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  • How to sail H-12s on a light weather day

    August 8, 2020 Ted Burt The kick-off race for the August Saturday Series brought out a very competitive group of H-Class racers. Take a look at the rundown of finish times to see how close these boats were after more than an hour and a half of racing. Weather conditions presented a challenge to everyone, including the Race Committee of ... Read More
  • Swizzle Sets the Pace

    July 25, 2020 Ted Burt Microseconds separated Swizzle from a premature start. Ted Grayson, no doubt coached by Belle and Hunter, hit the line right at the starting signal in the perfect place and with full speed. A good reliable southwest wind encouraged most of the fleet to head inshore on their way up to Penzance Point, but there are always a few ... Read More
  • The Day Saturday Came on a Friday

    July 10, 2020 Ted Burt Readers who are paying attention to detail will notice that this “Saturday Series” race was held on a Friday evening.  In the interest of injecting some variety into the schedule, the first two Saturday races were sailed on Friday evenings this year, a nice little change which gave the crews the rest ... Read More
  • Firecracker Trophy – Phoenix’s Streak continues!

    Doug Jones July 4, 2020 With the clouds clearing and a light breeze blowing from the NE, a respectable fleet of 11 H12’s presented themselves to compete for the cherished Quissett Fourth of July Firecracker Trophy.  The Race Committee of Photographer Bene Webster, Flagman Sam Broadhurst, Recorder Annie Dean, and PRO Doug Jones set a starting line ... Read More
  • A Blustery “October” Sky Is No Match for Phoenix

    July Saturday Series Race 1 and 2 Doug Jones July 3, 2020 After the glorious weather of Wednesday evening, a raw October like breeze greeted the Quissett sailors preparing to do battle for honors in the July Saturday series (albeit this was Friday night due to the Fourth of July race scheduled for Saturday.)  With a steady 12-15 ... Read More
  • July Wednesday Series Race 1

    July 1, 2020 Doug Jones The Quissett Yacht Club Wednesday evening racers started the month of July with a perfect night on the water with a steady SW wind blowing 8-10 knots, minimal seas, and a competitive fleet of nine boats either sailing single handed, with family members, or appropriately physically distancing.  The Race Committee of Ed ... Read More
  • Welcome to Summer 2020 at Quissett!

    While this summer will be different, there is still plenty going on around the yacht club. As a reminder, the calendar was published prior to some changes we made due to the pandemic, so please make sure you check before you head out for any events. Here are the updates for this week. We have posted ... Read More
  • 2020 Early Bird Trophy – Phoenix rises once again

    Doug Jones June 27, 2020 The Quissett Yacht Club launched its 2020 racing season with the traditional Early Bird Trophy for the S class and H12; unfortunately, this race is just too early for the S class and we look forward to seeing them on the Fourth of July for the Firecracker Trophy.  All competitors and race ... Read More
  • S Class Centennial Series at Newport

    S Class Centennial Series at NewportQuissett S Boats Coyote, Radiant, & Teaticket continued their centennial series racing in Newport August 17 – 18 amidst great support from Quissett spectators. Here are some exciting photos. Details to follow. Read More
  • S Boat Design

    S Boat Design“S” Boat Design Centennial By: David Hubbard Updated: 2019-05-13 One hundred years ago, the most famous boat designer of all time, Nathanial Greene Herreshoff, aka “Captain Nat”, aka “The Wizard of Bristol”, was 71 years old, and quite possibly at the height of his powers as a sailboat designer. If you own a sailboat, or have ever seen ... Read More