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Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club
43˚ 50' 49" N
069˚ 38' 40" W
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BHYC Gears Up for Amazing Season
2013 will be a very exciting year for the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club, on and off the water. Some of the season's highlights include:
- An exciting Junior Program led by Sally Lloyd on the waterfront and Larry Rioux on the courts.
High School Sailing Club Begins its 3rd Season
Entering its third season, this unique sailing program provides instruction, daily on water practice and racing, and participation in regattas held throughout the State in April and May. It is open to all High School and Junior High school students from the region and is sponsored and funded by the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club and with grants from the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Junior Foundation. Coach Sally Lloyd wants all interested students from the region to feel free to join and participate. The Yacht Club provides dry suits to protect from the cold water at this time of year. Interested? Find out more by calling 207-633-5750.
Register Now for 2014 Winter Reunion Cruise
Believe it or not, it's not too late to start thinking about next winter's reunion! A special feature of the 2014 Winter Reunion is a 10-day cruise on the spectacular Royal Caribbean LEGEND OF THE SEAS departing Fort Lauderdale on February 14th, 2014 and featuring 10 glorious days in the Southern Caribbean. Please be advised that this is the peak cruising time of the year and this ship and sailing is nearly sold out at this time. In order to get desired stateroom categories and room locations, immediate booking action is required. All deposits paid now are fully refundable through October 28th, 2013.
Welcoming the USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival to Boothbay Harbor
The Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club is very proud to announce it will be hosting the 2013 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival - Northeast Youth Championships on July 15-16. The event is one of a nationwide series of regattas for youth ages 8 to 21 with the goal of promoting the enjoyment of sailing and skills development, as well as provide an Olympic pathway for talented junior sailors. The event will mix Olympic-style competition with elements of learning and fun for all levels--from beginning racers to those with Olympic aspirations. In 2013, 30 events are planned in the continental United States and Hawaii and over 4,500 sailors expected to participate. Junior Olympic Sailing is coordinated by US Sailing and sponsored nationally by West Marine, Gill and Sperry Top-Sider.
BHYC Hosting 2013 Maine State Optimist Championship
On August 8 & 9, 2012, young sailors from all over the State of Maine gathered at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club to race in the Optimist Pram, or "opti" in the 2012 state championships. Held every year since the early 1990s, and hosted by clubs around the state, we were proud that by Jax Van der Veen's taking the overall championship in 2012, we will be able to host the 2013 Maine State Optimist Championship on August 1-2, 2013.
Stay & Sail With BHYC Sailing School
We are pleased that the nearby Welch House Inn will offer all registrants for the 2013 Basic Keelboat Course a 10% discount on their stay at the Inn. Find out more about this special offer! BHYC is only the 2nd instructional sailing program in Maine accredited to offer the US Sailing Keelboat Certification program. We had a busy summer in 2012 with all of the courses offered through the Adult Sailing School at BHYC - from Intro to Sailing, to US SAILING Basic Keelboat, to spinnaker clinics and private lessons - and we are looking forward to 2013. All instructors are US Sailing certified instructors - and membership in the club is not required to participate in any of the classes. From learning to sail to building your skills, find out how the BHYC Sailing School can improve your sailing experience. Register today.