29th Annual Penobscot Bay Gam
July 26-27, 2019
Maine Sail, Power & Steam Museum
75 Mechanic Street, Rockland, ME
Kids Under 18: Free
After July 19th, registration fees increase by $5 for both members and non-members and the online registration deadline is Wednesday, July 24th.
Whether you’re wondering what cruising is all about, are thinking about cruising the Maine coast, or have 100,000 miles under the keel, you need to attend the 29th annual Penobscot Bay Gam in Rockland, Maine! Plan now to join us at the Maine Sail, Power & Steam Museum, located at 75 Mechanic Street in Rockland. Rockland Harbor provides the anchorage, and Captain Jim Sharp and his facility will provide the use of dinghy docks, an event tent, and a fascinating, fun marine museum to tour as well!
FRIDAY: In keeping with our long tradition as a fun, informal gathering, our event begins with the Friday afternoon dinghy raft-up at 4:30 pm.
SATURDAY: We plan to host a morning VE exam session for those who wish to sit for an Amateur Radio (Ham) License, but pre-registration is required through the event registration process. This session will be held on Saturday morning prior to the potluck and more details will be posted as they become available.
The gam continues with a shoreside gathering beginning at 11:00 am, followed by the potluck at 11:30 am. At 2:00 pm, Brian Perkins, Regional Director of the America’s at the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), will be our featured speaker.
Brian started his career in 1974-75 working in a salt fish factory in Grimsey, Iceland. Over the ensuing 40 years, he has spent a majority of his work life involved in one manner or another with the commercial fishing and seafood industry. He has fished for lobsters and scallops in Maine and crewed on a 50-foot, offshore gillnetter working six-day trips to George’s Bank, Brown’s Bank, Cashes Ledge, and other areas in the Gulf of Maine. His experience as a commercial fisherman gives him a strong understanding of what a healthy sustainable fishing resource means to the individuals and communities that rely on this resource for their livelihoods. As a member of the MSC, Brian has been instrumental in carrying on their mission to develop sustainable fisheries to ensure that future generations of fisherman can maintain their livelihoods.
At around 3:00 pm, be sure to catch the tour of the Maine Sail, Power & Steam Museum, which runs by donation. 95% of the modest registration fee goes to the Museum as a donation for the use of the facilities. So, there’s no fee for the tour, but donations to the Museum are encouraged and much appreciated.
SUNDAY: This day is yours to hang out with new friends, explore Rockland by land or sail off to your next destination.
Rockland is the perfect harbor to stage for a leisurely trip “Downeast” through Maine’s incredible cruising grounds. Come learn from fellow cruisers, and then go explore! Come by boat, or come by car, but please join us!
For more information, contact Cecilia Dahl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 857-234-0316.