Join us for the Fourth Annual Camden Classics Cup YOUTH REGATTA sponsored by Camden National Bank
Competition to be held Friday, July 30, 2021
Location: Camden Outer Harbor
Come watch the area’s best junior sailors compete on 420s in the fourth annual Camden Classics Cup Youth Regatta (CCCYR), Friday, July 30, 2021. CCCYR is organized for sailors aged 12-18. This special one-day race will be held just outside Camden Harbor. 48 racers aboard 24 420s boats participated in 2019.
Including a youth sailing event with the CCC is a wonderful way to introduce young sailors to skippers meetings and ratings discussions that they normally wouldn’t experience. It’s also a way for the entire midcoast area and the town of Camden to get more involved with sailing and boating activities.
There is no charge to participate in the CCCYR. This regatta is sponsored by Jeff's Marine of Thomaston, Camden National Bank, Doyle Sails and Lyman-Morse. French & Brawn provides lunch for the youth racers. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine is the awards' sponsor.
Youth racers will attend the CCC Skippers Meeting Friday morning before their own Youth Regatta Skippers Meeting. They will race 420 dinghies in spinnaker and non-spinnaker classes in Camden Harbor, just west of the CCC race course.
Chris Howes and Lindsay Smith will conduct a pre-and post-race seminar for the participants. Chris Howes has had racing success in both PHRF and One Design, serving as tactician for a winning Bermuda Race campaign in 2014 and for many PHRF New England Championships. Chris has set the second-fasted corrected time in the history of the Halifax race as well as first-place finishes in every major ocean race on the East Coast and Great Lakes. Lindsay Smith grew up sailing Optimists in Marblehead before moving on to several One Design classes and PHRF programs in Marblehead and Newport like the J70 and VX One. She has been part of teams winning Sonar North Americans, Rhodes 19 Nationals, Town Class Nationals, and PHRF New Englands. Her current racing includes trimming spinnaker on female-crewed Etchells, Fast Mermaid, and acting pit person for Tripp 41, Africa.
Participating sailing programs have included Camden Area Youth Sailing Program (CAYSP); The Rockport Boat Club; The Apprenticeshop, Rockland; Harraseeket Yacht Club; Tarratine Yacht Club; Big Tree Boating of Islesboro; North Haven Casino YC; Castine Yacht Club; George Stevens Academy.
Click here for the CCCYR NOTICE OF RACE