Hayward Cup Race
Start: 1330 hours
The Hayward Cup is one of the oldest trophies in America: raced every year since 1925. The George Davenport Hayward Cup was given to the Northeast Harbor Fleet in memory of its first Commodore. The race is a handicap event in which all of the Fleet’s traditional classes of keel boats are eligible to participate: International One Design, J-22, J-24, Luders-16, A-boat, Cal 25, Soling, both wooden and fiberglass keel Mercury boats, and wooden and fiberglass Bullseyes. The racecourse is a measured distance that all classes must sail. The start is staggered such that the smaller boats start first, and the larger boats start last. The first boat to cross the finish line wins.
A traditional Fleet Tea will be hosted by the Commodore’s husband, at 1630 hours, immediately following the finish of the race. All sailors and Fleet members are invited and strongly encouraged to attend.