CAMDEN — After a record setting 2021, which saw 95 yachts register for the race, Camden Classics Cup returns to the waters of Camden Harbor Thursday, July 28, to Saturday, July 30.

Now in its sixth year, the regatta brings racers together at the Yacht Club and Lyman-Morse — Camden for three days of socializing and racing.

“Right now, we have 93 entries,” said Event Director Holly Paterson. “The big news this year is everything is happening at the new redeveloped Lyman-Morse — Camden waterfront. This is now the headquarters for the whole event; all the social events are happening here. In previous years we had done some things with the Camden Yacht Club, but we’ve everything over.”

The event begins Thursday, with registration and an Owners and Captains Reception, as the racing begins Friday, July 29, with the Camden Classics Cup fleet and Youth Regatta slated to hear the first warning at noon.

From 5-7 p.m., awards will be presented to the winners of the Youth Regatta, while a post-race cocktail party takes place, as well. Also that night, new restaurants at Lyman-Morse — Salt Wharf and Blue Barren — are open for dinner post party (reservations needed).

Saturday features the Parade of Sail at 10 a.m., as the yachts make their way around Camden’s Inner Harbor.

“On Saturday we have a Maine classic car collection coming to visit,” Paterson said. “There will be 21 cars out in the parking lot for people to look at, while the Parade of Sail goes through.”

At noon, the first warning sounds for the main regatta event, with a post-race party scheduled from 6-10 p.m. at Lyman-Morse and awards presented at 8:15 p.m.

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