Please join us for the 21st annual Castine Classic Yacht Celebration, sponsored by the Castine Yacht Club, which will honor Significant Maine Builds and Restorations.
On July 29th from noon - 4pm noted examples will be on exhibition at the Castine town dock. The yachts will include, among others, the modern replica of Ernest Hemingway's yacht PILAR under construction at Brooklin Boatyard; the classic Newbert & Wallace lobster yacht VIM, restored by Artisan Boatworks; the sardine carrier WILLIAM UNDERWOOD, restored as cruising yacht by Rockport Marine; and, if available, the HOOD 57 express cruiser being built by Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding.
We will also have on exhibition the famed 48' cutter VIOLA from Monaco, designed and built by William Fife III in 1908.
From 4:00-6:00pm, a Symposium at Delano Auditorium, Maine Maritime Academy, will include representatives of these yachts and builders including:
PILAR replica design rendering Courtesy Brooklin Boat Yard
PILAR replica under construction at Brooklin Boatyard
Credit Brooklin Boat Yard
1957 Custom Downeast Lobster Yacht VIM Courtesy Artisan Boatworks
Restored sardine carrier WILLIAM UNDERWOOD Courtesy of Rockport Marine
Presidential yacht SEQUOIA arriving on barge at French & Webb in Belfast Credit Polly Saltonstall
HOOD 57 custom motor yacht being built at Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Courtesy Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding
Fife cutter VIOLA from Monaco
Following the Symposium, the Castine Yacht Club will host a reception.
On July 30th, a fleet of more than 40 classic yachts will race a 19.6nm course from Castine to Camden, followed by the Camden to Brooklin race on Friday, July 31, and the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta on Saturday, August 1.
For Race Notice, Registration, other information, please refer to the website, www.castineclassic.com.
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 that all yachts need a current CRF rating, which may be obtained online at http://classicyachts.org/ratings.
Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Castine this summer.