PORTLAND, Maine — The 2019 Portland Schoonerfest and Regatta kicks off Friday.
Seven tall ships from all over the country are sailing into Portland Harbor for the events third year.
There will be dock tours, cruises and races all weekend long.
All the proceeds go to support Tall Ships Maine and its work to build character in Maine teens by providing them an education at sea.
This year they expect to bring 200 students out to sea for a fully-immersive experience.
Friday, June 21, 2019
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Welcoming Parade under Sail
5:30 to 5:50 p.m. - Official welcome Ceremony Friday at Maine Wharf (Mayor Ethan Strimling attending)
6:00 to 9:00 p.m. - Friday Evening Cruise-in-Company
Saturday, June 22, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m - Public Dockside tours
1:00 to 3:00 p.m - Race 1
3:30 to 5:30 pm - Race 2
6:00 to 9:00 p.m. - Saturday Evening Cruise-in-Company
Sunday, June 23, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Public Dockside tours
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. - Race 3
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Race 4
5:30 to 5:50 p.m. - Regatta Awards and Closing ceremony at Maine Wharf
6:00 to 9:00 p.m. - Sunday Evening Cruise-in-Company
Monday, June 24, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Casco Bay Gaffers Race, Portland to Bailey Island (open to public)
5:00 to 8 p.m. - Casco Bay Gaffers Race Awards Party at Cook’s Lobster
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Bailey Island to Boothbay Windjammers Race
You can buy tickets to board the schooners at TallShipsMaine.org!