The 2019 Frank A. Pedersen Memorial Shellback Regatta

11th Annual Shellback Dinghy National Championship

Register for the 2019 Shellback Regatta

Please fill out the following information to register for the 2019 Frank A. Pedersen Shellback Regatta. Upon completion you will be emailed instructions on where to send your $60.00 registration fee. Please check your spam/junk folder if you do not receive the registration email.


In consideration of being permitted to enter this regatta, being fully knowledgeable of the risks of sailing as a competitive sport, all contestants and guest voluntarily assume all risks associated with participating in the regatta. All contestants aboard a competing boat shall assure that the boat has all the required United States Coats Guard equipment as well as other safety equipment aboard the boat and that the boat shall be seaworthy in hull, rig and gear, and shall be competently manned. All contestants and guests aboard acknowledge and agree that neither Atlantic Boat Company nor its employees or the Race Committee assume or accept any liability for property damage to any boat or personal injury to any skipper or guest suffered while participating in this race, including pre-race and post-race activities. The Skipper acknowledges and agrees that the decision to start or continue the race is solely the responsibility of the skipper.

About the Race

2019 Frank A. Pedersen Shellback Regatta will be held September 26 – September 28 at the Atlantic Boat Company in Brooklin, Maine. Thursday, September 26
  • Launch at Atlantic Boat Co. Trailer storage
  • Thurs. Afternoon (2 - 3:30pm) Practice starts
  • Thurs. Evening (7 - 9:30pm) Registration & Welcome Reception at Pedersen family house (pizza party)
Friday, September 27: Day Race Day #1
  • Skippers Meeting
  • 11:00am First whistle
  • 12:30pm lunch break for competitors at Atlantic Boat Co. dock
  • 2 – 3:30pm afternoon racing
Saturday, September 28: Race Day #2
  • 10:30am – First whistle
  • 12:30pm lunch break for competitors at Atlantic Boat Co. dock
  • 2 – 3:30pm afternoon racing
  • Saturday Eve: 7:00pm Awards Dinner at The Brooklin Inn (End of Regatta)
Organizing Authority
The Pedersen Family is hosting the 11th Annual Shellback Dinghy National Championships September 26 through September 28, 2019 in Brooklin, Maine, for the awarding of the perpetual Frank A. Pedersen Trophy.
The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (2017-2020) (RRS) as amended in the Shellback Sailing Instructions.

Eligibility & Entries
Eligible boats are Joel White designed 11.5 foot long Shellback Sailing Dinghies. Eligible competitors are Shellback sailors - owners, builders, family and friends.
Racing Venue
Racing will be held in Herrick Bay off the Atlantic Boat Dock in Brooklin, Maine: Two Racing Days: Friday, Sept. 27 & Saturday, Sept. 28. Both morning and afternoon sessions. One Practice Day: afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 26.

Social Venue & Skippers' Meeting
Skippers’ Meeting and the Notice Board will be at Atlantic Boat Company. Skippers’ Meeting: Friday, Sept. 27, 10:00am at Atlantic Boat Company.

Scoring & Prizes
Scoring will be low point. One completed race constitutes a regatta. Max 12 races.
Spectator boat may be available depending on demand and weather.

Entry Fee
Entry fee is $60 per boat (refunds up to two weeks before event).

To Enter
Make $60 check payable to Jim Pedersen . Please include Memo: Shellbacks along with your email. Please enter and sign-up sooner rather than later.
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