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The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 15 Number 3 June 2012 F E AT U R E S


It’s not just the fish


A center-console offshore cruise


Love and outlaw music, Perspectives.


GMORA turns 40, Racing Pages.


Good news for bluefins, Fishing report.


A trip down Memory Lane, Last Word.


My boating goes way beyond strictly fishing and includes bird-watching, photography and visits to countless harbors and islands in western Long Island Sound. By Richard DeMarte

A 225-mile open-ocean cruise from Plymouth, Mass., to Nantucket, and then on to Boston in a well-found 16-footer is well-planned and efficiently executed. By Joe Kelly

Strider goes . . . cruising? My usual waterborne sortie is a hard-charging affair, but this time I had no plan or goal beyond finally flying the Canadian courtesy flag. It was grand. By Roger Long LAST WORD



Memory Lane an Egg Harbor wake Memory Lane isn’t just the driveway leading to a nursing home; it can be a fun route to travel if you’re cruising with an old boating buddy. By Capt. Mike Martel

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David Roper

If the Dalai Lama had a boat He’d probably be a classic cruiser. Robin McCarthy

Love, outlaw music, and ties that bind Their tune has a lot more twang. Richard de Grasse

An open letter to Phil Weld Your advice put us back on course. D E PA R T M E N T S Letters..........................................7 Join the 2012 seabird count; More data on forerakers. Mystery Harbor ............................9 It’s an interesting N.H. eel-rut. New Mystery Harbor on page 11. News ..........................................21 Tall Ship Challenge Newport; America’s Cup World Series. The Racing Pages ........................56 New Englanders excel in USVI; 40 years of Gulf of Maine racing; NYYC Annual Regatta update. Media ........................................64 “Down East Schooners and Shipmasters” by I. Grenon; “MoonWind at Large” by Constant Waterman.

Yardwork ...................................66 Tales of a traveling boatbuilder; Riggs Cove Rentals has day trawler; Johns Bay launches lobster cruiser. Calendar.....................................68 Regattas, safety inspections, seminars. Tides .....................................72-73 Distribution............................76-79 Final passages ............................81 John B. Lavin, Thomas O. Cole, Robert A. Connell. Fetching along ............................82 Mount Desert’s redeeming qualities. Fishing reports............................84 South: Fluke, seabass, scup, stripers; North: Good news for West Atlantic bluefins.



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The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 15, Number 3 Publisher Joseph Burke Editor Nim Marsh Marketing director Bernard Wideman Ad representatives Lynn Emerson Whitney Gerry Thompson, David Stewart Ad design Holly St. Onge Art Director Custom Communications/John Gold Contributors David Roper, David Buckman, Randy Randall, Roger Long, Mike Martel Delivery team Christopher Morse, Victoria Boucher, Will Nadauld, Jeff Redston Points East, a magazine by and for boaters on the coast of New England, is owned by Points East Publishing, Inc, with offices in Portsmouth, N.H. The magazine is published nine times annually. It is available free for the taking. More than 25,000 copies of each issue are distributed through more than 700 outlets from Greenwich, Conn., to Eastport, Maine. The magazine is available at marinas, yacht clubs, chandleries, boatyards, bookstores and maritime museums. If you have difficulty locating a distribution site, call the office for the name of the distributor closest to you. The magazine is also available by subscription, $26 for nine issues by first-class mail. Single issues and back issues (when available) cost $5, which includes first-class postage. All materials in the magazine are copyrighted and use of these materials is prohibited except with written permission. The magazine welcomes advice, critiques, letters to the editor, ideas for stories, and photos of boating activities in New England coastal waters. A stamped, self-addressed envelope should accompany any materials that are expected to be returned.

