2016 Races and Special Events

The Lighthouse Challenge - June 11 and 12

The first day of this 2 day event (weather and wind permitting), begins near Eastport and takes racers past many of the area’s historic lighthouses, including Head Harbor (East Quoddy) Lighthouse, en route to Grand Manan’s Swallowtail Lighthouse, with the return the following day.


Race Coordinator: John Ennis with Scott Fraser in Committee Boat for start only.

USE Channel 11 for all communication. 

The Race will start 9:00 am EDT and the starting line will be between the Eastport Chowder House and an Orange PYC marker buoy, heading North with the outgoing tide. Low tide is at 10:42 EDT. 

At Grand Manan, the lead boat will fix a finish line between Swallowtail Lighthouse and a chosen fixed point and mark the time at which they cross that line. They should then call in the fixed point and the time they crossed on Channel 11. 

Once everyone is in Grand Manan, racers can decide a start time for the next morning. The finish line will be the opposite of the start, heading South off of the Chowder House dock. Each racer must again note their finish time and communicating it to John Ennis.    

Lighthouse Challenge 2015, Video by Kyle Smith


Canada Day Race - Always held on Canada Day, July 1

This annual favorite begins off the Eastport Breakwater and ends at St. Andrews, NB with the famous St. Andrews Yacht Club BBQ.


Mirror Work Party - Changed to July 12!

Support the youth sailing program by helping fix up the boats before classes begin for the summer. Colson Boat Shop, Lubec.


SAYC: Jan Burnham Memorial Regatta - July 16-17

The St. Andrews Yacht Club is hosting this racing weekend of fun!


Roosevelt Cup - July 23 and 24

 This two-day race includes a Saturday race for the Eleanor Cup and a Sunday race for the Franklin Cup. Start and finish lines are in Friar Roads offshore from the Roosevelt's home. Saturday Race starts at 1 pm and the Sunday race at 11 am.


Roosevelt cup reception - July 24

One of the best parties of the year!  Race awards, delicious food, good company!  Starts at 4 pm EST at the Fireside Restaurant at the Roosevelt Campobello International Park. The price will be $25 U.S. per person, with a cash bar. Please RSVP by emailing info@passamaquoddyyachtclub.org.

Roosevelt Cup 2015, Video by Kyle Smith


SAYC: Algonquin cup - July 30-31

St. Andrew's Yacht Club hosts. 


Rum Runner's Race - August 13

This event is held within the Johnson’s Bay, Friar’s Bay, Friar’s Roads and Cobscook Bay area depending on weather conditions. A special prize for the winner is awarded immediately after the race.


New Event: John gallagher Memorial Regatta -Cancelled

A new race in Johnson's Cove that gives the non-keelboats a chance to shine. Get your centerboard special out on the water for a short course with as many laps as the wind will allow. We may have to do heats if the competition is plentiful. 


2016 Annual General Meeting - August 27

At the Eastport Chowder House at 5 p.m. Contact Tammy at 853-4700 or email ladytess@live.com


sayc: Foulkes Memorial Regatta - September 3 and 4

Another great event in St. Andrews. 


sayc: Around Deer Island - September 24

May the tides and wind be in your favor!