Article from Maine Windjammer Association August 2018 Newsletter ()
August 24, 2013
Late Season Sailing Crisp Days, Great Sailing and Quiet Harbors!

credit: Craig Caldwell
Fall sailing means great sailing and gorgeous, golden light.


It’s the most colorful of the four temperate seasons, when the shorter days and autumn breezes bring clean, crisp air – perfect for sailing Maine’s spectacular coast. While the summer months have so much to offer, the cooler, quiet days of fall have their own special feel. On a cooler morning, there’s nothing quite like enjoying a hot mug of coffee and warm, freshly baked muffins on deck. Autumn breezes mean that, during the day, guests can experience some of the best sailing of the year and enjoy warm stews and chowders that are served underway for lunch. At day’s end, guests settle into a snug harbor and maybe row ashore to explore one of Maine’s quaint villages or one of the more than 3,000 islands dotting the coast.

credit: Greg Gettens
The American Eagle's aft cabin is a popular place to hang out on cooler, fall evenings.

Fall sailing means there are no lines to wait in and no rushing to the next destination – only days spent enjoying the stark beauty of Maine’s coast, the golden autumn light, and incredible sailing. 

credit: Ann Aronson
The small lighthouse off Kent Cove, North Haven, in the fall afternoon light.

Most of the windjammers offer cruises through Columbus Day Weekend. Schedules are available online.

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