Screw­pile Light­house Chal­lenge July 14-16, 2017



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.

It is a new year and time to start planning your sailing season!

Registration for the 2017 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge on July 14th-16th is now open! Use the menu or click here!

Want to stay at the Holiday Inn? Check out the special room rate: Holiday Inn Special Rate

Drink ticket prices remain the same! $1 per ticket.
You can buy tickets with cash or credit cards.
Beer: 2 tickets
Mount Gay Rum drink: 3 tickets
Water, Coke, Ginger Ale, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Tonic Water, Soda Water: 1 ticket

Event Schedule for Friday – Saturday – Sunday:
09:00 Harbor Start
09:45 Rendezvous
10:30 Warning
04:00 pm Protest Hearings
05:00 – 08:00 pm Tent Party
06:00 pm Awards Friday and Saturday
Sunday it is our intention to have the awards within 2 hours after the last finish.
Southern Maryland’s Best DJ, Chuck Thompson, with over 5000 songs will get you dancing after the Awards!

SpinSheet Friday:

Stay tuned for details on how SpinSheet will make this night extra fun!

Mount Gay Rum Saturday:

Get a taste of some Mount Gay Black!  Check back for details of an on the water costume contest!

DJ Sunday:

How much dancing can you stand? Can you stump Chuck Thompson, our DJ, and win a prize?

Southern Maryland Sailing Association is the organizing authority for the 2017 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge.


News & Announcements

Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association

The CBYRA Sanctioned numbers for the Screwpile Challenge 2017 are; Friday July 14th #331 Saturday July 15th #332 and Sunday July 16th #333. This regatta is a qualifier for the CBYRA High Point Award 2017.
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SPLC Room Rate at Holiday Inn Solomons

Holiday Inn Conference Center and Marina has reserved a block of rooms at a special rate just for Screwpile! This block of rooms are available for July 12, 2017 to July 16, 2017. Call the Holiday Inn Conference Center and Marina at 410-326-6311 and use Group Code: SQW for the discount
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Sailing Instructions for 2017 are Available!

The Sailing Instructions ⛵ have been posted! Check them out and all future race documents here: https://yachtscoring.com/event_documents.cfm?eid=3027
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         20 Days 10 Hours 1 Minutes 24 Seconds until the first harbor start!