42nd Annual Mitchell Memorial Day Regatta

Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27, 2024

Navigational marker 1BI, Block Island sound

The Mitchell Memorial Day Regatta is an annual race from Newport to Block Island started by Newport Yacht Club member and past commodore Cliff Mitchell and is named in honor of his grandfather Owen L. Mitchell. Since Cliff’s passing in 2011 the regatta is now being called simply the Mitchell Memorial Day Regatta. The regatta is a relaxed event with an emphasis on fun. The race is non-spinnaker only and uses a staggered start with starting times based on PHRF time-on-distance. One-design classes are also possible with a minimum of three boats required for a class. First, second, and third place trophies are awarded  in each class, and the John E. Rebello team race recognizes the best combination of finishes among teams made up of three boats from different classes.

Besides a sailing race, this is very much a social event; cruising sailboats and powerboats are welcome! The generosity of Payne’s Dock deep dockage discount for this event more than makes up for the registration cost in just a single-night stay. Non-racers are also welcome to participate in the dockside Bloody Mary and hors d’oeuvres contests. To register, use the button below and select “Cruising Class”; for powerboats, please note this in the “Boat Model” field, e.g. “GB36 (Power)”. See the Notice of Race below for the schedule of events and feel free to arrive and depart at your own schedule, keeping in mind the dockage discount applies to only the two nights of the event.

Skippers’ Meeting at 6:00pm Friday, May 26 at the Newport Yacht Club. Non-racers need not attend, but are welcome.

Downloads

Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions
Entrants
Scratch Sheet

Results

Memorial Day Past Results

Registration is over!


40th  Annual Mitchell Columbus Day Regatta

Friday, October 6 – Monday, October 9, 2023

Cliff MItchell

Skippers’ Meeting at 6:00 pm Friday, October 6 at the Newport Yacht Club.

Downloads

Notice of Race (Updated 10/3 – Costume Contest added)
Sailing Instructions (same as 2022)
Entrants List
Scratch Sheet
Results

Columbus Day Past Results

Registration is over!

The Mitchell Columbus Day Regatta is an annual race from Newport to Block Island started by Newport Yacht Club member and past commodore Cliff Mitchell and was named in honor of his father Earl L. Mitchell. Since Cliff’s passing in 2011 the regatta is now being called simply the Mitchell Columbus Day Regatta. The regatta is a relaxed event with an emphasis on fun.  The race is non-spinnaker only and uses a staggered start with starting times based on PHRF time-on-distance. One-design classes are also possible with a minimum of three boats required for a class. First, second, and third place trophies are awarded in each class, and the John E. Rebello team race recognizes the best combination of finishes among teams made up of three boats from different classes.