Big Tom Yacht Racing’s name stems from a pesky rock named “Big Tom” at the northeast corner of Eastchester Bay near the shore of City Island. This rock has snared far too many unsuspecting sailboats. It is near the location for the starting mark for our events.
City Island YC along with our partnered neighboring club, the Harlem YC, established Big Tom Yacht Racing in 2020 in an effort to revive yacht racing on Eastchester Bay. For a variety of reasons, participation under the prior organization had been dwindling. Our new organization stressed simple, friendly, fun, inclusive racing. In our inaugural year, despite the Covid pandemic, participation in our Big Tom events increased dramatically as compared to recent years.
Big Tom Yacht Racing administers the following two events that can be accessed via the links:
Additional information for both events can be found at www.BigTomYR.org and below.
Big Tom Events:
Big Tom Yacht Racing News