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. A Free Regatta T-shirt for all skippers; crew shirt available for sale at the skippers meeting. 

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 Galley (BYOB). All skippers and crew are wlecome to the rum tasting and steel band party sponsored by Rumson's Rum 6pm-8pm during Aug 1 skippers meeting.

In Boothbay: Boothbay Harbor YC has 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. Awards party is planned for 5pm on Saturday August 3 at the Boothbay Harbor YC with complementary Rising Tide Beer and cash bar. 

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

 

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