Events & Gatherings of the Fleet

WoodenBoat Sail-in Date Change!
Due to expected inclement weather on Tuesday, Sept. 11 the WoodenBoat Sail-in Event has been delayed and will occur at the same time on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Somes Sound Windjammer Parade

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.

2017 Great Schooner Race by Jim Dugan

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.

Aug. 31 – Sept. 1, 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. See the full schedule of events. Raft-Up!

WoodenBoat Sail-In

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – WoodenBoat (3:00 – 5:30pm)

The fall gathering of the fleet takes place in Brooklin, Maine, headquarters of WoodenBoat Magazine and WoodenBoat School. Now in its 32nd year, the event includes refreshments, live music, tours and a harbor full of historic schooners.


Can’t wait to see you out on the Bay!

Captain Noah & Jane Barnes, Stephen Taber

Captains Kip Files & Paul DeGaeta, Victory Chimes

Captain John Foss, American Eagle

Captains Doug & Linda Lee, Heritage

Captains Barry King & Jen Martin, Mary Day

Captain Dennis Gallant & Candace Kuchinski, Angelique

Captains Garth Wells and Jenny Tobin, Lewis R. French

Captain J.R. Braugh, Ladona