May 24 – 26, 2013
A real regatta means old boats, like they used to make ’em. Foxy’s and the West End Yacht Club have been doing this gig for well over 30 years — 39 to be exact.
Back in 1974, Foxy and some friends decided wooden boats should have a chance to race. The first year there were only seven boats, but as word traveled, sailors from all over the seven seas flocked to participate. As the wooden boat era is slowly diminishing, Foxy and friends have decided to keep the legacy going; so they are revising the rules to allow some of the first fiberglass boats to compete in a Classic Race. Fiberglass boats over thirty years old qualify. This Classic Race should be, no pun on words, a “classic.”
Be at Foxy’s Beach Bar to send them off. . . party while the crews are racing (and you’re smart enough to be by the bar), and welcome them back for the continuing party.
Featuring non-stop live music all weekend.
Take one of the many ferries over to Jost Van Dyke or anchor in Great Harbour for the weekend. Landlubbers can even find a room on JVD or sleep on the beach!
Any which way, one small bar . . . one great weekend party at Foxy’s.
ANY WOODEN BOAT IS ELIGIBLE TO RACE IN THE WOODEN BOAT RACE.
WE ALSO RECENTLY ADDED A NEW “CLASSICS” RACE FOR BOATS BUILT OF ANY MATERIAL, DESIGNED THIRTY OR MORE YEARS AGO.
Schedule of Events
Friday May 24
Registration & Skippers Welcome Party
Saturday May 25
Wooden Boat Single Handed Race & Classic Yacht Race
Sunday May 26
Foxy’s Wooden Boat Race & Classic Single Handed Race
Awards Ceremony & Party
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