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Registration opens for Inaugural Penobscot Bay Rendezvous Power and Sail Regatta in Maine, Aug 18

May 4, 2011
Maine Windjammers

A memorable "Schooner Gam" - meeting of nearly a dozen tall ships of the Maine Windjammer Fleet - and "raft up" (© 2011 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com)

CAMDEN, Maine (May 04, 2011) –

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 18-24, 2011.

The Penobscot Bay Rendezvous Power and Sail Regatta, takes place August 18-24, 2011, at  Penobscot Bay and Camden Harbor, Maine.  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. There is a limit of 500 people for this event; registration can be done online at www.penobscotbayrendezvous.com/node/4

The  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: http://www.penobscotbayrendezvous.com/node/2 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: http://www.penobscotbayrendezvous.com/node/1

“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,” says Dan Bookham, Executive Director of the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce who are assisting with the logistics of the weekend.

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.

Sponsors include Wayfarer Marine in Camden, ME and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston, ME. More sponsorship opportunities are available: http://www.penobscotbayrendezvous.com/node/3

More information on the Regatta can be found on their website, www.penobscotbayrendezvous.com or the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Penobscot-Bay-Rendezvous/159454560780146?ref=ts&sk=wall

The Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership association that seeks to promote the interests of business and encourage economic development. For more information visit the Chamber at www.camdenme.org or email  chamber@camdenme.org.

See also:

Maine Windjammer American Eagle Sails to a Schooner Gam
Gathering of the Fleet makes you forget what century you are in

Sailing on the American Eagle Among the Islands of Penobscot Bay
–What’s Old is Good Again

Windjamming on the Nathaniel Bowditch: Sailing a Historic Ship on Maine’s Penobscot Bay is a Voyage