Event of the Week: 2013 BassAckwards Race on Buzzards Bay

Photo courtesy Kingman Yacht Center.
Photo courtesy Kingman Yacht Center.

The BassAckwards Race and Poker Run, scheduled for this Saturday, July 27, has become the largest on-water event on the Upper Cape Cod, with about 400 participants racing and cruising aboard 100 sail and powerboats.

Course Chart
Course Chart

The 16th annual running of the 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.