BREAKING NEWS! It has just been confirmed that the Melges 20 Class will be coming to BBR. This class will be bringing a strong fleet of these high performance boats to come and sail in the well-known Buzzards Bay breeze. NBYC member Joey Mello has a strong connection to this class having won the worlds in 2014. We are very excited to have these boats attend BBR and will show them a “real good time” on and off the water. Update
May 23, 2019 South Dartmouth, MA
The 2019 Buzzards Bay Regatta is approximately 10 weeks away and with the coming of warm weather, sailors are making plans to attend. The big news is that Etchells world champion Steve Benjamin will be attending BBR in the Etchells class and will be accompanied by three teams from the Etchells Youth Team on their last tune-up before sailing at Cowes on the Isle of Wight where the team will be trying to return the Olin Stephens Trophy to the United States.
The venerable custom trimaran, SWAMP FOX will be returning in the NEMA Multihull fleet where it first competed in 1988. Skipper Don Watson Reports she is in “”better than new” condition. Skipper Ryan Walsh will be racing the J 44 SPICE with a New Bedford Yacht Club youth team and perennial podium finisher Ira Perry will be back racing SEEFEST in her home waters. BBR is also expecting a number of J 109s to come and race on the same waters where the J 109 North Americans, hosted by the New Bedford Yacht Club, will be held two weeks after BBR.
On shore, there will be a steel drum band, Island Style, on Friday night and the big band Blue Lobsta on Saturday night. Come for the shore parties. Come for the racing. Nowhere on the East Coast can you find better summer sailing than on Buzzards Bay.
Come and join us for the premier New England August event.
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