Ship Capsizing Talk @Camden Yacht Club July 25th

Charles Nethersole, a professional captain, will give an account of what happened one fateful night in November, 2016 aboard Leopard, a 57-foot Chris White-design Atlantic Catamaran. The free presentation will take place at the Camden Yacht Club, 68 Bay View St., Wednesday, July 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Crew Wanted/ Available

Judy Bernier has raced with community boating on the Charles River. She is interested in racing and cruising.  617-291-0445

Joe LeVigne has taken an Apprenticeshop sailing course. He is interested in racing and cruising. 491-0496

Kip and Kathi Cleaver have owned a 30′ catamaran and now have a Com-Pac 23. They have extensive cruising experience on Long Island Sound and Florida. They are interested in mostly day sailing cruises. 774-286-9107

Tim Woodworth has skippered the Sabre 28 VOYAGEUR in Rockland for 10+ years. He has done extensive cruising in Pen Bay and Down East, the Maine Rocks Race 2015, and the ARC Caribbean 1500, and is a former Outward Bound Instructor.  207-230-9715

Pippa Stanley is working for a boatbuilder, and is interested in racing and cruising. She has done some dinghy sailing.  449-0778

Jeff Harrop is a beginner at sailing, currently taking classes at the Apprenticeshop. He is interested in racing or cruising. 202-445-0763

Janet Martucci has sailed with friends on a 42′ replica cargo ship, a pinky schooner and briefly owned a leaky Lightning she sailed once. She loves the water but has little experience, follows instructions.  845-2857

Albert Diran has a S&S Yawl, is looking for crew to sail with a spinnaker in the Camden Classic Regatta.   954-830-8450

Cruising Updates

Check out the summer cruise schedule under Club Cruises. Kevin and Frederique O’Keeffe are coordinating our summer cruise — watch for emails from them, or simply send them your ideas. I’ve also started a new feature under Club Cruises, called “Favorite Harbors” — write up a description of your favorite harbor, send it to me, and I’ll post it!

Rockland Yacht Club Nautical Flea Market & Open-House


Rockland Yacht Club Nautical Flea Market & Open-House

 Rockland, ME. — Rockland Yacht Club (RYC) will hold an Open House and concurrent Nautical Flea Market on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the RYC clubhouse, located at the Public Landing (center harbor), Rockland. Open to the general public (9AM—2PM), this event will be staffed by RYC Members and refreshments will be provided.

Open House—June 14th

Hosted by Jody Abbott—Cruising Co-Chair and Doris Smart—Activities Director, anyone interested in boating activities along Mid-Coast Maine is invited to drop by from 9AM to 2PM. Representatives will be on hand to discuss RYC’s many programs and services, including:

  • PHRF Racing,
  • Youth Sailing Program,
  • Cruising—week long and weekend sailing excursions,
  • Cultural exchange programs with other Penobscot Bay area yacht clubs and World cruisers,
  • Membership—RYC Members enjoy a number of fun activities, including:
      • A half-dozen organized cruises (including Nova Scotia),
      • An active and extensive racing program,
      • Multiple social gatherings—Spring Fling, Lobster Picnic, Christmas Party,
      • And the informal camaraderie of get-togethers, cook-outs, pot-luck dinners, and full use of the clubhouse—conveniently located at the Public Landing,
      • Unlimited use of the RYC Launch operating from the Public Landing, providing drop-off and pick-up services from most popular marinas and restaurants during season—June to mid-September.

Nautical Flea Market—June 14th

With proceeds benefitting RYC programs, gently used and new nautical gear will be available for purchase by anyone attending. Nautical items offered are expected to include: rigging, marine instruments, shackles, blocks, cleats & fasteners, dinghies, books, etc. The RYC clubhouse will be open for Flea Market donations on June 13th.

Clothing samples featuring the RYC logo will also be on display and available for purchase.

About Rockland Yacht Club

RYC is an enthusiastic, community minded yacht club intent on preserving and growing the boating presence on beautiful Penobscot Bay. The RYC was founded in 1927 as a community yacht club supporting activities in the Rockland area. Presently there are about one hundred seventy-five members representing about eighty boats. The club sees itself as a relaxed, informal group of boaters.

 For more information, please contact:

Paul White, RYC Press Secretary, 603-329-7064,

Learn More About RYC, visit:


The price of lobster, Aug side dish report 23569

Now I am no economist, but I have been watching the sign that Knight Marine has up on Main Street advertising the price of lobster on their dock in the North end going down and down and down, so I might be way off base here, but… it seems to make no sense for our fleet on Tuesday nights to try and pull lobster pots while they are racing!  Maybe the low price forces the diesel powered lobster boats to stay on the moorings and so using a sailboat is the way to go, but what do I know!?

I will tell you what I know… I know that there were 12 boats out this Tuesday having a lot of fun on yet another beautiful night.  We have to take them when we get them!

Ok so now down to business… a couple of things if I may distract your attention:

  • Wow! are we having a great season with the post race Side Dish BBQ Results gatherings!  aren’t they great?!!  Yes they are, which brings me to my next point…… Special thanks to Aaron, (his parents) his lovely wife Coretta, and Robert and Bob for all their work on our behalf, setting up a great friendly fun place for us all to gather post each race….


