers Race dates back to 1932.
Long course: The race starts and finishes at Padanaram and includes marks at Cuttyhunk, Noman’s, Block Island and the Buzzards Bay Tower. All points of sailing are involved. With the 1100 hour start, this can be a one (1) day event.
Short Course:Â"In order to qualify for the short course, boats must have a rating of 100 or higher.
New Bedford Yacht Club’s hospitality and the challenging and interesting course make this a very enjoyable event.