Family Charter Downeast

Experienced dinghy sailors take a week off to explore the Maine coast and the wonders of Penobscot Bay  (published March 2017) My family has sailed a lot of miles and, while that includes several cruises, the majority of our time is spent on Midwestern lakes racing on course circles. We

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Sailing Blue Nun

Circumnavigators downsize to a smaller cruising boat and find themselves asking , "when is small too small?"  (published March 2017) Looking back, Frenchman Bay in Downeast Maine was a fitting place for Tom and me to open the third leg in our cruising career. This was the part where we

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Destination Maine

How to sail to Maine and back this summer  (published June 2012) Maine is one of America’s fabled cruising destinations, yet few East Coast and Caribbean sailors actually make it all the way Down East for a summer cruise. Time is always an issue, as is the likelihood of having

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A Sailor’s Mecca

Maine's slogan is right: this is truly the way life should be  (published June 2012) Ah! What pleasant visions haunt me As I gaze upon the sea! All the old romantic legends, All my dreams, come back to me. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who penned these words in “The Secret of

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