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Banking bogus good-day chips ne upon a time, there was a boating magazine Race, the 37-foot Hunter 376 Aegean, with a crew of that promised, by allusion, that Paradise lay four, was reported lost 10 miles off the Mexican coast 100 miles off our coast, that by the time you after a debris field – including three bodies and the woke up in your berth the next morning and peeked boat’s transom – was located. Conditions were said to out the forward hatch, you might hear the faint brang be good, with good visibility and moderate six- to of a steel band, catch the exotic scent of sun-baked eight-foot swells. Bermuda cedar laced with the perfume of tropical In New England waters, April 22 was a bad day for flora, and, if your eyesight was strong, you might even five small-boat anglers and a kayaker. In the late make out the tops of palms. evening that day, Coast Guard crews rescued two fishWell, over the years, numerous boats sailing under ermen from a sinking 20-foot boat four miles southeast this misconception quickly returned to port with sails of Fairhaven, Mass. A Woods Hole 41-foot rescue boat in shreds, vangs pulled out of decks and masts, crew and a Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Coast dinghies lost overboard, halGuard Air Station Cape Cod yards and sheets in cat’s-craresponded. Fairhaven Harbor dles, and crewmembers Master and Fire Rescue, New stalking off the docks, never to Bedford Marine Police and go to sea again. And the mesTowboat U.S. assisted in the sage was received, loud and search. The same day, a Coast clear, that, if Paradise does exGuard Station Cape Cod ist, the image of it exists only Canal 45-foot response boat in our heads, and the reality of rescued two fisherman from a it is earned after some cold, sinking 17-footer two miles hard slogs to windward in east of Barnstable, Mass. heavy seas, interspersed with These three anglers were calms and grand sizzling lucky. reaches. The kayaker was not so forIn short, at sea you pay for This boat was photographed by a cruise-ship passenger tunate: The 51-year-old was the good days with the bad after the vessel had drifted in the Atlantic for months, a recovered “unresponsive” by a days. Or, as Mark Twain grizzly reminder of the risks in the games we play. Coast Guard rescue helicopter lamented, “Bermuda [replace, near Saco Bay, Maine. The as needed, with St. Martin, the Virgin Islands, An- kayaker had been kayaking to Bluff Island from Pine tigua, etc.] is a paradise, but you have to go through Point. Two days later, the Coast Guard was searching Hell to get there.” Which is often the case. for a possible missing kayaker after an unmanned This past year, for a number of recreational kayak was located in the Annisquam River south of mariners, Paradise has been in short supply, and bad Wingaersheek Beach, Mass. We never learned whether days have been banking the good-day chips in record the occupant was lost or the kayak simply blew off the numbers. We were reminded of this when, in March, shore. the cruise ship Prisendam encountered the Island We are of the live-by-the-sword, die-by-the-sword Packet 380 Triple Stars in the Atlantic, having drifted school when it comes to boating, inshore or offshore. unmanned for four months. A cargo ship rescued the However, we don’t consider ourselves fatalistic. Rather, skipper after his wife was swept overboard in 25-foot- we know the stakes every time we head out, and we seas during a Rhode Island to St. Martin rally. are tempered by this age-old Biblical maxim to the deIn April, James Bradford’s Sydney 38 Low Speed gree that sometimes we cut our ventures short and Chase, competing in the 100-year-old, 48-mile Faral- head for home, or simply don’t go at all when all the lones Race out of San Francisco, hit the bricks at numbers don’t come up right. Southeast Farallon Island. Five of the eight crewmemAbout the Farallones Race tragedy, San Francisco bers died. According to a survivor, all were wearing life Yacht Club Director Ed Lynch said, “An event like this jackets, but none was clipped in, although eight safety that happens of this magnitude is going to hit every harnesseses were available aboard. sailor and every racer right in the heart.” We are Later in the month, during the 65th Annual New- sobered by this story and all the others described port (Calif.)-to-Ensenada (Mexico) International Yacht above, and we hope you will be, too.



