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. 

Professional Coaching

Team EYC has the luxury of having two top team racing coaches in our Sailing Office.  Mike Kalin and Greg Wilkinson work with our teams throughout the year, running practices, debriefs and video review to help the Eastern sailors master the game of team racing.  Mike and Greg's expertise is shared with the entire Marblehead team racing community, as they lead fleet-wide coaching and debrief sessions at the Harbor Challenge series throughout the summer.  As the team racing bar is raised around the Harbor, Team EYC continues to benefit.

  • 2017 Team Racing Calendar
    • Jackson Cup: April 29-30 at BYC

      Team Racing Kick-Off Clinic: June 11 at EYC

      Commodore’s Cup: July 2 at BYC

      Mid-Summer Practice: July 23 at EYC

      Morgan Cup: August 4-6 at NYYC

      Kirby Cup (pending invite): September 9-10

      Corinthian 2v2: September 16-17 at CYC

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

      Halloween Team Race: October 28-29 at EYC

      Soiland Cup: November 3-5 at SYC

      Harbor Challenge: June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, August 3

      Eastern YC Club Championship: TBD

  • Harbor Challenge TR Series
    • The Harbor Challenge Team Race Series began as 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.  Pleon YC was added to the field in 2014.  The number of races sailed by each team over the course of the summer has grown to close to 20; colored mainsails were added in 2010; and Harbor Challenge is now the perfect event for those new to team racing to try this exciting racing format, as well as a chance for experienced team racers to get some practice in.  Following racing each evening, the Eastern hosts a debrief, complete with free food and a chit bar.

      The 2017 Harbor Challenge will feature 3v3 team racing with the possibility of spinnakers in use on designated evenings.  

      2017 Schedule (Click on Link to Register):

      6/15 - Harbor Challenge Racing

      6/22 - Harbor Challenge Racing

      6/29 - Harbor Challenge Racing

      7/6 - Women's Harbor Challenge Racing

      7/13 - Harbor Challenge Racing

      7/20 -
      Harbor Challenge Racing
      7/27 -
       All Star Break (Marblehead NOOD), No Harbor Challenge Racing

      8/3 - Harbor Challenge Racing, Semi-Finals & Finals

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

  • Halloween Team Race