The Maine Windjammer Association
Maine Windjammer Association Newsletter
November 2017
 / VOLUME 17 / ISSUE 11
And the winner is...

credit: Lee Lansinger

Congratulations Lee Lansinger! After careful consideration of more than 300 entries, our esteemed panel of judges selected Lee’s gorgeous “Starry Night” photo of the Schooner Mary Day as our First Prize Overall Winner.

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


credit: Mikael Carstanjen

Second Place Overall Winner goes to Mikael Carstanjen for his photograph of Schooner American Eagle.

credit: Tracy Sheppard

Our Third Place Winner is Tracy Sheppard for her image of the Windjammer Ladona at Pumpkin Island Lighthouse.


credit: Lindsay Hopkins-Weld

Honorable Mention goes to Lindsay Hopkins-Weld for this stunning image of the Schooner Heritage in Somes Sound.


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 the entries and to select his top three images.

credit: Martin McKenzie
American Eagle in Boothbay Harbor

Fred’s Favorites, First Place
American Eagle in Boothbay Harbor by Martin McKenzie. “A beautiful sunset, very nice color and light, the image is cropped just right, very good composition with leading lines.”


credit: Mikael Carstanjen
"Victory Chimes"

Fred’s Favorites, Second Place
Victory Chimes by Mikael Carstanjen. “This image was shot from a great perspective that you don’t see very often while crew was furling headsails. Also great sky texture.”


credit: Joan Fischer

Fred’s Favorites, Third Place
Ladona by Joan Fischer. “Using a Composition Guide as in this case, ‘Rule of Thirds‘ can help make a very good photo. This image has very nice action, light and reflections.”


Best Wedding Day Winner

credit: Matthew Koehnemann
The Barclays

Congratulations to the Barclays! They tied the knot this summer aboard Angelique, as photographed by Matt Koehnemann.


Best Shoretrip Winner

credit: Bob Barker

Part of the fun of windjamming is getting to go ashore and explore, where there's often an opportunity to see other vessels under sail. While stretching his legs ashore during his Mary Day cruise, Bob Barker shot this beautiful shot of Angelique in the distance.


Best People Shot Winner

credit: Art Payne
"Stretched Out"

We love to see our guests relaxing! This image entitled “Stretched Out” certainly captures one of those low-stress moments during a windjammer cruise!


End of the Day Winner

credit: Bob Murray

Given the gorgeous weather we had this past summer, it’s no surprise we had tons of beautiful sunset entries. Entitled "After the Lobster," here’s an image of Schooners Stephen Taber and Ladona that deserves special recognition.


Honoring the adage that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” the Captain’s Favorite Category was created so each of the 8 members in the Maine Windjammer Association could select an image of their choice. Here are this year’s winners:


credit: Mikael Carstanjen

Captain's Favorite: American Eagle


credit: Sloane Milstein

Captain's Favorite: Angelique


credit: Don Sichler

Captain's Favorite: Heritage


credit: Bridget Rolfe

Captain's Favorite: Ladona


credit: Dianne Chidester

Captain's Favorite: Lewis R. French


credit: Lee Lansinger

Captain's Favorite: Mary Day


credit: Charles Durfor

Captain's Favorite: Stephen Taber


credit: Mikael Carstanjen

Captain's Favorite: 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 sharing lots of entries throughout the year, as well as launching our 9th annual Photo Contest in the spring.

It’s not too soon to think about sailing in 2018! Visit our fleet page or request a package of sailing schedules today!

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