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Letters Randy liked the Bantam stories I’m glad you’ve been running Dick Dickson’s story about resurrecting Bantam (Bantam, 80-Year-Old Alden Cutter, Sails Again,” April and “Bantam: A Most Decent Proposal,” May). He and I were friends at the University of Maine all those many years ago. When he swung by our marina last year, he told me all about his love affairs with the boat and his new wife. We’ve been pretty busy around here this spring. Last fall, we built five new docks. Then a few weeks ago, as we were launching all the docks, we discovered three more in tough shape. We decided to hustle and build three more new docks. That set us back at least a week. Randy Randall Marston’s Marina Saco, Maine

scribed as the last frontier of bird knowledge. If you are a novice seabirder, you can still make a contribution by taking photos of any seabirds you see trailing alongside your boat and then noting the latitude and longitude. The birding-aboard community at Facebook.com/Birding.Aboard will help you identify and report the species. All the data goes to the eBird database (www.ebird.org), where it becomes a resource for scientists and citizens worldwide. Tally sheets are available for download at Facebook.com/Birding.Aboard, then selecting “SeaBC/Resources” at the upper right. If you don’t already have a field guide onboard, I recommend “The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America,” or Michael Tove’s “Guide to the Offshore Wildlife of the Northern Atlantic,” a single guide that includes birds, whales, sea turtles, and more. Let’s focus all those binoculars and cameras on seabirds. Diana Doyle m/v Semi-Local diana@birdingaboard.com

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The “foreraker” spoken of in W.R. Cheney’s Guest Perspective, “Sanderling Wanted, with Foreraker,” in the April issue was an obvious touch of humor woven with a bit of old-fashioned doubletalk; however, the word “Foreraker” rang some tiny bells in my head. During the 1940s, my family owned a 30-meter sloop, built in Norway. She was 37 feet long (the beam I cannot remember); however, she was shaped like a splinter. The mast was wood, box built and laminated all the way to the top, but it had a built-in bend, curve, or rake in the upper two-thirds of the mast. As I recall, the mast step set the lower one-third of the mast to a forward angle of a few degrees, and then the curve reversed the direction aft. There were standard stays – running backstays, shrouds and forestays – and a saddletype attachment that kept the forward bend of the mast in tune. This rogue stay was similar in utility to a common boom vang. It was attached about two-thirds of the way up the mast on the leading side and cabled to a thru-bolted deck plate (perhaps a chadwick plate?). I remember that my father called it a fore-rake saddle, or “fore-raker.” That was the last time I ever heard the name or expression, or even the application. However, the vessel was built as an experimental design in the late 1920s or ’30s in Norway for Prince Olaf, and was used only a few times before being sold Points East June 2012


to someone in this country (so the story went). The saddle was on a block that was slackened when coming about and taken up again when the jib filled. I remember my dad and brother being so careful about setting this saddle to counter the strain of the backstays on this bent or raked mast. I’m not sure the word “foreraker” was something my dad coined, or if it was actually the proper term for experimental hardware on a Europeon raked mast. Any suggestions? Vin Dugas Portsmouth, R.I. Editor’s note: This missive from the Bard of the Bay really got the intellectual (if we can use that word in Points East) juices flowing. We checked the Cornell Maritime Press “Encyclopedia of Nautical Knowledge” and found this definition for “fore-rake”: “Forward inclination from perpendicular of a vessel’s stem or cutwater, or of masts.” It seems logical that any device intended to control forward mast rake would naturally be termed a “foreraker.”

Cruise for Life picking up speed Thank you, all the wonderful friends of Cruise for Life (“Cancer Fundraiser Seeking Boaters,” News, May). We’re picking up good momentum, and we’re

looking forward to a generous first-year donation to Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund. Boats are signing up and people are making generous contributions. If you don’t have a boat and are not part of a participating crew, but want to raise money to support the fight against cancer and attend the Celebration of Life in Provincetown on July 28, please contact me through our website (www.cruiseforlife.org). You can also sign up with donations on our website. We are pleased to announce that all boats registered by June 15 will receive one night’s mooring in Provincetown included with their participation fee (while supplies last). We truly appreciate your support of cancer research and look forward to seeing you at the Celebration of Life. Mike Handler, Founder Cruise for Life Walpole, Mass.

