'Round Southport Race
Sunday, July 7
This fun race between BHYC sailors and the Southport Yacht Club was resurrected in 2011 when the original trophy, a black garbage pail, was located. While we can no longer race through the Townsend Gut, this race does go around most of the island. The ‘Round Southport race is a fun race for boats of all sizes, often drawing 20 or more boats. The race is a 9.55nm Pursuit Race; there is a cruising class and a racing class. In addition to the individual boats competing, the top three finishing boats from BHYC and SYC will determine the club that wins the coveted Trash Can Trophy.
45th Annual Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Regatta
Saturday, July 28 - Sunday, July 29
2019 marks the 45th annual running of the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Regatta. The regatta is a premier event on the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association (GMORA) sailing circuit. The regatta hosts many different classes of competition from PHRF handicap racing to one design classes, including Boothbay Harbor One-Designs, J80s, and J22s.The BHYC Regatta attracts between thirty and sixty boats from all over Maine to race two full days in and around Boothbay Harbor. There are classes of competition for everyone including the hard core racer and the cruiser who want to compete in their first race.
One Design class racing is fun and often takes place in the inner bay with close competition and racing quarters. Racing classes often sail two to three windward leeward courses each day in Booth Bay, with coastal islands such as Squirrel, Southport and Damariscove Island acting as picturesque backdrops and interesting geographical obstacles. Cruising classes sail one long race each day, winding themselves through the many islands and guts along the Gulf of Maine.
Come for the racing, but don’t forget to join us for a cookout & entertainment Saturday Night or a lobster bake Sunday after racing! Come a day early and take advantage of one of the premier family dining spots on the coast, as well as one of the best sailing venues you will find anywhere! We have guest moorings available from 1500 to 3000 lbs.
Downeast Challenge Regatta
Friday, August 2 - Saturday, August 3
Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club and Marblehead Yacht Club invite sailors to participate in the Downeast Challenge, a long distance overnight sailboat race of 100 nautical miles starting in Marblehead on Friday, Aug 2 with finish and awards party Saturday, Aug 3 at BHYC. The event is sponsored by Rising Tide Brewery and Rumson's Rum. This is a great way to challenge yourself with long distance overnight sailing in PHRF racing, cruising and short-handed divisions. The 100nm distance makes this a qualifier for ocean races like the Marblehead to Halifax or Newport to Bermuda.
BHYC Junior Program Foundation Cup
Sunday, August 11
The BHYC Junior Program Foundation Regatta is a one day event to provide the opportunity for competitors to enjoy a day of racing in the Boothbay Region while helping to encourage young people to join our wonderful sport. The BHYC Junior Program Foundation provides scholarships and other funding to support the Junior Sailing Program at BHYC, as well as the Boothbay Region High School Sailing Team. High school sailors from up and down the peninsula and neighboring islands sail weekdays, practicing skills, and compete weekends with other high school sailing teams from around the state of Maine. The BHYC Junior Program helps hundreds of children learn to sail each summer in its 10 week program. Owners are requested to take onboard at least one youth (age 13+) from the BHYC Junior Program or the Boothbay Region High School Sailing Team; such person shall NOT be counted toward crew number or weight restrictions. This is a wonderful way to introduce our young sailors to keelboat racing and a great way for you to get someone with some local knowledge on board!
Funds raised by this event go to the BHYC Junior Program Foundation to benefit youth sailing. The BHYC Jr. Program Foundation is a 501c(3) corporation and all donations are tax deductible.
Boothbay Harbor Offshore One Design Regatta
Saturday, August 17
Save the date for this new regatta in beautiful Boothbay Harbor, a one-day regatta featuring class races for J/80s, J/22s, our local Boothbay Harbor One Design fleet, and more.