Buzzards Bay Regatta Cooking Along

Boats competing in day two of the Buzzards Bay Regatta were treated to southwest winds of around 15 knots. Photo by ## Tom Richardson##

August 7, 2010: The 1,200-odd sailors competing in the 38th annual Buzzards Bay Regatta found ideal sailing conditions on days one and two, with more in store if the forecast holds for tomorrow.

Other boaters expecting to transit Buzzards Bay over the weekend should beware that much of the upper bay will be a sea of masts from 10:00 a.m. through late afternoon, and care should be taken to steer clear of the race courses. Multiple races are being held off the western bay towns of Marion and Mattapoisett, as well as in the mid-bay area. The venerable BBR is hosted by the Beverly Yacht Club in Marion, Massachusetts, and draws sailors from all over the country. It is one of the largest multi-class regattas in the country, routinely hosting over 450 boats. Classes include Multi-Hull, PHRF Cruising, PHRF Racing, C420, Lasers, Laser Radials, V-15, J/24, J/80, Shields and Bullseye. Race results can be viewed online at