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Stonington Lobster Boat Races, The Fastest Boats on the Coast! – July 9th, 2017

In addition to the standard MLBRA race classes, Stonington hosts the John’s Bay Boat Company Exhibition Race, the Jimmy Stevens Cup awarded to the fastest Working Lobster Boat, and new this year, the Deer Isle Exhibition Race (hailing port of the vessel must be  Deer Isle, Stonington, or Little Dear Isle). Click here to read the notice, contact info, and a schedule of the event. Lets Go Racing!!! 10:18

A little rain wasn’t going to stop them from racing off the coast of Stonington!

$_35Lobster fishermen are a tough lot, so a little rain wasn’t going to stop them from racing off the coast of Stonington. “Oh, we’re out here to have a good time. That’s why we’re out here. We’re getting wet. We have a good time though,” says Nick Wiberg, the President of Stonington Lobster Boat Races. The pouring rain didn’t dampen the spirits of lobster boat racers and their fans in Stonington Sunday. “It’s fun, you know? It’s a Maine tradition. People go to horse races. We go to boat races,” says Douglas Wayne Dodge, a spectator. “We give out a lot of prizes, cash prizes and stuff, but more than likely it’s more for fun,” says Wiberg. In all 32 races were held off the fish pier in all different classes-from wooden boats to skiffs-gas to diesel. Video, read the rest here 11:14