Rockland Yacht Club hosts Solstice Race and Dinner on Saturday, June 18

On Saturday June 18, the Rockland Yacht Club will celebrate the longest day of the year by hosting the annual Solstice Race and Dinner. All sailors are welcome! There will be three PHRF divisions: Division 1 will group ratings up to 160, Division 2 will group rates from 161 and up and Division 3 will be a non-spinnaker class. The Rockland Yacht Club will open at 9:00am for check in and day of registration, followed by a skippers meeting at 10:00am. The first warning signal will be at approximately 11:30am. The race has a planned elapsed time of 3-4 hours. A 2011 Solstice Celebration with Racers/Cruisers Cookout & Pot Luck Dinner at the Clubhouse for participants will follow racing at 4:00pm. Please feel free to bring a dish to share, Grilled items will be available for a small fee.

Registration is required and early registration is encouraged. Early registration by June 4 entitles the skipper to a free Solstice Race t-shirt and a one-year complimentary subscription to Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine. The Registration Form, Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race can be found on the Rockland Yacht Club’s website, www.rocklandyc.org.

For more information about the Solstice Race please contact Doug Pope at 207-701-1384. If anyone is interested in volunteering please contact Leila Murphy at 207-594-8622 or [email protected].