RYC Thursday Night Race – 23 June 2016

Last night, RYC started a new ‘fun’ race event – Thursday night racing outside the Breakwater!

This is to complement the long-standing RYC Tuesday Night series that runs courses within Rockland Harbor.

For the first outing – five boats participated:

  • DAWN
  • UNC IV

A beautiful evening, with a variety of winds (or wind holes, as the case was sometimes) as boats started from the line across from the Breakwater Light to the PB Buoy and back.  Time for some food afterwards at the Clubhouse.

Our thanks to Don and Jody for arranging this, and to Gary Cran, assisted by Randy and Cindy Picklemann on the Committee Boat!

Results are here: RYC Thursday Results Sheet1

No points, no prizes – but bragging rights only.  Good fun in any case …

More boats welcome!

Casual Racing on Thursday Nights

Attention Cruisers/Racers

Rockland Yacht Club Announces New Series

Rockland Yacht Club is pleased to announce that it will be starting a new informal racing program open to everyone including boats that are not members of RYC on Thursday nights. Beginning on Thursday night, June 23rd informal racing will commence starting inside the breakwater with the first warning gun at 5:15PM (1715). The race will be designed to be 1-1.5 hours in length with a Barbeque to follow at The RYC Clubhouse. We hope to run these roughly every other week in July and August depending on the interest. More to follow on the next races.

We want to stress that these are informal and are meant to be really fun events. It is a good time to get family and friends out on the water to enjoy sailing, camaraderie and informal competition. There will be a timed start with the courses designed to be out and around one or two marks and back to the finish. These will be longer legs and may not be the traditional windward-leeward or triangular courses of typical racing events, so sail handling is minimized. PHRF certificates are not needed as there will be no formal scoring. Times will be kept if anyone wants to figure how they did within their ratings, but RYC will not be scoring these races. There will be no charge for the racing as these are designed for everyone, large boats/small boats, racers and cruisers alike just to go and have a good time and enjoy sailing against old and new friends alike. We hope you will come out and enjoy the sailing, it will be fun!

Please let Don Abbott know if you have any interest or questions and if you will be able to make it on the 23rd at:


All Souls Regatta Returns

All Souls Regatta Returns


Come watch the laser racers as they compete on Sunday May 20th in Thomaston Harbor in support of the Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers Program. The event and subsequent silent auction and refreshments will take place at Chris Biggart’s Sail Loft at 54 Water Street on the Thomaston waterfront from noon to 3pm.


While the laser races compete nearly year-round, they donate their entry fee for this one competition to Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers Program. From 54 Water Street, or on donated chase boats, courtesy of Jeff’s Marine, you can watch the races.  Meet at 54 Water Street at the bottom of Green Street in either case. Afterwards, come indoors for refreshments and an array of nautical and pleasurable silent auction items. A variety of chowders and soup, as well as bread, coffee and sweets will be available. Auction items include meals at several great eateries, boat hauling services, nautical prints, original oil painting, adult sailing lessons and a handy canvas bag. Come and cheer on the racers, enjoy hearty refreshments and bid on items to support Coastal Family Hospice-a great way to initiate the sailing season!


Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers is a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing hospice support to patients and their families who are facing death and dealing with loss. There are no costs for their services and they work closely with medical providers. For more information about Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers contact them at 593-9355.


To learn more about the event call Hilary Carr at 236-7048 or 542-4012