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 exciting overnight long distance sailboat race of 100 nautical miles from Marblehead, MA to Boothbay Harbor, ME, sponsored by Rumson's Rum and Rising Tide Brewery.  The race starts Friday, August 2 in Marblehead and finishes on Saturday, August 3 in Boothbay Harbor. Skippers & crew welcome to complementary Rumson Rum's tasting at the MYC skippers meeting and complementary Rising Tide Beer at the Awards party at Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club in Boothbay. Early Registration by July 26! 

In Marblehead:  Marblehead YC will accommodate out-of-town boats with complementary guest moorings or rafting with launch service on Aug 1.  The MYC is located in historic Marblehead and a short walk to restaurants and shops. Guests are welcome to dine at the MYC (BYOB). All skippers and crew are welcome to the rum tasting sponsored by Rumsons Rum 6pm-8pm during Aug 1 the skippers meeting. 

In Boothbay: Boothbay Harbor YC has paid guest moorings to racers - reserve at  https://dockwa.com/explore/destination/x1cvz-boothbay-harbor-yacht-club. Please make a note that you are participating in the Downeast Challenge to get a 10% discount! Awards Party is at 5pm on Saturday, August 3 at Boothbay Harbor YC with complementary Rising Tide Beer and cash bar.  

Contact John Murray at Marblehead Yacht Club for any questions or to reserve a mooring in Marblehead at 781-632-8828.

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