Photo By Stephen Rappaport

Gloomy Weather fails to dampen Eggemoggin Reach Regatta



Photo By Stephen Rappaport
The weather was gloomy for most of the class starts at the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta, but the rain didn’t hurt the looks of Juno a 10-year-old schooner voted the “most photogenic” of the 93-boat fleet.

BROOKLIN — For much of the past 30 years, the first weekend in August has brought elegant and often historic wooden yachts to the Blue Hill Peninsula to participate in the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta and, more recently, the Castine Classic Yacht Race and the Camden Classic Regatta. Both events serve as “feeder races” for the ERR.

This year, 93 boats — the two smallest just making the 24-foot minimum length requirement, the largest, Wild Horses, measuring just over 76 feet — sailed Saturday in the ERR.

Isobel, scratch boat in the fleet, finished the 16-mile course with the fastest elapsed time — a repeat of her performance in both the Camden-Brooklin Castine Classic races — but finished second in the Spirit of Tradition B class behind Patrick Wilmerding’s Lark on corrected time.

Three New York 32s, Falcon, Gentian and Isla, all launched in 1936, dominated the Vintage B class.

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Stephen Rappaport

Stephen Rappaport

Waterfront Editor at The Ellsworth American
Stephen Rappaport has lived in Maine for nearly 30 years. A lifelong sailor, he spends as much time as possible messing about in boats. [email protected]