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Bangor Daily News: Though it’s barely spring, the captains of some of the most revered traditional schooners in America are already plotting strategy for Friday, July 5, 2013, when they will take part in the largest annual gathering of historic schooners, the 37th annual Great Schooner Race hosted by the Maine Windjammer Association.

From first-time sailors to old salts, guests are invited to participate in this informal, friendly competition that includes a multi-day “training” cruise to help new crewmembers learn the ropes before the big event.

For windjammer guests, the fun starts on Thursday, July 4, when the captains will conduct friendly maritime competitions off the island of Islesboro, in Gilkey Harbor, as a precursor to the headline event. Independence Day fireworks will cap the evening.

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Bangor Daily News

For more information about the Maine Windjammer Association’s 37th annual Great Schooner Race, call (800-807-WIND). Details for on-sea and land-based participants are available by CLICKING HERE.



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