Camden Invitational Regatta
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Camden Invitational Regatta

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The Camden Yacht Club will again host this two-day regatta on beautiful Penobscot Bay.   We had wonderful wind and racing in 2017!  Classic pewter cups will be awarded to the top three boats in racing and cruising division.  A barbeque and informal party including free beer for racers is planned for Saturday evening. Snacks and refreshments will also be provided on Sunday afternoon as part of the awards ceremony.   Details on the weekend, including the NOR, will be posted at www.camdenyachtclub.org. 

Moorings and dockage: Camden YC (207) 236-3014 VHF Ch. 68; Wayfarer Marine (207) 236-4378, VHF Ch. 71; Camden Harbormaster (207) 236-7969 VHF Ch. 09. 

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Island Rendezvous Overnight
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Island Rendezvous Overnight

Race or Cruise to Richmond Island. BBQ on the island and overnight in anchorage. Race or cruise back on Sunday to PYC

Logistics are still being developed for this fun and different race, so please watch for more information from the Portland Yacht Club and GMORA, and add this race to your summer racing schedule.

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Seguin Island Trophy Race
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

Seguin Island Trophy Race

Continuing a tradition begun on July 2, 1968, the Southport Yacht Club Invites GMORA skippers to enter their yachts in this summer’s running of the Seguin Island Trophy Regatta on Saturday, July 2, 2018.  The races are held in the waters at the mouth of the Sheepscot River. 

A water taxi will be available to post-race festivities and the prize ceremony will be held at SYC immediately following the race.  The full notice of race will be posted here.

Moorings:  Hodgdon Yacht Services (207) 633-2970, VHF Channel 9.  SYC can help arrange for a mooring for the week between Boothbay and Southport YC races. 

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Commodore's Cup Fleet Race #2
Jul
22
9:00 AM09:00

Commodore's Cup Fleet Race #2

The Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Commodores Cup celebrates its 3 year in 2018 with a change of format. This year the Commodores Cup races will be split between two series, one for the Racing Divisions which will take place over five (5) weekends; and a two race series for the Cruising Division featuring a single pursuit race each on Sunday June 24 and Saturday August 11.  Rather than the common Windward – Leeward courses, these races may explore different areas including Linekin Bay, Mouse and Burnt Islands and more. The Commodore’s Cup for 2018 will feature four divisions: PHRF Racing, PHRF Cruising, Boothbay Harbor One Designs (BHOD), and J/80. BHYC members’ scores for the event will be totaled for the Commodores Cup overall trophies, but all GMORA members will be competing for the GMORA Boothbay Region and Overall Series. 

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Camden Classics Cup
Jul
26
to Jul 28

Camden Classics Cup

The Camden Classics Cup is one of the world’s most beautiful regattas - sailed where the mountains meet the sea off the lovely harbortown of Camden, Maine.   The Camden Classics Cup gives sailors the time of their lives with terrific on-the-water racing, and stellar onshore partying.  

Presented by Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer Marine in conjunction with the Camden Yacht Club and with support from the CYOA, the Camden Classics Cup is a celebration of both classic yacht racing and boatbuilding.

Featuring 2-days of racing for sailboats and a panoramic backdrop for powerboats. Participants will have access to Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer Marine's facilities, and a weekend of events in the lovely town of Camden are also planned!  

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Jul
27
to Jul 28

Downeast Challenge

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The Marblehead Yacht Club invites sailors to participate in the owneast Challenge, an exciting overnight, full-moon, sailboat race of 100 nautical miles from Marblehead, MA to Boothbay Harbor, Maine starting on Friday, July 27.  This is a great way to get to Maine for summer cruising in the company of like-minded sailors.

 The 100 nautical mile distance makes this a qualifier for longer races like the Marblehead to Halifax or Newport to Bermuda.  he event is open to all boats 26’ or over with lifelines, jacklines and pulpits, and with valid PHRF handicap certificates.

Boats without a valid PHRF handicap certificate must indicate if racing in spinnaker or non-spinnaker class, and provide information on boat design, largest headsail (in percentage of “J” measurement), type of propeller (fixed, folding or feathering) and, if in the spinnaker class, the largest spinnaker (in percent of “J”); Marblehead YC will provide an uncontestable PHRF rating.  lasses will include: PHRF Racing, Cruising, and Single/Doublehanded.  

Additional classes that have 5 or more registered boats will get their own start. 

