Friendship Sloop Races 2009

This year the Friendship Sloop Homecoming and regatta in Rockland, Maine had twenty two boats in attendance. In addition on the second day of the races, a number of schooners formed a parade past the breakwater. The combined effect on this hazy afternoon of light air was a stately dance of traditional sail. I have put together four clips below. If you are so inclined, spend a few minutes watching a sight that used to be common on the Maine coast, and is now all too rare.

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