Fleet builds for second Camden Classics Cup coming in July

May 07, 2017
Photo by: Alison Langley The second annual Camden Classics Cup takes place July 29-31. Registration is now under way.

Camden — The Camden Classics Cup is on the calendars of classic, vintage, and Spirit of Tradition boat owners looking for the best sailing in New England. Now in its second year, the event opens the classic yacht racing season in Maine and serves as the introduction to Camden Classics Week.

The CCC regatta is scheduled July 27-29 (the weekend prior to the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta) and presented by Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in conjunction with the Camden Yacht Club. Sponsorships received to date from key Maine businesses include Stephens Waring Yacht Design, Allen Insurance & Financial, Awlgrip, The Camden Herald, Browne Trading Company, Teakdecking Systems and Epifanes make the event a successful fundraiser for LifeFlight of Maine.

In its first year, CCC met its promise and goal by drawing a superb classic fleet to the waters of Penobscot Bay and into Camden Harbor. This year the Camden Classics Cup have joined Sailors for the Sea Clean Regatta Program at the Silver Level. Clean Regattas is a certification system that enables sailors to protect their local waters with 25 Best Practices that make sustainability approachable and easy. Click here to see what we are doing.

Regatta highlights and public events include harborside viewing of the Maine Maritime Museum Parade of Sail on Saturday, July 29, at 10 a.m. The CCC fleet will dress ship and parade through Camden Harbor.

The event format includes two days of CRF, Spirit of Tradition and PHRF racing followed appropriately with post-race celebrations. Post-race festivities peak Saturday night with a dance party at the Camden Yacht Club. The Jason Spooner Band headlines the evening. Partygoers will enjoy farm-and-boat-to-table fare by French & Brawn — roasted pork, a sushi and raw bar, fresh salads and slaws. What’s a party in Maine without whoopie and blueberry pies? Oh yes, it’s on the menu!

Serious hardware and silverware will be presented Saturday night. Drew Lyman, president of Lyman-Morse, will present The Cup of Tiffany sterling silver to the overall winner of the Vintage and Classic Classes. AGA Correa & Sons and Sea Bags are supplying other class awards.

Register before June 1 for Early Registration discount. The NOR, sailing instructions and calendar of 2017 events are posted to the website. camdenclassicscup.com

The Camden Classics Cup is followed by Camden Classics Week featuring a variety of maritime related events and destination racing to Castine, Brooklin and the outer islands, plus youth sailing and events. It all sets up a perfect week of racing, cruising, and serious camaraderie. The town of Camden and its businesses embrace the maritime theme with art displays, a classic car expo, lectures, music and film, plenty of youth events and fun for the entire family all centered on the waterfront of beautiful Camden.

For more information and a complete schedule visit camdenclassicscup.com.

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