It is with great pleasure that founding sponsors The Hodgdon Group and Boothbay Region Boatyard announce that "Big Boat Racing" is back in Maine. The 2010 Shipyard Cup will be held 27-29 August, 2010.
This will be the 8th running of this impressive event with some of the world's most spectacular sailing yachts participating in this "Corinthian spirit" style competition. With a passion for the true amateur sport, a respect for the grandeur of big boat competition and the unmatched beauty and grace of the coast of Maine, the Shipyard Cup is a participant and spectators dream come true. Few events celebrate the authentic majesty of yachting's heritage and future like the Shipyard Cup.
This year the Shipyard Cup will again be open to sailing vessels 21 metres / 70 feet and above from around the world with typical entrants averaging 100 feet and over. The event will begin mid-day Friday, include Saturday and Sunday racing, a Maine lobsterbake lots of other festivities with award ceremonies Sunday afternoon.
In addition to attracting hundreds of spectators the event has the promise of being the highlight of the season for owners and crew alike.