The crew of Woodie races up Somes Sound in the first race of the Labor Day Series. ISLANDER PHOTO BY LIZ GRAVES

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Northeast Harbor Fleet

Labor Day Series for the Gray Trophy

Aug. 31 – Sept. 1

The Fleet’s Labor Day series marks the end of the summer racing season. With IODs and Luders racing together, 18 boats stormed up Somes Sound Saturday morning in the first race.

Wind between the mountains can be flukey, and the first boats to turn up into the sound were passed by others who learned from their mistakes about which shore to avoid. Caribou was first across the line in the first race, followed by Auriga and J’Ellie Bean.

The second race, after a raft-up picnic lunch in Somes Harbor, began downwind with spinnakers to port. A few onlookers pulled over on Sargeant Drive to watch. Here, too, the wind lanes were hard to spot, and several boats ground to a halt when they found their chutes suddenly empty. Woodie had the bullet in the second race, with Auriga and J’Ellie Bean again at second and third.

One race Sunday afternoon rounded out the series. Gary Madeira finished first, which gave him the series win. Gambler was second and Firefly third.


IOD Class

Final results

1        Gary Madeira       Auriga

2        Will Henry  Gambler

3        David Rockefeller Caribou

4        Fred Ford   J’Ellie Bean

5        Rick Echard         Firefly

6        John Roberts        Woodie

7        David Schoeder    Dakota

8        Mia Thompson    Freyja

9        Sofie Dowing       Mischief

10      Joe Kief      Puff

11      William Kimball   Dram

12      Syd Roberts Rockefeller          Satin Doll

13      Teddy Madara      Moewe

14      Aaron Meyerson  Magic Bus


Luders Class

Final results

Ned Johnston swept the series for the Luders racing. Matthew Baird in Seawolf finished second in both of Saturday’s races, but was edged out of second place Sunday by Bill Smith in Freight Train to Your Love, Baby. Smith and Tom Rolfes only sailed Sunday.


1        Ned Johnston       Domino

2        Matthew Baird     Seawolf

3        Mary Bacon                   MaryJane

4        Bill Smith   Freight Train to Your Love, Baby

5        Pancho Cole         Dilli Gaff

6        Tom Rolfes          Palladin


Northeast Harbor Fleet

Luders Class Fall Series

The Fall Series, which continues through Saturdays in September, kicked off Friday, Aug. 30.


Standings after three races

1        Ned Johnston       Domino

2        MDI Community Sailing Center       Surprise

3        Jim Fernald Sea Bee

4        Wells Bacon                   MaryJane

5        David Folger        Voo Doo

6        Matthew Baird     Sea Wolf

7        Rick Wheeler        Ondine

8        Pancho Cole                   Dilli Gaff

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