Essex Yacht Club Burgee

ESSEX YACHT CLUB
13 NOVELTY LANE
ESSEX, CONNECTICUT
860-767-8121
VHF CHANNEL 68

THE SAM WETHERILL RACE

Fri Aug 18 2017

This year we actually have two Sam Wetherill races: Our long running Sam Wetherill race is slated to start at 1900 on August 18, 2017. The prior weekend we will hold a Junior Sam Wetherill race in conjunction with the Storm Trysail Club. The Junior race is part of a 3 regatta series sponsored by the Storm Trysail Club. We expect to combine the races in 2018 so that the junior race will be a class within the overall Sam Wetherill Race.

The Sam Wetherill Junior Overnight race will be held on Frday August 11. For this 50+ mile race two thirds of the crew (including helmsman and navigator) must be between the ages of 13 and 19. Adults on the boat serve in only a supervisory role. If you are interested in participating in the Junior overnight race please contact Vice-Commodore Tom Klin.

Our Sam Wetherill race, from near the mouth of the Connecticut River, around Block Island and back is a test of both seamanship and racing acumen. The Wetherill is a bit like a really short Bermuda Race, having both a daylight and nighttime component but finishing in hours not days. If you haven’t done an overnight race before but are considering it, feel free to contact Cliff Myers for more details.


This is an ECSA event so you will need an ECSA PHRF certificate to enter.

For US Sailing Safety Equipment Recommendations (SERs) click here.

For race details please read the The Notice of Race (NOR).  

For race results, Click here.