MOUNT DESERT — Mike Cook’s Lynette became this year’s winner of the Carole Haaland trophy, the race series for cruising class sailboats, at the Northeast Harbor Fleet Sunday.
“Starting from just outside Northeast Harbor, the eight-boat fleet left Baker Island to starboard and headed out to bisect the Ducks and return to Gilpatrick Cove,” fleet director Fran Charles said. “Lynnette won line honors but Far Out corrected ahead by two minutes.” Far Out was helmed by Joe Kief of Bar Harbor with fellow instructors from the Northeast Harbor Sailing School and U.S. Olympian sailboard athlete Carson Crain.
“Lynnette won the season-long series of four races, consistenly squeaking it out over last year’s champion, Joe Weber in Dreadnought,” Charles said.
In the International One Design Fleet, John Henry and Gambler hold the lead after 12 races with 20 points.
David Rockefeller and Caribou are in second place with 24. Rob Van Allen and Live Yankee are at third with 42.
August series races are complete for the Luders and Bullseye classes following Friday’s racing.
18 Luders were on the line for the six races in their series. Ned Johnston defended his Luders title in Domino with four bullets and two second-place finishes, both of which were behind Art Paine and Ludicrous. Paine was a close runner-up with 10 points to Johnston’s 6, two bullets, one second and three third-place finishes. SeaBee, sailed by Jim Fernald and Jack Roberts, took third place with 16 points.
Tony Smith and Isabel was first of 10 boats in the Bullseye class, which held four races this month. Smith won two of them and runner-up Pete Welles and Silver won the other two.