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Great Schooner Race

July 4 - July 5

Free
The Great Schooner Race

Every summer since 1977, the Maine Windjammer Association has hosted the Great Schooner Race, providing an opportunity for captains, crews and passengers aboard traditional vessels from all over the Eastern Seaboard to rendezvous for a fun day of racing.

Hailed as “the largest annual gathering of traditional schooners in America,” this year at least twenty schooners are expected to participate in the 46th Annual Great Schooner Race scheduled to take place on July 5th, 2024 in Penobscot Bay.

Thursday, July 4th

Late afternoon (by 5 pm) sail into Rockland Harbor in a parade of sail past the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, anchoring in the north end of the harbor behind the breakwater. All vessels welcome. Informal small boat races and salty competitions.

7:00- Small boat regatta for guests and crew. No captains allowed!

Friday, July 5th

8:00 — Captains’ Meeting, to decide on the race course and go over the rules of the race, aboard one of the Maine Windjammers (TBA).

10:00-10:30+ — Race begins at the Rockland Breakwater (classes TBD).

2:00+ — Race finish at Rockland Breakwater.

2:30-4:00 – Dock in Rockland Harbor. Shore trips for passengers for hors d’oeuvres and live music

4:30 — Awards Ceremony.

5:30 — Guests will return to their respective vessels for dinner and the evening.

(+) The start and finish of the race are weather-dependent. The race may be delayed due to windy/thunderstorm weather or canceled entirely due to unsafe/inclement weather.

Details

Start:
July 4
End:
July 5
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
www.greatschoonerrace.com

Venue

Penobscot Bay
Rockland, ME 04614
Phone
800-807-WIND

Organizer

Maine Windjammer Association
Phone
207-374-2993
Email
info@sailmainecoast.com
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