We welcome you to the 2016 Offshore New England Championships aka the ONE Regatta. The ONE Regatta is organized by the Mass Bay Sailing Association (MBSA). This is the third year for MBSA and the organization is very excited by the prospect of putting on a fantastic event. In keeping with the charter of MBSA we will be incorporating many charitable components into this year’s event.
The ONE Regatta is open to all types and classes of boats racing under (not just) PHRF, but also IRC, ORR, One Design and short handed. We will try our best to optimize the groupings of boats into fleets that represent a similar style of configuration so that like boats race against like boats. We encourage everyone to try to get enough boats of a particular model to attend, so that we can offer an individual class start. In that vain this year's event will be the 2016 Viper 640 New England Championship. We are very excited to host this championship for the Viper class and expect a great turnout from the fleet.
We endeavor to choose course styles and configurations that are best suited to the fleets that are racing. This means windward/leeward for the more grand prix fleets and random leg, longer courses for the jib&main fleets.
The three Marblehead clubs; the Boston, Corinthian and Eastern Yacht Clubs will continue to provide outstanding Race Committees on the three lines. They have been doing quite a bit of off-season work honing their skills and should be in great form this summer.
The Eastern Yacht Club is our shore-side host this year and will provide an unparalleled post-race experience.
We hope that you will plan on joining us for the area’s largest and most important championship regatta - the Offshore New England Championships. We look forward to providing you the best experience we possibly can.