Charles cruise June 2: Correction In the May Letters column, in a note from Dave Amicangioli about a Charles River Cruise, we wrongly interpreted “WYC” as standing for Watertown Yacht Club. In this case, WYC was short for Winthrop Yacht Club, from which the Charles River cruise will start. Our apologies.—Ed.


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MYSTERY HARBOR/And th e winner is...

Locals call this anchorage the Back Channel Great to hear I won! I need a new hat. The Mystery Harbor in the May issue is the Back Channel at New Castle, N.H. It is a tidal cove and has limited access due to the bridges from Rye, N.H., and Portsmouth. If you can get into the Back Channel, and do not draw much water, the holding ground is mud and the protection is good. There are no [transient] moorings, anchoring only. If you go by dinghy, you can get into Portsmouth, N.H. very easily. The picture is taken from the New Castle cemetery, looking toward the New Castle Bridge in the direction of Portsmouth. The boat in the picture is Atsa My Boat. George Almgren New Castle, N.H.

We lived nearby at Wentworth This is a mooring and anchorage area south of the causeway between New Castle and Goat Island, in Portsmouth, N.H. We lived aboard our boat at Wentworth Marina for several years, and made many trip between Little Harbor and Strawbery Bank in Portsmouth. The area does have some anchoring room, but mostly permanent moorings. Also, this spot is across across the road from Kittery Point Yacht Club. We are both retired and travel full-time aboard Antares, our catamaran, and our fifth-wheel RV. We still consider Portsmouth home. Gary Riehlman Portsmouth, N.H.

My boathouse is on the river side The mystery harbor is the Back Channel in New Castle, N.H. This photo was taken from the Riverside

Cemetery. The bridge in the background leads to Goat Island, then the causeway takes you into New Castle. I grew up in New Castle, and my boathouse, which sits on the beach on the river side of the causeway, has views that overlook the Back Channel. Growing up as a kid, I would build rafts and paddle around this area. It’s very protected, but it does get shallow in there at low tide. I have a mooring in the channel leading into this area, just to the left of the photo that is shown. The channel into this area is not marked, but if you follow the moorings it’s a pretty safe journey. Michael Finn Stratham, N.H.

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Fleet 9 Cape Frosties sail here It looks like Back Channel Goat Island in New Castle N.H. This is where the New Hampshire Fleet 9 Cape Cod Frosties sail every Sunday all winter long. Tim Purington via email

cove is just off the causeway connecting the island with Portsmouth, and on the way to Wentworth by the Sea. Cody Cartnick Dover, N.H.

ID from ‘somewhere off Nauset’ Did Tyco CEO build a house here? The Mystery Harbor in the May issue is Little Harbor, on the border of Portsmouth and New Castle, N.H. The photo was probably taken from New Castle, looking out to Shapleton Island. A wide-angle lens would have probably picked up the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard off to the right. The house (estate) in the background was rumored to have been built by the fallen former CEO of Tyco, Dennis Kozlowski, and there’s plenty to see and do in picturesque Portsmouth, from Strawbery Banke to the numerous shops and restaurants. Keep up the good work! Scott C. MacLean Portland, Maine

Small-boat, low-bridge grounds I take my boat and kayak on cruises around New Castle Island, off Portsmouth, N.H., as I live just up river from there. A great cruise and very protected for boats that can make it under low, fixed bridges. This

As I was enjoying a sunrise obscured by clouds and gray this morning, while delivering a boat from Brooklin, Maine, to Nantucket, I found myself staring at the boat pictured in your Mystery Harbor and thinking to myself, well that boat is a dead giveaway to someone. A few moments later I realized, AHA! I know that boat! I have raced my Cape Cod Frosty around that very boat for years as the owner seems to have his haul-out date set well into the winter for some reason. The harbor, if you want to call it that, is the Back Channel area behind Kittery Point Y.C., and it is connected to the Piscataqua River on the other side of a causeway to the north. That little body of water is in New Castle, N.H. I guess it’s fitting that the boat in the picture is named Atsa My Boat, because it was the key to identifying this otherwise unremarkable shot of a very familiar body of water. Eli Slater Somewhere off Nauset

