HarborFest 2018 in Photos

Hampton Flyboard'S Dane Riva soars above the HarborFest whale Sunday, September 9. Michael Heller photos

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s annual HarborFest celebration took place over the weekend with a block party down Long Wharf, whaleboat racing, an arts and crafts fair, a village-wide sidewalk sale and, of course, the clam chowder tasting and competition. The weekend kicked off with a Spotlight on Boating and Fishing party sponsored by The Sag Harbor Express at the Breakwater Yacht Club. On Sunday, Team Whalers won the men’s whaleboat championship for a record 18th time, while the women’s team from Brown Harris Stevens won for the first time. Also first-time winners were the Sag Harbor Fire Department Juniors team in the Youth Division. Let’s take a look back through the lens of Sag Harbor Express photographer Michael Heller.

Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks rocked the house during the Spotlight on Boating and Fishing Party hosted by the Sag Harbor Express at the Breakwater Yacht Club on Friday evening, 9/7/18.
Attendees relaxed after checking out the watercraft on display during the Spotlight on Boating and Fishing Party.
Attendees mingled and checked out the boats on Friday evening.
Team Whalers, which included Billy Martin, Ray Pettigrew, Randy Lelan and Sal Lantiere, were crowned the 2018 Men’s Whaleboat Champions on Sunday.
The team from Brown Harris Stevens, including Jane Babcook, Kim Kakerbeck, Clare Tenkarian and Cynthia Barrett, won the Women’s championship
Cynthia Barrett and her crew from Brown Harris Stevens celebrate after beating the Corner Bar to win the women’s whaleboat championship.
The Sag Harbor Fire Department team celebrates after winning the Firefighter’s Cup on Sunday.
The Sag Harbor Fire Department’s juniors team, which included, from left to right, Hunter Hansen, Colby Wilson, Kyle Fordham and Jake Fordham, won the Whalers Cup for the junior division.
Fran Nill of The Corner Bar team reacts after they beat the Lady Whalers in a Sunday semifinal.
The Corner Bar and Lady Whalers teams got tangled up at the whale on Sunday.
The Clam Chowder Contest during the 2018 HarborFest celebration on Sunday.
The Sag Harbor Express whaleboat team races from shore.
Ray Pettigrew gave a heartfelt dedication and remembrence to all those who lost their lives to suicide, including his brother David, seen on his shirt, prior to the start of the day’s whaleboat races on Sunday.
Whaleboat teams gathered around Ray Pettigrew on Sunday as he read a tribute to those lost to suicide.
The children’s Tug-o-War Contest on Windmill Beach.