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Event: Tall Ships Portland SchoonerFest and Regatta

Presented by: Tall Ships Portland
Downtown Waterfront, Portland

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Kicking off the summer sailing season in late June, the annual SchoonerFest and Regatta will feature 5-7 large traditional schooners racing and parading under sail together in Portland Harbor with passengers participating onboard and ashore in the impressive and spectacular events. For dates go to www.TallShipsPortland.org  Hosted by Portland Schooner Company and Tall Ships Portland, a non-profit dedicated to providing adventures at sea for Maine youth, SchoonerFest will feature several of the most famous schooners in the country including, but not limited to, Portland’s Harvey Gamadge, General George Patton's When and If, Gloucester's Schooner Adventure and Maine's own Schooner Alert. Racing against hometown favorites Bagheera and Wendameen, the festival and regatta is sure to be a memorable event for those able to reserve a berth aboard ($55/person average) or those watching from Portland's Eastern Promenade at Ft. Allen Park. To buy tickets for sailing go to www.TallShipsPortland.org Regatta prizes will include the Rybacki Cup for first overall to finish, the Alden Cup for the first John Alden design to finish and the Shipyard Cup for the crew demonstrating the most spirited attitude toward the racing. Following an exciting weekend of racing in Portland, the schooners will depart Monday for Windjammer Days in Boothbay Harbor. Schooner Adventure has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is a perfect example of the Gloucester Fishing Schooners of the period 1890 to 1926 known for racing to and from the Grand Banks bringing fish to East Coast markets as freshly as possible. Schooner Alert, designed by Paul Rollins with strong design influences from John Alden and Bud McIntosh and built by Paul Rollins in York, Maine was launched in 1992. She was built as yacht and shares part of her history as a commercial fishing schooner out of Portland. She is now based in Bailey Island, ME and is a US Coast Guard certified passenger vessel taking 28 passengers. When and If, Gen. George S. Patton Jr.'s yacht, was designed by John Alden and built in Wiscasset, ME in 1938. She was named When and If reflecting the uncertainty of Patton's life. As he wrote, "When the war is over, and if I live through it, Bea and I are going to sail her around the world." He died in 1945 before he could fulfill his dream but When and If will be in Portland to help Portland residents fulfill their dreams. Host Schooners Wendameen and Bagheera, well known to local sailing fans, are both John Alden designed schooners, and both built in E. Boothbay, Maine in 1912 and 1924 respectively. These classics are the two oldest schooners in the fleet this year but are well known for their speed and comfort and are expected to be at the front of the fleet all weekend. To learn more about Tall Ships Portland and SchoonerFest, go to www.TallShipsPortland.org.


Portland's own spring regatta for traditional sail kicks off the summer sailing season the last weekend of June.

June 22-24, 2018 in Portland Harbor

Featuring 5 to 7 large, traditional schooners racing and parading under sail together in Portland Harbor with passengers participating onboard and ashore in the spectacular and historic second regatta.

The 2018 event will feature several of the most famous schooners in the country including Gloucester's Schooner Adventure, the 131' Harvey Gamage of Portland, and Bailey Island's Schooner Alert. These classics are racing against hometown favorites Bagheera and Wendameen. And new in 2018 will be the first race for Marine Maritime Museum's legendary Schooner Mary E. which is under restoration at the museum in Bath and ready in time to participate in this event. The festival and regatta was a memorable event for those able to sail in 2017 and we expect another successful event in 2018.

For Tickets, go to: www.tallshipsportland.org
Commercial Street
Portland, Maine, 04101
(207) 619.1842
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Portland's own spring regatta for traditional sail kicks off the summer sailing season the last weekend of June.

June 22-24, 2018 in Portland Harbor

Featuring 5 to 7 large, traditional schooners racing and parading under sail together in Portland Harbor with passengers participating onboard and ashore in the spectacular and historic second regatta.

The 2018 event will feature several of the most famous schooners in the country including Gloucester's Schooner Adventure, the 131' Harvey Gamage of Portland, and Bailey Island's Schooner Alert. These classics are racing against hometown favorites Bagheera and Wendameen. And new in 2018 will be the first race for Marine Maritime Museum's legendary Schooner Mary E. which is under restoration at the museum in Bath and ready in time to participate in this event. The festival and regatta was a memorable event for those able to sail in 2017 and we expect another successful event in 2018.

For Tickets, go to: www.tallshipsportland.org
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