The CYC has a long history of hosting and participating in world class regattas including J/24 North Americans, R19 Nationals, and International One Design (IOD) World Championships. The CYC is hosting or attending these signature events below in 2020.
The Corinthian is invited to compete at yacht clubs around the country against the best national competition. CYC has competed in some of the most prestigious regattas in the country including Morgan Cup, Resolute Cup, Lee Trophy and Jackson Cup.
To obtain more information or to express interest, please contact Forbes Barber at Forbes.Barber@gmail.com.
Jackson Cup Team Race - CANCELLED
An annual invitational team race challenge by the Boston Yacht Club. The 22nd Annual Jackson Cup will be held April 25-26, 2020. Started in 1999 and named in honor of BYC Past Commodore Robert F. Jackson, this invitational team race kicks off the local sailing season. Sailed in Sonars in Marblehead Harbor, spectating is easy and convenient from the BYC deck.
Rhodes 19 East Coasts - Manchester CANCELLED
Summerset Regatta -CANCELLED
This event features two PHRF short course buoy races with results counting towards several area season championships.
Hospice Regatta - CANCELLED
The fees from this regatta benefit the Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston. The best overall performer will be invited to compete at the National Hospice Alliance Championship.
Commodore's Cup -CANCELLED
Sailed just outside the harbor in Sonars, this event is a battle between the three Marblehead clubs’ Commodores, who typically race aboard their teams’ boats. The winning team hoists their burgee at the host club until Colors that night.
CYC Mid Summer Pursuit Race -CANCELLED
Sailed continuously since 1889, this event has been touted as the longest running regatta in the US. One race is scheduled for each of the two fleets, one sailing in pursuit format with individual starting times. Both PHRF and one design classes are encouraged to participate.
Marblehead Junior Race Week - CANCELLED
NOOD Marblehead Race Week - TBD
The highlight of the summer schedule is Marblehead Race Week, which was established in 1889. In recent years the senior divisions have been incorporated into the National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta series, adding a national flavor to this historic event. The racing typically attracts upwards of 200 boats in various one-design classes and is sponsored by Helly Hansen.
Morgan Cup Team Race - CANCELLED
Sailed in Sonars with spinnakers, this invitational event is one of the premiere keelboat team racing championships in the sport. It annually attracts teams from some of the country’s top yacht clubs, and the roster of sailors includes America’s Cup veterans, former Olympians and countless collegiate All-Americans.
Town Class Nationals - August 1-2
The Town Class has the distinction of being the oldest continuously raced fleet in Marblehead. The group is made up of sailors of all ages and backgrounds. We have sailors who "race to sail" and those that "sail to race". All enjoy the tactile experience of sailing and racing this classic lapstrake dory. In 2016 we celebrated 80 years of Town Class Racing. We have some sailors who have sailed the boat for over 50 years and others who are still learning the nuances of the boat.
Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta - CANCELLED
YACHTING AT ITS FINEST
Pageantry, tradition, and sheer beauty fills Marblehead Harbor early August when the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta brings glorious yachts, sailors and fans from New England and afar.
Marblehead is a harbor steeped in proud maritime history and tradition. And so is the CYC. Whether it be Marblehead’s claim as the Birthplace of The American Navy; centuries of fishing schooners in its harbor; competition among “Letter” and “Metre” classes; or the construction and launching of the America’s Cup 12 Meters Easterner and Nefertiti, Marblehead has always been “racing classics” in one way or another.
The first of what we now call “Classic Yacht Regattas,” was held under the banner “The Empress Cup.” Started and conducted by two local boatyards in the mid-80s – Dion’s of Salem and Marblehead Trading Company -- the events were roaring successes through the mid-90’s. Ultimately, managing both the “roaring” patrons at the after-party in the yards and the litigious insurance companies became too much, and the regatta was put on hold.
A few seasons later, in 1999, the Corinthian Yacht Club brought the event back as the Corinthian Wooden Boat Regatta. However, the renaissance of wooden and classic sailing vessels was still on the horizon, and participation grew slowly. The CYC stood by the event, and in 2003 the CYC, “Foxy” Callwood from Jost Van Dyke, and over 60 gorgeous wooden boats came together for “Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta North”. Fearing a fate similar to The Empress Cup, things were dampered a bit, and the event then became the Corinthian Classic Boat Regatta.
From 2010 until 2018, Officine Panerai brought their Classic Yacht Challenge program to New England, and included Marblehead as a venue and the Corinthian Yacht Club as the host.
Today, the Corinthian Yacht Club continues the tradition of promoting sailing “Classics” through the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta which holds a prominent position within the Classic Yacht Challenge Series.
Storm Trysail Club Ted Hood Regatta - August 21-23
The 4th Annual Storm Trysail Club Ted Hood Regatta will be held in Marblehead August 21st through 23rd 2020. The THR will include 3 ORRez classes, J105, J70, a Double-Handed distance race, and Jib & Main classes.
The Boston Yacht Club will be our host and Regatta Headquarters. As always there will be great racing with unforgettable shore-side fun with great music and dancing under the tent, with fantastic food and drink. Don't miss The Storm Trysail Club's premier regatta north of Block Island! We hope you will join us in August 2020! Registration details will be on-line shortly.
Rhodes-19 Nationals - August 27- 29
The 2020 Nationals will be held in Marblehead August 26-29 hosted by Fleet 5 and the Corinthian Yacht Club.
Designed over 50 years ago by Philip Rhodes, the Rhodes 19 is an exciting, one-design sailboat that offers both great family day sailing and competitive racing. The Rhodes 19 Class Association has been actively supporting Rhodes 19 sailors, events, and regattas for over 30 years.