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2019 Camden Classic Cup - Dolphin 24 New England Championships - July 25-27, Camden, Maine - updated August 6, 2019  
   

This is the 4th running of this regatta (CCC) - Dolphin 24s were there for the the first 3! and will be there for this one too!!

Click here for our report for the 2016 event, click here for the 2017 report, click here for the 2018 report

If we have 4 or more Dolphin 24 entries we will have our own class - and with 3 or more, we'll call it the Dolphin 24 New England Championships as we did in 2017 and 2018. Great venue, classic boat parade, super post race parties, and Trophies!!

The entry fee is $300 - part of the entry fee ($50) is tax deductible and goes to support the Lifeflight of Maine critical care emergency transportation service (click here to go to their website).

Early Registrants get a $25 discount, and the opportunity for Free Dockage!! (Marionette is entered!!)

Here's the CCC Early Bird and Free Dockage announcement from the CCC website

EARLY BIRD $275 per boat - Register soon for a discounted registration fee!

Entrance fee includes: Dockage* for the nights of July 25, 26, 27 (Early registrants on a first come, first served basis; 2 Passes to Friday and Saturday nights' parties, launch service; Welcome Bag with goodies from our fabulous sponsors and all amenities offered to guests of Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer Marine.

*Dockage for competitors is included in the registration fee on a first come first served basis for the nights of July 26, 27 & 28. Once docks are full, you will automatically be placed on a waiting list. Should space become available you will be contacted in the order in which your registration was received. In the meantime, moorings can be rented for an additional charge. Please call the Dockhouse for options - 207-236-7108

Click here for the 2019 CCC website

Click here for the CCC Register Page

Click here for the 2019 CCC Scratch Sheet

For information at Lyman Morse

Regatta Entries - Marnie Read - MRead@lymanmorse.com; Office: 207.236.4378; Direct: 207.230.8556; Cell: 207.266.9381

Yard Manager Bob Flight 207 236 4378; bflight@lymanmorse.com (launching/hauling)

Dockmaster Nancy Rowe 207 236 4378; nrowe@lymanmorse.com(slips/moorings)

Any questions Contact RonBreault@cs.com

Stay tuned!!!!!

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January 20, 2019. Maya Elena has registered for the 2019 Camden Classic Cup/Dolphin 24 New England Championships, July 25-27! She's got free dockage and the Early Bird entry fee discount. Dolphin entries now total 2. We're looking for 4 minimum - 6+ is our goal.

We got an email from Stu Polhamus, an experienced Dolphin racer (Equinox, Yankee #237), offering to crew in this regatta if someone needs him. Check out Equinox's page http://dolphin24.org/Equinox.html

Stay tuned!!!!!

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January 28, 2019 Just in over the transom from Spephens Waring Yacht Design, CCC sponsors

Nab your 2019 Camden Classics Cup Dockside Space Now!  Early registration opened last week for the 2019 Camden Classics Cup, and basically about half of the dockside slots are already booked. 

Our full race coverage will hit the presses come spring. But, for now, if you're thinking of participating in the 2019 Camden Classics, we recommend you register sooner rather than later.

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February 1, 2019. For several weeks we have resisted placing the following Camden Classic Cup website picture on this page, but can no longer - Marionette's screaming from her barn was getting unbearable.

The 2018 event parade - she's in the distance left

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February 13, 2019. The weather hasn't stopped entries for this regatta - now up to 27! Free dockage going fast. Click here for the link to the Regatta scratch sheet - only 2 Dolphins so far. Click here for the Registration page

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March 4, 2019 Entries for this regatta now up to 40!!! Free dockage going fast. Click here for the link to the Regatta scratch sheet - only 2 Dolphins so far. Click here for the Registration page

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March 13, 2019 Jamie Weymouth, DOLPHIN, has entered - now 3 Dolphins entered to date - need one more to have our own 'class' and meet the New England Championship minimum. Total entries for the Camden Classic Cup to date 42. Click here for the link to the Regatta scratch sheet. Click here for the Registration page.

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April 13, 2019 - Update from the organizers - 44 boats entered (3 Dolphins - need one more for our own class) Free dockage still available. Click here for the updated scratch sheet. Click here for the Registration page.

May 24, 2019 - Update from the organizers - 61 boats entered (3 Dolphins - need one more for our own class) Early Registration discount expires May 31. Click here for the updated scratch sheet. Click here for the Registration page.

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May 31, 2019 - Here's a final reminder that the early registration discount ends at midnight tonight for the Camden Classics Cup/Dolphin 24 New England Championships, July 25/27, Camden, Maine - 64 boats including 3 Dolphin 24s have registered so far. Click here for the updated scratch sheet. Click here for the Registration page.

