Article from Maine Windjammer Association August 2018 Newsletter ()
April 30, 2014
Be the First to Cruise This Season

Top Ten Reasons to Sail In May and June
credit: Tim Barber
Schooner Heritage reflects the stillness of a perfectly quiet evening at anchor after a full day of sailing in midcoast Maine.

1. Quiet Harbors

Captains love early-season sailing because they’re guaranteed to have their favorite harbors to themselves. Not that it’s ever really crowded, but the cruising yachts traditionally don’t arrive until July and August.    

credit: Karen Rogers
Harbor seal pups and their moms are often found hauled out on the rocks where they can rest.

2. Baby Seals

Without the noise of an engine, our windjammers can sail close to seal rookeries where you can ooh and aah at the baby seals to your heart’s content.

credit: Dirck Harris
Brighten up your vacation with lupines!

3. Lupines & Lilacs

Maine’s colorful lupines have inspired artists for generations. Just ask any child who’s read a copy of Barbara Cooney’s Miss Rumphius—lupines definitely make the world more beautiful. For our southern friends who enjoyed their lilacs ages ago, you get a second blooming!

4. Fresh Paint

After weeks and weeks of sanding, scraping, painting and varnishing, these boats look amazing!

credit: Captain Barry King
After months of anticipation and hard work getting the schooner ready to sail, these crew members aboard Mary Day are raring to go!

5. Fresh Captains & Crew!

After an especially long winter and eight months ashore, everyone is dying to go sailing! They can’t wait to show you around the Bay.

6. Long, Long Days

Around the summer solstice, you can enjoy more than 15 hours of daylight. Not only can see more, you can sail more, too!



7. Asparagus & Fiddleheads

These tasty delicacies are best enjoyed in late spring. Whenever possible, our cooks include lots of fresh, local ingredients on the menu.

8. Summer Kick-Off

A relaxing getaway in May or June is a great way to kick off the summer season. It’s also a great way to celebrate Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Graduation or “School’s Out Let’s Go Sailing!”

9. Best Beach-Combing

Winter storms toss lots of “treasures” ashore and it’s a point of pride for guests and crews to leave the beaches cleaner than they were found. From sea glass and lobster buoys to old boots and even a TV, you’ll never know what might wash ashore.

10. Lowest Rates

Sail away with savings (about 10%) on every early-season trip. Three-day trips average $617 per person; six-day cruises average $950 including all meals, accommodations and activities!

For more information about these packages, please visit our website.

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