(By Special to the Press) ESSEX -- The Essex Yacht Club’s annual Essex Rum Challenge Regatta returns to the waters of Long Island Sound off Old Saybrook on Saturday, July 30. Sponsored by Gosling’s Rum, it is an East Coast Sailing Association sanctioned event and one of the five qualifying races for the Long Sand Shoal Cup. In addition to PHRF classes, both Spinnaker and Non Spinnaker classes will be established. The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2009-2012 including US Sailing Prescriptions will govern the race.
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