Race Information

Sunday, July 24th at Mitchell Field in Harpswell, Maine. (Rain Date is July 31st)

When to Arrive

Registration for all racers starts at 8:00am at Mitchell Field located at 1410 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079. You will also be able to purchase merchandise here prior to the races.

Races start promptly at 10:00am.

Driving Directions to Registration Location

  • Coming from Bowdoin College in Brunswick:
    • Follow ME-123 S/Harpswell Neck Rd for 10.6 miles
    • Destination will be on the right, just before Pammy's Ice Cream Parlor
  • Coming from Cook’s Corner in Brunswick:
    • Follow ME-24/Harpswell Islands Rd for 8.1 miles
    • Turn right onto Mountain Rd, follow to the end
    • Turn left onto ME-123 S, follow for 4.3 miles
    • Destination will be on the right, just before Pammy's Ice Cream Parlor

Where to Launch

There will be 10-12 boat slips available at the Dolphin Marina. Reservation are by email at info@dolphinmarinaandrestaurant.com. You can also fuel up there.

Launching for vessels can be done in multiple locations, but please be aware that each location has limited to no parking.

You can launch at:

  • The Dolphin Marina - Launching and trailer parking may be requested by appointment. Slips can be reserved on the website.
    • 515 Basin Point Rd, Harpswell, ME
    • This is the closest location to races.
  • Mackerel Cove Landing
    • 33 Abner Point Road, Bailey Island, ME
    • This heavily-used landing provides recreational and commercial access to the busy harbor on Mackerel Cove. Parking is available for up to 15 cars in the neighboring lot.
  • Garrison Cove Boat Launch
    • 58 Garrison Cove Road, Bailey Island, ME
    • Limited parking is available at the top of the beach.
  • Pott's Point Wharf and Launch
    • 1985 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, ME
    • Please park on the right so as not to block wharf traffic.

Find more directions to other launches here.

Tips for Viewing

The races can be viewed from the water, or by land at Mitchell Field. There will be plenty of beach and grassy spaces for you to view from land, but keep in mind that you will be a good distance away.

The races will also be broadcasted on VHF Channel 10.

Where to Get Your Race Gear

Race merchandise will be available at Mitchell Field on the day of the races. You will also be able to purchase merchandise from a Committee Member boat that will make its rounds throughout the event. After the race, you will be able to purchase leftover merchandise at Pammy's Ice Cream Parlor and Uncle Pete's Community Market in Harpswell. Remember all proceeds from the sale of merchandise will benefit the community of Harpswell - so plan to stock up!

Race Classes

This year there will be a total of 29 races ranging from non-working boats to Novi Boats to the fastest lobster boat with lots in between.

Race Prizes

Each race will award a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize in the form of cash and/or prizing

Race Proceeds

Any funds we raise will be used to put on a safe and fun event — but after we cover our costs all proceeds from the apparel sales will be donated to The Harpswell Santa Fund, a cause that was formed in 1991 by the lobstermen of Harpswell to help support local families in need.

While You’re in Harpswell

Harpswell is a fishing community mixed in with a seasonal tourist town. We are packed with tons of things to see and do! The best way to find out what we have to offer is to visit these websites