2013 Powerboat Information and Schedule

2013 PBR Powerboat Information & Schedule

Presented by: Lyman Morse & Wayfarer Marine
August 15-18, 2013

Click here To Download the complete Photo Pursuit instructions. These instructions will also be given out at the Skippers Meeting.

·        Powerboaters and sailors share all PBR events, except during the day on the water when the powerboats start earlier, and return sooner.
·        The three underway events -- two days of Photo Pursuit (what the heck is a Photo Pursuit? Click Here to find out.) and the Poker Run finale -- have prizes but are NOT races. Speed does not matter, except that a minimum of seven knots will be needed to keep up with the guide boat (though staying with the guide boat is not mandatory).
·        Any size powerboat is welcome to join the PBR, but must be equipped as required by safety laws governing Maine waters. The boat and its equipment should also be sufficiently well maintained as to be judged safe to operate. (A current USCG Auxiliary inspection decal is recommended.)
·        Power boats must have a functioning marine VHF radio, and flying a PBR flag is encouraged. Channel 73 will be the working VHF channel for the powerboat events, while 72 will be used for the sailboat racing.
·      Steve Bunnell will serve as PBR powerboat guide this year. He'll be at all events and on the water. 
·        While the powerboats may travel together -- which will be particularly useful when watching the racing and during the history cruise -- each skipper is responsible for the safety of his boat and crew and for properly observing the rules of the road.
The $390 registration fee covers the following for two people:
- Boat registration for three days of on the water powerboat events
- Thursday night's Opening Night barbecue and fireworks at Lyman-Morse - open beer and wine bar
- Transportation to and from the dinner from Rockland Harbor
-Friday post-event Crew Party at Wayfarer in Camden.
-Saturday night Surf and Turf dinner dance at Wayfarer Marine - open bar
-Sunday afternoon Awards Ceremony at Wayfarer Marine
Extra guests aboard your boat are $180 each and include all of the above.
Mooring and slip fees are extra please scroll down this page for services.


2013 Schedule of Events - Powerboat Fleet
Thursday, 15 August 2013 – Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding
1630 Buses Depart Rockland Harbor Masters Office
1700 - 1730 Registration, Lyman-Morse Thomaston
1730-1800 Skippers Meeting
1800  Dinner
   2030     Fireworks
   2045     Buses Return Guests to Rockland
Friday, 16 August 2013 – Rockland Breakwater

Fleet departs for Photo Pursuit Day 1

1130-1200 Flyover by Owls Head Transportation Museum

1700 - 1900

Crew Party -Wayfarer Marine
Saturday, 17 August 2013 – Wayfarer Marine

Powerboats depart on Photo Pursuit Day 2

1800-1900 Cocktails Wayfarer Marine
1900 - 2300 Dinner Dance

Sunday, 18

August 2013 - Wayfarer Marine
0900 Powerboats depart Camden on Poker Run & History Cruise
1430-1530 Yard Tours
1545 The Dealing of the Cards
1600 Awards Presentation

On-Shore Festivities 15-18 August 2013

N.B  For all festivities, the Officers and Directors and the management of Penobscot Bay Rendezvous, Lyman Morse and Wayfarer Marine request that all skippers be responsible and assure that under age consumption of alcoholic beverages does not occur during the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous.  

Prizes and Awards

The winning photographs from the Photo Pursuit and the Poker Run (no additional fees to participate) will be announced on Sunday at the Awards Ceremony at Wayfarer Marine.

Moorings and Launch Service


Rockland Harbor Launch Service
Rockland Yacht Club Launch Service - Channel 9 and at 233-2800
Small Boat – Two Toots – 207-594-2891
Large Boat – M/V Rendezvous – 207-594-4829
Camden Harbor Launch Service
Wayfarer Marine -  207-236-4378 Channel 71
Rockland Moorings and Slips
The Apprenticeshop - 207-594-1800
Knight Marine -207-594-4068 
Ocean Pursuit - 207-596-7357
Beggar’s Wharf- 207-691-3483
Johanson Boatworks – 207-596-7060
Journey’s End – 207-594-4444
Landings Marina – 207-596-6573
City of Rockland (no reservations) 207-594-0312 Channel 16 or 9
Trident Yacht Basin - 207-596-0082
Camden Moorings
Wayfarer Marine -  207-236-4378 Channel 71
N.B. The Directors of the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous, Lyman Morse and Wayfarer Marine 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 Thursday, August 15 at 3pm.  Electronic early registration is encouraged.  www.penobcscotbayrendezvous.com The entry fees are as follows:

$390 per boat (includes events for the weekend for 2 – does not include dockage or mooring fees)

$180 supplement per extra person includes all events


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

Marnie Read
Penobscot Bay Rendezvous

c/o Wayfarer Marine
59 Sea Street
Camden, Maine 04843
Ph 207.236.4378
fx 207.236.2371