Saturday, July 13, 2013

Penobscot Bay Rendezvous Preview

Penobscot Bay Rendezvous(Camden, Maine)- What a party! The Penobscot Bay Rendezvous is on the map as one of New England best sailing regattas. Last year fifty-five boats gathered for the four-night three-day event. This was a substantial increase from 2011’s participation of 37 boats and organizers expect the growth to continue as the word spreads about the fun of this regatta. Recognized by Yachting Magazine as one of the "Year’s Best Sailing" events for good reason; 26 of the 37 skippers from the 2011 fleet participated in the 2012 event!  That's called "customer loyalty"!

Register Today and Join The Party! The 2013 Penobscot Bay Rendezvous, August 15-18th will once again be Maine's most exciting sailing regattas of the season. Super yachts, to classics to performance racers, and of course, all J/Teams that can make it from the northeast! The Penobscot Bay Rendezvous is a celebration of boating and boatbuilding. Featuring daily races for sailboats and the sailors will be hosted each night at a different exclusive venue in Rockland, Thomaston and Camden, Maine. Delicious locally sourced menus, dancing and fireworks are all a part of the ticket.  To get the flavor of what it's like to sail this event, please view Billy Black's YouTube sailing video here.

J sailors have won more than their fair share of trophies in this event.  No wonder, of the 24 sailboats registered so far, 14 are J/Teams (or over 50% brand share of the regatta already)!

So far, it looks like the following J/Teams are sailing, including the J/160 SEPTEMBER MORNING sailed Judy Jellinek and friends; the twin J/46's including SKITTERYGUSSET helmed by Chris Holm and SEA BISCUIT sailed by Nathan Owen; the J/122 RESOLUTE sailed by Bermuda One-Two Champion Scott Miller of Blue Hill, ME; the fleet of J/42's such as BRAVO skippered by local J/Dealer Tom Babbit, ARROWHEAD skippered by Steve Berlack, JULIET sailed by Rick Tonge; the J/40 EX LIBRIS sailed by Jacob Gerritsen; the twin J/100's SEA SMOKE led by Tom Gill and SMITTEN driven by Frank Simon; the J/80 CHAISE LOUNGE sailed by Jesse Henry; the J/109 TRUE NORTH led by Ron Hart and the J/120 BOREAS sailed by Lloyd Van Lunen.  For more Penobscot Bay Rendezvous sailing information