Monday, August 22, 2016

#267 Eggemoggin Reach Regatta

We managed to make it to the start of the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta this year. Although it was not a dramatic start - there was no wind - some minor drama did occur. A big old black schooner actually began sailing backwards with the current before the wind finally filled in and corrected the vessel's course forward again.

It's not hard to see the beauty of old wooden boats - their lines are drafted with so much more grace than a lot of newer models. Even in light air they were enchanting to watch as they slowly inched along, silently rocking back and forth with the slightest little zephyr. But that day, as the breeze slowly built and filtered through the fleet, those elegant old creatures filled their wings and quietly took flight until they were in a full on charge to the mark.
Eggemoggin Reach Regatta • 8" X 8" acrylic framed to 12" X 12" • $250

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