Linekin Ledges Regatta – Finishing the fun racing season on Linekin Bay

Mon, 09/19/2022 - 12:30pm

The second race in the two-race series was held Saturday, Sept. 17 under ideal sailing conditions on Linekin Bay.

The regatta is organized by Frank Luke of Luke’s Boatyard annually and is the last race of the 2022 series.

Starting at 1 p.m. with 11 yachts racing the long racecourse which began mid-bay, the boats circled Squirrel Island and finished with a long leg into upper Linekin Bay.

Yachts ranged from Boothbay Harbor One Designs, Rhodes 19’s to 30-foot boats of various designs.

Racing was done under the unique “Linekin Bay’ handicap system which adjusts for racer experience and vessel design.

Joe Comer, a retired naval architect, and racing on First Light, his Nonsuch 30, organized this year’s race and said, “All the racers enjoyed the activities and while everyone cannot finish in the top three, all gained valuable racing knowledge.”

Alan Miller and Pam Burke hosted the after party at the Miller/Burke enclave.

Trivit, a beautifully restored 1936 Rhodes 30 owned by Pam Burke and Alan Miller, finished first with Cathy Latta racing on Zen, a BHOD, finished second on corrected time, and Carol Sewall finished third on C-Fever, also a BHOD.

Line honors for first across the line also went to Trivit with Bob Stanley on Wind’s Way a close second.

For more information contact Joe Comer at