Boats rendezvous, race in RocklandSecond annual Penobscot Bay Rendezvous
Rockland — Nearly 60 sailboats and powerboats are taking part in the second annual Penobscot Bay Rendezvous Power and Sail Regatta. The PBR "welcomes the hard-core sailor and the recreational sailor," according to the event website. The PBR is presented by Wayfarer Marine and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding. The first day of racing kicked off shortly after noon on Friday, Aug. 17 as boats gathered outside Rockland Harbor to compete.
An airshow performed by the Texas Flying Legends preceded the start of the regatta. The antique planes dazzled observers as they performed various tricks against the backdrop of a near-cloudless blue sky.
Conditions were clear and warm as the regatta began. The breeze picked up as the afternoon continued with boats sailing around a course of pre-set markers, competing in one of six divisions that the PBR website states are based on "desired level of intensity."
A party Friday evening at the Pearl was one of several evening events for PBR participants. A barbecue and fireworks Thursday, Aug. 16 at Lyman-Morse in Thomaston welcomed participants, and a surf and turf dinner and gala is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18 at Wayfarer Marine in Camden. Awards will be presented Sunday, Aug. 19.
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