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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

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.

Photo courtesy of Kathy Mansfield

Otter races Penobscot Bay

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.

Photo courtesy of Kathy Mansfield

Marilee

Marilee

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.

Photo by Butler Smythe

Vela

Vela

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.

Photo by Butler Smythe

Gaff & Schooner Class

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.

Photo by Butler Smythe

Lark races the Reach

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.

Photo by Butler Smythe

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A Classic start

A Classic start

The fleet lines up to start the Classic A class in the race from Castine to Camden.

Photo courtesy of Kathy Mansfield

Leaf wins Castine Classic Ames Cup

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.

Photo courtesy of Kathy Mansfield

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