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.

News & Announcements

St. Mary’s College of Maryland Governor’s Cup www.smcm.edu/govcup

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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From Southern Bay Racing News You Can Use #698

For additional information contact:  Lin McCarthy, (757) 850-4225 Southern Bay Racing News You Can Use   # 698 SBRNYCU is an independent weekly publication of southern Chesapeake Bay racing happenings. Founded in April, 2000. Lin McCarthy, Editor Try sailing – it’s NOT eas
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SI Amendment #2 Posted!

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.
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Steak Night at Screwpile 2014

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 &#
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Be The Most Memorable Boat at Screwpile 2014

                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
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J/80′s Distance Race

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
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Diving Services at Screwpile 2014

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
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Sailing Instructions – Amendment #1

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
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J-80 at Screwpile in July

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
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