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June 23, 2019 - Update from the organizers - 74 boats entered! (3 Dolphins - Marionette, Maya Elena and DOLPHIN - need one more for our own class).

Click here for the updated scratch sheet. Click here for the Registration page. Click here for Camden Community Events going on preceding/during the Classic Cup

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June 29, 2019 Just in from the regatta organizers - an Insider's Tips Guide for Dolphin 'stay on shore' crews and others (minor webmaster edits) We know what Camden is like during this regatta - this gives some idea to those who haven't been there. We'll start with what's going on earlier in the week.

Tuesday, July 23 - 7 p.m. A Passage to Antigua with Bob Osborn, Camden Yacht Club; 7 p.m. "Lobster War" Screening, Camden Public Library

Wednesday, July 24 - 3 p.m. Guided Garden Tours: Avena Botanicals, Rockport; 6 p.m. Camden Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of The Shrew, Camden Amphitheatre:7 p.m. Designing a Spirit of Tradition Yacht with Bob Stephens, Camden Yacht Club; 7 p.m. CIFF Selects at the Camden Opera House. Award-winning documentaries;

Thursday, July 25 6 p.m. Camden Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of The Shrew, Camden Amphitheatre: 7:30 p.m. Bay Chamber Concerts - La Belle Epoque, Rockport Opera House;

Friday, July 26 11 a.m. Grown Up Reading Hour, Camden Public Library; 12-4 p.m. CAMDEN CLASSICS CUP RACING Drive or Hike to the top of Mt. Battie for viewing! 3-7 p.m. Come chill at Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer. Music by DJ Rusty Barnard. Be there to welcome the fleet back; 4 p.m. Walking Tour of Camden, Camden Public Library; 6 p.m. Camden Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of The Shrew, Camden Amphitheatre; 8:30 p.m. Bay Chamber Concerts -Tales Transformed, Union Hall, Rockport

Insider's Guide to the Camden Classics Cup - for the 'Stay on Shore' Crew

Dan Bookman is the head of Community Events for the Camden Classics regatta. "We see this event as a kind of shop window that shows off the rest of the mid-coast community to the yachting world, ” says Bookham. “But we also see the event, as a shop window for the community to see the value of sailboat racing and yachting in general.

"Dan Bookham knows better than anyone that it takes a village to host the Camden Classics Cup. Bookham is the Vice President for Business Development at Allen Insurance and Financial, the integrated risk- and money-management firm with offices in Camden. He ’s also the head of Community Events for the Camden Classics regatta. “We see this event as a kind of shop window that shows off the rest of the mid-coast community to the yachting world, ” says Bookham, who also serves on the board the beneficiary of the Camden Classics Cup, Lifeflight of Maine. LifeFlight provides lifesaving and critical care transport to remote areas via small aircraft.

“But we also see the event as a shop window for the community to see the value of sailboat racing and yachting in general, ” he says.In his dual roles, Bookham pulls together a calendar of events happening in the Camden area: There’s the nightly Camden Shakespeare Festival in Harbor Park and the Bay Chamber Concerts series in Rockport, usually on Thursdays; there will be more than 70 boats racing, and a fireworks display on Saturday night at 8:45. In fact, there ’s so much going on, that we felt Bookham deserved his own moment to give his insider ’s picks on the must-do things to do at this year ’s Camden Classics Cup.

Take it away, Dan.

Camden Classics Cup Tips -

Take in Friday’s Racing from Atop Mt. Battie - What makes Camden so unique, says Bookham, is how the Camden Hills meet the ocean at Penobscot Bay. For him, Mt Battie, in Camden Hills State Park, is the perfect one-of-a-kind ringside seat for the regatta. One can easily drive, bike, hike — or even rollerblade — up to Mt. Battie’s 800-foot summit. Bookham says hit the Grab & Go section at top-flight grocer French & Brawn, or order take-out from the Camden Deli, or maybe pick out the best gourmet cheeses and a bottle of wine from Lilly, Lupine & Fern.Then head up, spread out, and nosh while taking in some classic and Spirit-of-Tradition racing.

Racing runs from 12 to 4PM, rain or shine, on Friday July 26th and Saturday the 27th. History buffs: Take the fabulous guided walking tour of the Camden Public Library on Friday, July 26th at 4PM. Be sure they show you the high-quality diorama of the harbor from the 1920 ’s. It’s the perfect to-scale slice of Camden history.

