A beautiful morning to sail

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“Morning Star,” skippered by Jim Palmer, sails toward a first place finish in the Manana Island Class at last weekend’s 78th Monhegan Race. Other division winners included “Revolution II,” skippered by Doyle Marchant (Division I), “Intangible,” skippered by Wolfgang Bauchinger (Division II), “Buzz,” skippered by Richard Stevenson (Double Handed), “Tittravate,” skippered by Steve Ribble (Seguin Island) and “Supply and Demand,” skippered by Casey Mulligan (Multihull).

Racers started Friday in 7-plus knots of winds which continued to build throughout the day and started to drop off after midnight. The racers started crossing the finish line as early as 9:05 a.m. Saturday in a light northeasterly wind. The Monhegan Island Race is Maine’s oldest and most prestigious offshore sailing competition.

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