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Be the first to identify this mystery harbor and you’ll win a designer Points East yachting cap that will make you the envy of every boater. Tell us a bit about how you know the spot. Your experiences there, moorings available, anchorages in the area, holding ground, depths, protection from what directions, hazards at the approach, historical and personal anecdotes, whether or not your boat is moored there, any local characters, wildlife, nearby provisioning, things to do nearby, etc. Send your answers to editor@pointseast.com or mail them to editor, Points East Magazine, P.O. Box 1077, Portsmouth, NH, 03802-1077.

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Perspectives If the Dalai Lama had a boat hen the Dalai Lama was asked what surprised him most about humanity, he answered: “Man.” “He is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present,” he continued, “the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” A few weeks ago, my brother Chris lent me his electric drill, and I’d carried it around in the car for too long before returning it. So, though I was already late for supper after painting Elsa’s bottom, I swung by my brother’s boat to drop it off. His Jeep was there by the boat, with the tailgate open, exposing an interior jam packed with “stuff.” In the midst of the pile, I could just make out a small child’s car seat. The seat was there for “Mondays with Gib,” the day he cared for his inquisitive 2-year-old grandson.


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Love, outlaw music, and the ties that bind e don’t always have to agree on everything. We just both have to always love country music.” This is my partner, Elias, on love and relationships. We live aboard our 24-foot Bristol Corsair, Mama Tried. She is named such because Merle Haggard wailed it first: “{Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied.” While Elias and I are not the same breed of derelict as the character in that song, we are both deeply in love with early country music – and not exactly the adults our mothers expected us to be. The relationship between music and the sea is rich and far older than I, but our tune has just a bit more twang. In a way, Elias is right: Country music is where our friendship began, when we were both working as crew on Wanderbird, a small expeditioncruise vessel traveling in Maine, Nova Scotia, Canada and Greenland. During spring fitting-out that season, we were tasked one day with painting the ship’s aft deck together. We painted and talked about outlaw country music – Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings – all morning. After lunch, we talked about boats. Elias thought he might like to own one, maybe live aboard one day. I thought it was a ridiculous idea. I


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knew people who owned boats; I had seen how miserable they were. It wasn’t for me, I’d be happy to crew on other people’s vessels for quite some time. Six months later, Elias and I were shopping for a sailboat together. The Wanderbird season was ending, we’d fallen in love, and we needed a home. We had a combined $3,000. Somewhere along the line, I had been convinced to live aboard a sailboat for a Maine winter. Our first day off Wanderbird, we borrowed a station wagon and a Willie Nelson CD from my parents and set off driving around Maine searching for a boat. We came home empty-handed, but after a week of similar excursions, we finally found the Bristol 24 at the Northeast Sailboat Rescue in

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which we could not afford and did not want aboard. On a calm day, we can listen to our favorite tunes under way, which affords a whole new level of joy. At times, living aboard has felt like a collection of sacrifices: There are a lot of things we don’t have or don’t do in order to live this strange and wonderful life. But more often it has simply allowed me to select my favorite parts of life, load them onto my boat, and sail away from everything else. The record player is one of those things; it was not a standard feature on 1968 production boats, but it’s part of us, and so it has become part of our boat. It eases us through foul weather, tough conversations, and pivotal moments of compromise. I doubt we will own Mama Tried for too long. We love her, and she is uniquely tailored to our needs, but she’s small, and there is always The Next Boat to dream of. But I’m certain we’ll take the record player with us when we go. We don’t always have to agree, but we always have to remember why we’re floating here in the first place. At this point, it has nothing to do with money, or even sailing or music. We like it. We like the way we are when we’re living this way. And should we ever forget that the common thread is love, there is a decent library of country songs to remind us. Robin and Elias live aboard in Belfast, Maine, where Elias works at the local boatyard and Robin is a freelance writer. This summer, they are refitting their new sailboat, an Allied Seawind 30.

