Annual 420 regatta to draw young sailors to Camden Harbor

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 11:45am

CAMDEN — Watch the area’s best junior sailors compete on 420s in the fourth annual Camden Classics Cup Youth Regatta (CCCYR), Friday, July 30, 2021, beginning at 11 a.m.

CCCYR is organized for sailors aged 12-18. Forty-eight racers aboard twenty-four, 420 sailing dinghies participated in 2019. 

There is no charge to participate in the CCCYR.  This regatta is organized by Thomas and Kathryn Turansky, of Jeff's Marine, in Thomaston.  Camden National Bank, Doyle Sails and Lyman-Morse are sponsors. French & Brawn provides lunch for the youth racers. Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine is the awards' sponsor.

“We’re very pleased to be a returning sponsor for the Camden Classics Cup, supporting the Youth Regatta this year,” said Greg Dufour, President & CEO of Camden National Bank. “This is such a wonderful community gathering for families from near and far, and we look forward to the festivities.”

Youth racers will attend the CCC Skippers Meeting Friday morning before their own Youth Regatta Skippers Meeting. They will race 420 dinghies in spinnaker and non-spinnaker classes in Camden Harbor, just west of the CCC race course. Post-race recap to be conducted by Chris Howes of Doyle Sails. 

Including a youth sailing event with the CCC is a way to introduce young sailors to skippers meetings and ratings discussions that they normally wouldn’t experience

Participating sailing programs have included Camden Area Youth Sailing Program (CAYSP); The Rockport Boat Club; The Apprenticeshop, Rockland; Harraseeket Yacht Club; Tarratine Yacht Club; Big Tree Boating of Islesboro; North Haven Casino YC; Castine Yacht Club; George Stevens Academy.

The CCC Youth Regatta is all a part of the 5th edition of the Camden Classics Cup, July 29-31. Ninety-plus boats have registered making this the largest fleet since the regatta began in 2016. It was not held in 2020. For a complete schedule and more information go to: