Racing at BYSC
Club Series Regattas
Weeks with Racing
Active and Fun
The Jean Ribaut Cup and Pedro Menendez Cup are both stand alone regattas that also come together to form the significant sailing event named The Santa Elena Regatta. The Santa Elena Regatta consists of two days of competitive racing and social events and commemorates the founding of the Spanish colony of Santa Elena on Parris Island. Both events have have a Racing Class and a Cruising Class. Boats are welcome to participate in either day of racing but must participate in both the Jean Ribaut Cup and Pedro Menendez Cup to be eligible for the Santa Elena Regatta overall award.
The Annual Classic Boat Rally will attract not only sailors but photographers and spectators who want to witness the beauty of these sailing vessels. A multi-leg regatta on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) for non-planing (displacement) sailboats having an overall length of at least 16 feet, the Classic Boat Rally combines the adventure of long distance sailing with pursuit-format racing daily along the journey, and sharing social interaction on shore in the evenings.
Class: PHRF (with additional requirements)
Class: PHRF fleet including catboats; multiple dinghy classes: VX1, Laser, MC Scow, Sunfish, JY-15, 420’s, Open Bic’s, Optimist, and a Portsmouth class
Participants frequently camp on the BYSC grounds and bring along the whole family to participate in the fun. Favorite highlights from years past include being met with ice cream and beer at the end of a tough day of racing, and the Saturday night dinner, an ever popular time for camaraderie, complete with live music. This highly competitive regatta is not to be missed!
Multiple classes: VX1, Laser (all rigs), MC Scow, Sunfish, JY-15, 420’s, Open Bic’s, Optimist (Green, RWB), SIOD, Lightning, Snipe, Y Flyer
Class: 420, Opti, O’Pen Bic, Laser (Full, Radial, 4.7), Sunfish
Club Dinghy Series
Usual Classes: MC Scow, VX EVO, VX One, Laser, Sunfish, 420, Opti, O’Pen Bic, JY-15
Club Catboat/PHRF Series
The Catboat and PHRF class races weekly on Saturdays, with the season typically running from September thru October. This multi-week series of casual races is experiencing a growth of participation and is a great opportunity for newcomers to get out on the water as pickup crew.