2014 Buzzards Bay BassAckwards Race This Weekend

Crowding the Light. Photo courtesy Kingman Marine
Crowding the Light. Photo courtesy Kingman Marine

The 17th Annual BassAckwards Race and Poker Run, scheduled for Saturday, July 26, has become the largest on-water event on the Upper Cape Cod, with about 400 participants racing and cruising aboard 100 sail- and power boats. The sailboat race takes place at 12:00 noon, with the start held outside of Red Brook Harbor in Cataumet, Massachusetts.

The goal of the racers is to reach Cleveland Ledge Light in Buzzards Bay and get back to Red Brook faster than anyone else and “without loss of life, limb or dignity”.

The sailboat race remains central to the weekend event, and the “pursuit” format provides a challenge for sailors of all experience levels and abilities.

The race also involves a powerboat Poker Run, also held on Saturday.

For more about the BassAckwards Race, CLICK HERE