There was actually a race in 1966 between Art Totman in
his lightning and the
Transues(Bill Sr and Jr.).in Elsewhere. But fog rolled in
and nobody finished,
but, fortunately, nobody stayed lost. The next year saw the
I think Elsewhere won, but I wouldn't swear to it. The next year
brought two more boats
from Jonesport belonging to the Fishes (Harry Jr. and Sr.) and
who won, demonstrating that where to go when was quite important.
In the ensuing
years the regatta had good participation. Art Totman was a
driving force, and Dr. Karl Larson
was a steady participant. I can't remember exactly when the name
'Port and Starboard was introduced.
Maybe Art Totman, maybe Ellen Farnsworth, maybe one of the Fishes
might remember that.
It seems to me that there were a few races with as many as 14
Wally Kurz was a participant for a time, and after his death the race
was named for him.
Once we had a very snazzy finish line marked by two small
That time I remember groping through the fog and finding one of
trouble was we weren't sure which one, so we circled it both ways to be
of having crossed. The race has had many boats, some big---John
Islander, a big wooden cutter. A good sized schooner brought by
Ken Rich, Pisces
and Kittiwake from Jonesport, Jim Wells' boat Windswift from
Perry, Spectrum brought
by New Yorkers Sandy and Pip Wurmfeld, whose son Jeremy has
designed the e-33
(check it out on the web!). People from around here who
Mike and Kathy Carter, Jim and Phil Mayhew, Jeff Huntley,
Dick Jacques, Dave and Robin Rier, Harper Dean, Arthur Hill, Ed
Cates, and Kenneth Wood
I just found newspaper clippings from four regattas
1977 (10th, 11 boats),1983 (16th)
1987 (20th) and 1990 (23rd,11 boats).
The 1977 clipping refers to the P&S YC, so it is at least that old.