The holidays have passed and the new year is in full swing. Have you put together a schedule of events for your team yet? Now is a great time.
“We are already getting calls from owners and boat captains for our Camden Classics Cup,” said Marnie Read of Lyman-Morse, the co-host of the event held July 26-28 in Maine along with Camden Yacht Club.
Heading into its third year, the Camden Classics opens the classic yacht racing season in Maine and serves as the introduction to Camden Classics Week. After nearly doubling the number of entrants from 2016 to 2017, the race organizers are preparing even more for another growing year.
The Camden Classics Cup is open to classics, vintage, and Spirit of Tradition yachts to race under both the CRFmkII and PHRF handicap systems, in addition to One Design classes. The regatta format includes two days of racing followed appropriately with post-race celebrations in the picture-perfect town of Camden, Maine.
Whether you are from Maine or always wanted to explore her shores, it is always a special experience in one of the most iconic landscapes. Maine’s nickname is “Vacationland,” so if sailing is not your only end game, delicious local fare, great dance bands, the performing and visual art scene, and national parks for hiking, biking, and water sports are all located close to the venue. Other event highlights include a Parade of Sail, a youth regatta and a stunning gathering of classic cars.