Every summer I'm lucky enough to participate in the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta, a wooden boat race that's been held off the mid-coast of Maine annually since 1985. When I bought my Nikon in 2009 the first place I took it was to the ERR, where I got this shot of the schooner Heritage, based out of Rockland, Maine, and three of her crew perched on the jib sail. I believe I took this off the coast of North Haven island. The schooner wasn't in the regatta; it was sailing in the opposite direction, and tourists looked on as the fleet of the most stunning yachts from all over the world cruised by. Not a bad side-show to a cruising vacation.
I posted this photo here a a few years ago, when I was blogging intermittently. Check out the other photos of the 2009 race here. I still have to put up the photos I took of this year's race (I wasn't blogging this summer), but that's for another post.