It’s that time of the year to offer a “sneak peek” at what BCYC racing is planning for 2022. If you don’t have time to read the entire article, here’s the short version…we’ll add a windward/leeward series, we’ll continue to offer everyone’s favorites and we’ll make a few schedule changes.

WINDWARD/LEEWARD SERIES – we are adding a three-race series of windward/leewardcourses. When I started racing (no, I didn’t crew for Columbus), courses in Newport Beach were 99 percent windward/leeward and one percent point-to-point. Over the years, the ratio reversed to where now most races are point-to-point (now called Random Leg Courses). For 2022, we’re going to change the ratio a bit. If it’s well-attended, we’ll consider offering more windward/leewardraces in the future.

SCHEDULE – some of our races have been moved around to enable more participation in all of them, along with other yacht clubs’ races. A summary of the series/races follows:

·      Angelman Series: February-April

·      Midwinter Regatta: February

·      Weiss Series: March-May

·      Bogart Series: March

·      Charity Races: May

·      Taco Tuesday: May-August

·      Windward/Leeward Series: June-August

·      Around The Islands Series: August-October

·      Wild Sailing Series: September-October

·      Harbor 20 Tune-Up: September

·      Hot Rum Series: November-January

RACING 101 – I will again present the Introduction to Sailboat Racing seminar on Jan. 15, 2022. This seminar is aimed at the novice racer/sailor who wants to understand the mechanics of racing, or for an active racer looking to pick up a few new tips. Watch the BCYC website home page and the Weekly Update for details.

Paul deCapua, Sail Fleet Captain