Events & Gatherings of the Fleet

Schooner Gam

Monday, June 13, 2022 – 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!

 

Week of June 26 – July 2, 2022 – Windjammer Days

This year marks the 60th annual Windjammer Days in Boothbay Harbor. Participate in a grand sail parade through picturesque Boothbay Harbor. Majestic windjammers come from up and down the coast to participate in this exciting early-season event. Shore-side activities include music and fireworks.

 

Special Events for 2021


Friday, July 8, 2022 – Great Schooner Race

Maine’s tall ship fleet gathers for an exciting race around Penobscot Bay. In a parade of sail, the fleet will sail into the north end of Rockland Harbor Thursday afternoon, July 7th. The race will begin late morning, Friday July 8th with the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse serving as both the start and finish line. Spectators are welcome to walk the breakwater to watch the excitement and take advantage of spectacular photo opportunities.  This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Great Schooner Race, North America’s largest annual gathering of tall ships! 

Boats racing in Penobscot Bay.

 

Week of August 29, 2022 (September 2 – 3, 2022) – 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 13, 2022 – 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 36th year, the event includes a harbor full of historic schooners.

Sunset over windjammers gathered at WoodenBoat Sail-In. People watch from the dock.

Can’t wait to see you out on the Bay!

Captain Noah & Jane Barnes, Stephen Taber

Captain Sam Sikkema, Victory Chimes

Captains Justin Schaefer & Jocelyn Schmidt, J. & E. Riggin

Captain Tyler King, American Eagle

Captain Sean Grimes and Captain Ben Welzenbach, Heritage

Captains Barry King & Jen Martin, Mary Day

Captain Dennis Gallant & Candace Kuchinski, Angelique

Captain Becky Wright and Nathan Sigouin, Lewis R. French

Captain J.R. Braugh, Ladona