The 1882 windjammer Grace Bailey sails in the 2019 Eggemoggin Reach Regatta. FILE PHOTO

Sailing season shapes up

BROOKLIN — Memorial Day is upon us and soon so too will be the summer sailboat racing season.

Sailors eager for fair winds and friendly competition may want to check their mailboxes. Registration forms for the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta are out. This year’s race will be Saturday, Aug. 6, in Brooklin.

Entrant boats must be wooden and at least 24 feet.

It will be a big weekend for sailing, with the Castine Classic Yacht Race to Camden on Thursday, Aug. 4, and the Camden Yacht Club wooden boat feeder race on Friday, Aug. 5.

The Eggemoggin Reach Regatta — a 15-mile race through Jericho Bay — will start and finish in the Eggemoggin Reach, with festivities taking place on the grounds of WoodenBoat Publications.

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But before then, it will time for the 2022 Hospice Regatta of Maine to benefit Hospice of Hancock County. The regatta is scheduled for July 8-10.

Another opportunity to see some beautiful boats on the water will be the 45th Annual Great Schooner Race at 11 a.m. Friday, July 8. The race starts and ends at the Rockland Breakwater.

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