NOTICES: 2017 season begins on Friday, May 5th.


Welcome to the Oxford Amateur Racing Series (OARS)

Sailing Photo
Photograph by Don Biresch

The Oxford Amateur Racing Series was founded on the concept of fun, and is open to all skippers sailing a mono-hull with a  minimum overall length of 18 feet.

The fleets are scored in two divisions: spinnaker and non-spinnaker. Races are held off the Tred Avon Yacht Club on Friday evenings, with a start time of 6:00 PM, earlier as the days get shorter in September -- see Race Instructions. There is no format for filing protests in OARS competition. Participants are expected to know the racing rules and abide by them.

Registration, a PHRF rating and sail #'s are required for participation. Annual dues are $75 per boat. A Registration Form is provided on this web site.

The racing season is celebrated with an annual awards dinner in which "Great Oars" are presented to the winners of each division.

OARS Sponsors


Attraction Magazine
Avon Dixon Agency
Campbell's Boatyard(s)
Evolution Sails
Ilex Construction
Miles Creek Marine

Quaker Neck Marine
Ellen Rajacich
St. Michael's Sails
Tidewater Times
Tred Avon Yacht Club


moreDownload 2017 Registration Form.

moreDownload 2016 Sailing Instructions

moreDownload 2016 OARS Courses