Screw­pile Light­house Chal­lenge July 21-23, 2018



Since 1993 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge has been a racer’s favorite regatta.

This regatta is held every July, in the mid­dle of the sum­mer, in the middle of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, near Solomons Island, Maryland.

Join us this year on Saturday, July 21st, Sunday July 22nd, and Monday July 23rd!

Register in any of the following classes:
PHRF Cruising, PHRF A, PHRF B, PHRF C, J/105, J/80, J/70, or get six (6) or more boats to register for that division or class.
The PHRF Cruising class will race on Saturday and Sunday only.

The entry fee for PHRF/One Design classes is $200.00 for 3 days of racing.
The entry fee for the Cruising Class is $100.00 for 2 days of racing.
Register before midnight Wednesday, July 11th to avoid the $50 Late Fee.
No registrations will be accepted after Wednesday, July 18th.

Don’t wait! Register and pay your fee today!
Start your Registration here:
Event Registration

Here is what is happening at the Holiday Inn this year:
Friday, July 20th: Skipper Registration from 4 pm to 9 pm at the Holiday Inn. Pick up your Skipper’s Bag, validate your registration information, and then get caught up with your fellow skippers at the dockside patio bar at the Holiday Inn. There is a welcome party and reception at the Southern Maryland Sailing Assoc. (SMSA) clubhouse starting around 5:30pm. (on main street in Solomon’s)

Saturday, July 21st: The party starts at 5 pm after the last race; awards at 6 pm. Spinsheet and Mount Gay Rum will be hosting the party! Frozen T-shirt contest! Live music from TRIPLEROC!

Sunday, July 22nd: The party starts at 5 pm after the last race; awards at 6 pm. Grill Your Own Steak night! Live music from the Billy Yeager Trio!

Monday, July 23rd: The party starts about an hour after the last race; awards about an hour later. Class Overall and Best Overall Awards!

Drink Ticket Prices are Still $1
Soda, Juice, & Water: 1 Ticket
Beer: 2 Tickets
Craft Beer: 3 Tickets
Mount Gay Eclipse Rum Drink: 3 Tickets
Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum Drink: 4 Tickets

Southern Maryland Sailing Association is the organizing authority for the 2018 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge.




News & Announcements

Official Notice #1 for 2018 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge

Official Notice #1 has been posted.  This notice is to inform competitors of a rating change for two boats. Check it out: Official Notice #1
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Patriot Cup being Awarded at Screwpile 2018!

To help bring awareness to the the number of veterans and active duty military who sail, U.S. Patriot Sailing is awarding the “Patriot Cup” on Monday to the best overall boat with two or more veterans or active duty military on board during this Screwpile! Come to the part
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Addendum #1 to 2018 Sailing Instructions are Posted

Finalization of the class flags and the starts has been documented and posted.  We are ready to race…hope you are too! Addendum #1 to the Sailing Instructions has been posted. Check it out here… Addendum #1.pdf
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