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

or click here to pay by credit card


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

Schedule of Events

John Callahan Sailing Clinic for BHYC Members
Thursday, July 18, 2019
At the Merrick Center

9:30 – Breakfast and Registration
10:30 – Chalk Talk
11:30 – Lunch
12:30 – On the water sailing clinic
3:30 – De-briefing
5:30 – Meet and Greet and twilight sail on A-Cats

John Callahan Classic Boat Regatta
Friday, July 19, 2019
At Bay Head Yacht Club

9:00 – Breakfast in the Ballroom
9:00 – Registration in the Ward Room
9:00 – Junior Registration in the Barnegat Room
10:00 – Sailors Seminar in the Ballroom
11:45 – Skippers Meeting in the Ballroom
Noon Harbor Gun
Start on Water as soon as possible
Awards on the Orlop Deck following the races


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