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44th Annual BHYC Regatta
Jul
28
to Jul 29

44th Annual BHYC Regatta

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2018 marks the 4 annual running of the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Regatta. The regatta is a premier event on the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association (GMORA) sailing circuit. The regatta hosts many different classes of competition from PHRF racing and cruising classes to one design classes including Boothbay Harbor One-Designs, J80s, J24s, and J22s

The BHYC Regatta attracts between thirty and sixty boats from all over Maine to race two full days in and around Boothbay Harbor. There are classes of competition for everyone including the hard core racer and the cruisers who want to compete in their first race. One-Design class racing is fun and often takes place in the inner bay with close competition and racing quarters. This year’s competition will feature new racing formats with a mix of Windward-Leeward and “round the islands” racing in Boothbay with coastal islands such as Squirrel, Southport and Damariscove Island acting as picturesque backdrops and interesting geographical obstacles. Cruising classes sail one long race each day winding themselves through the many islands and guts along the Gulf of Maine. 

Keep an eye on ww.BHYC.ne and BHYC’s Facebook page for upcoming information on a completely new social schedule featuring unique new opportunities for fun!  

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Great Harbor Dream Pursuit Race and Party
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Great Harbor Dream Pursuit Race and Party

Join us for a fun day of racing in Maine’s most beautiful cruising grounds to benefit the island sailing schools.  The Great Harbor Dream pools the resources of the areas sailing programs for the benefit of all of the areas kids.  

Racing is open to all classes and will be followed by a benefit dinner featuring a barbecue and dancing at the NEH Fleet House.  

This year the Great Harbor Dream Pursuit will also count as a GMORA Scored event in the East Region.  You do not need to be a member of the Fleet to race and overnight moorings are available for visiting boats.  

Contact the Fleet for more information: ww.nehfleet.or or email ehfleet@gmail.com

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Camden Summer Series # 3 & 4
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Camden Summer Series # 3 & 4

CYC will again this year hold a Summer PHRF Series open to CYC and non-club boats.  The series will be a GMORA-scored event. The course will be designed such that most boats can complete the course within two or three hours enjoying the best of the daily sea breeze on Penobscot Bay.  Three of four races shall count with respect of calculating series results (i.e. one throw out allowed).  The entry fee for non-CYC boats is $25 for the full series.  There will be an open grill and BYOB get together at CYC after the racing. Boats should register for the series via the Regatta Management website.  Details on the series, including the NOR, will be posted at www.camdenyachtclub.org


Moorings and dockage: Camden YC (207) 236-3014 VHF Ch. 68; Wayfarer Marine (207) 236-4378, VHF Ch. 71; Camden Harbormaster (207) 236-7969 VHF Ch. 09. 

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Aug
4
9:00 AM09:00

Eggemoggin Reach Regatta

Skipper's meeting is Saturday AM 9 under the pole building

The Eggemoggin Reach Regatta began humbly in 1985 with thirteen wooden boats and a dream. Organizer Steve White along with Frank Hull of Brooklin Boatyard first envisioned the race as an opportunity for wooden boat owners to get to together and enjoy each others company as well as to compete. The race quickly grew to 125 boats and is now co-hosted by Brooklin Boatyard and Rockport Marine.. The Regatta's 15-mile course has remained the same over the years and only once was the race cancelled due to fog. (The party still happened though!) The Camden Feeder Regatta and the Castine Classic Yacht Race soon joined the ERR to create a truly spectacular three-day event.

We want to thank WoodenBoat Publications for the generous use of their grounds for our event.

More Information Here

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John Short Series Make-Up Race
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

John Short Series Make-Up Race

John Short Race Series. NYC Clubhouse; Skippers’ Meeting at 11:30 AM; Race at 1:30 PM

The results of this race will not be included in the overall standings for the John Short Series

Contact Bruce Smith (207)-338-5029; elucesmith@aol.com

http://www.baysidemaine.com/pdfs/calendars/bayside-calendar.pdf

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Carole Haaland Series #4
Aug
5
9:00 AM09:00

Carole Haaland Series #4

Join the Northeast Harbor Fleet and some of Maine’s most beautiful sailing boats in one of Maine’s most beautiful cruising grounds. Strategy and sail trim skills will be tested on a variety of challenging courses. Regardless of the results, there are few activities more fun than a day spent sailing the waters of MDI.

The series consists of 6 races and cruising class boats do not need to be members of the Fleet to participate. If you find yourself in the area and are looking for a fun way to see the islands, don’t hesitate to join us!

FMI: ww.nehfleet.or or email ehfleet@gmail.com

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Turtlehead Trot Regatta
Aug
5
9:00 AM09:00

Turtlehead Trot Regatta

Stockton Harbor Sailing Center is very proud to present the second annual Turtlehead Trot Regatta. Founded in 2007, Stockton Harbor Sailing Center partnered with GMORA last year to revive PHRF sailing at the top of Penobscot Bay and offer big boat sailing opportunities to their youth sailing participants.  

Racing and Cruising Classes will start at the mouth of Stockton Harbor and sail around goverment marks in Penobscot Bay before returning to Stockton.  Last year’s racers sailed Searsport to Castine before returning to Stockton in a steady 35 knot breeze. In partnership with Stockton Harbor Yacht Club, SHSC will host a family friendly post-race BBQ and awards ceremony.  

