Announcing the start of the 2024 racing season at Fort Worth Boat Club, located on the picturesque Eagle Mountain Lake.
2024 Marigail Weekend Series - Come Sail With Us
The racing season kicks off this Sunday, January 7, with the Marigail Race #1. The competitor's briefing will be held in the Regatta Bar at 1:00pm, followed by the warning signal at 2:00pm. This series consists of six races with two discards.
Register for the Marigail Weekend Series and explore upcoming events, results, and race documents on our Club Racing Page.
The 2023 Marigail Series was won by Matt A. and his team aboard J/105 Blue Flash.
Annual Racing Pass: Your Key to Adventure
For avid sailors looking to make the most of the entire 2024 racing season, we offer the Annual Racing Pass for only $225. This pass grants you access to all the weekend racing series hosted by Fort Worth Boat Club throughout the year. You can participate in all weekend racing series such as the Marigail, Roadie, Hub Isaacks, Rolling Time, PAKI, and Blue Moon.
Marigail Race Schedule and Principal Race Officer (PRO) Assignments
To ensure a well-organized and enjoyable racing experience, we have dedicated individuals serving as Principal Race Officers for each event in the Marigail series. Here is the race schedule and the PRO assigned to each race:
Want to Go Racing?
If you're eager to join the racing action but don't have a boat or crew, we've got you covered. Mike Schwinn, an experienced racer and cruiser, is looking for crew members. Whether you're an experienced sailor or just starting out, as long as you're willing to show up every Sunday with a great attitude, this is your chance to get involved. If you're interested in joining Team Schwinn, email your interest to Membership@fwbc.com.
Explore More at Fort Worth Boat Club
Fort Worth Boat Club offers much more than just racing. As a member, you gain access to a range of recreational equipment at no additional charge, including 25 sailboats, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards (SUPs). Whether you want to explore the tranquil waters or take sailing lessons, both private and group lessons are available to members and non-members. Contact our team to kickstart your aquatic adventure at Ryan@fwbc.com.
Looking to plan a unique team-building experience or staff outing? Cancel that mundane weekly meeting and let us customize an unforgettable day of sailing for your group. We'll create an adventure that your team will talk about for weeks.
The History of the Marigail Series
The Marigail Weekend Series holds a special place in the history of Fort Worth Boat Club. In the 1970s, when regular series races were scarce, Don Williamson and his brother decided to establish a race in January. They named it the Marigail Series after their yacht, a big heavy cruiser that needed ample wind to move. This inaugural perpetual annual series became the first of its kind at the club.
Since then, other members have established series, donated trophies, and named them after their own yachts. The Boat Club embraced the concept of year-round perpetual series racing and established additional series named simply after the time of the year.
Roadie Race Schedule and Principal Race Officer (PRO) Assignments
In addition to the Marigail series, next up will be the Roadie Series, comprising six races with two discards. Mark your calendars for these upcoming Roadie races:
Ranger - FWBC’s 1984 32ft Seafarer Skiff
Meet Ranger, FWBC's beloved 1984 32ft Seafarer Skiff. As a member, you have the opportunity to learn how to drive and ensure safety on this iconic vessel. Driving and boating safety lessons are available to FWBC members at no additional charge. Become certified and volunteer to run weekend races alongside our experienced team of volunteers. For more information, contact Casey, FWBC's Harbor Master at Casey@fwbc.com.
Sailing Opportunities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
Looking to discover more sailing opportunities in the North Texas / Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex? Contact Dave Valentine at Membership@fwbc.com to learn about boating on Eagle Mountain Lake, Arlington, Lake Grapevine, Lake Lewisville, Lake Ray Hubbard, White Rock Lake, and Lake Texoma. Dave will provide you with valuable insights and information to help you explore the best of what these Texas lakes have to offer.
We look forward to welcoming you to Fort Worth Boat Club for an incredible year of racing, camaraderie, and on-the-water fun. Whether you're an experienced competitor or new to the sport, there's a place for you in our boating community.
Be sure to check the Fort Worth Boat Club website for any updates or changes to the schedule or events.