Tuesday, 5 August 2014

the eggemoggin reach regatta

  the eggemoggin reach regatta. otherwise known as the ERR is a classic sailboat race featuring the best colection of wooden boats on this side of the atlantic. 
the regatta took place this last sat. on eggemoggin reach in brooklin. it's always such an exciting and highly anticipated event in our little coastal town.  boat owners, captians, crew and observers hail from up & down the east coast. it's a sight to see - especially the start.
  in past years i have crewed on friend's boats or sailed our boat, scout,  at the start, but this year i helped drive ( you can see traces of the boat, our platform, in images above) for alison langley who shoots the regatta every year. alison is a well-known nautical photographer and i credit her with encouraging my knowledge and enthusiasm for sailing. we enjoyed a full day chasing amazing boats around the reach, sometimes drifting when the winds died down… a glorious day.