First of all, don't you just love the word Schooner (that's pronounced, Schoo-nah 'round heah)? Or it it just us?  Well, summer's here and the time is right for sailing in the bay!

The Portland Schooner Fest and Regatta is going on now (6/22) through Tuesday (6/26). This year will feature 7 wicked big schooners cruising and racing in Casco Bay.

Tim Barnes YouTube

Go check out and and take tours on the Adventure Schooner from Gloucester, Mass, the 131' Harvey Gamage from Portland, Bailey Island's Schooner Alert and more.

The newly restored legendary Schooner Mary E from Maine Maritime Museum in Bath  will race for the first time this weekend.

Here's the full weekend schedule;

6/22/18  - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Welcoming Parade under Sail

6/22/18 - 5:30 p.m. Official welcome Ceremony

6/22/18 - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday Evening Cruise-in-Company

6/23/18 - 10:30 to 12:30 Race #1 Morning, Two-hour sail

6/23/18 - 9:30 to 12:30 Race #1 Morning, Three-hour sail

6/23/18 - 1 to 3 pm Race #2 Early Afternoon

6/23/18 - 3 to 5 pm Race #3 Late Afternoon

6/23/18 - 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday Evening Cruise-in-Company

6/24/18 - 10:30 to 12:30 Race 4 Morning, Two-hour Sail

6/24/18 - 9:30 to 12:30 Race 4 Morning, Three-hour Sail

6/24/18 - 1:30 to 3:30pm Race 5 Early Afternoon

6/24/18 - 3:30 to 5:30pm Race 6 Late Afternoon

6/24/18 - 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday Evening Cruise in Company

6/25/18 - 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Casco Bay Gaffers Race

6/25/18 - 6/27/18 - 10:00 a.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Wednesday - Portland to Boothbay 48 hours

6/25/18 - 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Casco Bay Gaffers Race Awards Party. This is a free event!

6/26/18 - 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bailey Island to Boothbay Windjammers Race

Here's some great footage from last year's Schooner Fest courtesy of YouTube user,  Tim Barnes.