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An open letter to Phil Weld n his third attempt, at age 65, Phil Weld won the 1980, Plymouth, England to Newport, R.I., OSTAR (Observer Singlehanded Transatlantic Race) in his trimaran Moxie. He was undoubtedly one of the best trimaran sailors who ever lived. He lived in Gloucester, Mass., and sailed out of Dick Newick’s trimaran boatyard in Yarmouth, Maine. I met him before and after the race; both meetings changed my sailing and my life. Here is my letter to him: Dear Phil: You may remember when we met in the waiting area at Logan Airport just before the 1980 OSTAR. You were carrying a complex piece of stainless-steel hardware. I recognized it as having to do with a sailboat and asked you about it. We discussed the OSTAR, Moxie and the hardware you were carrying. You said, while sailing to England to qualify for the 1980 OSTAR, you found a way to improve Moxie’s self-steering and that the hardware was a minor modification. As it turned out the self-steering performed very well; you won the race. As your flight was being called, you told me the gear was designed and built by a




fellow named Gerry Ratcliffe, in Pembroke, Mass. I wrote it down and didn’t forget. After you won the OSTAR, I got the idea of entering the 1984 OSTAR. I signed up with the Royal Western Yacht Club and began looking for a boat. My search quickly led me to Dick Newick’s boatyard in Yarmouth, Maine. Dick had built several race-winning trimarans, including Moxie, and had a recent OSTAR racer for sale in the yard. My youngest son, Scott, and I took a trip from Stowe, Vt., where we lived at the time, to Yarmouth to look at Tom Grossman’s trimaran Kriter VII now renamed Sponsor Chaser. As I remember, Tom came in a respectful 11th in the 1980 OSTAR. Sponsor Chaser was a bare-bones, flat-out, racing trimaran: No head, a three- by six-foot piece of plywood for a berth, no galley (a single-burner, gimbaled Primus stove), and, of course, no motor. Belowdecks in the center hull was nearly all sail storage. The amas were empty to save weight. The six-foot by six-foot self-draining cockpit was completely surrounded by winches, bisected only by the tiller. Sheets and halyards led to the cockpit from ev-



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After we parted, while Scott and I were driving back to Stowe, I decided yours was the best advice I had been given in recent memory; my urge to compete was reeled in. The following day, I called or wrote (I can’t remember) OSTAR headquarters at the Royal Western Yacht Club in England and told them to take my name off the 1984 entry list. In reality, I breathed a sigh of relief. I told my wife Kathy about my talk with you and of my decision. As a result, we bought the extraordinary Tartan 34 we have today. Gerry Ratcliffe came to Vermont and installed the self-steering gear, like the one you had on Moxie, on our Tartan, Endeavour. It has steered us faithfully around the Atlantic and all over the Caribbean. Thanks Phil. Fairwinds, Dick de Grasse Phil Weld donated Moxie to the U.S. Naval Academy after he won the 1980 OSTAR. He died at age 69 on the streets of Boston, soon after our visit in Yarmouth, Maine. Dick and Kathy de Grasse have been sailing all their 54 years of married life. They sailed to Europe and back on the Tartan to qualify as Ocean Cruising Club members and Commodores in the Seven Seas Cruising Association. They live on Islesboro, Maine, where they host the Seven Seas Cruising Association Downeast Gam every summer – this year Aug. 4, and they winter on Endeavour somewhere in the tropics.

