Set Sail for Maine’s New Power and Sail Regatta

By Dan Bookham | May 05, 2011

Penobscot Bay — Celebrating boating and boatbuilding, the new Penobscot Bay Rendezvous Regatta is a 4-day premier boating event, filled with daily races, Poker Run and Photo Pursuit events, lobster bakes, fireworks and so much more on August 18th through the 24th.

What: Penobscot Bay Rendezvous Power and Sail Regatta, sponsored by Wayfarer Marine and Lyman Morse Boat Building

When: August 18th through August 24th, 2011

Where: Penobscot Bay and Camden Harbor, Maine.

Costs: The all-inclusive fee of $360 covers all events and racing for 2 people. $180 for each additional person. Mooring, dockage and launch service is extra.

Registration: There is a limit of 500 people for this event; registration can be done online.

Sponsors: Wayfarer Marine in Camden and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston. More sponsorship opportunities are available (for information click here). 

The Penobscot Bay Rendezvous will feature daily races for both power and sail boats, on-water spectator yachts, BBQ, lobster bakes, fireworks, and more. A full schedule of events can be found here.

Many of the local Windjammers are also expected to participate and will be arriving in Camden and Rockland harbors that weekend as well.

Super yachts, classic yachts, performance racers, picnic boats and lobster yachts are all invited to enter and compete in this inaugural event. Course information and regulations can be found here.

Maine’s vast coast, scenery, and boating enthusiasm makes it the perfect place for an event of this kind and the Mid Coast Region of the state is the ideal location with its Windjammer history, boating culture and spectacular viewing spots.

With the geographic layout of the area, event spectators will be able to see all of the action from the land or can catch spectator-assigned yachts to see the races from the sea.

More information on the Regatta can be found on their website, www.penobscotbayrendezvous.com or their Facebook page 

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