Essex Yacht Club Burgee

ESSEX YACHT CLUB
13 NOVELTY LANE
ESSEX, CONNECTICUT
860-767-8121
VHF CHANNEL 68

RUM CHALLENGE

Sat Jul 21 2018

The 23rd ESSEX RUM CHALLENGE RACE & PARTY will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018.

Registration for the race is open now open. Click NOR link below to register.

In each of the past few years we’ve fielded 30+ boats for the race – spread across multiple spinnaker and cruising classes.  The Mystic River Mudheads and our own race committee folks always execute the races to the highest standards.   Taken together, these factors produce a fun, fair and competitive regatta.  You are not likely to find better racing on the Sound. The winds may not have cooperated last year but you should note that we have never had consecutive years without running the Rum Challenge.

The fun doesn’t end at the water’s edge either.  This year after a “Rum With The Wind” we will be rockin’ to the sounds of The Psychedelic 60’s band, enjoying beverages sponsored by Goslings Rum and of course sampling the very best from Chef Michael’s galley.  Spend the evening dancing and swapping stories with fellow sailors from all around the shoreline.  Racing and partying - sounds like a great all day affair! Don’t forget to purchase your awards party tickets while you are registering.

For US Sailing Safety Equipment Recommendations (SERs) click here.

For race details please read the The Notice of Race (NOR).  For race results, Click here.