August 8, 2023 (Camden, ME) – Penobscot Bay’s harbors, rocky islands and picturesque mountains have long been renowned as an ideal backdrop for some of the best gatherings in the wooden-boat world. This year’s Camden Classics Cup (July 27-29) provided regatta participants, their friends and families, and the local community with fantastic racing that showcased the best of what these storied waters can deliver. While not all of the 86 classic and modern yachts that gathered on the waters of West Penobscot Bay sailed home with trophies, of course, it’s fair to say that everyone decamped with get-you-through-the-coming-winter memories of great racing, wonderful camaraderie, and welcoming onshore hospitality and entertainment.
The breeze cooperated on Friday for a perfect day of racing; On Saturday it dropped to a wisp to make for a perfect day of swimming. Despite an abbreviated racing schedule, the owners and crews of the 86 classic and modern yachts — as well as the 80 junior sailors in the Youth Regatta, and thousands of others who came out to spectate — still enjoyed a memorable time at the 7th annual event on Penobscot Bay.
Thank you to everyone who came out to race, to watch, to support, and to sponsor the event. We’re already looking forward to next year — mark your calendars for July 25-27, 2024.
See below for winners, a charity raffle, and more.
Classics 2 Concordia:
1st: SNOW FALCON
Schooner & Gaff
2nd: LIONS WHELP
1st: BIJOU II
2nd: BLACK WATCH
Day Sailer 1:
Day Sailer 2:
3rd: IDA ROSE
Camden Classics Cup: BIJOU II
Lyman-Morse Trophy: VERISSIMO
Stephens-Waring Spirit of Tradition Trophy: VERISSIMO
Yacht Club Challenge Trophy: New York Yacht Club