Slide #48

Participation in Heavy Weather Race

Heavy Weather Race attendance grew to its heyday during the mid-1960s through the mid 70s; race attendance was averaging 120 to 140 entrants with a single high of 159 contestants in the 1970 race.

1945: 13
1946: 40*
1947: 83

1955: 115
1956: 109
1957: 109
1959: 132

1970: 159
1971: 106
1972: 147
(incl 6 DNF
& 5 disqual.)

1991: 74
1995: 54
1996: 56

1950: 64
1951: 64
1952: 83
1953: 88
1954: 82

1960: 124
1961: 123
1962: 136
1963: 132
1968: 146

1981: 103
(from 21 clubs)
1985: 83

2002: 50
2003: 38
2004: 42
2005: 47
2006: 34

* It is not clear whether all of these visiting boats participated in the race.