Camden, Maine: The Camden Classics Cup (CCC) 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. 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.
Regatta highlights and public events include harborside viewing of the Maine Maritime Museum Parade of Sail on Saturday. The CCC fleet will dress ship and parade through Camden Harbor. Last year’s showing was quite an elegant spectacle.
The event format includes two days of CRF, Spirit of Tradition and PHRF racing followed appropriately with post-race celebrations. Last year the fun began on Friday night with a dock party at the Rhumb Line, the new restaurant and bar at Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer. Post-race festivities peaked Saturday night with a dance party at the Camden Yacht Club. Party goers did some serious dancing to The Motor Booty Affair while enjoying gourmet grazing by French & Brawn. An awards ceremony wrapped up the event Saturday night with trophies and awards provided by Swans Island Company, Chelsea Clocks, Browne Trading Company and AGA Correa & Sons. Check Results
Party goers and participants were all having fun for a cause. $2500 in proceeds were given to LifeFlight of Maine This year’s regatta will only get bigger and better according to the organizers. Registration is open and the NOR, sailing instructions and calendar of 2017 events is posted to the website. www.
The Camden Classics Cup is followed by Camden Classics Week featuring destination racing to Castine, Brooklin and 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, music and film, plenty of youth events and fun for the entire family all centered on the waterfront of beautiful Camden.
Sponsorship for 2016 was greatly appreciated from these businesses and organizations:
Commodore Sponsor: Stephens Waring Yacht Design
Partner Sponsors: Camden National Bank; Browne Trading Company; Shipyard Brewing Co.; Points East; Wooden Boat; The Camden Herald; Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors; Chelsea Clock; and Swans Island Company
Marine Sponsors: Epifanes; James L. Gribbel and Stephen Roop, at Morgan-Stanley; Maine Today; and 250 Main
Local Sponsors: Ocean Navigator; AGA Correa & Sons; Allen Insurance and Financial; and Thompson Bowie, LLP.;
In Kind Support: Camden Yacht Club; Classic Yacht Owners Association
New sponsors include: Awlgrip; Teakdecking Systems; Legacy Properties/Sotheby’s International Realty; and Jack Martin & Associates. Maptech; Newport Harbor Guide; and Yacht Insiders’ Guide.