Coral Bay Yacht Club Is Hosting 30th Annual Thanksgiving Regatta Is Set for November 25 and 26

A perennial contender in its class, look out for Zing, above, to be atop the leader board at CBYC’s 30th Annual Thanksgiving Regatta November 25 and 26.

The Coral Bay Yacht Club on the eastern end of St. John will host the 30th Annual Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta November 25 and 26.

Sailors can expect two days of great racing and two nights of fun parties with live music at Skinny Legs. Serious PHRF racers, plus Gaff Riggers, Cruisers, Multi-Hulls, Single Handers, and Traditional boats compete.

The Friday after Thanksgiving is when all the fun starts, and it continues through Saturday night in Coral Bay. On Saturday, November 25, the PHRF class will start together. All other classes will have staggered starts in a Pursuit Race that day. A boat’s handicap rating will determine its start time with the goal of most boats finishing together.

Skinny Legs Restaurant is the home of the Coral Bay Yacht Club, and the place to meet for skipper’s meetings, music, food, drink and the awards ceremony.

Racing on Friday, November 25, will be open to Gaffers, Single Handed 30 ft. and under, Single Handed over 30 ft. but under 40ft., Single Handed 40 ft. and over, and Multi-Hulls Race. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. at Skinny Legs with a Skipper’s Meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Skinny Legs.

There is a mandatory registration for all Saturday Pursuit racers on Friday evening, November 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. This is for all boats other than PHRF.  If a skipper is unable to attend, call Dick Burks at 643-5261 to obtain a start time for Saturday morning.

Racing on Saturday, November 26, will be open to PHRF I, PHRF II, and Pursuit Class Race. A Skipper’s Meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. at Skinny Legs.  Pursuit Racers’ start times will be announced.

The awards ceremony is Saturday, November 26, at Skinny Legs at 5:30 p.m.

Please note Traditional Class shall have a Gaff or low aspect ratio sail. Consult the Race Committee for luff-foot ratio. The Race Committee reserves the right to disallow non-traditional vessels. Pursuit Class will have open sail choice.

Entry fee is $40. All proceeds go to Kids And The Sea program. Raffle ticket sales at Connections East and West, St. John Hardware and Paradise Hardware. Win a dinghy and motor!

Call Denise Wright at 513-4022 or email [email protected] with any questions.