Restoring a Sailing Tradition in 19th Century Style
The fifth annual Gosport Regatta will set sail from the start line in the Piscataqua River basin on Saturday, September 20. Race classes include cruising, racing, and J-24, as well as a team cup for yacht clubs entering three or more boats. The Gosport Regatta is held in partnership with the Piscataqua Sailing Association.
The centerpiece of this event features a sail race that was first hosted in 1873 and carries the tradition of winning the Oceanic Cup, first won by the original yacht “America.” Follow the race from the starting line on the M/V Thomas Laighton departing Portsmouth. Come ashore in time for lunch with live entertainment and the best views of the finish line. An island feast and awards reception brings race crews and spectators together in the Oceanic Hotel dining hall.