Event Information
Maine Retired Skippers Race
Sat Aug 17 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Maine Retired Skippers Race Information page.

Board of Directors of Maine Retired Skippers Race Announce:

Our 68th annual sail boat race will be held on Penobscot Bay. Featuring cruising boats from 25 feet LOD to
an unlimited length steered by skippers who are at least 65 years old.


Boat owners who do not have such a skipper and are desirous of racing, we may be able to connect you
with a skipper. We currently have at least two skipper’s interested in racing your boat; please contact
Secretary, Lew Payne, at 207-843-7935, for contact information.


The race format is a “pursuit race”. The racecourse is a twelve-mile triangle, which begins at the entrance to
Castine harbor. Yachts will be started at different times depending upon their handicaps. In other words, all
time allowances are applied at the start, assigning a different starting time to each yacht, reflecting her
speed potential. The slowest boats start first and the fastest last. Every skipper's objective is to pass all those
ahead and to be first to cross the finish line, showing he has gotten the most out of his sailing vessel, be she
large or small.


Since its inception, the purpose of this race has been to allow retired skippers to show their boat handling skills at the
helm of sailing vessels designed primarily for cruising. While race boats are not expressly excluded, each vessel is
expected to contain full cruising amenities for a boat its size. The race committee may make random inspections to
see that this is the case.


Boat handicaps follow the PHRF model. Boats without a valid PHRF certificate will be assigned a rating by the Race
Committee. Please fill in all information on the rating sheet included in this registration packet. We need your boat’s
dimensions even if you have proven them previously and even if you have a PHRF rating. If you have a PHRF
handicap sheet or any other rating sheets, please send us a copy.


The morning of the race, coffee and donuts will be available followed by a skippers meeting. Coordinates of the race
marks will be given out at this meeting.

Send the following by August 9, 2019:
1) Official Entry/Skipper Qualification
2) Rating
3) Check for $50.00 made out to MRSR

Send all forms to:
MMA Waterfront c/o Tina Pitchford
PO Box C-3
Castine, ME 04420
OR email to tina.pitchford@mma.edu

Entries received after August 9, 2019 requires an additional $10.00 late fee.

Schedule of Events
Friday – August 16, 2019

No scheduled event- meetup in town venue(s) as you like

Saturday – August 17, 2019

9:00 a.m. – Coffee & Donuts @ Castine Town Dock
9:30 a.m. – Skippers/Owners meeting at MMA’s Payson Boat House

1:00 p.m. – Race begins

5:30 p.m. – BYOB at the Castine Yacht Club
6:30 p.m. – Awards at the Castine Yacht Club
BBQ Cook Out by donation at the Castine Yacht Club

Channel 06 VHF will be used during the race.

Float space may be available by reserving in advance:

Eaton’s Boat Yard 207-326-8579
Castine Town Dock Harbor Master: Scott Vogel

Cell: 207-266-9392 harbormaster@castine.me.us
Dock Attendant 0800-1800 daily, 207-266-771/channel 09/16
Castine Yacht Club CYC Phone 207-326-9231, John Zoller, Commodore
Maine Maritime Academy Contact: dana.willis@mma.edu, 326-2400

Very limited dock/mooring space, advanced reservation only.

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