Limited Dockage and moorings may be available on a first come, first served basis. 


nfo@sailstockton.ne or (207) 619-1411 ww.sailstockton.org/www.facebook.com/sailstockton

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Commodore's Cup Fleet Race #3
Aug
5
9:00 AM09:00

Commodore's Cup Fleet Race #3

The Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Commodores Cup celebrates its 3 year in 2018 with a change of format. This year the Commodores Cup races will be split between two series, one for the Racing Divisions which will take place over five (5) weekends; and a two race series for the Cruising Division featuring a single pursuit race each on Sunday June 24 and Saturday August 11.  Rather than the common Windward – Leeward courses, these races may explore different areas including Linekin Bay, Mouse and Burnt Islands and more. The Commodore’s Cup for 2018 will feature four divisions: PHRF Racing, PHRF Cruising, Boothbay Harbor One Designs (BHOD), and J/80. BHYC members’ scores for the event will be totaled for the Commodores Cup overall trophies, but all GMORA members will be competing for the GMORA Boothbay Region and Overall Series. 

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Commodores Cup Pursuit Race # 2
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

Commodores Cup Pursuit Race # 2

The Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Commodores Cup celebrates its 3 year in 2018 with a change of format. This year the Commodores Cup races will be split between two series, one for the Racing Divisions which will take place over five (5) weekends; and a two race series for the Cruising Division featuring a single pursuit race each on Sunday June 24 and Saturday August 11.  

Rather than the common Windward – Leeward courses, these races may explore different areas including Linekin Bay, Mouse and Burnt Islands and more. The Commodore’s Cup for 2018 will feature four divisions: PHRF Racing, PHRF Cruising, Boothbay Harbor One Designs (BHOD), and J/80. BHYC members’ scores for the event will be totaled for the Commodores Cup overall trophies, but all GMORA members will be competing for the GMORA Boothbay Region and Overall Series. 

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Monhegan Regatta
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Monhegan Regatta

Experience what real open ocean racing is all about.  This longer-distance, overnight race puts the focus on endurance, navigating and strategy, as well as boat speed.  Multiple class breakdowns and varying length races for both fully crewed and shorthanded sailors make up the Monhegan event.

The race coupled with a terrific pre-race party makes this event extra-special.  This year we intend to finish the races at Portland Head Light so racers can avoid the oft-times frustrating situation of racing back into Casco Bay in light air against the tides.

Moorings are available for boats attending this event.  Just drop us an email letting us know your needs.  And radio our Waterfront on Channel 68 when you arrive, and they will direct you to an appropriate mooring. 

Accept the challenge:  Come to the Monhegan!

Race Registration

Portland Yacht Club

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Carole Haaland Series #5
Aug
12
9:00 AM09:00

Carole Haaland Series #5

Join the Northeast Harbor Fleet and some of Maine’s most beautiful sailing boats in one of Maine’s most beautiful cruising grounds. Strategy and sail trim skills will be tested on a variety of challenging courses. Regardless of the results, there are few activities more fun than a day spent sailing the waters of MDI.

The series consists of 6 races and cruising class boats do not need to be members of the Fleet to participate. If you find yourself in the area and are looking for a fun way to see the islands, don’t hesitate to join us!

FMI: ww.nehfleet.or or email ehfleet@gmail.com

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Commodore's Cup Fleet Race #4
Aug
12
9:00 AM09:00

Commodore's Cup Fleet Race #4

The Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Commodores Cup celebrates its 3 year in 2018 with a change of format. This year the Commodores Cup races will be split between two series, one for the Racing Divisions which will take place over five (5) weekends; and a two race series for the Cruising Division featuring a single pursuit race each on Sunday June 24 and Saturday August 11.  Rather than the common Windward – Leeward courses, these races may explore different areas including Linekin Bay, Mouse and Burnt Islands and more. The Commodore’s Cup for 2018 will feature four divisions: PHRF Racing, PHRF Cruising, Boothbay Harbor One Designs (BHOD), and J/80. BHYC members’ scores for the event will be totaled for the Commodores Cup overall trophies, but all GMORA members will be competing for the GMORA Boothbay Region and Overall Series. 

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MS Harborfest Regatta
Aug
18
8:00 AM08:00

MS Harborfest Regatta

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The MS Regatta is at the heart of MS Harborfest Weekend.  Now in its 36th year, the MS Regatta is the longest running and largest charitable sailing event in Northern New England and on the GMORA Circuit.

Pre-race festivities:  Friday, Aug, 18th:  Skippers meeting at 6pm, followed by the MS Benefit Auction featuring over 300 items, food and drinks.  Skippers can earn additional auction passes by fundraising for crew and guests.  Auction tickets can be purchased at the door.

