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Solstice Race

The kick-off race for the Rockland Yacht Club racing season is the Solstice Race. Held on the Saturday nearest the Summer Solstice, this race, open to all sailors, is also one of the qualifiers for the Penobscot Cup, a perpetual trophy between Northport Yacht Club and RYC. The other qualifier being the Around Islesboro Race held in Early September. These races provide the bookends for the all too short racing season that we all enjoy in Penobscot Bay. This race frequently provides the navigational challenge of fog, but occasionally is held on one of those beautiful, bluebird days in June that we all dream about.

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