The Great Schooner Race

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July 3 - 9, 2022 $1285
July 2 - 8, 2023 $1356

All prices are listed per person and include lodging, meals, and shore excursions. 

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Photo by John Ewing

A Race to the Finish!

Join us on this 6-day cruise for stunning visuals of beautiful historic schooners sailing along the backsplash of a rocky coast. Every summer since 1977, the Maine Windjammer Association has hosted the Great Schooner Race, providing an opportunity for captains, crews and guests aboard traditional vessels from all over the Eastern Seaboard to rendezvous for a day of racing. 

Small Boat Regatta 2021 by Casey Williams

The evening before the Great Schooner Race, crew and guests from participating boats can indulge in an insanely-competitive, zany, character-filled race complete with costumes and themes. It’s a time-honored tradition – and if you’re lucky enough to be sailing on one of the nine vessels of the Maine Windjammer Association – it’s an absolutely hilarious, spirit-lifting treat.

We cannot wait to celebrate Independence Day from the deck of the Schooner J. & E. Riggin with you!