Nautical Delights photo contest winners


Photographers show us what they love most about boating

Members voted for their favorite photo in The Ensign’s Nautical Delights Photo Contest via an online poll and a traditional ballot at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. We invited photographers to submit their favorite photos to encapsulate what they love most about boating.

We narrowed the submissions down to four finalists: Harvey Bell, Jennifer Dalgarno, Steven Kelly and Eric Ringwall. Ringwall of Atlanta Sail & Power Squadron/17 won first place. Kelly of North Coast Ohio Sail & Power Squadron/7 took second place; Dalgarno of Dundalk Sail & Power Squadron/5 took third place; and Bell of Kennebec River Sail & Power Squadron/19 came in fourth place.

Weems & Plath provided the prizes for the winners. First place received a Brass Stormglass and Magnifier Chart Weight; second place, a Brass Stormglass and 8-inch One-Hand Divider; and third and fourth places, Compass Chart Weights.

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated. You can check out all of the entries at our Facebook page,

2017 Nautical Delights Photo Contest Winners

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