FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019

The John Callahan Memorial sailing Fund is active year ’round, reaching out and supporting the boating community of Barnaget Bay and New Jersey. Our mission is to foster and educate on the sport and tradition of sailing. The Callahan Fund supports the following nonprofits:

NJ Maritime Museum
Island Heights Sailing Foundation
Team Barnaget 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

Each July, the Callahan Fund Sponsors a Regatta along with an educational seminar.

Please support the John Callahan Memorial Sailing 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


Welcome to the 2019 Callahan Regatta at Bay Head Yacht Club.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 18, 2019 – Racing Clinic – TBD

Friday, July 19, 2019

Breakfast and Registration 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
(Breakfast in the Ball Room; Registration in the Ward Room; Junior Registration [Turbo Techs and Ducks] in the Barnegat Room)
Sailors Seminar 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. with keynote TBD
(no admission fee)
Competitors Meeting 11:45 a.m.
(In the Ball Room)
Harbor Gun – noon
First race on river approximately 1:00 p.m. Turbo Techs and Ducks start TBD
(number of races to be announced)
Awards and Raffle approximately 3:30 p.m.


Duck Boats (to be raced on the flats)
A-Cats (on the westerly course)
Sanderlings and Sandpipers
MC Scows to be raced on the MCYC course

The John Callahan Classic Boat Regatta is jointly hosted by the John Callahan Memorial Fund and the Bay Head Yacht Club. The Callahan Memorial was organized in memory of John Callahan, who was a longtime member of Bay Head Yacht Club and an enthusiastic yachtsman. The Callahan Fund was established by John’s friends in appreciation of his long term commitment to helping others interested in the sport of sailing.

There will be an educational sailing seminar in the morning followed by two races on the Metedeconk River. Prizes will be awarded at Bay Head Yacht Club following the last race. This event is open to members of all BBYRA clubs. Classes include A Cats, Sanderlings, Sneakboxes, Sandpipers, M-Scows and Duckboats