Amazing Racing Experience:  Saturday, August 19th events start with the first gun at 12:30pm with the MS Regatta's expert race committee overseeing three courses of varying lengths through Portland Harbor to Clapboard Island.  We have racing, cruising, one-design and classic divisions.  Class sizes are kept small and well separated to reduce stress on our novice skippers and crews as well.

Post Race Celebration:  At the conclusion of the race, join all skippers and crew at the Post Race Party!  Enjoy a hearty feast donated by local businesses, including Longhorn Steak House, Cozy Harbor lobsters, and Shipyard Brewing beverages.  Awards will be presented, including the highly coveted Greenhorn Award for Best Rookie boat and the Team Spirit Award, which receives a five pound whoopee pie.  Additional tickets can be earned through fundraising or can be purchased 2 weeks prior to the event.

Making a Difference:  The MS Harborfest Regatta is the largest regatta in Casco Bay and on the GMORA circuit.  There are a lot of points at stake for those competing for the Dirigo Bowl.  But more importantly, the event raises thousands of dollars which help fund local services for over 3,000 Mainers affected by MS so they can live their best possible life, and fund research initiatives to STOP MS, RESTORE what it has taken, and END MS forever.

The MS Harborfest Regatta is a highly anticipated tradition spanning 36 years.  Come this year to experience a Great Maine Sailing Adventure, knowing that you are making a difference for someone right here in Maine.

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Maine Retired Skippers Race
Aug
18
9:30 AM09:30

Maine Retired Skippers Race

The Maine Retired Skippers Race has run continuously since 1952. Originally a match race between two retired professional skippers, the race has evolved into a “pursuit race”. The racecourse is a twelve-mile triangle, which begins at the entrance to Castine harbor.  

Since its inception, the purpose of this race has been to allow retired skippers, aged 65 or older, to show their boat handling skills at the helm of sailing vessels designed primarily for cruising. Fifteen trophies are awarded (sorry, you can’t take them home), and the winners are recorded in the Race History.While race boats are not expressly excluded, each vessel is expected to contain full cruising amenities for a boat its size. 

  
Email tina.pitchford@mma.edu for more information.

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Commodore's Cup Fleet Race #5
Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

Commodore's Cup Fleet Race #5

The Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Commodores Cup celebrates its 3 year in 2018 with a change of format. This year the Commodores Cup races will be split between two series, one for the Racing Divisions which will take place over five (5) weekends; and a two race series for the Cruising Division featuring a single pursuit race each on Sunday June 24 and Saturday August 11.  Rather than the common Windward – Leeward courses, these races may explore different areas including Linekin Bay, Mouse and Burnt Islands and more. The Commodore’s Cup for 2018 will feature four divisions: PHRF Racing, PHRF Cruising, Boothbay Harbor One Designs (BHOD), and J/80. BHYC members’ scores for the event will be totaled for the Commodores Cup overall trophies, but all GMORA members will be competing for the GMORA Boothbay Region and Overall Series. 

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Copy of Copy of Carole Haaland Series #6
Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

Copy of Copy of Carole Haaland Series #6

Join the Northeast Harbor Fleet and some of Maine’s most beautiful sailing boats in one of Maine’s most beautiful cruising grounds. Strategy and sail trim skills will be tested on a variety of challenging courses. Regardless of the results, there are few activities more fun than a day spent sailing the waters of MDI.

The series consists of 6 races and cruising class boats do not need to be members of the Fleet to participate. If you find yourself in the area and are looking for a fun way to see the islands, don’t hesitate to join us!

FMI: ww.nehfleet.or or email ehfleet@gmail.com

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J/80 East Coast Championship
Aug
24
to Aug 26

J/80 East Coast Championship

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Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club and J/80 Fleet 14 are honored to host the J/80 East Coast Championships. This prestigious event is a lead up to the J/80 North Americans which will be held in Marion, MA in September. Between 20-30 J/80s are expected from as far away as Charleston, Annapolis, and Toronto. The J/80 East Coast Championship features some of the finest sailors in the world with extremely tight competition and makes for wonderful viewing if you cannot participate. J/80 Fleet 14 is a fast growing local fleet, part of the over 1500 strong International J/80 Fleet.  

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Ted Hood Regatta
Aug
24
to Aug 26

Ted Hood Regatta

The Second Annual Ted Hood Regatta will be hosted by the Storm Trysail Club’s Marblehead Station August 23rd-26th at The Corinthian Yacht Club.  Racing will be managed by the Boston, Eastern, and Corinthian Yacht Club Race Committees. 

Storm Trysail will host several shore-side parties at the Corinthian Yacht Club during the weekend, and over 1000 participants and guests are expected. 

