Gatherings of the Fleet
Monday, June 11, 2018 Schooner Gam
Kick off the summer season with a windjammer gathering of the entire fleet! Relive the age of sail during this quiet rendezvous of more than a dozen 19th-century-style sailing ships. Location is determined by the weather of the day! Live music and festivities Raft-Up!
June 25, 2018 (week of) Windjammer Days
Participate in a grand sail parade on June 27th through picturesque Boothbay Harbor. Majestic windjammers come from up and down the coast to participate in this exciting early-season event. Shoreside activities include music and fireworks.
July 6, 2018 Great Schooner Race
Maine’s tall ship fleet gathers for an exciting race from Islesboro to Rockland, followed by a festive Awards Ceremony/Party with live music. This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the Great Schooner Race, North America’s largest annual gathering of tall ships! Pre-Race festivities include fireworks and small boat races.
Friday, July 13, 2018 Maine Windjammer Parade (2:00 - 4:00 pm)
The entire windjammer fleet participates in an afternoon Parade of Sail past the mile-long Rockland Breakwater, providing spectators with stunning, close-up views of Maine’s fleet of tall ships.
August 31-Sept. 2, 2018 Camden Windjammer Festival
The fleet gathers in picturesque Camden Harbor for festivities reminiscent of the days when hundreds of coastal schooners lined the waterfront. Festivities include a parade of sail, flag-raising ceremonies, live music, dancing and fireworks. Raft-Up!
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 WoodenBoat Sail-In
The fall gathering of the fleet takes place in Brooklin, Maine, headquarters of WoodenBoatem> Magazine and WoodenBoat School. Now in its 32nd year, the event includes refreshments, live music, tours and a harbor full of historic schooners.