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Opera House Cup Regatta

Presented by

Blue Flag Partners


Sunday, August 20 in Nantucket Sound

First warning at 10:45am for 11:00am start

A pursuit race is planned. There will be a check-in boat stationed outside the Jetties at 9:00am and all competitors are requesting to check in by the stern of the check-in boat prior to heading to the starting area.


Entry is open to wooden yachts with hull material of wood or wood-based cold molded with a minimum LOA of 24 feet. Yachts having any composite or carbon hull material may be eligible to compete in the Invitational Division. Spinnakers are not allowed.

The Opera House Cup is using the Classic Yacht Owners Association Divisions: Vintage, Classic, Modern Classic, and Spirit of Tradition. In addition, there may be One Design divisions, if there are 4 or more boats of the same class, such as Alerion, Concordia, 12 Metre, or Wianno Senior. There may also be a Schooner Division.

The Invitational Division is for historic or replica boats that do not have a wood or cold-molded hull, or are designated as Contemporary on their CRF rating certificate, but add to the spectacle of the regatta.

All registrants must have a 2023 CRF rating, which can be completed online at

There will be an NRW 20th Anniversary "Brewery Night" Party on Friday, August 18 at the Nantucket Yacht Club, the Classic Yacht Exhibition on Saturday, August 19 along Straight Wharf, an informal Crew Dinner and Nantucket Regatta awards on Saturday, August 19 at the Great Harbor Yacht Club, and the legendary OHC Awards Party on Sunday, August 20 at Jetties Beach. Social event tickets are available separately.


Registration Fee: $400, of which $300 is a tax-deductible charitable contribution to Nantucket Community Sailing

Late Fee: $100 after August 9, which is a tax-deductible charitable contribution to Nantucket Community Sailing

Awards Party:

Awards will be presented at the Opera House Cup Awards Party at Jetties Beach on Sunday, August 20. The party starts at 6:00pm and the awards ceremony will start at 7:00p. Results will be posted online.

Click here to visit the Opera House Cup website and learn more about its history, traditions, and news.

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