Classic wooden boat racing
The Castine Classic, Camden Classic and Eggemoggin Reach Regatta featured fleets of classic, wooden boats racing Penobscot Bay on August 3 through August 5, with the largest fleet racing up Eggemoggin Reach and down Jericho Bay in the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta, and ending with a barbecue, dancing and awards for all three regattas at the Brooklin Boat Yard.
Aage Nielsen yacht races Penobscot Bay
Saphaedra, a 51-foot Nielsen ketch built in 1965 and sailed by a female crew, starts in the Classic A class in the Castine Classic, above, its best finish in all three regattas.
Otter races Penobscot Bay
Otter, a 41-foot Concordia 41, captained by Robert Keefer of Rockport, raced all three regattas and took third in the Classic B class of the Castine Classic, above.
Marilee, a 58-foot Herreshoff-designed New York 40 built in 1926 and captained by George Pilgrim, of Newport, R.I., raced to a top finish in the Gaff and Schooner class of the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta on August 5.
Captain Havilah Hawkins of Sedgwick and the crew of Vela, a 51-foot gaff schooner built by Hawkins in 1996, wait their start in the Gaff & Schooner class of the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta. Vela is used by Hawkins each summer for Windward Passage, providing sailing adventures to Maine teens, with little or no experience, aboard a traditional vessel.
Gaff & Schooner Class
At right, Vela, a 1996, 51-foot, gaff sloop built and captained by Havilah Hawkins of Sedgwick, maneuvers in the Gaff & Schooner class in the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta, placing third by the race’s end.
Lark races the Reach
Lark, a 47-foot Brooklin Boat Yard-built transom boat, raced the Spirit of Tradition class in all three regattas. Above, captain Patrick Wilmerding of Blue Hill and crew maneuver the Reach in the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta.
A Classic start
The fleet lines up to start the Classic A class in the race from Castine to Camden.
Leaf wins Castine Classic Ames Cup
Leaf, a 38-foot, 1944 Luders, captained by Chris Bouzaid of Cushing, won the Ames Cup at the Castine Classic, above, and the Vintage A class in the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta.