Join a community of CBI sailors with the goal to promote racing at all levels. Our aim to improve racing skills and enjoyment of the sport, and to engender the Corinthian spirit on which the sport was founded.
We run three seasonal Mercury series, as well as other trophy regattas, single-handed events, early-season match racing in keelboats, and dinghy championships, all in boats provided by CBI. We also host a regatta in mid-September open to racers from outside CBI.
Who: Skippers with knowledge of the Racing Rules of Sailing and of the Tiller Club Sailing Instructions. Novice and experienced crews welcome. Come with a teammate, or connect with a crew or skipper, at CBI or online. (Two sailors per boat except when specified.)
When: Sunday morning ~09:30 to rig and register before competitors’ meeting at 10:15. No race starts after 13:30 on series days, or 14:30 for trophy events. See schedule for more details.
Where: CBI main dock, rain or shine.
Cost: Nominal $5 fee per boat to cover trophies and administrative expenses.
The best way to get involved is come down on race day and see what we’re all about! We can often connect you with an experienced skipper and get you on the water day one. Arrive ~09:30 and let us know you’re looking to race; we’re easy to find as we’re often the only group there so early!
For those new to racing or in need of a refresher on rules or strategies, check out the three-part Learn To Race class series taught at CBI. This class is not required, however it’s a great introduction to racing, or to learn about basic racing rules and strategies.
CBI members can receive their Tiller Club rating by completing a test on the racing rules of sailing. Regular, experienced participants are expected to run or assist with Race Committee once a season, as we operate through a volunteer format.
CONTACT AND UPDATES
Like our Facebook page for weekly results, announcements, photos, etc.
Sign up for our Tiller Club Google Group for important updates or to connect with skipper/crew.
Questions? Send us an email at: [email protected].
RACING CLINICS & PRACTICES
Tiller Club, through CBI offers occasional on-water clinics for novice and beginner racers. Find out more on our Learn To Race page.
For intermediate and advanced racers, we offer a series of practices to sharpen your skills.
TILLER CLUB EXECUTIVE BOARD – 2019
Commodore: Mark Harrington
Vice Commodore: Robin Weatherill
Steward: Cole Constantineau
Members at Large: Marcelo Pereira, Matt Hebert, Carolyn Marsh, Alisha Reppucci