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  • MDI again quaffs from Welles Cup

    MDI again quaffs from Welles Cup

    CASTINE — Miami Heat basketball star LeBron James burnished his reputation Sunday night, rebounding from an injury and first-game loss in the finals of the NBA playoffs. He must have been taking his cue from the MDI High School sailing team. Two weeks ago, after three team races in light air, the Trojans found themselves

  • GSA, MDI sailors race at Marblehead

    BLUE HILL — Teams from George Stevens Academy and Mount Desert Island High School traveled to Marblehead, Mass., last weekend for a two-day sailing regatta. Saturday was marked down for team racing. Sunday was a fleet racing event. When the teams arrived at midday Saturday, according to GSA sailing coach Tom Gutow, the weather was

  • MDI High School sailors host regatta

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Teen sailors competed in six short races Saturday in light wind during the sailing team’s only home regatta of the fall season. The fleet of “turbo” 420s built in partnership between the Northeast Harbor Fleet and Sailing School, Mount Desert Island Community Sailing Center, and other local yacht clubs are extra stable

  • Masts made on MDI headed to Columbia

    Masts made on MDI headed to Columbia

    BAR HARBOR — Two huge wooden masts at Elk Spar and Boat Shop are getting finishing touches this month before shipping out to the yacht Diara in Cartagena, Columbia. The two-masted boat has an unusual rig, with a marconi-rigged main and a gaff on the fore. Diara was built in the 1950s and was designed

  • Yacht clubs visit MDI

    Yacht clubs visit MDI

    MOUNT DESERT — Two of the country’s premier yachting organizations have held events at local boatyards this month. Members of the Cruising Club of America (CCA) anchored or moored their boats Aug. 12 off Southwest Harbor and gathered for a dinner at the Hinckley Yachts yard in Manset. The New York Yacht Club (NYYC) put

  • Replica ship visits MDI

    Replica ship visits MDI

    MOUNT DESERT — The Chebacco boat Lewis H. Story docked in Somesville on Saturday. The vessel, a replica of the one used by Mount Desert Island’s first permanent settler Abraham Somes in 1762, was brought to the area by the MDI Historical Society. William Horner of Bar Harbor dressed up and played the part of

  • MDI Y to host lobster races

    BAR HARBOR — As part of this year’s Independence Day celebrations, the Mount Desert Island Y will host its “Lobster Races” starting at noon. Local businesses will race lobsters as a fundraiser for the Y. To sponsor a lobster or volunteer at the event, contact Kim Harty at exec@mdiymca.org. Also on July 4, the Y

  • Morris to integrate MDI yards

    TREMONT — Morris Yachts announced Monday that they are moving forward with a previously planned integration of their multiple service yards that are already within very close proximity to each other. The move is being made to better provide increased efficiencies and customer service, a company press release said. Consolidation will involve the sale of

  • MDI sailors finish in middle of pack

    PORTLAND — Steady winds whisked the Mount Desert Island High School varsity sailing team to the middle of the pack in the 2013 Cape Jamboree at SailMaine on May 11. The Trojan sailors placed fifth overall against teams from 12 other schools in the regatta. The next regatta for Trojan sailors is the Downeast Classic,

  • MDI sailors finish in middle of pack

    PORTLAND — Steady winds whisked the Mount Desert Island High School varsity sailing team to the middle of the pack in the 2013 Cape Jamboree at SailMaine on May 11. The Trojan sailors placed fifth overall against teams from 12 other schools in the regatta. The next regatta for Trojan sailors is the Downeast Classic,