Date – June 20, 2020
Get the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions below ..
Since the late 1990’s the Rockland Yacht Club has held an annual race on the Saturday closest to the longest day of the year. Aptly named the Solstice Race, this event is held around government marks in West Penobscot Bay. Racers can look forward to friendly, spirited competition, and a chance to knock the rust from sailing skills and reflexes dulled by our long Maine winters. Trophies will be awarded to main and jib sailors as well as two divisions of boats using spinnakers and you have a recipe for loads of fun. This is the reward for those who get their boats in early, and come out to mix it up!
All sailors are welcome! There will be three PHRF divisions: Division 1 will group ratings up to 160, Division 2 will group rates from 161 and up and Division 3 will be a non-spinnaker class (Cruising). Registration links are below. A current valid 2020 PHRF certificate is encouraged. If you do not have one you will be given the base rating for your boat as per PHRF-NE no exceptions! The Rockland Yacht Club will open at 9:00am for check in on race day, followed by an outdoor skippers meeting at 10:00am for ONE person per boat with a mask, please. The first warning signal will be at approximately 11:30am. The race has a planned elapsed time of 3-4 hours. Registration is required and early registration is encouraged. The link to Registration Form, Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race can be found below. For more information about the Solstice Race please contact Vince Bemis, 809-6747
- The Course: Multiple buoys are set as marks (determined on race day).
- Skippers Meeting: 1000 (that’s 10 am) outside the Clubhouse. Only one person per boat is to attend and please wear a mask.
- The Starting Time: 1130 hrs – first gun.
- For more information contact: Vince Bemis, 107 Cross Street, Rockport Maine 04856
- The Awards: Awards will be posted on Regattaman.com
- Social Events:
Due to the State of Maine Covid-19 Social Distancing Guidelines, the traditional post-race cookout will not be held. Instead, an Awards Party will be scheduled for all participants of all RYC racing and RYC Club members, at the end of the season.
Prior year’s results are here