It is with great pride, Tradition, and a strong sense of community that we Present Windjammer Days to you!

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Donations greatly appreciated

As Mainers, we are big fans of the honor system. Deals can still be sealed with a handshake, neighbors help each other out without expecting anything in return. It is these very attributes that guide the Friends of Windjammer Days. Many of the events put on during Windjammer Days are free to the public.  That's not an easy thing to find these days. Your donations help the tradition of Windjammer Days to carry on and improve year after year. Every bit helps and is very much appreciated. Friends of Windjammers is a tax deductible 501c3 non-profit. Donations accepted by clicking the Donate button below or the old fashion way.  Checks can be mailed to: Friends of Windjammer Days, PO Box 101,
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538.  

Boothbay Harbor is a special place full of down to earth, hardworking people with strong character. The town and the people will find a place in your heart. The rocky coastline speckled with lighthouses, coves, inlets, and islands make it a boater’s paradise. The bustling harbor mixed with art galleries, fancy shops, and a working waterfront make for a quintessential Maine experience. It really does have something for everyone.”
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I REMEMBER AS A CHILD...

spending summers in Boothbay Harbor watching the windjammers sail in was a favorite event. I would grab some friends, jump in our 13’ whaler and we were off. We would eventually meet up with more friends meandering about in their boats. We didn’t need cell phones or VHFs, we just zipped in and out of islands until eventually all our boats were side by side. As the windjammers passed Tumbler Island, we would greet each schooner coming in, and then dart in and out of their wake. All too often, we were being followed by the Coast Guard who reprimanded us for getting too close or pushing the limits. They always had a full-time job when our group of whalers were around. It makes me laugh to think about it to this day. It was the kind of summertime fun that made for life long memories, and the kind that I now share and encourage my own children to make on the water in Boothbay Harbor.”