Team Racing

Numerous keelboat and dinghy team racing opportunities are offered year-round at Eastern.  For dinghy team racers, we run a weekly pick-up series in the summer.  Our keelboat team race program offers something for everyone - from our weekly Harbor Challenge Series in the summer, to team racing regattas around the country and beyond.  Our signature event, the Halloween Team Race, has become a popular fixture on the national keelboat team race circuit. 

  • Team Racing Calendar
    • 2018
      Jackson Cup
      : April 29-30 at BYC

      Team Racing Kick-Off Clinic: June 10 at EYC

      Audi Invitational Team Race Challenge, Porto Cervo, Italy: June 21-24 at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

      Commodore’s Cup: July 1 at BYC

      Mid-Summer Practice: TBD at EYC

      Morgan Cup: August 4-6 at NYYC

      Kirby Cup (pending invite): September 9-10

      Corinthian 2v2: September 15-16 at CYC

      Lee Trophy (pending invite): September 7-9 at SCYC

      Halloween Team Race: October 27-28 at EYC

      Soiland Cup: November 3-5 at SYC

      Thursday Night Team Races:June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, August 2, August 9, August 16


  • Harbor Challenge TR Series
    • Thursday Night Team Racing began as the Harbor Challenge - a series of 3-on-3 Team Racing matches between Boston YC, Corinthian YC, and Eastern YC. On Thursday evenings throughout the summer, two of the three teams would meet at the harbor entrance for a best of three team racing match up. In 2009, the series was modified such that all three teams race every Thursday, facing off in a summer-long series of round robins.  Thursday nights - and Team Racing in Marblehead Harbor - has steadily improved over the years.  Colored sails have been added, Pleon YC joined the racing in 2014 and in 2017 "mixed" teams were introduced with the goal of sailing evenly matched teams, rather than strictly Club vs. Club.  

      For the 2018 summer season, Thursday Night Team Racing will again feature "mixed" teams.  Sailors from each club will be paired up in order to create even teams.  In addition, new for this season, there will be a weekly theme aimed directly at further developing team racing skill across the Harbor.  EYC's Sailing Director will lead a debrief after sailing and all sailors are invited back to the EYC for food and a chit/cash bar after sailing.

      2018 Schedule (Click on Link to Register):

      6/28 - Team Race Rookie Skipper Training Night
      7/5 - Women's Team Race Night
      7/12 - Team Racing w/ Spinnakers 
      7/19 - Women's Team Race Night
      8/2 - Team Race Rookie Skipper Training Night
      8/9 - Team Racing w/ Spinnakers 
      8/16 - Bonus Women's Team Race Night!

      After Race Social and Debrief at EYC Sailing Center immediately following racing each week

  • Halloween Team Race