On the Island

Gosport Regatta Welcomes Funky Divas and Brown & White Band

Star Island Aloft Sailing

The fourth annual Gosport Regatta sets sail on Saturday, September 28. Organized by Star Island and the Piscataqua Sailing Association with race day sponsor Eastern Bank, this premier seacoast event allows spectators to experience the excitement of open ocean racing.

“We are thrilled that this event continues and grows stronger each year,” said Joe Watts, Star Island CEO. “Star Island is the perfect location for end-of-race festivities and an opportunity to bring guests, crews, skippers, and sponsors together.”

Originally held in 1874 and revived in 2010, the Gosport Regatta features live entertainment by some of the region’s finest musicians.

The Funky Divas perform on the Oceanic Hotel’s front porch on Saturday, September 28, welcoming spectators as they arrive off the M/V Thomas Laighton. The non-stop style of the Funky Divas gets people up and rocking with an R&B/gospel style.

A Sunday jazz brunch will feature musicians Jim White and Dave Brown as the Brown and White Band. Their music is an eclectic mix of R&B, blues, rock, standards, and jazz.

Visit StarIsland.org/Regatta to register and for more information about the Gosport Regatta. Overnight spectators ticket prices include all race day events and Sunday’s Jazz brunch.

Star Island is New England’s unique summer island home to a racing tradition started in 1874. Located approximately 10 miles off the coast of New Hampshire, Star Island is part of the National Register of Historic Places. More information about Star Island and the Gosport Regatta may be found at StarIsland.org.