Race Notice

Castine Classic Yacht Race
3 August 2023

The Castine Yacht Club is sponsoring the 24th annual Castine Classic Yacht Race from Castine to Camden on Thursday, August 3. This 19.6nm race will be the first of three day races in conjunction with the Camden Classic Yacht Race to Brooklin and the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta. The race is open to all monohull Classic and Spirit of Tradition yachts at least 28’ LOA with a valid CRF rating certificate (for rating certificate, see classicratingformula.com). Each yacht must tow a proper dinghy; no toys, please. Failure to do so will result in time penalty and disqualification from winning any prize. Each yacht must have property and third party liability insurance of at least $300,000.

  • Thursday, 3 August
    0830 hrs – Skippers Meeting at CYC at which sailing instructions will be provided
    1155 hrs – Warning signal for first class of Castine Classic Yacht Race
  • Friday, 4 August
    Camden Classic Yacht Race to Brooklin
  • Saturday, 5 August
    Eggemoggin Reach Regatta

Spirit of Classic Yacht Races: These three races epitomize the best of sportsmanship and safe sailing. They are “fun” races of old, priceless, classic yachts, many of which do not regularly race competitively. In this spirit, all skippers are expected to sail conservatively and avoid dangerous situations. Indicate your intentions and, if in doubt, give way.

Registration: To assist us in planning these events, please return the Registration Form as soon as possible but not later than July 22nd. Your entry may now be completed online. To register for the Camden Classic Yacht Race to Brooklin and the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta, please refer to camdenyachtclub.com and erregatta.com. The preliminary Sailing Instructions are posted here. This race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing. If you have any questions, please contact us.


Castine Classic Committee

David Bicks

Cell 917-331-5482

Tom Ashton
Winter 859-816-8015
Summer 207-326-4305