On Saturday, June 18, the Rockland Yacht Club will celebrate the longest day of the year by hosting its annual Solstice Race and Dinner. All sailors are welcome.

There will be three performance handicap racing fleet divisions.

  • Division 1 will group ratings up to 160
  • Division 2 will group rates from 161 and up
  • Division 3 will be a non-spinnaker class.

The Rockland Yacht Club will open at 9 a.m. for check in the day of registration, followed by a skippers meeting at 10 a.m. The first warning signal will be at approximately 11:30 a.m. The race has a planned elapsed time of three to four hours. A 2011 Solstice Celebration with a racers and cruisers cookout and potluck dinner at the clubhouse for participants will follow racing at 4 p.m. People are encouraged to bring a dish to share and grilled items will be available for a small fee.

Registration is required and early registration is encouraged. Early registration by June 4 entitles the skipper to a free Solstice Race T-shirt and a one-year complimentary subscription to Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine. The registration form, sailing instructions and notice of race can be found on the Rockland Yacht Club’s website at rocklandyc.org.

For more information about the Solstice Race contact Doug Pope at 701-1384.

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