Buzzards Bay Regatta to return to Padanaram Harbor this weekend

Aug 3, 2022

The 49th annual Buzzards Bay Regatta will be hosted by the New Bedford Yacht Club in Padanaram Harbor this weekend, Aug. 5, 6 and 7.

The race course will take sailors from all over New England on a southerly course into Buzzards Bay.

A post-race dinner featuring music will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Races will be held for multiple classes of boat, including Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) racers and cruisers, New England Multihull Association (NEMA) multihulls, lasers (single-person), 505’s (two-person, single hull), and Formula 18 (two-person catamaran).

The events will kick off at 11 a.m. on Friday with the Dick Fontaine Memorial Distance Race featuring NEMA multihulls and PHRF classes.

On Saturday, a PHRF/ Multihull race will be held at 11 a.m. and a laser race will be held at noon.

On Sunday, an all-classes race will be held at 11 a.m. followed by an awards ceremony when racing is complete.

Free mooring accommodations will be available on a first-come-first-served basis for entrants.

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