The Maine Windjammer Association
Maine Windjammer Association Newsletter
November 2015
 / VOLUME 14 / ISSUE 10
And the winner is...

credit: Charles Durfor

Congratulations Chuck! After careful consideration of nearly 250 entries, our esteemed panel of judges selected Charles's stunning photo of the Schooner Heritage leading the way ahead of Schooner Stephen Taber as our First Prize overall winner.

The prize? A complimentary windjammer cruise of course! Well done Chuck!


credit: Dale Daily

Second Place Overall Winner goes to Dale Daily for his gorgeous sunset photograph taken during the WoodenBoat Sail-In in Brooklin this fall.


credit: Faith Hague
Holbrook Island

Our Third Place Winner is Faith Hague for her image entitled, "Holbrook Island" which captures the Ketch Angelique on a beautiful misty morning.


credit: Curt Watts
Ghost Fleet

Fourth Prize goes to Curt Watts for his black and white "Ghost Fleet" image of many of our windjammers drifting on the Bay.


Fred LeBlanc, photographer extraordinaire, has been sailing aboard Maine's windjammers for more than a decade, capturing the beauty and power of these majestic vessels. We asked Fred to review nearly 250 contest entries and to select his top three images. He gave us four!

credit: Marc Henauer
American Eagle

Fred's Favorites, First Place
American Eagle by Marc Henauer. "First Place: A different and great perspective."


credit: Don Seymour
American Eagle

Fred's Favorites, Second Place
American Eagle by Don Seymour. "Great composition with foreground, middle and background, shows great depth to the image."


credit: Charles Durfor
Victory Chimes

Fred's Favorites, Third Place
Victory Chimes by Charles Durfor. "Nice composition tells a story as the Chimes charges past the lighthouse viewers."


credit: Tracy Sheppard
Plain Jane

Fred's Favorites, Fourth Place
Plain Jane by Tracy Sheppard. "Wish I made this image-it has a great mood and leaves the viewer wanting to know more of the story."


Whether it's the extra touches like shortcake topped with chocolate-covered strawberries or special mood-lighting on those late-fall cruises, everyone can agree that our crews work magic in the galley!

credit: Kathryn Phair
Food Line


credit: Ellen J. Keiter


Always a tough category, we chose two winning photographs that capture the joy of windjamming.albeit in two very different ways!

credit: Patricia Campbell


credit: Gareth Goodchild


As everyone knows, a windjammer vacation is not always about sailing a windjammer. To honor some of our favorite après sail activities, we selected Richard Loehr's photo of a sunset rower and "Lobster Bake Transportation" by Pat Weiss. Even after a full day's sail, our guests want more time to explore in little boats!

credit: Richard Loehr
Sunset Rower


credit: Pat Weiss
LB Transportation



Bet you didn't know our judges covered this category! Congrats to MB Rolfe for her winning "Ah, the Life" photo! It certainly captures that moment of pure relaxation!

credit: MB Rolfe
Ah, the Life


Given the gorgeous weather we had this past summer, it's no surprise we had tons of beautiful sunset entries. Here are two images that deserve special recognition:

credit: Janina Joiner
Hanging Out


credit: Charles Durfor
Camden Harbor Fireworks


Honoring the adage that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," the Captain's Favorite Category was created so each of the members in the Maine Windjammer Association could select an image of their choice. Here are this year's winners:

credit: Sean Sheppard

Captain John Foss: American Eagle


credit: Janina Joiner

Captain Dennis Gallant & Candace Kuchinski: Angelique


credit: Charles Durfor

Captains Doug & Linda Lee: Heritage


credit: Colleen Gleason

Captain Brenda Thomas: Isaac H. Evans


credit: Lee Lansinger

Captains Garth Wells & Jenny Tobin: Lewis R. French


credit: Curt Watts

Captains Barry King & Jen Martin: Mary Day


credit: Charles Durfor

Captain Noah & Jane Barnes: Stephen Taber


credit: Dan Dibble

Captains Kip Files & Paul DeGaeta: Victory Chimes

Click to view these images in a slideshow and stay tuned for details on how to download our complimentary screen saver featuring all of these award-winning photos. On behalf of the Maine Windjammer Association, we want to thank everyone who participated in this year's Photo Contest. We look forward to launching our 7th annual Photo Contest next spring.

It's not too soon to think about sailing in 2016. Visit our fleet page or request a package of sailing schedules today!

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