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Event Date: 
September 15, 2017 (All day) - September 17, 2017 (All day)

Designed to showcase the history and elegance of American sailing, the "Classic" is a unique race and a fun gathering of classic wooden sailboats. With the boats on display at the National Sailing Hall of Fame's public docks, it features on-shore activities open to the general public in addition to the race, which can be watched from City Dock and several other places on-shore.

The "Classic" is an informal opportunity for boats of all different sizes and designs to compete together in a low-key race against other wooden vessels. The event has grown each year, with boats ranging in size from 8-feet to 65-feet and traveling from as far away as Canada to participate. That record will be broken this year, when sailors from the Sydney Flying Squadron, Australia's oldest open boat sailing club, will be visiting Annapolis to participate using their own fleet of historical 18-foot skiffs, which they are shipping here from Australia specifically for this event.

18-foot skiffs, considered by many to be the fastest class of sailing skiffs, began racing on Australia's Sydney Harbor in 1892 and later in New Zealand. Called "Aussie 18s" by their owners, the skiffs will be dockside for public viewing on Friday and Saturday, September 15-16, along with the many other participating classic boats.

Registration is only $30 for those who register by the Early Bird deadline of August 25, after which the fee is $50.

Registrations close on September 16 at 5:00 pm.

Classes: Star, Dinghy, Day Boats, Cruising Class (single or multi-masted), Spirit of Tradition Class (vessels designed & built on or after 1970 that meet the spirit of the event).
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National Sailing Hall of Fame
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United States