Eggemoggin Reach Regatta

Blue skies and a rocking sea breeze helped to make this year's running of the Eggemoggin Regatta a spirited affair, with 103 wooden boats strung out across Jerico Bay, near Brooklin, Maine.

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Donald Tofias, the man behind the W Class, takes charge.Mark Pillsbury

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Captain Donald and Sea Bass await the seabreeze.Mark Pillsbury

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The Camden Hills are a scenic backdrop and almost make up for the lack of air on the coarse of the feeder race from Camden to Brooklin.Mark Pillsbury

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Two of the more classic boats were the P-Class and newly restored New York 50 (right).Mark Pillsbury

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Race Horse, the newest and smallest of the W boats (37 feet), puts its downwind sail to work.Mark Pillsbury

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P-Class gaff-rigged sloops can put up a lot of canvas when the breeze is light.Mark Pillsbury

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Young Sailors from Castine, Camden, and Maine Maritime filled out the crew aboard Wild Horses and her sister ships, White Wings and Race Horse.Mark Pillsbury

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The feeder race from Camden to Brooklin tood the fleet straight through Stonington's harbor.Mark Pillsbury

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Tradition requires all racers to tow a dinghy in the feeder races to Brooklin.Mark Pillsbury

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The harbor in Brooklin is calm, but crowded on the morning of the ERR.Mark Pillsbury

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The steam yacht Cangarda serves as a handy tender.Mark Pillsbury

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The ERR fleet ran the gammut from schooner to A Scow and everything in between.Mark Pillsbury

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Light winds and several classes left the bigger boats to kill time until the start.Mark Pillsbury

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In the land where the principal past time is building wooden boats, it only makes sense one does duty as the pin.Mark Pillsbury

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The 103 boats taking part in the 2011 ERR made for a colorful horizon.Mark Pillsbury

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White Wings cuts a lovely figure as she pass Wild Horses alongside.Mark Pillsbury