Events & Gatherings of the Fleet

Somes Sound Windjammer Parade

Monday, June 10, 2019 – 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!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 (week of) – Windjammer Days

Participate in a grand sail parade on June 26th 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

Friday, July 5, 2019 – 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 43rd 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 12, 2019 – Maine Windjammer Parade (CANCELED)

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.

UPDATE: This event had to be canceled, unfortunately, with thunderstorms in the forecast for Friday. We apologize for those of you looking forward to this annual event – but we opted on the side of people being safe.

Aug. 30 – Aug. 31, 2019 – 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!

WoodenBoat Sail-In

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – 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 33rd 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

Captain Sam Sikkema, 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