Penobscot Bay Rendezvous

Wayfarer Marine and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding are teaming up to present the 2013 Penobscot Bay Rendezvous, scheduled for August 15-18. The rendezvous, now in its 3rd year, is an annual gathering of power and sailboats, replete with racing, camaraderie, good food, fireworks, live entertainment, an air show and all-around boating fun.

The Texas Flying Legends air show on Friday morning off the Rockland breakwater will officially launch the sailboat racing. The public can view the action from the Rockland Breakwater. The sailboat fleet will race to Camden. Ted Smith and his race committee are in charge of the sailboat fleet and will put together 3 days of great competitive and fun racing. PBR is open to the serious racer, weekend warriors and novice racers. Smith assigns everyone to the appropriate class guaranteeing good competition for all who enter. New this year will be an award for the most improved sailor.

The signature powerboat event is the Photo Pursuit. Each day a list of subjects are handed out to the powerboat skippers. During the course of the day the groups photographs the subjects on the list. Each night the photos are downloaded and shown at the evening’s festivities. Prizes are awarded to the top three photographers at Sunday’s Awards ceremony. For more details CLICK HERE.

Saturday night’s surf and turf buffet and dance party at Wayfarer Marine in Camden marks the crescendo of the weekend festivities. Sailboat racing wraps up on Sunday while the Powerboats participate in a Poker Run. At 4:00 p.m. awards are given out and the weekend is a wrap by Sunday at 6:00 p.m.

Registration for the rendezvous is $390 per boat, and includes all parties for 2 people. Additional guests can be added for $180 per person or the parties can be purchased a la Carte.

All pricing including pricing for single-handed sailors and for those only interested in competing can be found by CLICKING HERE.


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