1 This was the last day of racing in the Northeast Harbor IOD World Championship regatta.
2 It was the second time in a decade that the Northeast Harbor Fleet hosted this event.
3 According to the class history, legendary American yachtsman, Cornelius Shields, originally conceived the idea for the International One-Design sloop in 1935.
4 Cornelius Shields commissioned designer-builder Bjarne Aas of Fredrikstad of Norway, to draw the plans for a 33-foot one-design racing sloop.
5 His design was made out of wood and included a hollow wooden mast that was 45 feet tall and carried 426 square feet of sail!
6 Interestingly, in 1938, the cost of the yacht was about $2,670 - $40,700 in current dollars!
7 Of course, IODs made today are constructed of fiberglass.
8 I have always admired the skills and experience needed to adjust for the sea conditions and varying wind speeds.
9 It was a perfect day for sailing!
10 In preparation for the party, the outdoor steamer across from stable, was fired up. Its fuel is birch logs and natural charcoal.
11 The 11-bean salad being prepared - All the dried beans came from Caesare, the chef/owner of Salumeria Rosi. http://www.salumeriarosi.com/
12 The almost completed bean salad
13 A closeup view - you can clearly see the great variety of beans.
14 The bean salad embellished
15 Ripe red tomatoes and chopped Italian parsley added color.
16 The biscuits I baked for the fisherman's stew were flavored with dill and rosemary.
17 The food on its way to the stable for the IOD reception - that's Tom, from the TV kitchen staff.
18 Grilling the bread
19 Flavorful grilled sausages were served at this table with mustards, grilled bread, and the bean salad.
20 The sausages from Schaller & Weber http://www.schallerweber.com/ were a big hit.
21 And so were the frittatas made from my eggs!
22 This cooker is the greatest for steaming lobsters, clams, mussels and for cooking paella.
23 No one could believe the size, beauty, and flavor of this paella - so very, very good!
24 We went to the beach to collect fresh seaweed for the garnish of the fisherman's stew.
25 Posing with Pierre and Tom, who helped cook for the weekend.
26 Pierre serving the fisherman's stew
27 It's so easy to steam, cook, and grill vast amounts of food on this cooker.
28 The amazing bean salad and bratwurst on crusty grilled bread
29 Here I am with David Rockefeller Jr. and his wife, Susan.
30 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology crowd and me - they teach sailing at MIT.
31 I told my sailing stories - the Marblehead-Halifax race on 'Cascade' and other sailing disasters - I did not fit in with this crowd!
32 The presentation of gifts
33 Horseshoes were set up, although I did not see anyone toss.
34 After the feast, guests were invited onto the terrace to enjoy the view of Seal Harbor and to sip chilled wine.