Decades-old technology will pit itself against technology as old as mankind itself in the race, and the outcome likely will depend on which way the wind blows.
At 7 a.m. Monday, the 98-foot schooner Timberwind will set sail from Rockport, Maine, while Aquilino Alamo, a Boothbay Harbor-based physician, laces up his running shoes for the 42-mile run to Boothbay Harbor. Though winning isn’t his primary goal, Alamo said he’s hoping for wind in the face of the schooner to slow it down.
“Fortunately or unfortunately for me, I’m the only crazy runner they know in town,” said Alamo. “As long as they’re not pressed for time, I will run the whole course.”