Big Boat Racing Returns to Maine

The Shipyard Cup--slated for August 12-14--will bring some of the world's most spectacular superyachts to the coast of Maine.

Shipyard Cup

Available racing in the first day of the Shipyard Cup. Boothbay, MeHodgon Yachts

(EAST BOOTHBAY, MAINE – USA) The staging of the 2011 Shipyard Cup 12-14 August is on schedule. The “Big Boat Racing" is back in Maine. This will be the 9th running of this impressive annual superyachts race regattas with some of the world's most spectacular sailing yachts participating in this "Corinthian spirit" style competition. Names as Windcrest (98’), Aschanti IV (115’), Bella Pita (75’), Available (65’), Tenacious (114’) and the ancient Whitehawk (92’). With a passion for the true amateur sport, a respect for the grandeur of big boat competition and the unmatched beauty and grace of the coast of Maine, the Shipyard Cup is a participant and spectators dream come true. Few events celebrate the authentic majesty of yachting's heritage and future like the Shipyard Cup. This 2011 the Shipyard Cup will again be open to sailing vessels 21 metres / 70 feet and above from around the world with typical entrants averaging 100 feet and over. The cup will again be run under Bucket Protocol rating rules. Race applications and other details will be emailed to those that pre-register and those that participated last year. The event will begin mid-day Friday the 12th, include Saturday and Sunday racing, a Maine lobster cake and claim chowder parties, lots of other festivities with award ceremonies Sunday afternoon the 14th. In addition to attracting hundreds of spectators during their vacations, the event has the promise of being the highlight of the season for owners and crew alike.

About Hodgdon Yachts
Rooted in 200 years of boatbuilding tradition, the yard earned its way into the 21st Century with innovation. Today Hodgdon is a US leader in high tech composite construction while maintaining exceptional skills for world class traditional and modern interiors. This East Boothbay, Maine -USA Company's diversification also includes high end superyacht interiors, custom sail and power superyacht construction, military and government contracting, superyacht refits and custom yacht tenders. Founded in 1816, Hodgdon is a fifth generation family run company still located in the heart of Maine's famed Boothbay Region. New for 2011 is the launch of the Custom tender boats line and the annual Shipyard Cup with sailing superyachts 21 to 50 metres, (August 12-14 2011 Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Among some of Hodgdon's more notable contributions to yachting in the last few decades are: ANTONISA (124') SCHEHERAZADE (154') AND LIBERTY (80').