Accolades attest to the growing reputation that something special is happening here. Yachting Magazine named PBR as one of the Best Regattas.
Cabot and Drew will be racing on Puffin and Towhee! This event is open to sail and power so come join the fun
This year's event will kick off Thursday evening at Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding. Ted Smith the event's PRO will run an efficient skipper's meeting at 1800. After which guests are in for a treat as local favorite Chef Scott Yakovenko of The Slipway is in charge of the repast for the evening! Open beer and wine bar and music from the Nikki Hunt Band. A spectacular fireworks display will cap off a fun first night!
Sailboat racing begins Friday morning. Powerboaters will depart on day one of the Photo Pursuit. The post race Yellow Jersey presentation and party in Rockland. Appetizers from Linda Bean's Perfect Maine and a beer and wine bar will whet appetites. Winning skippers will be presented with a brilliant yellow jersey with the requirement that they or a member of their crew must wear the jersey during the following day’s competition. (A la Tour de France, fellow competitors can easily spot the boat to beat!) The party will end at 7pm so participants can tuck into one of Rockland's many excellent restaurants.
Post race action will reach its crescendo on Saturday night. Bettina Doulton of Cellardoor Winery has been given the reins for the evenings festivities at Wayfarer Marine. A post race crew party starts at 4pm with drinks, music and munchies. it will wrap up at 6:30 giving guests a chance to freshen up before the Ports of Call Party at 7:30. A culinary cruise from Antigua to Maine from Cellardoor Winery and Meguticook Market will feature food and drink from cruising destinations. Dancing will top off the night. It will be quite a night!
After a final day on the water, the weekend wraps up with Sunday's award ceremony at Wayfarer Marine.
Proceeds from this year's event will go to LifeFlight of Maine. LifeFlight of Maine is an independent, non-profit air medical and critical care transport organization that relies on the generosity of donations from businesses, foundations and individuals. LifeFlight helicopters, flying at 165 miles per hour, bring lifesaving critical care staff and equipment directly to the patient. Overseen by 21 physicians, LifeFlight has transported more than 16,000 patients from every hospital and nearly all of Maine’s communities and islands since its inception in 1998. If you would like to learn more about LifeFlight, please visit www.lifeflightmaine.org or call 207-230-7092.
You really do not want to miss this event! For more information and to sign up go to: www.penboscotbayrendezvous.com