Apprenticeshop to host the 18th annual Red Jacket Regatta

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 5:45pm

ROCKLAND — The 18th edition of the Red Jacket youth sailing Regatta will take place on Saturday, August 14, an edition sponsored by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors.

Races start around 11 a.m.

The Regatta celebrates the glory of the world famous Clipper Ship “Red Jacket”, built in Rockland and launched in 1853 at the current location of The Apprenticeshop.

On its maiden voyage in January 1854, The Red Jacket sailed from New York to Liverpool in 13 days; an incredible record that stood for over 100 years. This event connects our community to this proud piece of Maine history.

Sailboat races will be run off the Apprenticeshop dock, 655 Main St. in Rockland and will be visible from shore. This is a great opportunity to tour the Apprenticeshop campus, and to see young skippers and crews in their own little ships, organizers said.

At the conclusion of the event there will be an award ceremony and an informal barbecue for the sailors and the community.

The upcoming regatta is open to youth with sailing experience aged 8 to 17. Pre-Registration is required, as a limited number of boats are available to competitors. To register, or for additional information, please email Pat DiLalla at