Registration is now open a ww.tedhoodregatta.com

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Camden Solo Challenge
Aug
25
8:00 AM08:00

Camden Solo Challenge

The Camden Yacht Club will again host the Solo Challenge for single handed racers.  Please join in the fun, you will never be bored racing single handed and when you finish on the podium, you get to take all the credit!  Details on the weekend, including the NOR, will be posted at www.camdenyachtclub.org 

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Max Warburg Trophy
Aug
26
8:00 AM08:00

Max Warburg Trophy

Join the Northeast Harbor Fleet for the last pursuit style race of the season.  There are two races on the schedule, the first being a pursuit start followed with a break for a picnic lunch and the second race will be a traditional Time on Distance race.  Enjoy a great day of friendly competition in some of Maine’s most beautiful sailing grounds.  

This year the Max Warburg Cup will be scored as a GMORA East Region race day and is open to all keel boats 20 feet and longer.  You do not need to be a member of the Fleet to participate in what is always a fun day of friendly competition. 

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Around Islesboro Race
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Around Islesboro Race

The 33rd annual Around Islesboro Race will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8th.  This is a low-key affair intent on having a great summer sail around Islesboro Island.  There are classes for all types of boats: racers, cruisers, multi-hulls and single handed.  Last year's race saw 52 entries, which was a record turnout.

Pre-registration will be held on Friday, September 7th.  We welcome racers to join us for pizza.  There will be a post race cookout, with plenty of food for all participants, along with an awards ceremony following the conclusion of the race.

Moorings MAY be available on a first come, first served basis.  Other options include anchoring in Bayside or in nearby Belfast.  

Contact Lindsay Huntoon at (978) 979-8404 or email aroundislesbororace@gmail.com for more information.  Northport Yacht Club

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PYC Fall Series #1
Sep
15
8:00 AM08:00

PYC Fall Series #1

Bring your racing season to a terrific conclusion by coming to the 4 race Fall series held on consecutive Saturdays.  September 22nd is the annual Lightship Race where competitors race from the sheltered waters of Casco Bay out into the open Gulf of Maine, around the Lightship buoy and return to Casco Bay. The fall season on Casco Bay traditionally offers consistent breeze and beautiful scenery.  Every race in the series is followed by good food and drink in the friendly atmosphere of Portland Yacht Club.  

Moorings are available for all visiting boats participating in this series.  Reach out for more information and mark your calendar for all races in this epic series.

For more information email: anager@pycme.net

Registration TBD

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Maine Rocks Race
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Maine Rocks Race

Established in 2008 and sponsored by the Rockland Yacht Club, the Maine Rocks Race covers a distance of about 112 nautical miles.  The course takes the fleet from Rockland to Matinicus Rock, then to Mount Desert Rock (hence the name of the race), then around Matinicus Rock again before a return to Rockland. 

The event is designed for short-handed racing and is open to boats crewed by one or two people. Membership in RYC is not required.  The race offers participants the experience of sharpening short-handed offshore sailing skills and refining systems and procedures for short-handed passagemaking. 

The Rockland Yacht Club is very pleased and proud to have this race included as a qualifier for the Ocean Planet Short-handed Trophy. 

Registration TBD

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PYC Fall Series #2 / Lightship Race
Sep
22
8:00 AM08:00

PYC Fall Series #2 / Lightship Race

Bring your racing season to a terrific conclusion by coming to the 4 race Fall series held on consecutive Saturdays.  September 22nd is the annual Lightship Race where competitors race from the sheltered waters of Casco Bay out into the open Gulf of Maine, around the Lightship buoy and return to Casco Bay. The fall season on Casco Bay traditionally offers consistent breeze and beautiful scenery.  Every race in the series is followed by good food and drink in the friendly atmosphere of Portland Yacht Club.  

Moorings are available for all visiting boats participating in this series.  Reach out for more information and mark your calendar for all races in this epic series.

For more information email: anager@pycme.net

Registration TBD

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PYC Fall Series #3
Sep
29
8:00 AM08:00

PYC Fall Series #3

Bring your racing season to a terrific conclusion by coming to the 4 race Fall series held on consecutive Saturdays.  September 22nd is the annual Lightship Race where competitors race from the sheltered waters of Casco Bay out into the open Gulf of Maine, around the Lightship buoy and return to Casco Bay. The fall season on Casco Bay traditionally offers consistent breeze and beautiful scenery.  Every race in the series is followed by good food and drink in the friendly atmosphere of Portland Yacht Club.  

Moorings are available for all visiting boats participating in this series.  Reach out for more information and mark your calendar for all races in this epic series.

For more information email: anager@pycme.net

Registration TBD

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PYC Fall Series #4
Oct
6
8:00 AM08:00

PYC Fall Series #4

Bring your racing season to a terrific conclusion by coming to the 4 race Fall series held on consecutive Saturdays.  September 22nd is the annual Lightship Race where competitors race from the sheltered waters of Casco Bay out into the open Gulf of Maine, around the Lightship buoy and return to Casco Bay. The fall season on Casco Bay traditionally offers consistent breeze and beautiful scenery.  Every race in the series is followed by good food and drink in the friendly atmosphere of Portland Yacht Club.  

