About the Race

2018 Frank A. Pedersen Shellback Regatta (Shellback Dinghy National Championship) will be held September 27th – September 30th at the Atlantic Boat Company in Brooklin, Maine.

Thursday, September 28
  • Launch at Atlantic Boat Co. Trailer storage
  • Thurs. Afternoon (2 - 3:30pm) Practice starts
  • Thurs. Evening (6 - 8:30pm) Registration & Welcome Reception at Pedersen family house (full hors d’oeuvres)
Friday, September 29: 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
  • Friday Eve: TBD
Saturday, September 30: 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: 6:00pm Awards Dinner at The Brooklin Inn (End of Regatta)

Organizing Authority
The Pedersen Family is hosting the 10th Annual Shellback Dinghy National Championships September 27 through September 30, 2018 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 in Brooklin, Maine: Two Racing Days: Friday, Sept. 28 & Saturday, Sept. 29. Morning and afternoon sessions. One Practice Day: afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 27.

Social Venue & Skippers' Meeting
Skippers’ Meeting and the Notice Board will be at Atlantic Boat Company. Skippers’ Meeting: Friday, Sept. 30, 9:00am at Atlantic Boat Company. Sailing Instructions will be distributed.

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.
For more information, please contact us at info@shellbackregatta