The Wickford Catboat fleet is an active gathering of like-minded sailors who have competed every Tuesday night for summertime beercan racing for as long as I can remember! With Beetle cats, Marshall 18s and Marhsall 22s, the fleet is compromised of almost 20 yachts. Standard rules and procedures become more like guidelines as the fleets compete with their own set of racing rules and quirks. These gaff-rigged day sailors are not necessarily the most competitive boat, but they are sailed with high enthusiasm by their crew!
On any gorgeous summer sunset night that occurs on a Tuesday, the catboats can be seen sailing just outside Wickford harbor and the scene becomes incredibly picturesque and iconic of a summer night on Narragansett Bay. Of course, my first evening out with the fleet was cloudy and overcast, but hopefully that will be remedied soon enough!
See all the shots in the Wickford Catboats Gallery