Moorings are available for all visiting boats participating in this series.  Reach out for more information and mark your calendar for all races in this epic series.

For more information email: anager@pycme.net

Registration TBD

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Carole Haaland Series #3
Jul
15
9:00 AM09:00

Carole Haaland Series #3

Join the Northeast Harbor Fleet and some of Maine’s most beautiful sailing boats in one of Maine’s most beautiful cruising grounds. Strategy and sail trim skills will be tested on a variety of challenging courses. Regardless of the results, there are few activities more fun than a day spent sailing the waters of MDI.

The series consists of 6 races and cruising class boats do not need to be members of the Fleet to participate. If you find yourself in the area and are looking for a fun way to see the islands, don’t hesitate to join us!

FMI: ww.nehfleet.or or email ehfleet@gmail.com

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Jul
14
to Jul 15

PHRF-ME State Championship

This year’s Penobscot PHRF is also the 2018 PHRF-ME State Championship! The fourth-annual two-day regatta brings the fleet from Rockport to Belfast and back again over two days. We’ll host a skippers' meeting aturda morning at Rockport Marine. The boats race up to Belfast n Saturda where they tie up for the night at Front Street Shipyard Dinner, music, dancing and daily awards are held inside the FSS shop aturda evening. unda the fleet races back to Rockport, and the event finishes up with a BBQ and awards ceremony at Rockport Marine. 

Dockage: Front Street Shipyard provides deeply discounted dockage for racers n Saturda night. Call (207) 930-3740 or go online t rontstreetshipyard.co to make a reservation. 

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BHYC Jr. Program Foundation Cup Regatta
Jul
8
9:00 AM09:00

BHYC Jr. Program Foundation Cup Regatta

The BHYC Jr. Program Foundation Regatta is a one day, GMORA-scored, PHRF event to provide the opportunity for competitors to enjoy a day of racing in the Boothbay Region while helping to encourage young people to join our wonderful sport. The BHYC Jr. Program Foundation provides scholarships and other funding to support the Junior Sailing Program at BHYC as well as the Boothbay Region High School Sailing Team. High school sailors from up and down the peninsula and neighboring islands sail weekdays, practicing skills, and compete weekends with other high school sailing teams from around the state of Maine.  The BHYC Jr. Program helps hundreds of children learn to sail each summer in its 10 week program.  

Owners are requested to take onboard at least one youth (age 13+) from the Boothbay Harbor YC Jr. Program or the Boothbay Region High School Sailing Team; such person shall NOT be counted toward crew number or weight restrictions. This is a wonderful way to introduce our young sailors to keelboat racing and a great way for you to get someone with some local knowledge on board! Funds raised by this event will go to the BHYC Jr. Program Foundation to benefit youth sailing. The BHYC Jr. Program Foundation is a 501c(3) corporation and all donations are tax deductible.  

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Bluewater Regatta
Jul
7
9:00 AM09:00

Bluewater Regatta

Come join us for our 4th Annual Bluewater Regatta!  The format will be one long race starting near Fort Georges, which sends boats out through and around the islands of Southern Casco Bay.  After the day’s sailing, return to Centerboard YC for our Club Lobster Bake, Free Beer and Live Music. 

Moorings:  Limited mooring may be available and dock space (5 ½ ft max draft at low tide), contact CYC at (207) 799-7084 or on VHF Channel 68 for reservations. 

Register Here

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Carole Haaland Series #2
Jul
1
9:00 AM09:00

Carole Haaland Series #2

Join the Northeast Harbor Fleet and some of Maine’s most beautiful sailing boats in one of Maine’s most beautiful cruising grounds. Strategy and sail trim skills will be tested on a variety of challenging courses. Regardless of the results, there are few activities more fun than a day spent sailing the waters of MDI.

The series consists of 6 races and cruising class boats do not need to be members of the Fleet to participate. If you find yourself in the area and are looking for a fun way to see the islands, don’t hesitate to join us!

FMI: ww.nehfleet.or or email ehfleet@gmail.com

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Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

'round Southport Race

The Southport Yacht Club and Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club are proud to present the annual ‘Round Southport Race. This race returned in 2011 with a new format recapturing the essence of the original race that was held from 1968 to 1982. While we can no longer race through the Townsend Gut, this race does go around most of the island. The ‘Round Southport race is fun race for boats of all sizes often drawing 20 or more boats. Past participants have ranged from a Herreshoff 12½ (Doughdish) and Club 420 to a Morris M52.

