PORTLAND, Maine (CBS) — More than 50 sailboats raced Saturday to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research.
The 36th annual MS Harborfest Regatta was held Saturday in Portland Harbor.READ MORE: 4 Your Community: Boston Pride
The sailors raised money for vital research initiatives through sponsorships.
Once the race was over, those sailors got to come back to shore for a celebration.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
“We have awards in eight divisions, and we have a great feast for them, and lots of great music,” said MS Harborfest Development Director Sue Tidd. “It’s a celebration of how they’re racing for a cure in Portland Harbor for MS.”
Organizers are expecting to raise more than $100,000 by the end of the weekend. Over the last 36 years, Harborfest has raised more than $3 million in total.MORE NEWS: 3 People Rescued From Rip Currents At Salisbury Beach; DCR Issues Warning
The festival wraps up Sunday.