The Northeast Harbor Fleet formed in August of 1923. Northeast Harbor has long been a popular sailing destination with the first organized races recorded in the 1890s. The Fleet is a seasonal organization formed to promote boating and sailboat racing in the waters surrounding Mount Desert Island. I shot the photos below prior to and during an International One-Design Class race at the head of Somes Sound. I was fortunate to be in a position to not only watch the race, but photograph it too, because I was already out on the water taking pictures for the MDI Community Sailing Center. Seeing just one of these IOD series boats is a treat, but watching them race is a sight to behold.
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