Annual Maine boat race set for June

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The Boothbay Harbor One Design Boat Race and annual Antique Boat Parade will take place June 22 and 24 in the coastal Maine town.

The One Design Boat Race is scheduled for June 22 at 1 p.m. between the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard and the Tumbler Island buoy. The race features Boothbay Harbor Twenty-Foot Class boats, which are unique to the area, according to the Boston Herald.

The Antique Boat Parade is scheduled for June 24 from 3 to 4 p.m. and will include more than 20 antique boats that are each at least 25 years old. Organizers say Whale Park and the decks of the town's waterfront restaurants are good places to see the parade.

Both events are part of the 2014 Windjammer Days festival, which lasts from June 22-28.


Sales stagnate in March

Overall boat sales in March were slightly lower compared to last year and year-over-year growth was down by just over 1 percent, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., data that was gathered for 30 states.