On Saturday, June 22, the Rockland Yacht Club will celebrate the longest day of the year by hosting the annual Solstice Race and Dinner.

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.

The Rockland Yacht Club will open at 9 a.m. for check-in and 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 or four hours.

A 2013 Solstice Celebration with Racers/Cruisers BBQ & Pot Luck Dinner at the Clubhouse for participants will follow racing at 4 p.m. Please bring a dish to share, grilled items will be available for a small fee.

Registration is required and early registration is encouraged. Early registration by June 1 entitles the skipper to 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, rocklandyachtclub.org. For more information about the Solstice Race, please contact Vince Bemis at 236-6747.