The Maine Windjammer Association has announced winners in the 2018 Annual Photo Contest.  Each year, windjammer passengers and shutterbugs are invited to submit photos for consideration.  Winners are chosen in a number of categories.  This year’s first prize winner, Tracy Sheppard, was the home town hero, hailing from Rockland, home to five of the Maine Windjammer Association boats.  In fact, the Sheppard family scored high with Sean Sheppard taking home an Honorable Mention in the Best Overall category, and a Captain’s Favorite Award from Noah & Jane Barnes of the Schooner Stephen Taber.

The first prize overall winner was awarded a cruise of her choice in 2019.  Second and third place overall winners received gift certificates toward 2019 cruises.  All additional winners received gifts from the Maine Windjammer Association.


The overall winners of the 2018 Maine Windjammer Association photo contest, chosen by collective agreement of all Maine Windjammer Association captains, are,  1st Place,  Tracy Sheppard, of Rockland, for  “Parade of Sail;” 2nd Place,  Duane Hoffman, of Huntsville, Ala., for “Maine Scenery Aboard the Lewis R. French;” 3rd Place,  Mikael Carstanjen, of Orleans, Mass., for “Heritage in the Great Schooner Race” and Honorable Mention,  Sean Sheppard, of Rockland, for “Parade of Schooners.”


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