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TALL SHIPS, from Page 21 challenges and adventures of seafaring,” said Bert Rogers, Tall Ships America executive director. “This series is a celebration of our maritime heritage and these fundamental values that define us as Americans.” While in port, the ships will be open to the public for viewing, and many will feature dockside exhibits and lively interactions with the crew. Each ship has its own educational mission and style, providing the American public with a rich selection of programs, all conforming to Tall Ships America’s credo: Adventure and Education Under Sail. Between ports, the vessels can compete in four offshore races: from Savannah to Cape Fear, N.C.; Greenport to the Chesapeake Bay Entrance; Newport to Cape Ann, Mass.; and Sable Island, Canada, to Halifax. FMI: www.tallshipsamerica.org editor@pointseast.com

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America’s Cup World Series Newport, R.I., June 26-July 1 Newport is the final stop in the inaugural America’s Cup World Series (ACWS), which will feature both fleet and match racing. The event will take place June 26 - July 1. For the first time, America’s Cup racing will be held inside Narragansett Bay, with excellent spectator views of the racecourse from the AC Village at Fort Adams. The regatta will provide an opportunity to watch the world’s top sailors compete in the cutting-edge AC45 wing-sailed catamarans, which will be debuting in competition on the East Coast. The inner courtyard of Fort Adams will host an Exploration Zone comprised of exhibits for marine science, weather, ocean conservation, interactive displays, lectures, demonstrations, movies and children’s activities. Food, beverages and vendors will be available. For more details and where to watch, visit www.americascup.com.


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Don’t miss Maine’s Sail, Power, Steam Museum The Sail, Power & Steam Museum, Sharp’s Point South, at 75 Mechanic St. in the South End of Rockland, Maine, is situated on the grounds of the old Snow Shipyard. This is a working, hands-on museum with sailmaking and rigging rooms, make-and-break gas engines and steam engines, old shipbuilding tools, architectural builder’s half models, complete caulking tools, a working sail maker’s bench, a navigation room with two working radars, a shipwreck room featuring wrecks of 1898, – a model display of working schooners steam boats. Sail on the museum flagship, the Rekord. She chugs on free two-hour harbor cruises exploring the inaccessible reaches of Rockland Harbor. Bring the kids. FMI: Call Captain Jim Sharp at 207-701-7627, email: ssmuseum@midcoast.com, www.sharpspointsouth.com.

War of 1812 products will honor bicentennial As the nation kicks off maritime celebrations to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, NOAA is releasing special navigation products that will make historic events come alive for recreational mariners. These events, organized by NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey, with help from the U.S. Navy, are scheduled in Boston for June 29-July 6. Available, free, online are special Booklet Charts that include nautical charts, OPSail Tall Ship parade routes, and historical background for activities planned in five ports holding official bicentennial events. Coast Survey has also produced commemorative chart posters for the five ports. The PDF posters, available free from the web, depict naval stories from the War of 1812, illustrated with historical charts and artwork. FMI: www.noaanews.noaa.gov.


SSCA Downeast Gam set for Aug. 4 The 22st annual Downeast Gam will be held Saturday, Aug. 4 at Dick and Kathy de Grasse’s cottage at the north end of Gilkey Harbor, Islesboro Island, Maine (44 16.9N/68 55.9W). The cottage is a short walk from the town ferry dock, where a few, large, hard dinghies can tie up. Most dinghies land on the seaweed beach in front of the cottage. A dinghy raft up will be held in the anchorage on Friday Aug. 3 about 5 p.m. Gilkey Harbor is a large, all-weather harbor with good holding and few lobster pots. Saturday festivities begin about 11 a.m., with a potluck lunch around noon. A grill and ice will be available. Bring books to swap, and stuff to sell or give away. John Mitchell, Islesboro historian, will highlight the island’s history. T-shirts, and other memorabilia will be for sale. VHF Channel 68 will be monitored from Wednesday through the weekend. Fog-free weather has been promised. FMI: 7816355439, or 207-734-6948 after June 1.

New England Science & Sailing news New England Science & Sailing (NESS) has formed a partnership with Boat Coach USA to offer a Connecticut state-approved course in safe boating and personal watercraft use. The course satisfies state requirements allowing individuals to apply for and obtain a Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate and/or Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation. The course offers Boat Coach USA’s experience in community water sports education, but also the opportunity for participants to gain on-water experience as they learn. FMI: www.nessf.org.

