Penobscot Bay Rendezvous Grows in Popularity

The third annual Lyman-Morse and Wayfarer Marine hosted Penobscot Bay Rendezvous attracted sailors from around the world to the shores of Maine.

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The Penobscot Bay Rendezvous was created to attract sailors to Maine and bolster local economies. You won’t have to twist our arm to “support” the Rockland restaurant with this sign out front.
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The waterfront view from Lyman-Morse provided a stunning backdrop to the opening PBR party.
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Competitors and friends alike mingle in one of Lyman Morse’s main hangars.
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This classic yacht at Lyman Morse is one of many stunning boats that call Thomaston, Maine home for the summer.
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At 76 years old, Stanley Paris looks to circumnavigate the world about_ Kiwi Spirit_, which is being refit by Lyman Morse. Her deep lifting keel draws 14-feet 9 inches. (Note the woman climbing the ladder to climb aboard).
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Kiwi Sprit's topsides.
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Fisherman offloads tons of Herring at their dock in Rockland, Maine. That Herring will return to the bay as bait for lobsters.
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In Maine where there are fishing boats, there are seals…
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Century old schooners regularly swap wakes with million-dollar powerboats off the Rockland Light House.
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Old ships and the rugged Maine coast just seem to go together.
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Seeing the 76-foot Stephens and Waring designed Goshawk on the racecourse can distract even the most focused of sailors.
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The race is on: Day two of the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous begins with the crack of a starting gun and a chorus of air horns. More than 40 boats took part in the third annual regatta.
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Blue on blue on blue. This competitor's boat seems born for the cool-clear waters of Maine.
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It is said that a clean bottom makes for a fast boat. This competitor in the front of the field supports that adage.
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Owl's Head Lighthouse greets the fleet during the first leg of the race.
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A steady breeze made for an exciting upwind leg of the race.
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Some of the crews on the course were out to have fun while others wanted to win. The crews in the image above fall into the latter category.
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Yachting is a proud sponsor of the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous.
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Wayfarer Marine in Camden, Maine boasts natural beauty to spare.