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Cruising & Racing
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Cruising & Racing

Camden Yacht Club welcomes visiting cruising and/or racing yachts. Visitors can reserve itinerant moorings or inner harbor floats when available. Launch service, at a small fee, will take visitors to the CYC docks or directly to one of the inner harbor business or town docks.

The CYC dockmaster can be hailed on VHF channel 68, and will be happy to help. Alternatively the Dockmaster’s office can be contacted at 207.236.3014 or via docks@camdenyachtclub.org

For many sailors, Downeast Maine is the ultimate cruising destination and the reason why many of CYC’s members live in Maine. Camden Harbor has long been a starting or stopping point for cruising the many quiet coves, harbors, and islands of Penobscot Bay and points east.

Adult Racing & Cruising 

Arthur Adelberg, Fleet Captain 

Rich Anderson, Vice Commodore

Galen Todd, Cruise Representative

Marc Lorraine, GMORA Representative

Peter Conover, One Design Fleet Representative

Tom Kiley, Camden Classic Representative

Aaron Henderson, PHRF Representative


Friday–Sunday
June 16–18

“Systems Check Cruise”
The first cruise of the season will be short distances but lots of fun. This will be a great chance to test out our boats’ systems, plus enjoy time with club members ashore. Friday night will be a dock party and open grill at Bucks Harbor Marina. Jon Buck has offered his BBQ grill and back deck for our gathering. Saturday, it is off to Castine for our now traditional “cruise season kickoff dinner” at the Pentagoet Inn for a group dinner. Non-cruising members are welcome to join in as well. Sunday should be a quiet passage back to Camden with plenty of time to get all those winter equipment kinks resolved .

Moorings are available at Bucks and the Castine Yacht Club. A slip option is generally available at the Castine town dock this early in the season.


Friday–Sunday
July 14–16

“Close to Home Cruise”
This cruise is still in planning stages. Stay tuned for more details. General thought is to have shorter 15–20nm passages and to review our anchoring expertise.

As always, let me know if you have any suggestions or a favorite spot that we should visit.


Saturday–Sunday
August 19–25

“Downeast Visit”
This is a developing cruise, beginning at the tail end of the Ocean Cruising Club cruise. The OCC cruise kicks off at the Camden Yacht Club on Sunday, August 13. Some CYC members will likely be out with the OCC gang and join the CYC cruise along the way.

A more formal CYC cruise plan will be developed when more information is known. However, it will be a downeast cruise, likely to the Mt. Desert area with fun stops along the way.


Saturday–Sunday
September 6–15

“Canadian Adventure”
This cruise will be a more aggressive downeast cruise with Grand Manan and possibly Digby and Annapolis Royal as outbound destinations.

If you are interested in this cruise, please consider obtaining your US Customs and Border Protection Small Vessel Reporting System number for you and your crew as well as obtaining your vessel’s CBP decal.

Remember: All CYC cruises welcome and encourage member boats to join in along the way or drop out early if busy summer schedules intervene. The cruises also welcome members, not on boats, to join in at land-accessible destinations and activities along the way. Flexibility is the key and changes in itineraries occur due to wind, whim and weather. Fun and camaraderie are the goals. Evenings usually include cockpit cocktails on one member’s boat where everyone brings their beverage of choice and some munchies to share.