  • So thank you all for continuing to pop money in the burger and dog jar, and thank you all for (when you do) bringing a side Dish, (shout out to Jim C for some great side dishes!)


  • OK I have a small idea…… let us realize for just a moment that Aaron and those that he has to help are just doing this out of their good graces… so lets MAKE SURE that we help set up, clean up, clean our places when we leave, and continue to help with $$$$ stuffed into the jar….  everyone getting the hint?    Thanks much….
  • What else?
  • Yes Some RYC boats schooled the fleet at the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous… Patti and Ralph and Havoc were missed, (had they come this year there would have been even more schooling given out to the fleet!)
  • Sarah Moore is about to go back to her roots and is moving to Ireland to wax eloquent in Galway Ireland, Drew will be back and forth.  Drew has been practicing by drinking as many Guinesses as he can in prep.  (Sarah just laughs at him)
  • The LS-20’s continue to look good out on the course, Special thanks to Hannah and Bay Sailing for making this work!  Want to try one out?  Click the blue link in the sentence before this one!
  • Images trickling in from the race committee boat, (see attached)
  • Last but not least please see the attached Notice of race for the Worlds Greatest Early September Around Islesboro Race

Ok so that is it for now, other than to say I will see you all this Thursday for the World’s Longest Named Regatta: That’s right The “The Second Annual Rockland Yacht Club-Rockland Community Sailing Scholarship Keelboat Regatta” is scheduled for this Thursday, (tomorrow) see you there.

Around Islesboro Race Notice_2012

Racing this week ! err umm no go

Rain, thunderstorms, cell phone radar and lack of wind got the best of the Tuesday night racing fleet this past Tuesday.  Half the group decided not to race and headed home early.  A few boats were already out however and wondered where the fleet was..  Well I guess we made the wrong call, because by 5:30 or 6 a little breeze came in and the ‘second line of thunderstorms” did not appear.  Spotted out on the water ready to race this week was a bright yellow Pearson 30 called (aptly) Chiquita… we are sorry we did not have a fleet for them to race with, but we will next week… that’s for sure!  Also Thanks to “This Guy”, Wyanokee, and Seaglass for also coming out.  All was not completely lost last night however as the boats that were out ended up enjoying a wonderful evening of sailing around the harbor and one of the LS-20’s snuck out on a test sail.

Take a look below, recognize anyone?



Side Dish Report # 236678

Well, here we are again!

RYC Tuesday night races are well underway, with a new and ever evolving fleet settling into a groove for the season.  The IT people are still working out live Yachtscoring feeds, as the satellite uplinks are full of kinks and need to be worked out.  We assure you that our best people are on this and we should soon be getting full results posted to the website.  We are missing Etchells results and we are not yet sure what to do with these new dark horses that are slaloming through the fleet.  So in the mean time basic results continue to be updated to the new RYC website here.  But again we hope to do a better job of posting very soon.

Now as many of you know, the RYC Tuesday Night BBQ committee has been hard at work find volunteers to provide the basic tools for BBQ for our post race gathering each week.  So far so good!  Remember to put your money in the can However there are still a few pieces that we can all help with.  Could you consider asking one of your golden crew to bring a side dish, (yes you knew it was coming) so as to pad out the offerings on the green side of the table, (the red side with burgers and dogs etc is fine for the moment).  Yes it is the green, or starboard if you insist, side of the channel that needs work and you could help a lot by bringing something:

A few thoughts for spring early summer salads from the RYC Galley Recipe book (Knoph Doubleday ISBN# 456618)

  • Three bean, (3 can) salad, maybe onion, vinegar, a light oil?
  • Consider corn, Frozen bags surrounding drinks in the on board cooler for the races, thawed perfectly to be mixed with green and red peppers, light oil (10W20) salt and pepper to taste
  • Red leaf lettuce, pulled on the way down to the boat from your neighbors garden, tossed simply with oils and vinegars and what about adding a plastic container of blueberries?
  • lets not forget our foundation…. the Maine Potato, (pomme de terre) the potato deserves a few indented bullets
  • not so great to show up post race with an unopened 5lb bag
  • better to boil off in home kitchen the day before.
  • Germanic… with light gear oil, vinegar from back of cupboard and vidalia onion
  • Americano… Helmans… shelf stable until opened… you know the routine here…

So remember that if Linda Bean, Martha Stuart and Oprah can do it, so can you!  See you all soon….

RYC Race meeting tonight!

RYC Race meeting tonight!  5pm at the Clubhouse.
Agenda items:

Tuesday Night Series:
Race Committee?
Race Committee Boat?
Who plans to race?
Outside the breakwater races
2012 racing calendar:

Tuesday Night Races June 12-Sept 11.
Summer series June 12- July 24
Fall series July 31-Sept 11
Solstice Race.  June 23
Rockland Castine Regatta July 7-8
Paper Cup Regatta, July 21-22
Camden Yacht Club Regatta July 14-15
Gulf of Maine Solo-Twin July 28-28 (new race P-Town Mass to Rockland)
RYC-Rockland Community Sailing Keelboat Sponsorship Regatta.  August 16
Penobscot Bay Rendezvous August 16-19
Around Islesboro Race Sept 8
Maine Rocks Race, Sept 15-16

Confirming Race Chairs for each event. Which events need help, and who will sign up to help?

See you there!