FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2022


Known as the Callahan Classic or Callahan Regatta, this is way more than a one-day regatta; this is a one day event. Hosted by the Callahan Fund and Bay Head Yacht Club, this event is a fundraiser, educational seminar, regatta, and party all wrapped up in one. This event brings hundreds of sailors together, young and old, from the bay and beyond. Held at Bay Head Yacht Club, a platinum club of the world, which is located at the head of Barnegat Bay, this one day event begins with a breakfast sponsored by Bay Head Yacht Clubs Senior Sailing. The educational sailors seminar will be hosted by BBYRA Commodore, Russell Lucas who will introduce our keynote speaker, Paul Cayard. Lunch will be provided by Jersey Mike’s. Racing will be held on the Metedeconk River and upper Barnegat Bay in five classes on three separate race courses. The final race will finish in front of Bay Head Yacht Club with competitors and fellow sailors will be welcomed by the jazz band the Red Hot Ramblers. An over-the-top 100th birthday celebration for the A-Cat MaryAnn will be held bay side following the races with music, gifts, food, beverages, and awards. Make this a day to remember by supporting the Callahan Regatta.

About the Callahan Fund

The Callahan Fund is active year ’round, reaching out and supporting the boating community of Barnegat Bay and New Jersey. Our mission is to foster and educate on the sport and tradition of sailing. The Regatta is a fund-raiser supporting local charities and non-profit organizations that support the tradition of sailing in Ocean and Monmouth counties.

The Callahan Fund has supported the following nonprofits:

NJ Maritime Museum
Island Heights Sailing Foundation
Team Barnegat Bay
Wind Mark Sailing Foundation
Ocean County college Foundation
The Sailing Foundation of Barnaget Bay
Bay Head Yacht Club Preservation Fund
New Jersey Museum of Boating
Toms River Seaport Society
Citta Community Sailing Center
Sail Habitation
Save Barnaget Bay
United States Sailing Association

Please support the Callahan Fund by writing a check to:

The Community Foundation Of New Jersey (CFNJ)
35 Knox Hill Rd., PO Box 338
Morristown N.J.07963-0338

To support by credit card or to register, visit www.cfnj.org/callahan

Regatta Schedule

John Callahan Classic Boat Regatta
Friday, July 22, 2022
Bay Head Yacht Club

8:30 a.m. Breakfast in Ball Room
9:00 a.m. – Sailors Seminar with keynote speaker Paul Cayard in the Ball Room
11 a.m. – Harbor Gun
3:30 p.m. – Official 100th birthday party for MaryAnn on the lower level with live 1920’s jazz band, the Red Hot Ramblers. 1920’s-style food (hot dogs, baked beans, birthday cake). Cash bar.
4:00 p.m. – Class awards and special awards

Special Awards

Dougherty Trophy for Sportmanship
Callahan Trophy for Contributing to Sailing
Awarding of donation to a local charitable organization
Awarding of MaryAnn model to BHYC

2022 Classes

MC Scows
Melges 15