Event Information
Downeast Challenge
Fri Aug 2 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Downeast Challenge Information page.

Downeast Challenge co-hosted by Marblehead YC and Boothbay Harbor YC is an adventurous overnight long distance sailboat race of 100 miles from Marblehead, MA to Boothbay Harbor, ME.  PHRF Classes include Spinnaker (Racing), Jib-and-main (Cruising), Shorthanded (1 or 2 people). Skippers & crew invited to complementary Rising Tide Beer and Rumson Rum's tasting and Steel Band music at the Aug 1 skippers meeting on the MYC deck (skippers get your Free T-shirt). Awards party at Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club 5pm on Saturday Aug 3 with Rumson's Rum bottle for winners, and trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and special prizes for others. 

Early Registration by July 26 to avoid a late fee!

In Marblehead: Marblehead YC will accommodate out-of-town boats with complementary guest moorings or rafting with launch service on Aug 1 (reservations required). The MYC is located in historic Marblehead and a short walk to restaurants & shops. Guests are welcome to dine at the MYC Galley (BYOB) and use the shower.  

In Boothbay: Boothbay Harbor YC offers paid guest moorings to DEC boats; please reserve at  https://dockwa.com/explore/destination/x1cvz-boothbay-harbor-yacht-club.  Please make a note in the reservation that you are with the Downeast Challenge to get a 10% discount on moorings.  

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Contact John Murray at Marblehead YC for any questions or to reserve a Marblehead mooring at 781-632-8828 or jmurray97@yahoo.com. 

 

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