The last race of the season is upon me. Maine Rocks has been held each September since 2008 offering two classes, a single handed class and a double handed class. Jeroboam entered in 2008 and 2009 and did well but sat out last year. Maine has a terrific short handed sailing crowd, including many Bermuda 1-2 alumni and most of them come out for this race. As of early last week, the race organizer, Doug Pope, had 11 entries across the two classes so hopefully a few more have tumbled in since. Starting line is in Rockland Harbor so I'll depart Marblehead Thursday night arriving in Maine in time to attend the skippers meeting on Friday night then the race starts Saturday morning around 10. Gave the bottom a much needed scrub yesterday and off loaded a bunch of cruising gear so the boat's in pretty good shape. The course below is a little difficult to follow as the race starts and finishes in Rockland so from there we go south to Matinicus Rock, then northeast to Mt. Desert Rock, then back to Matinicus and up to Rockland.