Screw­pile Light­house Chal­lenge - Sep 27-28, 2020



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

Who could ever forget the excitement and adrenaline pump while charging out of Back Creek with 100 plus other race boats during Screwpile’s 0900 harbor start in years past.  Well, our 2020 Screwpile Planning Committee has been working to recapture that excitement with some significant changes to the Screwpile format for 2020.  First, we have teamed up with Annapolis Yacht Club to hold Screwpile on the same weekend as the AYC Fall Race to Solomons in late September.  AYC’s race to Solomons on September 26th will serve as a feeder race for Screwpile which will be run on Sunday/Monday, September 27th/28th.  We are also bringing the Screwpile parties and awards back to Safe Harbor Zahnisers Marina this year. So, two days of racing with classic Screwpile race managment, cooler temperatures, early Fall breezes, with parties/music/rum drinks at the tent on Z’s hill… all a recipe for a great Screwpile regatta and an awesome weekend!

A huge Thank You to all of the hardworking Volunteers, on the shore and on the water, who give up their time and make the regatta really happen!

Southern Maryland Sailing Association is the Organizing Authority for the 2020 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge.




News & Announcements

Screwpile and Covid-19

Screwpile is still on… for now.  But, with concerns regarding Covid-19, the Screwpile Organizing Committee intends to make a GO-NOGO call on the regatta by early August.  We do not wish to compromise the health & safety of our competitors, race commi
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Weather Routing Inc. (WRI) to Provide Weather Forecasts for Screwpile

We are happy to announce that Weather Routing Inc (WRI), will be the Official Weather Provider for the 2020 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge! WRI will be providing forecasts from 24 through 28 September, 2020. These forecasts will be available by visiting the link on the Screwpile webpa
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Annapolis J-70 One Design Fleet Adds Screwpile to their 2020 Racing Calendar

Great news… Mike McNamara, the Annapolis J-70 One Design Fleet Captain, just informed us that Screwpile has been added to their official racing calendar for 2020.
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