Friendship Sloop Society cancels pair of sailing races

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 9:30am

    The Friendship Sloop Society has canceled the Rockland Homecoming Regatta scheduled for July 16-18 and the Southwest Harbor race July 11 due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.

    “The hurdles of trying to run these events while adhering to existing social distancing and quarantine regulations just make it too difficult to go forward with these events at this time,” a press release stated. “Being an event where we have striven to be open to the public along with our members, we have determined that for everyone's well being we must take this action.” 

    The organization looks forward to celebrating its 60th homecoming event in 2021 and promises bigger and better events.