2017 marks the 43rd annual running of the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Regatta. The regatta is a premier event on the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association (GMORA) circuit. The regatta hosts many different classes of competition, from PHRF racing and cruising classes to one-design classes including Boothbay Harbor One-Designs, J80's, J24's, and J22's.
The BHYC Regatta attracts between 30 and 60 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. Coastal islands such as Squirrel, Southport and Damariscove, will act 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 www.bhyc.net and BHYC's Facebook page for upcoming information on a completely new social schedule featuring unique new opportunities for fun.