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Hang on to those baseball caps and grab some ear protectors! Lobster boat racing season is here

WF-Lobster-Boat-RacingIt’s the middle of June and the Maine lobster boat racing season is here. Last year saw some fierce competition despite the absence of two traditional, longtime racing venues. This year, Searsport and Harpswell are both still absent from the schedule, but there could be a potent new challenger for the World’s Fastest Lobster Boat title now held by Foolish Pleasure, and almost certainly, a Canadian invasion. This year’s schedule includes 10 events, with racing in ports all along the coast stretching from Portland to Jonesport. Nine of those events will count toward the Maine Lobster Boat Racing Association’s season-long points championship. The season opens this Saturday morning with the Boothbay Harbor Charlie Begin Memorial Lobster Boat Races. On Sunday, the fleet will head for Rockland to race behind the breakwater inside the harbor. Read the story here 11:15

Get ready for some awesome wake — it’s lobster boat racing season!

IMG_4659Spectators and lobstermen alike are getting revved up for Boothbay Harbor’s Charlie Begin Memorial Lobster Boat Races set for Saturday, June 18, at 10 a.m. You’re picking up “good vibrations” already, aren’t you? This year marks the 31st year of lobster boat races in Boothbay Harbor. The race course runs in front of Tumbler Island toward the finish line at the Maine State Aquarium. Event organizer Ashlee Lowery says she expects 60, yep, 6-0, boats this year — some from way up north and over the Maine border. “I’ve been talking with a couple of boats from Canada and they are looking forward to coming to Boothbay Harbor to show off — and create havoc just for fun,” Lowery said. “I hear these boats are really fast — 70 mph — but they are two-seaters with open hulls and big engines. Our (Maine) rules say the boats must be working lobster boats.” Read the story here 12:22