The organizers of the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous confirmed Stephens Waring Yacht Design of Belfast as a Commodore sponsor of the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous, Aug. 18-21, Maine’s latest sail and power event presented by Wayfarer Marine and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding.

“SWYD is very enthusiastic about joining with two of Maine’s industry leaders to present this new and vibrant event for sail and power alike,” said Paul Waring, one half of the partnership of SWYD. “Maine is a destination for yachts from all over the world and it is our desire to help promote interesting and engaging events like the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous that offer quality time on the water as well as top-notch hospitality and fun.”

Stephens Waring Yacht Design is one of nine Commodore Sponsors of the Rendezvous and is the sponsor of Saturday’s Dinner Dance at Wayfarer Marine for competitors and event guests. In addition, partners Paul Waring and Bob Stephens, well-known Maine designers and craftsmen, will present an open house dockside before dinner aboard their latest creation, Isobel, an innovative 68-foot light-displacement fast cruiser.

“It is tremendously exciting to have one of Maine’s newest launches participating in the Rendezvous,” said Shane Flynn, owner of Wayfarer Marine and who with Cabot Lyman is hosting the four-day event. “Not only will Isobel be competing each day on the race course but guests will have an opportunity to board her during Saturday night’s cocktail party. Creating these types of partnerships to showcase Maine’s finest is one of the goals of the Rendezvous. We thank Stephens Waring Yacht Design for joining us as sponsor.”

Saturday night’s menu, prepared by Maine Coast Catering, features a farmers market salad, grilled seasonal vegetables with balsamic syrup and fresh herbs, boiled new potatoes with roasted garlic and herb butter, boiled 1¼-pound Maine lobster with lemon and drawn butter and grilled filet mignon with grilled marinated onions, and roasted tomato demi-glace. Lemon blueberry cake will be presented for dessert.

The seven-piece Boston-based dance band Nightlife will play after dinner.

The Penobscot Bay Rendezvous kicks off in Rockland on Thursday, Aug. 18 and finishes in Camden on Sunday, Aug. 21

The $360 registration fee covers the following for two people: boat registration for three days of on the water racing or power boat activities, Thursday night’s opening night barbecue and fireworks at Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, transportation to and from Thursday’s dinner from Rockland Harbor, Friday post-event party at the Camden Yacht Club sponsored by Cellardoor Winery and Megunticook Market, Saturday morning breakfast at Wayfarer Marine, Saturday night surf and turf dinner dance at Wayfarer Marine sponsored by Stephens Waring Yacht Design, Sunday morning breakfast at Wayfarer Marine, and Sunday afternoon awards ceremony at Wayfarer Marine.

Tickets for extra guests are $180 each and include all of the above. The children’s ticket is $100 for those under 12 years of age.

A limited number of Sail Only Tickets will be offered for $180 per boat for those only interested in participating in the racing or the power boat events.

To register go to or call 236-4378.

Stephens Waring Yacht Design has specialized in high quality yachts of modern wood construction since its creation in 1960 by Joel White of Brooklin Boat Yard. The Maine based design house is well known for spirit of tradition designs that breathe high performance into traditional lines and is widely recognized as a center of excellence for craftsmanship. Design partners Bob Stephens and Paul Waring teamed up in the ’90s and since then the design house has become an influential leader in the creation of high-end custom designs that range from daysailers to larger cruiser/racers and motor launches.

An innovative and unique deck saloon fast cruiser, Isobel advances the edge of the Spirit of Tradition class. Her light-displacement hull form pulls together characteristics from vessels as disparate as 19th-century pilot boats and 21st-century shorthanded racers. A continuous flow from cockpit through saloon to the accommodation below allows her crew to enjoy as much or as little exposure to the elements as they desire. The powerful rig with square-top mainsail is fine-tuned for fast and comfortable short-handed sailing.