The race is a 9.55nm Pursuit Race which in 2018 will start near Tumbler Island and finish  on the west side of Southport in Ebenecook Harbor (north end of Townsend Gut)  with a party afterwards at Southport YC. There is a cruising class, racing class, and J/80 class. In addition to the individual boats competing, the top three finishing boats from BHYC and SYC will determine the club that wins the coveted Trash Can Trophy for 2018. Southport YC has it currently, can they hold it? This race will count as a GMORA Race Day and will be scored for the Boothbay Region and towards overall trophies. This is a fun and challenging race for sailors of all ages.  

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Carole Haaland Series #1
Jun
24
9:00 AM09:00

Carole Haaland Series #1

Join the Northeast Harbor Fleet and some of Maine’s most beautiful sailing boats in one of Maine’s most beautiful cruising grounds. Strategy and sail trim skills will be tested on a variety of challenging courses. Regardless of the results, there are few activities more fun than a day spent sailing the waters of MDI.

The series consists of 6 races and cruising class boats do not need to be members of the Fleet to participate. If you find yourself in the area and are looking for a fun way to see the islands, don’t hesitate to join us!

FMI: ww.nehfleet.or or email ehfleet@gmail.com

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Commodore's Cup Fleet Race #1
Jun
24
9:00 AM09:00

Commodore's Cup Fleet Race #1

The Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Commodores Cup celebrates its 3 year in 2018 with a change of format. This year the Commodores Cup races will be split between two series, one for the Racing Divisions which will take place over five (5) weekends; and a two race series for the Cruising Division featuring a single pursuit race each on Sunday June 24 and Saturday August 11.  Rather than the common Windward – Leeward courses, these races may explore different areas including Linekin Bay, Mouse and Burnt Islands and more. The Commodore’s Cup for 2018 will feature four divisions: PHRF Racing, PHRF Cruising, Boothbay Harbor One Designs (BHOD), and J/80. BHYC members’ scores for the event will be totaled for the Commodores Cup overall trophies, but all GMORA members will be competing for the GMORA Boothbay Region and Overall Series. 

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Harraseeket Regatta
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Harraseeket Regatta

The Harraseeket Regatta offers racing around some of the most beautiful parts of Casco Bay.  The race follows a pursuit format, with the smallest and highest rated boats starting first -- no crowd at the starting line.  When boats sail to their rating, the finish can be exciting as the faster boats catch up to the early starters, and everyone crosses the finish within a few minutes of one another. 

HYC offers a friendly, casual atmosphere in one of the best-protected harbors in Casco Bay.  Following the post-race festivities, which include some delicious food and kegs of local microbrew, it’s a short sail or motor to the anchorage at the Goslings.  What a great way to mix racing and cruising in a single weekend! 

Moorings:  Visiting yachts needing a mooring should contact Strouts Point Wharf Company (207) 865-3899; VHF Ch. 9 or Brewer’s South Freeport Marine (207) 865-3181; VHF Ch. 9

 

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Commodores Cup Pursuit Race #1
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Commodores Cup Pursuit Race #1

The Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Commodores Cup celebrates its 3 year in 2018 with a change of format. This year the Commodores Cup races will be split between two series, one for the Racing Divisions which will take place over five (5) weekends; and a two race series for the Cruising Division featuring a single pursuit race each on Sunday June 24 and Saturday August 11.  

Rather than the common Windward – Leeward courses, these races may explore different areas including Linekin Bay, Mouse and Burnt Islands and more. The Commodore’s Cup for 2018 will feature four divisions: PHRF Racing, PHRF Cruising, Boothbay Harbor One Designs (BHOD), and J/80. BHYC members’ scores for the event will be totaled for the Commodores Cup overall trophies, but all GMORA members will be competing for the GMORA Boothbay Region and Overall Series. 

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Solstice Race
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Solstice Race

Since the late 1990’s, the Rockland Yacht Club has held an annual race on the Saturday closest to the longest day of the year.  Aptly named the Solstice Race, this event is held around goverment marks in West Penobscot Bay. Racers can look forward to friendly, spirited competition and a chance to knock the rust from sailing skills and reflexes dulled by our long Maine winters.  Throw in a post-race BBQ and potluck at the Rockland Club House, with trophies awarded to Cruising, Racing Division 1, Racing Division 2 Classes and you have a recipe for loads of fun. This is the reward for those who get their boats in early and come out to mix it up! 

Moorings:  RYC has two moorings for rent, first come, first served.  For additional moorings contact Journeys End (207) 594-4444, Ocean Pursuits (207) 596-7357 or Landings Marina (207) 596-6573. More Information

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Pilot Regatta
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Pilot Regatta

Great racing!  Great party!  Experience both at this epic event.  Competitive racing on Casco Bay in both PHRF and One Design classes with experienced, first-class race management.  Multiple divisions to help assure close racing with similar performing boats.  After racing, experience the hospitality and welcoming environment of a refocused Portland Yacht Club as you partake of our outrageously fun Jimmy Buffett themed "Cheeseburgers in Paradise" party, complete with freshly made Margaritas.

