Castine Yacht Club Burgee

Celebrating Aage Nielsen
2-3 August 2017

About the Race

Please join us for the eighteenth annual Castine Classic Yacht Race to Camden on 3 August 2017, kicking off three days of spectacular racing on Penobscot Bay.

On 2 August we will honor Aage Nielsen, a genius of twentieth century yacht design, at an exhibition at the Town Dock and a symposium at Maine Maritime Academy, chaired by Doug Adkins. Maynard Bray and Tom Jackson, authors of “Worthy of the Sea”, the definitive Nielsen treatise, will help orchestrate the presentation. We have already assembled an historic Nielsen fleet, detailed below.

Your registration for this race may now be completed on this website. If you prefer to register by mail, download a registration form. Please return your entry as soon as possible. Please note the Classic Racing Formula has been changed—requiring all entrants to obtain a new Mark II CRF rating, which may be obtained online at

Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Castine this summer.

Castine Classic Committee

David Bicks


Castine Classic

2016 – The Blue Peter leading MarileePhoto by Kathy Mansfield

2017 Nielsen Fleet