|Yes, I took this picture swimming.|
ENTER Stage Left: CIRCE, as she enchants Odysseus' sailors!
Of course, the worldly Intrepid Reader of GISAmateur Style knows that soon after the sailors were turned into little piggies and run into pigsties,
This year the SRR was again held at the Hog Island Audubon Camp where we checked our humanity at the door and wrestled, rowed, and sailed our boats up and down Muscungus Bay! Snort-snort fellow piggy sailors, it's sailing time!
Scout and I arrived at Muscungus Bay a few days early, and met up with GreenMountain John who has just finished an absolutely stunning François Vivier Ilur! Heartstopping is an adequate word to use on WAXWING. She is the FIRST and so far THE ONLY Lug-Yawl Ilur on the PLANET. You saw it here first, folks. And lots of other places too.
|GreenMountain John rowing in, like a BOSS|
|OOOOOOHHHH MY GAAHHHD|
|The only Lug Yawl Ilur... IN THE WORLD|
|Just two boats, cruising in Maine.|
|Don't despair, Lashing Man is here!|
The first day was a long row (about 4 miles or so) from Hog Island to the southern tip of Friendship Long Island to a little cove that is protected by the Maine Coast Heritage Trust on Ned's Point.
|Cove at Ned's Point. Very pretty.|
|NO SRR is complete without the legendary WOLFISH, Crazy Charlie's Washington County Peapod|
|Super Salty Mike with his well traveled and storied Melonseed, PEPITA|
I LOVE this boat, and Mike is just the greatest saltiest sailor evAR!!!1!!
(Intrepid Readers remember PEPITA from this picture in 2013)
|El Jefe Professor Denis and his Carpenter. More on this later!|
|Funky-Funk Andrew and PHOEBE!|
Andrew is my homie. (homey? homee?)
|Cap'n Paulie and Goat Island Skiff KATHLEEN MARIE|
After a year in exile, they return triumphant to the Small Reach Regatta
|Sausage Brian returns with KEEL BASA, his Lillistone Flint. |
Sausage Brian is eating sausage in this picture. Circe got him realz good.
KEEL BASA is the first lug-rig Flint IN THE WORLD!
|Sweetest boat, Hylan Beach Pea, steered by oar. Really wonderful boat in so many respects. |
New addition to the SRR.
|Matinicus Peapod. She leaves nary a ripple in the water, as it closes up right behind her.|
|Tancook Whaler VERNON LINGUINE bearing down on us!|
|VERNON LINGUINE passes us in her slippery noodlely way|
|Denis and his Carpenter under sail AND oar because let's be honest, it's a lifeboat.|
|OOoooOOOoo 18' Joel White Shearwater OCARINA.|
I love this boat for it's simplicity, it just speaks.
|Piratey Ed in his Ness Yawl ghosting alone. Ed lives in NH, which means we should go sailing!|
|Cap'n Jon FINALLY makes an appearance in TWO-HEARTED (Phoenix III)|
He's sailing with his FIL, Hank, who was kidnapped by Cap'n Jon
from his grandfatherly duties to go sailing. Atrocious crime!
|Scout is at anchor at a distance. Goat Island Skiff BLEAT is foreground, right side. PEPITA is on the left.|
The pulling boats always get to the beach first, notice the three in the foreground.
|Susan with her Yawl-Dory ELYSSA|
|YES I love this ghetto style! There is nothing more sacred than utilitarianism. It works.|
|Cap'n Jon, my Lovely Wife, and myself stopped by at Broad Cove Marine and grabbed|
some tasty lobster rolls ($10!). This is now one of my favorite lobster stops.
We left the regatta and renegaded this much needed lunch stop!
Note Scout down on the dock.
|Fleet working up between Oars Island and the mainland.|
|DON"T MESS WITH THE INSTIGATOOOORRR!|
|This is the kind of shot that really symbolizes the SRR for me.|
Lots of beautiful small boats, great scenery, and fun times.
What more could I ask for during my vacation?
|Cap'n Nathan ghosting along in his lovely Kingston Lobster boat.|
He can really sail this thing, he would ghost in and out of tight harbors with current, no problems.
|Another comparative picture for those Sea Pearlers that are interested.|
The Carpenter is a lovely boat, but it's quite specific.
|Cap'n Jon FIL Hank flying wing-and-wing in SCOUT!|
|Cap'n Jon piles his plate high with food, and carries his lobster below, opening up valuable plate space!|
Take note, rookies!
|"I am going to eat your babies."|
(Real quote from Funky-Funk Andrew while eating the lobster roe)
|The crowd gathers around the dessert and to hear GreenMountain John play some pipes!|
|PUFFINS TO EAT|
|"This wine pairs wonderfully with puffins!"|
Funky-Funk Andrew sends it home again!