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Stunning sailing: Camden Classics Cup racing for young, old

Silent Maid overall winner; Row, paddle race part of three-day marine-related festivities
By Ken Waltz | Jul 28, 2019
Photo by: Ken Waltz Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay.

Camden — Sailors of all ages and experience levels took advantage of two glorious days and just enough wind on Penobscot Bay to enjoy a couple of afternoons racing Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27 as part of the fourth annual Camden Classics Cup.

The event, presented by Lyman-Morse Thursday through Saturday, included racing in and around outer Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay between Rockport, Rockland and the islands of Vinalhaven and North Haven.

Watch videos and see more photos below.

Click to view the Camden Classics Cup website.

This year, there were 74 classic/vintage boats registered for the Camden Classics Cup. It was the largest level of participation in the four years of the event.

Friday's sailing conditions included south-southwest winds at 12-15 knots. Saturday's conditions included winds of 14-16 knots.

Silent Maid, a catboat out of New York owned by Henry Colie, was the overall winner, said Marnie Read of Lyman/Morse.

Read said Classic, Vintage and Modern Classics classes competed for the Cup. "The winner is determined by cumulative results — if you get first place both days, you win. But in our case, Sonny and Silent Maid won their divisions both days. So then we go to the tiebreaker system — and we had to go through two levels of tie-breaking protocols, as provided by the Super Yacht Racing Association. Which basically did get down to who got around the course the fastest."

Each summer, the regatta is a celebration of classic yacht sailing. "Whether a true classic or a modern boat modeled in the spirit of tradition, the event promises to offer terrific sailing and racing on Penobscot Bay," stated Drew Lyman, president of Lyman-Morse, in the event's official program.

And it delivered on that promise with ideal weather and plenty of strong racing Friday and Saturday

The third annual youth regatta also saw a significant draw, with youngsters sailing 420s just outside Curtis Island Friday.

There also was an all-comers row and paddle race on Saturday morning in Camden Harbor. There were a handful of crafts, from rowboats to canoes. Father and son Lance and Elias Baldwin of Washington, D.C., finished first overall in their canoe. Most participants were solo paddlers or rowers.

There were a ton of other events throughout the three-day event, including a Parade of Sails and a vintage car show on Saturday.

Proceeds from the Camden Classics Cup go to LifeLight of Maine. Last year, the event presented a $25,000 check to the state's only critical care air transport service.

This year, yachts came from the Caribbean, Long Island Sound and New England. The guests of the event were in Camden to experience the town at its summer peak with a schedule of events on land and sea.

Sixty-eight boats participated last year and 39 boats participated in 2017.

The Camden Classics Cup is scheduled for the weekend prior to the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta.

Lyman-Morse is the organizing force behind the regatta.

The overall winners of the two races for each fleet, with boat name, type of boat, owners' names, club name when available and total points listed, were:

Classic (nine entries and starters) — 1, Palawan, Custom Yawl, G. Scott Gazelle, Rockport Boat Club, three points.

Modern Classic (four entries and three starters) — 1, Anjacaa, S&S 53-foot, Ramiro De Acevedo Ramos, three points.

Spirit of Tradition (11 entries and 11 starters) — 1, Anna, Custom Sloop, Robert Stephens and Anthony Merck, New York, two points.

Vintage 1 (six entries and six starters) — 1, Sonny, S&S Sloop, Craig Venter, New York, two points.

Vintage 2 (seven entries and seven starters) — 1, Silent Maid, Catboat, Henry Colie, New York, two points.

Daysailer (nine entries and nine starters) — 1, Besherte, Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 18, Joshua Goldberg, Oysterville, three points.

J/46 (10 entries and nine starters) — 1, Resolute, J/46 DK, Scott Miller, Kollegewidgwok, five points.

Spinnaker (three entries and three starters) — 1, Tamrack, Baltic Farr 44, Bob Kellogg, Portland, two points.

Crusing (11 entries and 10 starters) — 1, Poppaea, Morris 45, Andrew Hirsch and Armin and Von Fischer, two points.

The complete results from the two days of racing were:

Classic — 1, Palawan, G. Scott Gazelle, 3; 2, Cuilaun, Brian Smullen, 6; 3, Mermaid, Brooke Parish, 6; 4, Magic, Thorpe Leeson, 9; 5, Gesture, Malcolm Bromilow, 10; 6, Nora, Alec Brainerd, 12; 7, Thora, Vince Todd, 12; 8, Mambo, Geoffrey Bourne, 16; and 9, Katrinka, Andrew Norris, 16.

Modern Classic — 1, Anjacaa, Ramiro De Acevedo Ramos, 3; 2, Towhee, Paul Jennings, 4; and 3, The Hawk, Oivind Lorentzen, 5.

