Triple Tunnel Terror Sailboat Race July 24

CCV Racing’s New Triple Tunnel Terror

Given our year-long deficit in sailboat racing, it seemed that it was time for CCV Racing (CCVR, formerly Cruising Club of Virginia) to introduce a fun, new race. San Francisco Bay has lots of bridges and hence the classic Three Bridge Fiasco. In 2020, Annapolis YC adapted this format for the mid-Bay’s Two Bridge Fiasco. We have lots of tunnels in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, so let’s have a three-tunnel terror!

The idea is simple: three marks near the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel, and Midtown Tunnel, a pursuit start, and you can go around the marks in any order/direction. The safe deep course is 22 miles, but if you can skirt the shallows, go for it, giving the “terror” part of the name.

Monohulls and multihulls are welcome, and PHRF (CR ratings), CRCA (ORR-Ez), and CMA (Multihull) handicaps will be used. The race will have a pursuit start. Marks can be rounded in any order, and you can try to sail the shortest course possible—what could go wrong?

CCVR hopes this new Triple Tunnel Terror July 24 will be the most fun you can have racing. Find registration and other information at 

~By Greg Cutter