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Camden Classic Cup Regatta 2021 (New England Dolphin 24 Championships!!!) July 29-31, Camden, Maine - updated August 10, 2021  

February 27, 2021. The Camden Classic Cup (home of the New England Dolphin 24 Championships) -, cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, has been scheduled for July 29-31. Below is the official announcement (edited). Marionette (Marscot/O'Day #12) and Maya Elena #?, 1972 Yankee) are already entered. Early entries get free dockage!!!.

Click these links to see what happened in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Here is the email Marionette received -


I hope this email finds you all well! As a past participant or current registrant, you are receiving this email.

We are very excited to be planning the 5th Annual Camden Classics Cup, July 29-31st.

The regatta structure this year will be a little different based on current CDC Covid guidelines and construction of a new Lyman-Morse Camden facility. What will be the same is great racing on Penobscot Bay with evenings spent in beautiful Camden, Maine.

Details on post-racing events are coming together. State regulations limit gatherings to 100 people, so we won't be hosting a monster dance party for 600 this year. However, that won't stop us from celebrating. What we all learned last summer was that boats are by their very nature "pods". Building off that, your boat will not only be your racing platform but your party platform. Saturday night will feature a Mooring Ball. Larry Williams and his 8-piece band will be set up on a barge to provide the dance tunes. Get groovy in the cockpit of your boat, or swing by in your dinghy.

Stone Cove Catering is creating a food and cocktail takeout menu. We are busy with these details and logistics to make this fun, law abiding and safe for everyone.

As of this email there are 49 boats on the Scratch Sheet. Check the Scratch Sheet to confirm that you are on it. If you are not registered, friendly reminder that dock space is filling up so you know what to do - click the Register Today button below. Many thanks again to Stephens Waring Yacht Design who are sponsoring dockage.

We would like to thank our sponsors! Take a look at the list and we hope you will express your thanks to them for their support.

Get ready to race!


The Camden Classics Cup Team

Stay tuned

May 28, 2021 Entries now up to 74 including 3 Dolphin 24s - Marionette, Maya Elena and DOLPHIN. Click here for the updated scratch sheet Our 3 entries marginally qualify us for a Dolphin 24 New England Championship!! A couple more would be great - there's at least two 'on the fence'.

Click here to check out the trophy photos

Stay Tuned

July 22, 2021 - So far 94 entries but only 3 Dolphin 24s - racing in the 13 entries Daysailor Class . Click here for the updated Scratch Sheet


August 1, 2021 - Marionette finished 5th in her class - detailed report to follow. Click here for official results.


August 9, 2021 - Some things take a while. Here the report - first, a copy of the race results

Conditions were 'variable' - westerly/north westerly with puffs up to 15 knots. Courses were mostly reaching set up to follow the western shore. This favored gaff rigged boats - ie., the class winner Frolic, a Dark Harbor 17.5 (design right LOA 26.8'/LWL 17.5')

We rec'd a neat email from Frolic's co-skipper, Polly Saltonstall, who was responding to our congratulations and some photos Marionette's crew took.

"Thanks for these great photos. It was fun finally to meet you guys in person. You sailed your boat so well, but those courses really did favor the gaffers. It would have been great if we had had proper windward/leeward legs. Anyway, Marionette is very pretty and fast and you get the gold star for best starts!

All the best


Polly and Frolic's co-skipper John Hanson, Jr are respectively the editor and publisher of the Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors magazine.

Their March/April 2021 had Marionette on their cover (photo right) and inside an article by your webmaster about his book - Voyaging with Marionette.

Click here to go see the article.


A 'gallery' to follow....

August 10, 2021 As promised here's a few pics

Marionette's crew

L/R - Webmaster, Bruce, Nicole, Mike

Camden inner harbor float

"TEER ready

Battle Flag

On parade



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