Spirit of Tradition — 1, Anna, Antony Merk, and Robert Stephens, 2; 2, Verissimo, Chris Cannon, 5; 3, Vortex, Steven J. White, 5; 4, Dreadnought, Joe Weber, 8; 5, Magic, Drew Lyman, 11; 6, Thistle, Grinnell More, 14, 7, Lynnette, Michael Cook, 14; 8, Marie J, Chris and Chris Biggart, 15; 9, Senshin, Joe Faber, 16; 10, Caroler, Jay Everson, 20; and 11, Watermark, Chris Hopkins, 22.

Vintage I — 1, Sonny, Craig Venter, 2; 2, Black Watch, Joe Robillard, 4; 3, Neith, James Thieler, 6; 4, Polly, Peter Gallant, 9; 5, Mashnee, T. Chamerlin, F. Charles, and M. Wall, 9; and 6, Belle Aventure, Dave Thompson, 12.

Vintage II — 1, Silent Maid, Henry Colie, 2; 2, Mah Jong, Alex Goldhill, 5; 3, Snow Falcon, Andrew Breece, 5; 4, Otter, Robert Keefer, 8; 5, Vixen, Dennis Gunderson, 10; 6, Dirigo II, Arthur Lohrey, 13; and 7, Cirrus, Normal Clark, 14.

Daysailer — 1, Besherte, Joshua Goldberg, 3; 2, Frolic, John K. Hanson Jr., and Polly Saltonstall, 5; 3, Tiger, David Webber, 8; 4, Mako, Greg Smith, 9; 5, Jeanne, Alec Brainerd, 10; 6, Marionette, Ron Breault, 13; 7, Phoenix, Leverett Gilkey, 14; 8, Sunny Day, Roderick Gilkey, 14; and 9, Dolphin, Jamie Weymouth, 15.

J/46 — 1, Resolute, Scott Miller, 5; 2, Akai, John Nolan, 5; 3, Mystic Rose, Bernie Coyne, 7; 4, Thistle, Jeremy Fletcher, 8; 5, Bravo, Tom Babbitt, 9; 6, Sweetbeam, Jan Van Heek, 11; 7, Skitterygusset, Doug Coleman, and Chris Holm, 12; 8, Breezing Up, Brad Willauer, 16; and 9, Passage, Peter Noyes, 17.

Spinnaker — 1, Tamarack, Bob Kellogg, 2; 3, Elvis Tuna, David and David Jones, 4; and 3, Flyer, Erik Ekberg, 6.

Cruising — 1, Poppaea, Armin Fischer, and Andrew Von Hirsch, 2; 2, Blue Pigeon, John Doub, 5; 3, Legacy, Mark Scheffer, 6; 4, Migis Magic, Jesse Henry, 7; 5, Dancin’ Bare V, Jeffrey Lichterman, 9; 6, Speed Trap, Milton Calder, Alicia Calder, and Bruin Calder, 10; 7, Astara, Scott Hoyt, 12; 8, Ursa, Robert Grant, 14; 9, Badger, Jim Cuthbertson, 16; and 10, Esprit, Bruce Courson, 22.

All-comers rowing and paddling races
All-comers rowing and paddling races on July 27 in Camden Harbor. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Camden Classics Cup sailing regattas
Camden Classics Cup sailing regattas on July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup youth sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from fourth annual Camden Classics Cup sailing regatta July 26 in Penobscot Bay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from all-comers row and paddle race July 27 in Camden Harbor. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from all-comers row and paddle race July 27 in Camden Harbor. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from all-comers row and paddle race July 27 in Camden Harbor. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from all-comers row and paddle race July 27 in Camden Harbor. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from all-comers row and paddle race July 27 in Camden Harbor. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from all-comers row and paddle race July 27 in Camden Harbor. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from all-comers row and paddle race July 27 in Camden Harbor. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from all-comers row and paddle race July 27 in Camden Harbor. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from all-comers row and paddle race July 27 in Camden Harbor. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from all-comers row and paddle race July 27 in Camden Harbor. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from all-comers row and paddle race July 27 in Camden Harbor. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from all-comers row and paddle race July 27 in Camden Harbor. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Silent Maid, overall winners of the 2019 Camden Classics Cup. (Courtesy of: Alison Langley)
Silent Maid, overall winners of the 2019 Camden Classics Cup. (Courtesy of: Alison Langley)
Silent Maid, overall winners of the 2019 Camden Classics Cup. (Courtesy of: Alison Langley)
Silent Maid, overall winners of the 2019 Camden Classics Cup. (Courtesy of: Alison Langley)
Silent Maid, overall winners of the 2019 Camden Classics Cup. (Courtesy of: Alison Langley)
Silent Maid, overall winners of the 2019 Camden Classics Cup. (Courtesy of: Alison Langley)
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