Second Annual Camden Classics Cup:
The Camden Classics Cup is on the calendars of classic, vintage, and Spirit of Tradition boat owners looking for the best sailing in New England. Now in its second year, the event on July 27-29 opens the classic yacht racing season in Maine and serves as the introduction to Camden Classics Week. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Second Annual Camden Classics Cup, Editor
Shifting Gears Toward Tokyo 2020:
They share Midwest roots, they teamed up in 29er for the 2007 US Youth Sailing Championships, and climbed to the top of international women’s match racing. They are Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea.
Along the way, Roble earned US Sailing’s 2014 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Award, and now this week they are racing a 49erFX for the World Cup Series Miami.
Curious what these two 27 year olds were doing at an Olympic training regatta, Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck shares his conversation with them…
Am I witnessing an Olympic Campaign?
The town of Rothbury in Northumberland sits alongside the River Coquet and borders the Northumberland National Park. As with other small towns in Northumberland, Rothbury enjoys a continuous flow of visitors interested in walking tours and outdoor getaways.
The town of Rothbury can trace its roots back to around 1100 AD; the Anglican cross in the center of town is its oldest reminder of pre conquest times. In 1204, the town was turned over to the Lords of Warkworth. In 1291, Rothbury became a prosperous market town, dealing in cattle and wool trade. Much like other nearby towns, Rothbury also enjoyed wealth from the sales of crafts and wood working.
Service to Newcastle, Rothbury’s nearest neighbor is available via bus. No longer does Rothbury enjoy the rail service that once served its townspeople. When the local racecourse closed in 1965, a large portion of tourism dollars disappeared. Rothbury continued to prosper, however and now enjoys a substantial place in the cycling and walking tourism industry.
Each year, Rothbury is home to several festivals and bazaars that draw crowds from far and wide. Rothbury is a very family oriented town, proud of its heritage and tradition. May 25th, stop by for the Rothbury Food and Craft Festival and savor treats from local pubs and restaurants. You can pick up some incredible treasures handcrafted by local Rothbury artisans. There is plenty of entertainment for the youngsters, too.
Nestled close to the border of Scotland, Rothbury clings tight to its ancestral beginnings. When you visit Rothbury, enjoy cycling, fishing, kayaking and a wealth of walking adventures. The town of Rothbury is home to dozens of bed and breakfast inns. You’ll be charmed by the local people and their love of making new friends. Don’t miss the annual Traditional Music Festival. See musicians from around the world perform in this quaint Northumberland town.
For accommodation in Rothbury check this list of Rothbury hotels.