ROCKLAND – The first and second place winners last weekend in the Friendship Sloop Homecoming & Regatta in Rockland both hail from Southwest Harbor.
Salatia, owned by Miff Lauriat and Marge Russakoff, was the first fiberglass sloop built by Jarvis Newman in 1969. Eden is a wooden sloop built by Ed Coffin in 1971 and owned by Scott Martin. The two boats are moored right next to each other off Beal’s lobster pier and the lower town dock.
The two boats made the transit to Rockland together, Salatia sailed by Lauriat and his son and Martin sailing singlehanded.
“The weather was foggy and stormy for the voyage down but turned fantastic for the three days of racing, although wind could be light at times,” Martin said.
At the helm of Eden, Martin won the races on the first two days and finished second on the third day. Martin took first place in Division 1, earning the Harold Jones Trophy, along with the Jarvis Newman Trophy as the first Pemaquid sloop.
The Friendship Sloop Society also honored Martin and Caroline Phillips with the R. W. Stanley Cup for taking over the Southwest Harbor regatta earlier this month.
Salatia won second place in Division 1 and Lauriat took home the Bruno and Stillman Trophy.