City Island Yacht Club

Incorporated 1907

Big Tom Wednesday Night Series – August 11, 2021


The Big Tom Wednesday Night Series (BTWNS) is administered by City Island Yacht Club. This series is a new version of a long tradition of fun Wednesday Night “Beer Can” Racing on Eastchester Bay that goes back over 40 years.

The BTWNS is designed to be a welcoming, fun and inclusive event attractive to both experienced competitors and novice racers alike. It features interesting windward-leeward and triangular/courses, low number of races to qualify, multiple throw-outs and a low series cost.  

The BTWNS is a weekly event consisting of sixteen (16) scheduled races held every Wednesday from19 May 2021 through 01 September 2021 for PHRF Spinnaker, PHRF Non-Spinnaker and One Design Divisions (minimum of 5 boats) divisions.

The first start is scheduled for 7pm each week and races are usually done by about 9 pm so skippers and crews can get some essential “post race” food and drink and meet and greet their competitors back at the yacht club restaurant and bar.

Big Tom Wednesday Night Racing is managed on Yachtscoring’s web site. This is the leading web site for management of yacht racing events. Registration and payment may be made on this web site. The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are also posted here as are general announcements and results.