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:

Get a Crew Photo taken to help remember the night!
Where will you put your SpinSheet Anchor Tattoo?
SpinSheet T-shirts will be thrown to the crowds!

Win the Mount Gay Lottery! Wear something with your boat’s name on it! If your boat name is called, you are over 21, and you show us your boat’s name, you could walk away with a bottle of Mount Gay!

Mount Gay Rum Saturday:

Be the Best Dressed Boat as you head out of the harbor to your morning rendezvous! Look for the photo boat and show them your boat’s Spirit! Winners will be announced at the awards!

Get a taste of some Mount Gay Black Barrel! There will be specials on Mount Gay beverages throughout the night!

Mount Gay giveaways all night! Score a hat or T-shirt or maybe a flag to fly from the mast!

Win the Mount Gay Lottery! Wear something with your boat’s name on it! If your boat name is called, you are over 21, and you show us your boat’s name, you could walk away with a bottle of Mount Gay!

Everybody Dance Sunday:

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

Win the Mount Gay Lottery! Wear something with your boat’s name on it! If your boat name is called, you are over 21, and you show us your boat’s name, you could walk away with a bottle of Mount Gay!

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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         15 Days 18 Hours 25 Minutes 38 Seconds until the first harbor start!