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The Upper Keys Sailing Club has a strong tradition of annual regattas,mostly spread out in our "busy" sailing season from November through April. Our fleets are split into Portsmouth and PHRH. IMost two day regattas include a day of Portsmouth racing on Saturday and PHRF racing on Sunday. However some times we hold an "ALL COMMERS" which means its both classes race the same day, with differen starts. It could be a saturdau or Sunday. Some of these events incles a dinner that Saturday night. We also hold Portsmouth and PHRF series. In the summer we have a 6 pack series for bragging rights and then starting in September we start a club champion series ending in April, just in time for the snow birds to fly north.. Here are our traditional Regattas held every year, along with our newer one-design and invitational regattas! Unless otherwise noted, Skippers' Meetings are at 12 noon and the first flag will be at 1:00 pm. Check the calendar for dates.
DOCKMASTERS REGATTA?- Kicking off the fall racing. The DOCKMASTERS REGATTA celebrates our Dockmasters every year! Our Dockmasters are our club caretakers, bartenders, clubhouse managers, and hosts/hostesses for our regattas. Every dockmaster couple leaves their own distinct mark on our club, and this is their regatta and their chance to shine. Last year we had a boat building contest out of recycled materials. Dockmasters Regatta winners are immortalized with their names on the perpetual trophy, which has a proud place right over the bar.
BLACK BETSY- October or November. The Black Betsy is a destination race for PHRF boats, out to the Black Betsy Keys south and west of the UKSC. Often, cruising boats will race out and then raft up to enjoy a night on the hook.
FLAIL & SAIL- December. Golf one day - sail the next! This fun regatta combines a best-ball golf tournament on Saturday with a PHRF Race on Sunday. The scoring requires multiple calculators and some witchcraft. A very fun time is always had by all, even the non golfers and non sailors in the club!
COMMODORE'S REGATTA- Celebrating the current and past Commodores, this regatta is always well attended. A great regatta dinner is always included! This is one of the Club's older regattas, and has a Perpetual trophy.
FLEET CAPTAIN'S REGATTA - Our Fleet Captains are responsible for the racing program at the club, so they get their own regatta too! Another of our traditional regattas with its own Perpetual Trophy on our clubhouse wall.
BLACKWATER SOUND CHALLENGE- UKSC temporarily moves two sounds over to Blackwater Sound for two days of PHRF racing. Racing in a different, much larger venue gives opportunity for random-leg courses and a change of scenery is always nice!