Friday, June 30, 2017

2017 Christmas Cove Regatta

Christmas Cove 21 Class Nationals

One-Design Racing the Way it was Meant to Be

Saturday, July 22 & Sunday, July 23, 2017.

Location: CCYC (Christmas Cove Yacht Club), Christmas Cove, ME 04568

Registration: click here

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Regatta Chair: Ted Dey

Master of Ceremonies: Linc Spaulding and his Herd

Anticipated special guest appearance: Honorary Chair Capt. John Smith aboard M/Y Constant Discovery

Guest launch services complements of the Prescott Fleet

Spectator fleet encouraged

"Casting Off From Maine's Prettiest Harbor"

Monday, August 29, 2016


Hodgdon 21 keel sloop

The long-time owners of JENNIFER, a lovely 21-ft plank on frame constructed Hodgdon Brothers sloop designed by Sonny Hodgdon in the late 1950s, are selling their sloop for $9,000.

The boat has been under the care of Riverside Boat Co, Newcastle, Maine for the last 15+ years. Recent work includes caulking as well as installing new fore and aft decks. 

A rare opportunity to own a classic Hodgdon sloop.  Very good condition. Must be seen. 

Call: 513-289-5536

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Christmas Cove, Maine - Annual Regatta

July 23-24, 2016
Races to be held at Christmas Cove and around Rutherford Island, including East Boothbay, Ocean Point, Fisherman Island and outer Boothbay Harbor
Hosted by the Christmas Cove Yacht Club / CCIA
In addition to the Christmas Cove 21 Class Nationals, this regatta is also open to area one-design fleets including Vikings, all Herreshoff 12s, and the few remaining BHODs in the area

Check back here for NOR and SI as they become available.
In the meantime, contact Mason Sears, Regatta Cooordinator <> with any questions.
Hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Regatta Results for Boothbay Region's CC-21, Viking and Herreshoff 12 1/2 Fleets

High Rustler out in Front at Christmas Cove 21 Class Nationals

Brook Spaulding and Ted Dey take top honors in High Rustler.


Herreshoff 12 1/2

Saturday, August 1, 2015

2015 Christmas Cove Regatta Wrap Up

By Capt. John Smith

Spinnakers galore! At least it felt that way at the recent annual regatta hosted by Christmas Cove Yacht Club. High Rustler won the CC-21 Class Nationals. Joy won the Viking class. Zephyr took top honors in the beloved Herreshoff 12 ½ class. 

The week began with this correspondent’s arrival from Ocean Reef accompanied by warm weather and a little fog. The voyage was uneventful except for a shaft coupling losing a Woodruff Key in the Intracoastal Waterway near Palm Beach, and then, while progressing northward, encountering large schools of great white sharks off the Carolinas, both of which slowed the trip. Fortunately for the regatta weekend the weather held, no sharks interfered, and a total of five sailing races took place during the two day event.

Many Familiar Faces
Christmas Cove Commodore Linc Spaulding opened the weekend with the usual pomp and circumstance: “Reveille” bugle call, firing of a cannon on loan from Fort Pemaquid and hoisting of the colors. Throughout the weekend, various members of the Prescott family whisked sailors to and fro in Neena, their elegant 1925 Rice Bros. limousine launch.  Visiting yachtsmen were given access to moorings in Christmas Cove and transportation to Ocean Point Marina in East Boothbay. It was most gratifying to see so many families of all ages turning out to have fun and help grow the sport of sailing.  

She Sails Like a Bird
Regatta attendees were hoping the replica of Hermione, the ship that carried Lafayette, might sail by during the festivities. While the logistics of that spectacle may have hit a snafu, attendees were not disappointed when the Balmy Days, returning from her daily trip to Monhegan Island, paused and gave several blasts of her air horns affording passengers time to take photos. What a truly memorable tourist experience.

The largest number of regatta entries came from the Christmas Cove 21 fleet. This class attributes its long-term success to a number of factors ranging from quality of design to keeping the sloops current with technological advances including the use of Constellation Rudders, mid-boom sheeting, and Genoa sails. The class has a lot of fun too. Several years ago one owner showed up with a spinnaker displaying William the Conqueror’s coat of arms hoping to intimidate other sailors in case actual skill fell short. New CC-21 sloops are built of no-maintenance fiberglass in Maine, by John Williams Boat Company.

Frozen Shackles
Boothbay’s old one-design fleet did not turn out in the numbers anticipated allegedly because a senior class official lost the regatta invitation according to a well placed source. Upon further investigation, it appears more likely the date conflicted with the group’s Mahjong tournament. Early reports of boats being stuck to their West Harbor moorings due to frozen shackles from lack of use appear to be all wet.

Every Saturday
Thank you to all area sailors, sponsors, volunteers and spectators for making this an especially memorable regatta. Please remember to join your friends and the fun at Christmas Cove sailing races every Saturday at 12:30 throughout the summer.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

CC21 Class Races On!

AREA daysailer owners, you can race with the Christmas Cove 21 fleet starting next weekend at the Annual Christmas Cove Regatta and race with us every Saturday at 12:30 pm for the rest of the summer.

True One-Design Racing in the Boothbay Region (not a PHRF handicap jumble)

Plain and simple sailing enjoyment for all ages

Contact us today and test the waters

Racing takes place in uncongested waters off Boothbay Harbor -- near Ocean Point, East Boothbay, South Bristol and Fisherman's Island. Races are run under the auspices of Christmas Cove Yacht Club (CCYC) and Christmas Cove Improvement Association (CCIA). 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

NOTICE OF RACE: 2015 Christmas Cove Regatta & CC-21 Class Nationals

Boothbay Region's Center for One-Design Competition 

Saturday – July 25 & Sunday – July 26, 2015
Location: Christmas Cove Yacht Club (CCYC) located at the 
CCIA (Christmas Cove Improvement Association)
South Bristol, ME 04568