2014 Powerboat Information and Schedule

Presented by: Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding & Wayfarer Marine

August 14-17, 2014


Click here for the 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.
·        On the water events include a two-day of Photo Pursuit (what the heck is a Photo Pursuit? Click Here to find out.). Awards will be given but remember this is NOT a race. Speed does not matter, except that a minimum of 7 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.
·      Wayfarer Marine's Ben Cashen will serve as PBR powerboat guide this year. He'll be at all events. 
·        While the powerboats may travel together -- which will be particularly useful when watching the racing -- each skipper is responsible for the safety of his boat and crew and for properly observing the rules of the road.
The $375 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 in Rockland, Maine.
-Saturday night dinner dance at Wayfarer Marine - open bar
-Sunday afternoon Awards Ceremony at Wayfarer Marine
Extra guests aboard your boat are $160 each and include all of the above.
Mooring and slip fees are extra please scroll down this page for services.


2014 Schedule of Events - Powerboat Fleet
Thursday, 14 August 2014 – Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding
1715 Buses Depart Rockland Harbor Masters Office
1730 Registration, Lyman-Morse Thomaston
1800 Skippers Meeting
1830  Welcoming Dinner presented by The Slipway
   2030     Fireworks
   2045     Buses Return Guests to Rockland
Friday, 15 August 2014 – Rockland Breakwater

Fleet departs for Photo Pursuit Day 1

1130-1200 Flight Demonstration by LifeFlight of Maine

1700 - 1900

Crew Party at Maine Boats & Harbor's Clubhouse 20 Winter Street, Rockland  Appetizers from Linda Bean's Perfect Maine
Saturday, 18 August 2014 – Wayfarer Marine

Powerboats depart on Photo Pursuit Day 2

1600-1830 Crew Party to Benefit LifeFlight of Maine -  Wayfarer Marine
1900 - 2300 Cellardoor Winery and Megunticook Market Dinner Dance Party - Wayfarer Marine

Sunday, 17

August 2014 - Wayfarer Marine

 Coffee and donuts at Wayfarer Pier.



Electronics discussion with Ben Ellison and a chance to view his testing platform, Yacht Gizmo.



Day off for Powerboats! Explore Camden, check out the racing!


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 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 14 at 1800.  Electronic early registration is encouraged.  www.penobcscotbayrendezvous.com The entry fees are as follows:

$375 per boat (includes events for the weekend for 2 – does not include dockage or mooring fees)

$160 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