Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

Explore Racing Rules, Understanding and more!

One of the early aims of the Regatta was to help preserve the boat building skills once so common to all the Bahamian islands. During its 42 years of existence the Regatta has brought together builders from all the out islands.Racing rules state that a vessel must be Bahamian designed, built, owned, and sailed. Also wherever possible, restrictions on materials used have been introduced so as to keep these racing boats as closely related to their working forebears as possible.

One of the early aims of the Regatta was to help preserve the boat building skills once so common to all the Bahamian islands. During its 42 years of existence the Regatta has brought together builders from all the out islands.Racing rules state that a vessel must be Bahamian designed, built, owned, and sailed. Also wherever possible, restrictions on materials used have been introduced so as to keep these racing boats as closely related to their working forebears as possible.

This Mod VP race boat has a safety capsule bolted to its floor ...A capsule could easily bolt into a bass boat ...See rules and ideas for bass boat racing on my Facebook page Circle Track Bass Boat Racing

This Mod VP race boat has a safety capsule bolted to its floor ...A capsule could easily bolt into a bass boat ...See rules and ideas for bass boat racing on my Facebook page Circle Track Bass Boat Racing

This Mod VP race boat has a safety capsule bolted to its floor ...A capsule could easily bolt into a bass boat ...See rules and ideas for bass boat racing on my Facebook page Circle Track Bass Boat Racing

This Mod VP race boat has a safety capsule bolted to its floor ...A capsule could easily bolt into a bass boat ...See rules and ideas for bass boat racing on my Facebook page Circle Track Bass Boat Racing

This Mod VP race boat has a safety capsule bolted to its floor ...A capsule could easily bolt into a bass boat ...See rules and ideas for bass boat racing on my Facebook page Circle Track Bass Boat Racing

This Mod VP race boat has a safety capsule bolted to its floor ...A capsule could easily bolt into a bass boat ...See rules and ideas for bass boat racing on my Facebook page Circle Track Bass Boat Racing

Year after year, Miss GEICO ran most of its “races” without competition. That’s a fact. But the turbine-powered 50-foot Mystic never failed to put on a good show for the fans that did show up. That’s another fact. When Miss GEICO burned during a test session Sarasota, Fla., offshore racing didn’t just lose its most visible and best-known boat. In all likelihood, it lost the pending reality of a real turbine class.

Year after year, Miss GEICO ran most of its “races” without competition. That’s a fact. But the turbine-powered 50-foot Mystic never failed to put on a good show for the fans that did show up. That’s another fact. When Miss GEICO burned during a test session Sarasota, Fla., offshore racing didn’t just lose its most visible and best-known boat. In all likelihood, it lost the pending reality of a real turbine class.

Seafair hydroplane boat races, Seattle Not my photo. I did go to these races years ago. Way before stringent safety rules were enforced. I used to actually lay on an air mattress with my beer and camera and watch but especially feel the thunder of the hydroplanes  Too cool!!!

Seafair hydroplane boat races, Seattle Not my photo. I did go to these races years ago. Way before stringent safety rules were enforced. I used to actually lay on an air mattress with my beer and camera and watch but especially feel the thunder of the hydroplanes Too cool!!!

Fractional v. Masthead rigs  These terms both derive from the point at which the forestay hits the mast. On a masthead rig the forestay hits the mast at the masthead. Masthead rigs are far and away the more common. Historically cruising & racing boats were fractionally rigged. The Masthead rig became popular as a racing rule beating method for racing sailboats. Under the CCA and IOR racing rating rules, jib size was under penalized. This promoted small mainsails & big masthead jibs…

Fractional v. Masthead rigs These terms both derive from the point at which the forestay hits the mast. On a masthead rig the forestay hits the mast at the masthead. Masthead rigs are far and away the more common. Historically cruising & racing boats were fractionally rigged. The Masthead rig became popular as a racing rule beating method for racing sailboats. Under the CCA and IOR racing rating rules, jib size was under penalized. This promoted small mainsails & big masthead jibs…

Miss Severn is 26ft long, 6ft wide and weighs 4300 lbs. She is powered with a World War II Rolls Royce Meteor V12 engine of 1650 cubic inches. Miss Severn was completed in 1994 from a set of plans developed by John Hacker to meet the new rules for Gold cup racing in 1922. The original boat was built from the same set of plans in 1922 and was called Arab VI .

Miss Severn is 26ft long, 6ft wide and weighs 4300 lbs. She is powered with a World War II Rolls Royce Meteor V12 engine of 1650 cubic inches. Miss Severn was completed in 1994 from a set of plans developed by John Hacker to meet the new rules for Gold cup racing in 1922. The original boat was built from the same set of plans in 1922 and was called Arab VI .