The snow in Maine is melting (mostly), which means we’re getting close to the kickoff for the Lobster Boat Racing circuit. The season starts with back-to-back race days in Boothbay Harbor and Rockland on June 16 and 17. When lobster boats hit the raceways, we know summer has officially begun.

This year, 11 race dates along the coast of Maine from Jonesport (Moosabec Reach) to Portland offer plenty of opportunities to write new racing lore -- including the return of the Harpswell race. Keep track of the season online at Fans of Maine Lobster Boat Racing on Facebook, and stay tuned here for updates as the season gets under way.

2018 Maine Lobster Boat Races Schedule


16 (Saturday) – Boothbay Harbor Lobster Boat Races
17 (Sunday) – Rockland Lobster Boat Races
24 (Sunday) – Bass Harbor Pier Lobster Boat Races
30 (Saturday) – Jonesport-Beals (Moosabec Reach) Lobster Boat Races


8 (Sunday) – Stonington Lobster Boat Races
22 (Sunday) – Friendship Lobster Boat Races
29 (Sunday) – Harpswell Lobster Boat Races (BACK ON THE CIRCUIT!)


11 (Saturday) – Winter Harbor Lobster Boat Races
12 (Sunday) – Pemaquid Lobster Boat Races
18 (Saturday- Long Island Lobster Boat Races
19 (Sunday) – Portland Lobster Boat Races


13 (Saturday) – Awards Banquet, Robinson’s Wharf & Tugs Pub, Southport

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