We Will be Back in 2016!



for the 2014 Penobscot Bay Rendezvous

August 14-17


We aim to make this event as accomodating as possible to all levels of experience and intensity. We encourage the seasoned as well as the novice. We will be sure to place you in the correct class to ensure and fun and competitive time for all!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email us -


Click Here for 2014 Sailing Instructions


General Information and Eligibility Rules


The sailing regatta will be governed by the current Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS 2013-16), US Sailing Prescriptions, and class rules governing one design yachts. Except as amended by the Sailing Instructions.

The sailboat races are open to all yachts that have a, 2014 PHRF-NE certificate, NEMA certificate or that conform to one design class rules.  Boats without a valid PHRF-NE will be given a base handicap from the list at   The Race Officer strongly recommends all yacht owners to join the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association

For a mere $50 dollars you support a local sailing community and more importantly get a far better rating than the base rating. Better ratings make for better results.

The sailing fleet will be divided as follows: PHRF Racing Divisions, PHRF Cruising Divisions, PHRF DH/SH Divisions, Multihull Division and One Design Divisions.

All sailing yachts must meet Category 5 (Appendix J) of the ISAF OFFSHORE SPECIAL REGULATIONS.

DH/SH yachts must also meet Category 4 (Appendix J) of the ISAF OFFSHORE SPECIAL REGULATIONS.  RRS 52 will be waived for Doublehanded/Singlehanded Division for purposes of allowing self-steering during sail changes.

There will be Multihull, One Design Division, Cruising Division and PHRF Racing Division racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 15-17, 2014.

It will be the owner's responsibility to see that his/her yacht is sound, seaworthy, and safely equipped.   RRS Part 1 Fundamental Rule 4 states, “The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is hers alone.” 


Classes and Handicapping


          I.     The PHRF Division will be open to qualifying monohull yachts with valid 2014 PHRF-NE racing handicap certificate or a base handicap provided by the RC.  Rated yachts will be sailed according to the following breaks.

                                               i.     Division 1.             PHRF less than 44. 

                                              ii.     Division 2.             PHRF 45 to 93

                                             iii.     Division 3.            PHRF 94 to 141

                                            iv.      Division 4.              PHRF 142 and up.

        II.     Alternative division breaks will be made at the discretion of the race committee and will be announced on the event bulleting board and at the skippers meeting.  

      III.     The Cruising Division will be open to any yacht with valid 2014 PHRF handicap certificate or a base handicap provided by the RC. No spinnakers are allowed in the Cruising Division.

       IV.     The Doublehand/Singlehand Division will be open to shorthanded yachts with valid 2014 PHRF-NE certificates or a base handicap provided by the RC. A separate start(s) for DH/SH will be provided for yachts wishing to race with spinnaker in addition to the DH/SH start(s) for cruising canvas yachts.

         V.     The Multihull Division  will be open to any yacht with valid 2014 NEMA certificate.

       VI.     The One Design Division will be open to one design yachts if three(3) or more boats of a given class register to race.  One Design yachts must conform to hull, rig, sail, and crew configurations as prescribed by national or regional class associations.        

            One design classes that fail to muster the required 3 yachts for one design racing will be assigned to an appropriate PHRF Division Class.  Other decisions concerning the One Design Division will be announced on the Official Bulletin Board and at the Skipper's Meeting.



Sailboat racing will be on a variety of windward-leeward and/or “around the buoys” courses set in West Penobscot Bay.  Courses will be posted on the Race Committee Boat prior to each start.  The location of the starting line will be announced on regatta bulletin boards at L/M and Wayfarer and at the skipper's meetings on Thursday, 14 August 2014 and over VHF channel 72 at 1000(EDT) on race days.

The PHRF fleet will sail one race around navigational buoys on Friday (20 + miles conditions permitting) two buoy races on Saturday, one windward/leeward race on Sunday, and one race around navigational buoys race on Sunday.   

The Cruising and DH/SH Divisions will sail one race each day.

The One Design Divisions will sail two or more races each race day. 

The Multihull Division will sail one race on each day.

On race days, the Race Committee will use Channel 72 to contact the fleet.

