Burnham Park  Yacht Club Wednesday Night Beer Can Racing

Burnham Park Yacht Club will again sponsor our Wednesday Night Beer Can Regatta. The Beer Can Regatta is an informal racing series for sailors to have a good time with their boat, family and crew.  Any BPYC member with a sailboat is invited to participate. The racing is casual, and it’s designed to make racing accessible to those new to the sport.

If you are new to the program and would like to discuss the details, we would be pleased to get together with you and answer your questions. Just give us a call. We can also help arrange for you to go out on other racers’ boats, if you want to get a feel for it before getting started.

Members from Burnham Park Yacht Club, MORF and Columbia Yacht Club all participate in the series. There are two “jib and main” sections, a T-10 section, and three spinnaker sections.  We anticipate around 10-15 boats in each section’s start, which should make for fun racing.

Starts are designed to be as easy as possible. Radio check-in will not be required and the committee boat will make periodic courtesy radio announcements, including course, start times and any course changes.

The races start between 6:40pm and 7:10pm (depending on your section) and are over by 9:00pm.  Most skippers and crew come to the Club after the race for special pricing on drinks and a simple buffet meal. Cash is accepted.  We announce the night’s results and present the awards as soon as possible after the race.  The food, drinks, awards and enthusiastic sailors result in lots of great conversation and fun.

The registration fee is $100. We look forward to seeing you at the starting line!