RCS High School Team sailor Elizabeth Sherfey, center, and friends preparing for the Jan 7 Polar Dip

January 7 Polar Dip Planned for Schooner-Bound RCS Sailor

1/6/2012 - High School student Elizabeth Sherfey joined the Rockland Community Sailing High School Team last fall and had a blast learning to sail and race on agile two-person dinghies. Inspired by this experience, this year she will take her sailing passion to another level. She’ll spend a semester at sea aboard… SEE MORE
The view from Widow Island across to Calderwood Island, just off the eastern shore of North Haven.

The Perfect Summer Cruise Around Penobscot Bay

1/5/2012 - Last summer I experienced what all parties involved have deemed the "perfect cruise." Every once in while, everything comes together — the weather, the company, and the boat. The rest, well, the rest was history! Pulling out of Rockport Harbor in my friend Mark Abb's sturdy 21-foot center console powerboat,… SEE MORE
Sabre Yachts will have the Sabre 42 Salon Express on display at this year's New York Boat Show, Jan. 4-8..

Sabre Yachts Kicks Off 2012 Boat Show Season in NYC

1/3/2012 - This week we start the 2012 Boat Show season with the New York Boat Show. The show runs from the 4th through the 8th of January and is situated in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, right in the heart of the Big Apple. If you have the winter blues… SEE MORE
Leaving the Cape Cod Canal, bound for Provincetown. Photo by Tom Young/USHarbors.com.

Savoring the Beat of Provincetown on Cape Cod

12/29/2011 - Last fall I rode the tidal flow north out of the Cape Cod Canal heading for Maine. Exiting the north inlet, the swift current stacked up against the fifteen to twenty knots of northwesterly wind blowing across Cape Cod Bay. I had optimistically hoped that I might “pinch up” just… SEE MORE
MATTIE (formerly GRACE BAILEY, and today once again sailing under that name) headed homeward to Camden on Sept. 9, 1978.

A Few of the Camden Windjammers Throughout the Years

12/28/2011 - The Maine windjammer fleet started in Camden in the 1930s after an enterprising skipper named Frank Swift decided that vacationers might pay real money to sail on former cargo schooners. He was right, and the windjammer fleet has since expanded to harbors from Eastport to Portland. Here are a few… SEE MORE
Waking up in Pulpit Harbor is an experience not to be missed by any boater.

Best of the Best: An Overnight in Pulpit Harbor

12/21/2011 - It’s not without some local bias that I boast of Penobscot Bay as a world-class cruising area. And within these spectacularly varied sailing grounds the pinnacle, I would have to say, is Pulpit Harbor. As I’ve been lucky enough to sail much of our magnificent East Coast from the Canadian… SEE MORE
The 100' Swan "Red Sky" undergoes a winter refit inside one of Lyman-Morse's massive buildings. Photo courtesy of Lyman-Morse.

Refit of 100′ Swan “Red Sky” Underway in Thomaston

12/20/2011 - This fall Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Co. of Thomaston, Maine, welcomed the 100' Swan Red Sky and her crew back to Thomaston. Red Sky now has the distinction of holding the record for the longest mast pulled by the Lyman-Morse crew - 140 feet! The mast and Red Sky are both now… SEE MORE