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, hails from Rockland, home to five of the Maine Windjammer Association boats. And Sean Sheppard took home an Honorable Mention in the Best Overall category, plus a Captain’s Favorite Award from Noah and Jane Barnes of the Schooner Stephen Taber.

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

To explore all the Maine Windjammer Association photo contest winners (from 2013 to 2018), visit the fleet’s online photo gallery at

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or