Castine Yacht Club Burgee

Celebrating Herreshoff
31 July - 1 August 2019

Herreshoff Poster

About the Race

Please join us for the twentieth annual Castine Classic Yacht Race to Camden on 1 August 2019, kicking off three days of spectacular racing on Penobscot Bay.

The 20th annual Castine Classic Yacht Celebration, sponsored by the Castine Yacht Club, will honor the iconic designs of Nathanael G. Herreshoff. On July 31, noted examples of Herreshoff craft will be on exhibition at the Castine, Maine, town dock, followed by a symposium at Maine Maritime Academy with a panel of distinguished Herreshoff experts and sailors, chaired by Bill Lynn, Executive Director of the Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame. The Castine Yacht Club will host a reception following the symposium. Mystic Seaport Museum will present to Ben Mendlowitz its prestigious William P. Stephens Award in recognition of his significant and enduring contribution to the history and appreciation of American yachting.

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 new 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