We are working to finalize the 2017 gear transport. Please consider last year's schedule as a general guide of what to expect:
Some of the racers have inquired about overland transportation of items that may not belong on the boat during the race, or on the delivery back to Marblehead. Bump Wilcox is coordinating these arrangements for the BYC this year.
If you raced in 2013, the arrangements will be nearly identical. We will have a 28 foot trailer adjacent to the BYC parking lot. We will have the following staffed hours for the trailer:
Thursday, July 2: By Appointment (please call number below)
Friday, July 3: 11 am to 3 pm
Saturday, July 4: 9 am to 12 pm.
The trailer will be hauled away shortly after 2 pm, so this is a real deadline.
Because the loaded truck must cross an international border, there will be a minimally acceptable documentation set required before items can be put on the trailer. This will be very strictly enforced, as we won't get any special leniency from the US or Canadian authorities. Forms will be available at the Registration Desk, which is also where the fees can be paid.
The cost will be $350(US) for a northbound load, and $200 (US) for a southbound load. If there is great demand for the trailer on either trip, and one boat has an extraordinary amount of gear, we reserve the right to negotiate an increase.
For those interested in southbound arrangements, there will be a clearly published deadline for picking up your items back in Massachusetts that must be honored. Details will be available with the Southbound paperwork in Halifax.
I look forward to meeting you at the BYC.
Bump Wilcox 603-867-3130 (mobile)