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 Option

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 Registration

Ticket Price Includes:

  • Spectator Ticket
  • Ferry Transportation
  • BBQ Dinner
  • 2 Drink Tickets

Parking is available at the ISSCO dock for a fee.

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company
315 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH

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

Racer Option

Do you plan to race your sailboat, or be on a racing team in the regatta?  Click below for more information and to register as a racer with the Piscataqua Sailing Alliance.

Racer Registration