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2016 Camden Classic Cup - Camden Maine - updated July 14, 2022  

NOTE: This page has been updated due to tech error

Marionette is entered in the Camden Classics Cup Regatta July 28-30

Stay tuned for this report next week

July 22, 2016 A quick trip up to Maine yesterday to finish (rephrase that - continue) getting Marionette ready for a busy summer - And to check in with fellow Dolphin owners. Its a 5 hours Old Lyme to Camden - left 3:30AM - avoids heavy traffic..... Breakfast at Marriner's, right (Maine's oldest family owned restaurent - table out on the deck overlooking the harbor - Maine blueberry pancakes, crisp sausage patties, Maine maple syrup - alone worth the drive) BTW - next door second floor - Stone Soup - a favorite used book store

Click these photos for larger images

The view - with breakfast


The back porches


July 26, 2016. The Camden Classics Cup regatta, July 29/30 has 26 entries to date - 6 in the spinnaker CRF "Classic" fleet in which Marionette is entered. The Classic fleet consists of boats designed before 1975. There is a 'Vintage' Fleet that has boats designed before 1948.

At right is the scratch sheet for the Classic fleet - as of this date. Click here to see the full regatta scratch sheet

Click on the boat names to see a photo.

name crf rating type loa Fleet
Bugs 222 Cape Dory 25D
Marionette 205 Dolphin 24
Star 198 Alerion 26
25' 4"
Prima Donna 157 Nevins 40
40' 4"
Towhee 137 Cal 40
Mermaid  125 S&S Custom


August 2, 2016 - WE WON our fleet division!!! at the Camden Classics Cup regatta. Need to catch up on 'chores' and will have a full report soon. Marionette is now on her August mooring at Center Harbor in Brooklin, Maine. First day - no wind, races cancelled; 2nd day very light wind. Here's the fleet results.

Lets step back a few days. On Thursday morning, July 28, up at 3:15AM, on the road at 3:45 with son Mike to drive to Camden, Maine. Breakfast at the Marriners Restaurent (see above - the oldest family owned restaurent in Maine), met with Jamie Weymouth to deliver his Black Dolphin model, left the car in the municipal parking lot, got picked up by a taxi to take us to Spruce Head Island where we boarded Marionette for a 4 hour motor sail (no wind/foggy) to Camden. Click on pictures below for a larger image

Click here to go to Jaime's Black Dolphin

Curtis Island Camden Lighthouse


We checked in at the Lyman Morse regatta office, got showers, walked around the docks checking out some of the really beautiful boats in the harbor, and the library lawn - one of the most beautiful settings.

Then a short walk to Francine Bistro, great food, a couple of glasses of wine and in our sleeping bags by 8:30.

A very long day....

Francine - on the list of favorites

Left - Marionette and 'TEER's slip Harbormaster's Dock


Camden inner harbor - Curtis Island is that little island upper left corner


August 6, 2016 We have lots of pictures and at least 2 videos of this Camden event - including their "Parade of Sail" with competitors all dressed up. In order not to 'bog' down' the log I have decided to set up a separate website story page "The Camden Classic Cup" which will take a few days to complete. Pending that here's some links...

1) Video put up on Youtube by Mike Gooch-Breault (Passage, #10) https://youtu.be/J56X2ep6LLM

2) Marionette's Parade of Sail video by Josh Gardner (TERN, Yankee #123) (Technical assistance by Mike) https://youtu.be/lSz_jzkJv10

3) Gallery by Ed Gifford https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0dGJDfWGGg9zg8

4) here's a couple of keepers - trophies for Marionette

After the Regatta Mike and I left Camden on Sunday, July 31 on a 25 mile trip to Center Harbor, Brooklin, Maine at the far end of Eggemoggin Reach - no wind, crossed Penobscot Bay by cutting thru the island chain south of Islesboro (thanks to local knowledge from Mike Horn (Avellar2, Yankee #73)



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