2012 Great Schooner Race Draws Crowd
July 12, 2012
Portland Press Herald: Nineteen schooners of various size, age, color and speed cut across the waters of Rockland Harbor at midday Friday [July 6] on their way to West Penobscot Bay and the finish line in Camden during the 36th annual Great Schooner Race.
Since 1977, any traditionally rigged schooner along the Eastern Seaboard has been welcome to participate in the race, which is always held in midcoast Maine.
With a reputation as “an extremely informal and friendly competition,” the race ordinarily hasn’t been set for an exact date or time until a few days before the competition. Maine Windjammer Association captains have established those details with the blessing of fickle winds and weather and the course of the tides.