Never Leave Camden Harborside on Saturday July 27th. Bookham says that event organizers worked tirelessly to make Camden Harbor the place to be on the Saturday of the regatta. So much is happening, that a flight plan is required to make the most of this glorious Saturday day of racing in Maine.

9 AM: Hit the Public Landing for “All Comers Row and Paddle Races:” Even if you can’t score a boat — or beg your way onto somebody else’s — this fun paddle and row is the best way to kick off this major day of racing. Contact Harbor Master, Steve Pixley. Registration starts at 8:30. One will be surprised as to what qualifies as a “paddleboat.”

10 AM: Pick Your Spot Harborside for the Parade of Sail: Camden might be the glamorous ground zero for mid-coast yachting, but Bookham says, there ’s no shortage of public spaces along the shore and harbor wharfs to take in the Parade of Sail. Bookham and Pixley will be commentating the Parade from the Public Landing with histories of the boats racing. Lyman-Morse has the most uninterrupted viewing spaces so come on over to gawk at the more than 70 one-of-kind vessels parading by

11 AM: Gander at the Classic Cars at Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer Marine. With the classic boats out of the way, next comes the extraordinary collection of the Mid-Maine Sports Car Club ’s Jaguars, Bugattis, and MGs. All these vehicles and more will be displayed, throughout the day. James Bond could do no better.

12 PM: Grab the Fish Taco at the Rhumb Line. Obviously, the Rhumb Line restaurant serves other great food like clam chowder and an excellent raw bar. But it is the fish taco that you want for a race-day lunch.

1 PM: Explore the Local Art Scene on Bay View Street and Harbor Park: You will need some exercise after your lunch, so stretch your legs with a nice walk around Harbor Park and Bay View Street. The local architecture and galleries are all steeped in serious history.2:30 PM: Follow the Fleet in with some Free Music. The most-excellent DJ Vice will be “spinning” tunes from Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer Marine, out across the harbor. Head over to hang and schmooze.

6:00 PM: With the racers having their post race party at Camden YC others can pick a Food Fight – And a Dinner Spot – On MidCoast Maine Mouthstuffers. Camdeners, says Bookham, are kind and loving, except when dinner comes up. Then, it ’s some serious tough love on the Midcoast Mouth Stuffers page on Facebook. This is the place to pick a dining spot and to get the dirt on what ’s good, bad, and ugly in the food scene in Camden. You can also check out what the NYTimes recommends from the recent 36 Hours expose.

8:45PM Top the day off with the Regatta ending Fireworks over Curtis Island. The neat part is, one can be anywhere in town and still be blown away by the pyrotechnics in the night sky.

Stay Tuned

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July 14, 2019 - SHOW TIME! Total entries as of this morning 78, including 3 Dolphins - last call!!! Marionette arrives 1 week from today. Click here for the current entry list

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July 19, 2019. Unfortunately, Cliff Dasco/Maya Elena has had to withdraw from the regatta due to a medical issue on the family home front. Baring last mintue changes the two remaining Dolphins, Marionette and DOLPHIN, will be racing each other in the DaySailer/One Design fleet - 9 entries

Click here to go to the scratch sheet (and larger type....)

Stay Tuned

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July 25, 2019 - Show Time!! Check-in time is this afternoon. Here's the weather forecast - Perfect!

Below, the view of the inner harbor from the Camden Library lawn. Marionette - follow the thin red line.....

Click on the above photo for a larger image. Below, here she is on that same harbor float flying her Dolphins Battle Flag

Stay Tuned

July 28, 2019 Well, its over! Incredible party at the Camden Yacht Club, awards presentation and fireworks to end the regatta, Marionette and DOLPHIN battled each other in 2 days of close racing in strong breezes with Marionette finishing 6th overall in their racing class and DOLPHIN finishing 7th. This gives Marionette bragging rights and the 2019 Dolphin 24 New England Championship trophy, Details to follow. Click here for a link to the overall results on the regatta website.

Below a photo of the Dolphin 24 trophies on display at the Camden YC.

Stay Tuned

August 3, 2019 Marionette and DOLPHIN have something else in common. Bob Stephens of Stephens Waring Yacht Design, a major sponsor of of this regatta wrote an article a couple of years ago about Dolphin 24s that appears on their website, and that we also have in our Stories Section. We thought it belonged here as well

We would be remiss if we failed to include a couple of regatta parade photos.

The Race Committee Boat

The parade - 70+ boats - lots of crew...click on the above photos for a larger image

August 6, 2019. Just in off the Camden Classic Cup website - great shot - DOLPHIN at the start

Click here to go to DOLPHIN's page

Allison Langley's video of the regatta got a neat shot of Marionette, double reefed with her blade sail set on a pole

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