Screw­pile Light­house Chal­lenge - Sep 26-27, 2021




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

After the highly modified racing season of 2020, and with the hope that Covid-19 will soon be in our wake, we’re all ready to get back on the water and regain the joy and comeraderie of racing on the beautiful Chespeake Bay.

SMSA has teamed up with Annapolis Yacht Club once again to hold Screwpile on the same weekend as the AYC Fall Race to Solomons in late September.  AYC’s race to Solomons on September 25th will serve as a feeder race for Screwpile which will be run on Sunday/Monday, September 26th/27th, with cooler temps and better wind expected!

So, the 29th running of the Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge Regatta will be back in its traditional form in late September… two days of great racing with awards parties under the tent at Safe Harbor ZAHNISER’s Marina, Mt Gay, Red hats, and live bands each night.

A huge Thank You to Screwpile Racers, to our loyal sponsors, and to all the hardworking volunteers who give up their time and make the regatta really happen!

Southern Maryland Sailing Association is the Organizing Authority for the 2021 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge.


News & Announcements

Successful Screwpile 2021… In the Books!

When we turned off the lights at the party tent on Monday night, we knew we had pulled off a classic Screwpile Regatta that drew comparisons to great Screwpiles of the past.  Part of it had been the return to Zahnisers.  But…  John Luskey and his band had been rocking a
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Weather Routing Inc. (WRI) to Provide Weather Forecasts for Screwpile

Weather Routing Inc. (WRI), is proud to be the Official Weather Provider for the Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge! WRI will be providing forecasts from 23 through 27 September, 2021. These forecasts will be available by visiting the link on the event’s webpage, or by visiting this
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J-35 Class Will Have a One Design Start at Screwpile

Roger Lant, the Fleet Captain of the Chesapeake Bay J-35 One-Design Fleet, has informed us that they have a significant commitment from Fleet Skippers, and they are hopeful, as we are, that Covid will be suitably subdued such that we get a good level of participation at Screwpile.
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