Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge July 17 - 20, 2014
For 20 years SCREWPILE has been a racers’ favorite regatta.
It is held every July, in the middle of the summer, and at Solomons Island, on the middle of the Bay.
For this, the 21st year of SPLC, there are three significant changes made in response to racers’ comments:
SPLC has moved to a weekend date — the event opens on Thursday, July 17, with Check-in and Skippers Meeting at regatta headquarters Holiday Inn Solomons. Racing, parties, and awards will be Friday, July 18 thru Sunday, July 20.
The SPLC format has changed to include a Distance Race for all fleets on Saturday, July 19. Fleets may sail different specific distances, but all will finish in the Patuxent River off downtown Solomons.
For the first time, SPLC includes a Strictly Cruising Class, which will race only on Saturday (Distance Race) and Sunday for a reduced entry fee. SCC boats do not have to have a rating certificate or belong to a club. SPLC will assign ratings for the boats. SCC boats are required to have the USCG safety approved equipment for the size of boat.
Friday, August 1, 2014 St. Mary’s College of Maryland Welcomes You to the 2014 Governor’s Cup Yacht Race, to be held August 1st and 2nd! The Governor’s Cup Yacht Race is the oldest and longest overnight race on the Chesapeake Bay. This year marks the 41st running of the ra
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Sailing Instruction Amendment #2 and Appendix C have been posted. This identifies possible race courses and marks for the Cruising Class boats for Sunday’s racing. See the Sailing Instructions page to view or download.
At the Screwpile Challenge we are always adding something to make your stay more enjoyable, and most important FUN for the whole family. Cooperation with our Holiday Inn, Solomons Saturday night, join and bring your friends to our first Cook Your Own Steak. Fresh Cut New York Strip
Be the MOST MEMORABLE BOAT at SCREWPILE 2014 Join the PARADE OF SCREWPILE-ERS off the SOLOMON’S PIER on Saturday, immediately after the finish of the Screwpile Distance Race. This is everyone’s chance to garner a moment of Screwpile Fame. After you finish
Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge 2014. The J/80 (East Coast Championship) class will sail on the same Distance Race Course same as the “B” Fleet Boats. An Amendment to the Sailing Instructions will be posted on this web site and at Registration on Thursday the 17th, 20
Marlene Plumley, Owner of Anne Arundel Dive Services will be available Thursday – Sunday of the Regatta for daily hull cleanings. For more information go to; www.AADiveservices.com. Go to the Sailboat racing tab and select Screwpile or call 443-949-4476. Space is limited, make
Race Headquarters July 1, 2014. Sailing Instructions Amendment Number One was posted today. Go to the Sailing Instruction button click on and you will go to the page listing the Instructions and Amendments as they are posted. There are three amendments on this page. Part 1 Section 7 S
The J/80 Fleet is sailing through a banner year on the Chesapeake Bay in 2014 with the J/80 North American Championships at Annapolis Yacht Club in mid-September and the J/80 Worlds at Eastport Yacht Club in late September. A highlight in this Summer’s schedule is the J/80 East Coas