Our friends at Essex Corinthian Yacht Club in Essex, Connecticut are hosting the Cross Sound Challenge (XSC) Regatta on Saturday, September 23rd.

In its tenth year, the XSC is an ECSA sanctioned points race and offers crews a unique racing experience sailing cross current from the mouth of the Connecticut River to the vicinity of Truman Beach on the north shore of Long Island and back.  The course length is approximately 15 miles.

The regatta is open to cruising and racing boats 22 feet and over with a valid 2023 PHRF ECSA certificate

There will be spinnaker and non-spinnaker classes.                                         

First signal will be at 1100. The time limit for all classes is 1630.  Results will be announced at the award winning post-race party at ECYC in Essex at 1800.  The party will feature live music, food, and beverages.

In addition to prizes awarded to the top-placed boats in each PHRF Class, a River vs. Sound Trophy will be awarded to the top 3 River vs Sound based boats with the best combined class scores.

Regatta NOR/SI and Party registration can be found at 2023 Cross Sound Challenge on Yacht Scoring

FFI: ECYC Club Office.  Jean Little at ecyc@essexcorinthian.org  860-767-3239