A gorgeous sunset over the Camden hills during our first overnight of the 2012 sailing season.

Overcoming Spring’s Inertia on the Maine Coast

5/7/2012 - Having been frustrated with either rain or bone chilling cold most of April, the cold, gray, miserable weather Saturday just would not seem to clear off — until about 3 pm. Enough already, we were going cruising for our first long overdue overnight. It was a pleasant passage, though almost… SEE MORE
Yacht racing is about going as fast as possible, in as beautiful places as possible. ERR feeder race, West Penobscot Bay, 2011.

Some Motivation As We Ready for Racing Season

5/4/2012 - If you're like many sailors right now, you've got a few drops of bottom paint on your shoes today and the smell of varnish is fresh in your nose (if not on your hands). This is the time when we put in the hard labor in the boatyard so that… SEE MORE
Sail Newport's "Shipwrecked on the Small Screen" party and fundraiser will be held May 12.

Sail Newport Turns to the Small Screen for Fun

5/2/2012 - Last year's "Totally Shipwrecked" party was such a success, Sail Newport has brought the event back for another spin. This time, though, Newport's public access sailing center is turning to the small screen for fun and inspiration, with the May 12 fundraiser playing off a variety of television themes. Doors… SEE MORE
Two Harbor Marine's new work barge put the width abilities of Wayfarer Marine's Ascom Lift to the test..

A Yacht It’s Not: Launching a New Work Boat

5/2/2012 - There's always excitement around a new launch, and that's just as much the case with workboats as it is with yachts. Wayfarer Marine had a particularly unique launching on May 1, a self-propelled work barge built by Rockport Steel for Brad and Adam Scott of Two Harbor Marine. The Scott… SEE MORE
Camden, Maine, where the mountains really do meet the sea.

Camden: A Full Appreciation

5/1/2012 - Camden is one of the most beautiful places on this earth, let alone on the Maine coast. I count it as a daily blessing that I can walk to the shores of Penobscot Bay, or hike the twisting trails of Camden Hills State Park. The light that hangs over the… SEE MORE
The winter covers are coming off, and the boatyards are getting lively. Sweet spring!

Uncovering the Fleet

4/30/2012 - Spring has finally arrived in virtually all of our favorite harbors across the country, which means winter covers are coming off and fleets are being readied for the water everywhere. The boating season can't come soon enough for me; when is your scheduled launch date this year? SEE MORE
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Publisher John K. Hanson, Jr., at the helm of SINCERITY as owner Trygve Bratz, of Camden, looks on.

Maine Crews & Boatyards Savor Antigua Memories

4/30/2012 - The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta has come to a close, and by all accounts the event was a hit, especially for the Maine boatyard crews — not to mention the publisher of the Magazine of the Coast — who made the trip to the Caribbean. In addition to the top-quality racing… SEE MORE