(Rockland, Maine)- And what a party it was for the crew aboard Ben Blake’s magnificent J/160 ATLANTIC. The gorgeous french blue hull beauty sliced through the cobalt blue waters of Penobscot Bay with ease on her way to winning the largest class in the regatta- PHRF Cruise division! Once again the parties and entertainment were memorable as were the spectacular days of racing on the scenic waters of western Penobscot Bay. Co-hosted by Wayfarer Marine and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, the three-day regatta enthusiastically enjoyed local food specialities (lobstah’s!) along with evening dancing and fireworks.
In the Spinnaker Division 2, Shane Flynn’s J/100 SMITTEN walked off with all bullets, beating out her sistership, the J/100 SEA SMOKE sailed by Cabot Lyman, that took 3rd in class. Fourth was Mark Scheffer’s J/40 LEGACY.
The Spinnaker Division 3 was over-run by local knowledge, with Jesse Henry’s J/80 CHAISE LOUNGE taking two bullets to win their group. Then, Patti Spaulding’s J/24 HAVOC took two seconds to secure the silver.
Finally, in the Spinnaker Division 1 Double-handed division, Scott Miller’s J/122 RESOLUTE took fourth and Doug Coleman & Chris Holm’s pretty J/46 SKITTERYGUSSET took fifth.
The famous PBR Fish Taco Bar never fails to satiate even the most ravenous of sailors and the evening entertainment on Saturday night was received warmly by many sailors seen dancing the night away. Sailing photo credits- Billy Black. For more Penobscot Bay Rendezvous sailing information