Locals take part at Monhegan Island Race

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M-sportsCLOMonhegan-081409.JPGBandito, a Tripp 47′, skippered by Brunswick’s Dick Hale, led the pack at the start of the 75th annual Monhegan Island Race, Maine’s oldest and most prestigious offshore sailing competition with three different courses for a variety of boats and types of sailing. Other winners of the 129-mile Mohegan course were Ken Colburn from Southport, sailing Apparition a Swan 42′ in Monhegan A Division and Tom Crotty from Freeport, sailing Cailin A Mara, a J120 in Monhegan B Division. Don Logan from Falmouth, won the 70-mile Double Handed Racing Division sailing Keemah a J105. Kris Jennings from Freeport, won the 84-mile Manana Division sailing his Sabre 34 Milady. Another Sabre named Indian Summer, skippered by Sheridan Carey from Westwood, Mass., won the 70-mile Seguin Island Race for cruising class as well as the Sabre Yachts trophy for best performance by a Sabre class sailboat. Greyhawk, a Peterson 34′ from Keene, N.H., won the Double Handed Cruising Division.