Consult for information on registration and all on-shore festivities.

N.B  For all festivities, the Officers and Directors and the management of PRB, LM and WMC request that all skippers be responsible and assure that under age consumption of alcoholic beverages does not occur during the Pen-Bay Rendezvous. 

Prizes and Awards

In divisions with 6 or more entries, regatta prizes will be given to First, Second, and Third place yachts in each PHRF division, the Cruising division, the DH/SH divisions, each One Design class.  First and Second place prizes will be awarded to classes/divisions with 3 to 5 entries.


Moorings and Launch Service

Rockland Harbor Launch Service                                                            Camden Harbor Launch Service

Small Boat – Two Toots – 594-2891                                                            Wayfarer Marine - 236-4378

Large Boat – M/V Rendezvous – 594-4829

Rockland Yacht Club Launch Service - 8am-8pm Channel 9 and at 233-2800


Rockland Moorings                                                                        Camden Moorings

The Apprenticeshop - 594-1800                                                            Wayfarer Marine - 236-4378

Knight Marine -594-4068

Beggar’s Wharf- 691-3483

Johanson Boatworks – 596-7060

Journey’s End – 594-4444

Landings Marina – 596-6573

City of Rockland -  207-594-0312 Channel 16 or 9

Trident Yacht Basin – 207-596-0082


The Directors and Sponsors of the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous shall not be liable for any damage to property or injury to persons in any way resulting from or connected with this Rendezvous.

Entry Fees

Completed entry forms for the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous, entry fees, waiver forms, crew lists, and valid rating certificates must be received by the Race Committee by Tuesday, 12 August 2014.  Electronic early registration is encouraged.  The entry fees are as follows:

§  Sailboat Registration – includes 3 days of racing and all parties for two people - $375
§  Powerboat Registration - includes 3 days of on-the-water events and all parties for two people - $375
§  Single-Handers – this ticket includes 3 days of racing and all parties for one person - $230
§  Additional Guests and Crew – this ticket includes all events and parties - $160
§  Racing Only  - for those that just want to race. Includes Sunday Award Ceremony -$100
§  Children under 12 – includes all events and meals $100
§  Per Person A la Carte Tickets
§  August 14 Thursday Opening Party and Fireworks at Lyman-Morse - $50
§  August 15 Friday Night Post Race Party in Rockland- $30
§  August 16 Saturday Afternoon Post Race Crew Party at Wayfarer Marine  $10 Dollars collected will go to LifeFlight of Maine
§  August 16 Saturday Night Port To Port Culinary Cruise and dance party presented by Cellardoor Winery and Megunticook Market at Wayfarer Marine- $100                                                                           

Regatta web site and online entry system:

Alternatively, send your entry form, racing fee, waiver form, and valid rating certificate to:


Marnie Read

c/o Wayfarer Marine

59 Sea Street

Camden, ME 04843


QUESTIONS? Call or email Marnie Read 207-266-9381 -

Schedule of Events - Sailboat Fleet
Thursday, 14 August 2014 – Lyman Morse Boatbuilding



Bus departs Rockland Harbor Masters Office for Lyman-Morse

Registration Opens, Lyman-Morse Thomaston

1800 Skippers' Meeting




Cocktails, Dinner catered by The Slipway


Bus Departs for Rockland Harbor Masters Office

Friday, 15 August 2014 Rockland Breakwater



1700-1900 Post-Race Festivities and Yellow Jersey Presentation- Appetizers from Linda Bean's Perfect Maine  - Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors' Clubhouse 20 Winter Street, Rockland
Saturday, 16 August 2014 – Rockland Breakwater to Wayfarer Marine
1130 Start
1600-1830 $10 Post Race Crew Party to Benefit LifeFlight of Maine
1900-2300 Cellardoor Winery and Megunticook Market Dinner and Dance Party
Sunday, 17 August 2014– Wayfarer Marine
0800-0930 Coffee and pastries Wayfarer Crew Tent
1130 Start
1600 Presentation of Awards

Questions about PBR? Call Marnie at 207-266-9381 or email her at: