All are invited to the 8th Annual Gosport Regatta on September 17, 2017 – an open sailing race from Portsmouth Harbor to Gosport Harbor at the Isles of Shoals organized by the Piscataqua Sailing Association to benefit Star Island.

Spectators are welcomed to enjoy the competition from the deck of the M/V Thomas Laighton, Isles of Shoals Steamship Company (ISSCO). Join us on Star Island after the race for regatta festivities for the whole family – including the race award ceremony, delicious barbecue from Finks BBQ Smoke House, live music, a kite festival, plus games and activities for children.

Spectator tickets will not be available at the dock, pre-registration is required.

 

Schedule of events
Sunday 

9:45 am       Check in at Isles of Shoals Steamship Company (ISSCO)
10:15 am      M/V Thomas Laighton departs Portsmouth
11:00 am     Gosport Regatta Sailing Race begins
12:30 pm     M/V Thomas Laighton arrives at Star Island
12:45 pm      Appetizers, kite displays, live music and dancing on the front porch
1:00 pm       Children’s activities – games in the tennis court, kite flying, and more!
2:00 pm      Racers arrive on Star Island
4:00 pm      Award ceremony and BBQ dinner buffet
6:45 pm      M/V Thomas Laighton departs Star – arrives in Portsmouth at 8:00 pm

 



Spectator Option #1
– Day trip only

Register as a spectator below to reserve your spot on the M/V Thomas Laighton to watch the beginning of the race and follow along. You’ll arrive on Star Island with plenty of time to watch the boats enter Gosport Harbor at the finish line and enjoy all the on island festivities!

 

Spectator Day Trip Tickets

Ticket Includes:

  • Regatta Ticket
  • Ferry Transportation
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Drink Tickets

Parking
Parking is available at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company (ISSCO) dock for $5.00.

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company
315 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH

There is also a free parking lot located at 200 Chase Drive – a 10 minute walk to the dock.


Spectator Option #2 – Overnight Option

Join us for all the regatta festivities above on Sunday and then stay the night on Star island! We have limited availability for overnight accommodations, reservations must be made in advance! 

You will depart Star Island on Monday, September 18 at 8:30 am.

Ticket Includes:

  • Regatta Ticket
  • Ferry Transportation
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Drink Tickets
  • Overnight Accomodations
  • Breakfast Buffet (Monday)

Parking
There is no available overnight parking on site.  A free parking lot is located at 200 Chase Drive, Portsmouth NH, a 10 minute walk to the dock.

Spectator Overnight Tickets

 



Racer Option #1
– Day only

Enjoy the race on your sailboat then join us on island after the regatta for festivities!

Ticket Includes:

  • Regatta Ticket
  • Ferry Transportation
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Drink Tickets

racer Day Ticket

**Be sure to register your boat with the Piscataqua Sailing Association! 

Racer tickets will also be available at the registration table on Star Island’s pier upon your arrival.


Racer Option #2 – Overnight

Enjoy the race on your sailboat and regatta festivities  then stay the night on Star island! We have limited availability for overnight accommodations, reservations must be made in advance! 

Ticket Includes:

  • Regatta Ticket
  • Ferry Transportation
  • BBQ Dinner
  • Drink Tickets
  • Overnight accomodations
  • Breakfast buffet (Monday)

RACER overnight TICKET 

Be sure to register your boat with the Piscataqua Sailing Association! 

Racer tickets will be available at the registration table on Star Island’s pier upon your arrival, but overnight reservations will not be accepted the day of the race.


Skipper – Overnight

If you are the skipper of a boat in the regatta your race ticket, meal, and drinks are included in the price of registration through the Piscataqua Sailing Association.

You are welcome to join us for an overnight stay on Star Island in the historic Oceanic Hotel after the race. We have limited availability for overnight accommodations, reservations must be made in advance!

Skipper Overnight Tickets


Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!