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Great Schooner Race

Join us to watch the Windjammers sail the Great Schooner Race

Person Ages 11+

Every summer since 1977, the Maine Windjammer Association has hosted the Great Schooner Race, providing an opportunity for captains, crews and passengers aboard traditional vessels from all over the Eastern Seaboard to rendezvous for a fun day of racing.

Hailed as “the largest annual gathering of traditional schooners in America,” this year at least twenty schooners are expected to participate in the 45th Annual Great Schooner Race scheduled to take place on July 7th, 2023 in Penobscot Bay.

On-board Morning in Maine, we will be present to view the start of the race and tag along for as much of the race course as possible, before aiming to be back at the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse to view the race finish. This is the perfect tour for photographers, sailing enthusiasts and traditional boat lovers to get a full day adventure on the bay.

We will depart from Rockland’s Middle Pier at 9:30am to catch the race start at 10:30 and to enjoy a view of the Windjammers hauling their anchors. The race ends around 2 o’clock, and we will return to the dock at 3:00pm. This will be a full, action-packed day on the bay. Please bring both waterproof and warm layers, appropriate footwear and plenty of sunscreen. Lunch can be provided upon request for $50/person plus tax, with an option of lobster roll, chicken salad sandwich or veggie wrap with sides.

The passenger count will be capped at 16 guests to make sure there is plenty of room on board, make sure to save your seat now!

We look forward to sailing with you and experiencing an incredible part of Maine’s traditional sailing heritage.

Cancelation Policy

Customers providing at least 72 hours notice of cancellation will receive a full refund. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Cancellations made with less than 72 hours notice and no-shows will be charged the full price. We are not responsible for traffic or changes made by airlines or other travel providers so please leave plenty of time for transit and parking, and remember, this isn’t a trip you want to miss!

Contact us at, (207) 691-7245 or reply to your confirmation email to make a cancellation or to rebook your sail.