Portland Schoonerfest and Regatta kicks off the summer sailing season this weekend through Tuesday with 7 big schooners cruising and racing in Casco Bay.

This year several of the world's most famous tall ships will be in port for you to see and take tours, including the Adventure Schooner from Gloucester, the 131' Harvey Gamage from Portland, Bailey Island's Schooner Alert and more.

Watch the races from shore or participate on board!

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And new this year is the first ever race for Marine Maritime Museum's legendary Schooner Mary E which has just been restored at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath and will be sailing in just in time to participate this weekend.

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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 - 1 to 5pm Races 2 and 3 All Afternoon, two races, Four-hour sail

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 - 1 to 5pm Races 5 and 6, All Afternoon, two races, Four-hour sail

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