TYC's Open Bic Unregatta

OPen Bic Racing
Date: Friday, 26 July 2019 10:00 AM

Join us on Friday, July 26th 2019 for our Unregatta.  Embrace the fun with regatta obstacles, crazy rules, and lots of laughing.   Lots of swag for the sailors and finish off with a snowcone from the Hawaii Ice truck.

LOCATION:  Blue Bill Cove. The entrance to the cove is immediately off of route 24 in Portsmouth, RI.  You may only access the entrance while traveling eastbound (it is not a highway exit). https://goo.gl/maps/oGQmt9wxCfxMc3Bg8





Fee: $60 per sailor

Pay online here, https://tyctickets.square.site/product/2019-o-pen-bic-ri-intergalactic-registration/12?cs=true


NOR:  https://www.dropbox.com/home/BIC%20UNREGATTA?preview=NOR+19+O%E2%80%99pen+BIC+RI+Intergalactic+Champs+NOR+at+TYC+2019.pdf


Sailors must bring their own lunch.

We will heavily focus on being environmentally friendly. Sailors must be responsible for their own trash.



O’pen BIC RI Intergalactic Champs

Tiverton Yacht Club,

Blue Bill Cove, Portsmouth RI

 July 26th, 2019


The 2019 O’Pen BIC RI UNregatta Championships will be hosted by the Tiverton Yacht Club on July 26.

Bring a Friend to sail B Division!

The Organizing Authority for the regatta is the Tiverton Yacht Club Youth Sailing Program in association with the North American O’pen BIC Class.

Important Event Introduction: The purpose of this event is to run a fun event for youth sailors in a more loosely competitive style in dynamic junior boats. Results are not nearly as important as everyone having a good time sailing. It is our goal that the sailors improve their skills, make new friends, and have a ton of fun. This event will be a combination of “conventional” style race formats with unorthodox “Un-Regatta” style courses and events. Don’t expect conventional round the buoys racing or upwind starts for all races. Capsizes, freestyle, speed and fun will be required. If you are a hard-core racer with rule book in hand, this event may not be for you. If you want to have fun, challenge your limits, and pioneer a new chapter in Youth Sailing….. game on!


Race Format:

  • Racing will be organized into A/B Fleet racing with 2, 3 or 4 sailors per team. 1 sailor sailing A Division, 1 Sailor sailing B Division. (and sharing 1 boat) (Like college and high school sailing) (Or sailors can sail together 2 per boat and sail both divisions) Sailors can also sail the entire event on their own if they wish.
  • Bring a friend to make a team.



●      Any age is eligible.   Bring a friend to sail B division!

Schedule – July 20th

Skippers Meeting at 10:00am - The number of races will be determined by the Race Committee.   No warning signal will be given after 3:00 pm on July 26th


Do not go to Tiverton Yacht Club - that is not where the regatta is.


Races will be held on Blue Bill Cove (Island Park Cove)  which is Off of 24N in Portsmouth, south of the Sakonnet Bridge.  This is where competitors should meet and rig.  Sailing will be in the cove, lunches, breaks, skippers meeting, raffle and fun will all be organized on the beach in Blue Bill Cove (Island Park Cove) (The same place as last year).


The regatta rules will be outlined in the Sailing Instructions which may modify standard US Sailing rules, and the OBCA’s Class Rules where applicable. Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the Organizing Authority.



You must Register Online!  -

$60 per sailor - Pay online  or pay at the regatta with cash or check.



LUNCH - Sailors need to bring their own lunch

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS - The Sailing Instructions will be available at the regatta office at registration.


The number of races for all the Divisions will be at the discretion of the Race Committee.   Participants may be divided into fleets and/or division. The composition of the fleets will be made as described in the Sailing Instructions.




●      There may be prizes - there will definitely be food and candy and swag!

  • Gear Raffle at the end!!


It is the competitor’s decision to enter the regatta or to start and continue in any race. Competitors shall accept that their participation in the regatta is at their exclusive risk in every respect. ISAF RRS Rule 4, Decision to Race, will apply. The Organizing Authority, the respective Host Sailing Club, their officers, members, servants and agents, BIC Sport and the Race Management team accept no responsibility with respect to loss of life, personal injury or loss or damage to property which may be sustained by reason of their participation or intended participation in the regatta or arising in connection with the regatta.


Charters will be available, $100 cash for the day.  There are 4 charter boats available.  First come, First served.  



Mike Mills




Meredtih Collins






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  • Friday, 26 July 2019 10:00 AM

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