A little rain wasn’t going to stop them from racing off the coast of Stonington!

$_35Lobster fishermen are a tough lot, so a little rain wasn’t going to stop them from racing off the coast of Stonington. “Oh, we’re out here to have a good time. That’s why we’re out here. We’re getting wet. We have a good time though,” says Nick Wiberg, the President of Stonington Lobster Boat Races. The pouring rain didn’t dampen the spirits of lobster boat racers and their fans in Stonington Sunday. “It’s fun, you know? It’s a Maine tradition. People go to horse races. We go to boat races,” says Douglas Wayne Dodge, a spectator. “We give out a lot of prizes, cash prizes and stuff, but more than likely it’s more for fun,” says Wiberg. In all 32 races were held off the fish pier in all different classes-from wooden boats to skiffs-gas to diesel. Video, read the rest here 11:14

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