On Sunday, Nov. 7, Laser sailors from across the Midcoast will compete in the first All Souls’ Regatta to benefit Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers. The sailors and the volunteers are planning to entertain, feed and reward the public for their support of hospice.

Festivities will start at noon and adjourn at 2 p.m. to 54 Water Street for chowder, a silent auction and a grand prize raffle of a week’s vacation in Prince Edwards Island.

While sailboat racing as a spectator sport has been compared to watching the grass grow, this is not true of racing in the fall. In autumn, weather makes Laser racing more exciting with its cold and shifty winds. The race course is small and spectators can watch the action from the shore or a spectator boat. The racing will take place on the shore of the St. George River and spectators can expect to see the excitement of the Lasers cross the starting line together, try to out-sail the fleet while following a course, jostle for position around turning marks and maneuver for the finish.

After the races are completed, the sailors will come ashore to enjoy chowder with the spectators and volunteers. There will be an opportunity to bid on silent auction items donated by local merchants and artists. For more information about the racing, spectating, prizes and great food, please call Hilary Carr or David Jones at 236-7048.