News & Events


Sandpiper Nationals 2018

The 5th Annual Sandpiper National Championship will be contested on Barnegat Bay, NJ from July 26th – 28th, 2018 and will be co-hosted by the Bay Head, Metedeconk, Mantoloking and Normandy Beach Yacht Clubs. The event is expecting upwards of 60 Sandpipers to challenge for the title, so make space in your summer calendar to make the trip and be a part of this rapidly growing event. Registration information will be posted to the Sandpiper Class Website as soon as it becomes available.

Buzzards Bay Regatta 2018

The 2018 edition of the Buzzards Bay Regatta will be split between the New Bedford Yacht Club (So. Dartmouth) and the Beverly Yacht Club (Marion). The Sandpiper Class ( will again be hosted by NBYC, and the racing circle will be located just outside the breakwater at the mouth of Padanaram Harbor. Plans are being formed and the BBR website will be updated accordingly. The event will be held August 3 – 5, 2018. It's a fantastic weekend of sailing at a great venue, and we are proud to be included in this long standing local regatta annually hosting well over 200 boats!


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Boat Shows

Upcoming boat shows we will be attending

Cat Boat Association All Catboat Resource Show
Mystic, CT
January 27, 2018

Cape Cod Boat Builder’s Show
Hyannis, Massachusetts
February 2-4, 2018

Newport International Boat Show
Newport, Rhode Island
September 13-16, 2018

United States Sailboat Show
Annapolis, Maryland
October 4-8, 2018

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Marshall 22 Catboat
David Liscio, Sailing Magazine, December 2014/January 2015

Catting around the forgotten coast: Thin water cruising by catboat through Florida’s Apalachicola Bay reveals the hidden gems of the gulf coast
Craig Ligibel, Sailing Magazine, July 2011

"High Adventure in Low Water"
Craig Ligibel, Sailing Magazine, June 2010

Catboat Rendezvous, Feb. 27-28”,
Gretchen F. Coyle, Southwinds, May 2010

Classic catboat reborn with redesign”,
Steve Knauth, Soundings, October 2009
Reprinted with permission from Soundings Publications LLC

The Cat's out of the Bag
Craig Ligibel with Gretchen Coyle, Sailing Magazine, June 2006

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Event Photos

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Padanaram Rendezvous

Sandpiper Nationals