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Booth Bay Regatta Nothing Short of Spectacular

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Booth Bay Regatta was Spectacular
By Len Thibodeau
Posted: 2024-01-07T19:59:40Z

Blue Water Sailing Club members sv-Breakaway and sv-Avocet took to the waters in July of 2023 as cruising class participants of the Booth Bay Yacht Club annual regatta.

The Booth Bay Regatta is a renowned event and attracts a diverse array of sailors. Boat classes feature Cruising (no spinnaker), and Racing classes (with spinnaker), alongside one design, classic wooden yachts, and majestic schooners. 

For a glimpse into the excitement, you can explore the regatta's webpage at

Registration kicked off on Friday. We had ideal weather conditions for two races on both Saturday and Sunday with the grand awards ceremony unfolded on Sunday. 

Saturday evening’s fantastic food and music festivity took place at Bristol Marine Shipyard. The shipyard offered a perfect blend of convenience and nautical charm. The shipyard has a convenient location in the harbor with a launch service for those on a BHYC mooring. 

The highlight on Sunday morning was the breathtaking boat parade, where Breakaway and Avocet joined in on the splendid course around Boothbay's inner harbor in ceremonial attire. Looking ahead to 2024, mark your calendars for July 20-21, as we fully intend to relish the regatta once more.


If you’re planning to be in Maine in August for the annual Blue Water Sailing Club Maine Cruise, think about coming up early and joining the regatta alongside us.

For those unfamiliar, Boothbay Harbor provides several rental mooring options, many are available on DockWa.

We extend a warm invitation to fellow BWSC sailing enthusiasts! Come to Booth Bay and be part of this maritime spectacle. Join the 2024 Booth Bay Yacht Club regatta for an unforgettable experience.