Welcome to The Buzzards Yacht Club web site.
The Buzzards Yacht Club (Buzzards YC) was established as an Association in 1930 and incorporated in 1965. Its family members have enjoyed a rich history and tradition of sailing, racing and social events with like-minded people who love all that the Buzzards Bay area has to offer. This is a multi-generational organization offering fond memories summer after summer!
The Buzzards YC has a small clubhouse on Wings Neck and holds one-design Series and Cup Races for Herreshoff 12's, Bullseyes, Stuart Knockabouts and Lasers on most weekends June - August. The Junior Series Races for 420's, Widgeons, and Optimists occurs each Friday morning through the Buzzards Sailing School (BSS). The Buzzards YC also supports PHRF Races including the Wednesday night Old Sigh Race Series. The Club also hosts the Buzzards Bay PHRF Trophy Race each August.
Members also enjoy other events for boats of all shapes and sizes, such the Chowder Race, the Commodore's Cup, Big Boat Cruise, and the annual Fun Race. The summer kicks off with the June annual dinner meeting and other social events unfold throughout the summer (such as a BBQ, and cocktail parties to celebrate the 4th of July and Labor Day Awards ceremony).
The Buzzards YC sponsors Friday Junior races for the BSS. BSS is a summer-long program that teaches sailing, seamanship and racing in Widgeons, Optimists, and 420's.
You don't have to own a boat to hold membership in The Buzzards Yacht Club, participate in BSSí weekly classes or races. The Buzzards YC is an informal, affordable yacht club for people who share the love and joy of being on the water.
Registration, Scoring & Standings Instructions
As we did last year, we will again be using US Sailing/Regatta Network to manage our racing program, including registration with credit card payment, race scoring and standings. This will allow easy and fast scoring following racing and facilitate everyone getting access to results.
There will be different sections and sets of pages to access your specific racing program and register:
One Design Summer and July Series
You can choose to register for all Summer Series races in this section, including all July races (including July 4th Series and cup races) and August Series races (including Labor Day Series and cup races). Or, you can choose to sign up for the July Series ONLY (including 4th of July Series) in this section.
One Design July 4th
This includes ONLY holiday series. If you register for the Summer Series above you DO NOT have to register for this.
One Design August Series ONLY
For one design racers who ONLY want to race in the August Series, including the Labor Day Series and cup races.
Labor Day Series
This includes ONLY individual holiday series. If you register for the Summer Series above you DO NOT have to register for this.
- Buzzards Bay Trophy Race
Click on one of the links above to access the series of your choice for registration, scoring and standings. You will be using these links all summer long, so it may be best to save the site address (URL) in your browser as a "Favorite."
See our Registration Instructions and Links page for direct links to the registration forms.
Or you may click one of the links above to go to the home page for the program of your choice, then see "Quick Links" in the middle of the page, then click on "Register Online." This will take you to the registration form and will allow you to pay via credit card. Your registration will also require agreeing to the Buzzards Racing Waiver of Liability statement. The registration does ask for your age since there is a required age minimum to the site (there is no other reason for the request). If you have any questions please contact a BYC Officer for help.
Renewing your US Sailing Membership?
The Buzzards Yacht Club is now a US Sailing MVP Club, which benefits the club whenever our members join or renew their US Sailing memberships. To receive a discount on your membership or renewal ($10 discount for individuals, $5 for youths, $15 for families), click the button on the right.
The Buzzards will receive the same amount as your discount in credits at US Sailing for every new member who joins and half that amount every time a member renews. Our club's credits may be used to pay for US Sailing training programs as well as at the US Sailing Store to purchase supplies and educational materials.