Moorings and launch service are available for visiting boats participating in the regatta.  Our waterfront monitors Channel 68, just give them a radio call upon arrival and they will direct you to an appropriate mooring.  Let us help you celebrate the Farther's Day Weekend by racing at the family friendly Portland Yacht Club.

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Camden Summer Series # 1 & 2
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Camden Summer Series # 1 & 2

CYC will again this year hold a Summer PHRF Series open to CYC and non-club boats.  The series will be a GMORA-scored event. The course will be designed such that most boats can complete the course within two or three hours enjoying the best of the daily sea breeze on Penobscot Bay.  Three of four races shall count with respect of calculating series results (i.e. one throw out allowed).  The entry fee for non-CYC boats is $25 for the full series.  There will be an open grill and BYOB get together at CYC after the racing. Boats should register for the series via the Regatta Management website.  Details on the series, including the NOR, will be posted at www.camdenyachtclub.org


Moorings and dockage: Camden YC (207) 236-3014 VHF Ch. 68; Wayfarer Marine (207) 236-4378, VHF Ch. 71; Camden Harbormaster (207) 236-7969 VHF Ch. 09. 

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Centerboard Regatta
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Centerboard Regatta

The Centerboard Regatta kicks off the 2018 racing season with a friendly, casual racing atmosphere.  This year we'll be sharing the line with the Atlantic Cup’s Class 40 Fleet. The regatta format will be 2 or 3 short races around drop marks and Government Buoys inside Casco Bay.

Centerboard Yacht Club will host a post-race BBQ featuring pulled pork at its facility on the Fore River with majestic views of the sunset and the Portland skyline.  Sit back and swap sea stories with your fellow competitors as you enjoy BBQ and Free Beer or Dark & Stormys’ while listening to music provided by a live band.

Moorings: Limited moorings and dock space may be available, contact CYC at (207) 799-7084 or on VHF Channel# 68

Registration

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Jun
1
5:30 PM17:30

Points East Crew Match party, Penobscot Bay

A Points East crew match party is the perfect opportunity to meet and mingle with potential crew and skippers and have some great food and beer to boot. Best of all, it’s FREE

If you are looking to get on a boat this season for racing or cruising, or if you’re a captain who needs crew for his or her boat, Points East crew match is how you’ll connect with the people and boats you need.

We maintain a detailed, searchable database of potential crew and captains for our Points East distribution area, which extends from southern Connecticut to Downeast Maine. This service is FREE.

To get started select the link below, to either submit your listing or search listings currently online.

https://www.pointseast.com/crew-match/

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May
2
5:30 PM17:30

Points East Crew Match party, Casco Bay

A Points East crew match party is the perfect opportunity to meet and mingle with potential crew and skippers and have some great food and beer to boot. Best of all, it’s FREE

If you are looking to get on a boat this season for racing or cruising, or if you’re a captain who needs crew for his or her boat, Points East crew match is how you’ll connect with the people and boats you need.

We maintain a detailed, searchable database of potential crew and captains for our Points East distribution area, which extends from southern Connecticut to Downeast Maine. This service is FREE.

To get started select the link below, to either submit your listing or search listings currently online.

https://www.pointseast.com/crew-match/

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The Atlantic Cup Preview Night
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

The Atlantic Cup Preview Night

The Atlantic Cup Preview Evening Presented by Sea Bags Maine is your chance to hear about the experiences of many of America's greatest offshore sailors and the stories they have from their time on the water. Get the inside track on the race and what you can expect to see when the Atlantic Cup comes to Portland in June! Speakers include Ken Read: America's Cup veteran, two time Volvo Ocean Race Skipper and North Sails President,  Joe Harris: 2014 Atlantic Cup Champion and solo circumnavigator of the globe, Rob Windsor: One of only two people to have raced every edition of the Atlantic Cup, and Hugh Piggin: Atlantic Cup Founder and Race Director.

After the presentations, the panel will be ready to answer questions from the audience! Tickets are free, but numbers are limited so please ensure early arrival. Passed Hors d’oeuvres served between 6 and 7 pm. A cash bar will be available.  Event is limited to 150 people.

Registration

Atlantic Cup Web Page

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Preping for Off-Shore Sailing & Marion Bermuda Race
Apr
24
8:00 PM20:00

Preping for Off-Shore Sailing & Marion Bermuda Race

Learn about the Marion Bermuda Race and preparing for off shore races!

Bob Kostyla, who has crewed and skippered in 8 Marion Bermuda races will be leading a presentation about the Marion Bermuda Race. Even if you aren't interested in participating in this race, the seminar will give you lots of good information on boat preparation and crew selection for preparing to race offshore. $10/person includes corn chowder and an array of flatbreads, soft drinks, and coffee.  BYOB. 

Registration

Email: admin@pycme.net
(207) 781-9820

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