Friendship Sloop Society 60th Anniversary Homecoming Regatta
The Friendship Sloop Society will be celebrating its 60th Homecoming Regatta in Rockland from Thursday July 22nd through Saturday July 24th. The Friendship sloop was designed and built in Maine and served as one of the first lobstering and fishing boats.
Sloops will begin arriving in Rockland on Wednesday July 21st and will be located at the Rockland Public Landing at 1 Harbor Drive where they can be boarded with permission. There are typically fifteen to twenty sloops for this three-day racing celebration that also features a Parade of Sloops. Races begin at 1p.m. on Thursday and Friday. The Parade of Sloops begins at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and the race begins at noon. The best place for viewing the races is on the Rockland breakwater. The parade can also be viewed from the Rockland Public Landing.
Photo courtesy of William Finch