Shane Flynn, owner of Wayfarer Marine and Cabot Lyman, owner of Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding have teamed up and are adding a new regatta for sail and power to the August schedule. The Penobscot Bay Rendezvous, August 18-21, promises to be the regatta of the season. The expected fleet of at least 100 yachts ranging from super yachts and classics to performance racers, Picnic Boats and lobster yachts will gather in Rockland Harbor that Thursday night and move to Camden Harbor for the following two nights. Local windjammers are also expected to participate. The Maine Windjammer Association’s fleet of 13 is celebrating 75 years of offering the “windjamming” experience to paying guests. The Penobscot Bay Rendezvous is a celebration of boating and boatbuilding.
The three-day event for sail and power will not only feature daily races for sailboats and a poker run and Photo Pursuit event for powerboats, but the participants will have access to both world-renowned boatyards and will be hosted each night at a different exclusive venue.
“Penobscot Bay is such an incredibly beautiful body of water with islands, mountains and the most charming coastal towns, and it offers some of the most spectacular sailing and boating. Yacht clubs and boaters from away come here every summer to enjoy this place. Cabot and I thought we should organize a regatta to highlight the Penobscot Bay experience,” explained Flynn.
The all-inclusive fee of $360 covers all events (3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, cocktail party at CYC and Sundays award ceremony) and racing for 2 people. $180 for each additional person. Mooring, dockage and launch service is extra. Registration is open now. The event is limited to 500 people. For more information go to: www.penobscotbayrendezvous.com