Monhegan race produces local winners

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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, hosted by the Portland Yacht Club in Falmouth, was held last weekend. Weather conditions were nearly perfect and there were many highlights.

Winners of the 129-mile Mohegan course were Ken Colburn from Southport, sailing Apparition a Swan 42′ in Monhegan A Division, Tom Crotty from Freeport, sailing Cailin A Mara, a J120 in Monhegan B Division and Jesse Duepree of Portland, sailing Sorn, a Corsair Trimaran in the Multihull 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.

N-sportsMonhegan2-081309.JPGCailin A. Mara, a J120 skippered by Freeport’s Tom Crotty, won the Division B and Overall Race best performance for a Monohull.

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N-sportsMonhegan1-081309.JPGMilady, skippered by Freeport’s Kris Jennings, won the Manana Division of the 75th annual Monhegan Island race.

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