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  • Fall Cruise Recap

    Sunday, 13th of September 2020 Dear Commodore, I am writing to advise you of the safe return of the cruising fleet.  The vessels Nirvana, Revel and Spirit departed at the appointed time of 1100 hours on Saturday 12th of September.  Our destination was Padanaram Harbor.  While there were concerns that our fleet might be a source of ... Read More
  • Round the Bay Race

    September 12, 2020 Jon Burt On Saturday September 12th, the Quissett Yacht Club hosted the 68th annual Round the Bay Race. The race is held on the Saturday after Labor Day each year and this year’s event garnered 14 entrants despite the challenges that Covid 19 imposed on the race. The weather was spectacular with clear blue skies ... Read More
  • Double header, Double victory

    August 22, 2020 Ted Burt August has been a tough month for racing on Buzzards Bay. There has been either too much wind or too little. But as we approached season’s end the weather smiled on us and offered a picture-perfect sailing day, ideal for the scheduled double header for the H-Class. You can read the finish times for ... Read More
  • Harrington Cup Junior Championship

    August 14, 2020 Ted Burt The Harrington Cup goes back to the 1950s. In those days everyone sailed Herreshoff 12 12s, including the juniors, who raced against each other each week in the regular Friday Junior Series. Today the juniors are mostly Optie and 420 sailors, familiar with light planning hulls and starting lines of up to ... Read More
  • 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