News & Events


CLASSIC BOAT RALLY April 24 ~ 26, 2019


The 13th annual Classic Boat Rally will be April 24-26. This event is for sailboats of classic design with a minimum overall length of 16 feet, and non-planing hulls. The emphasis is on classic design, not the actual age of the boat. The Rally officially starts at Savannah Yacht Club with dinner there on April 24, then the fleet sails on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) to Hilton Head’s South Carolina Yacht Club (23 nm) on April 25, then to Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club on the ICW (17 nm) April 26. Refer to the Notice of Race (NOR) and the addendum for more details about qualifying to participate.

45th Annual Sanderling Regatta ~ Normandy Beach, NJ

Hosted by the Normandy Beach Yacht Club on July 27th, 2019. Join for an afternoon of Sanderling races and fun!

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Padanaram CBA Rendezvous 2019

Save the Date! Come join us for the annual Padanaram Rendezvous July 26 - 28, 2019. Format will be per CBA usual: BYO cookouts Friday / Saturday evening and casual racing on Saturday.

Sandpiper Nationals / Buzzards Bay Regatta 2019

The 6th annual Sandpiper Class National Championships will be held in conjunction with the Buzzards Bay Regatta August 2 - 4, 2019 hosted by the New Bedford Yacht Club. The racing circle will be located just outside the breakwater at the mouth of Padanaram Harbor. 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 spread across the Bay! Information will be posted here, to the Sandpiper Class Website, and to the BBR website  as it becomes available.

Sandpiper Nationals 2018

The 5th Annual Sandpiper National Championship on Barnegat Bay, NJ July 26th – 28th, 2018 co-hosted by the Bay Head, Metedeconk, Mantoloking and Normandy Beach Yacht Clubs is in the books. The event drew 48 Sandpipers and was a big success! The cumulative results are here:  SCA 2018 National Championship Results

Photos of the event, courtesy of Peter Slack Photography, can be found here:  2018 SCA National Championship Photos


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Boat Shows

Upcoming boat shows we will be attending

Cat Boat Association All Catboat Resource Show
Mystic, CT
January 26, 2019

Cape Cod Boat Builder’s Show
Hyannis, Massachusetts
March 22 - 24, 2019

Newport International Boat Show
Newport, Rhode Island
September 12-15, 2019

United States Sailboat Show
Annapolis, Maryland
October 10 - 14, 2019

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Event Photos

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Padanaram Rendezvous

Sandpiper Nationals

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“The Evolution of Catboats”

Dennis Caprio, Soundings Magazine, March 17, 2016

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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