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Bass, blues and baitfish A broad mix of fish – including blues, striped bass, fluke, porgies, albies, weakfish and blackfish – are what makes western Long Island Sound such a special fishing area. My earliest memory of being on the water is when, as a 3-year-old, my father got me hooked on boating and fishing. It’s in our blood and has been for generations. I’m fortunate to be fishing here now, since the western sound has rebounded from the dog days of the 1980s and ’90s, when hypoxia, overfishing and pollutants choked nearly every drop of life out it. Now that environmentalists, conservationists, communities, government and individuals have banded together to protect these waters, they are once again full of life. Points East June 2012


Richard takes out a few of his friends (right) for a day of swimming and fishing fun aboard his Sea Fox 256WA. That’s him in the blue shirt. He’s all smiles (left) as he prepares to release a keeper striper he’s just landed. His father, Joe Demarte, is set to release this pair of linesides.

Striped bass, for example, are thriving here in numbers not seen for decades, and my catches have ranged in size from two-pound schoolies to many 20-plus pounders, 11 over 30 pounds, and, my personal best, a 47-inch beauty that tipped the scales at 36 pounds. To date, 66 of the nearly 1,000 stripers I’ve tagged have

been re-caught and reported back to me. Not surprisingly, most calls were from within 50 miles, but a few of those stripers traveled quite a distance and made their summer homes as far north as Cape Cod and winter homes as far south as the Chesapeake Bay. For spring and summer striper fishing, a typical

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morning finds me anchored up tight to the rocks in skinny water along the mouths of my local harbors, where I’ll swim a few live bunker. The excitement begins when one of those live-lined baitfish starts to scamper nervously. There’s nothing like watching a slow-swimming bunker shift into a high speed, circling at the surface – a sign that a striper has spotted them. What often follows is a strong, hungry striper coming up from underneath the bunker and slapping it right out of the water several times with its broomlike tail to stun it, then quickly circling around to gulp it head-first. Then my reel starts to scream and the game is on! Whether the striper gets away or I’m fortunate to land and release it, we both win either way. It’s what keeps me coming back for more. Exclusive use of circle hooks minimizes the impact I have on this ecosystem; virtually all fish are safely released. And logging and sharing all my catch data with the scientific and conservationist communities enhances the quality of the information I contribute to their research and data collection. Teaching others to be good stewards of these waters and environmentally conscious is my duty, and I take that very seriously as well.

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Nesting ospreys (left), once virtually non-existent in the area, now make their homes on all six of the nesting poles and platforms along the Greenwich, Conn., shoreline. A brown pelican (right) is a rare and special sight in western Long Island Sound, and this one appears to be summering here.

bays, coves, harbors, islands and restaurants is staggering. Learning the intricacies of all of them is a lifelong journey I have just begun. Visiting them at dead-low tide and logging individual rocks and depths along the shorelines is a labor of love for me. When I visit them again at mid- or high tide, I now can venture into some of my favorite swimming and fishing spots, which are


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Early morning boating and fishing never ceases to amaze me. It breathes life into my entire being and refreshes me to the core every time. It’s like being born over and over again.

about how many pictures you can take. And this maximizes your chances of shooting and amazing photo of a bird in its nest, taking off, or swooping down to grab a fish. The birds I photographed last summer included great cormorants, a brown pelican (very rare), ospreys, mute swans, seagulls, arctic terns, shearwaters, herons and egrets. I was also fortunate enough to spot a bald eagle taking off from the stone wall on Great Captain Island. It swooped directly over my boat, then turned and headed west over the trees on the island and out of view. This was the first time I’d ever seen a bald eagle, and although the show lasted only 20 seconds at most (not enough time for me to grab my camera), I was awestruck. It was massive, with a wingspan of at least six feet. I will never forget that sight. However, my favorite bird to watch, photograph and listen to is the osprey. A member of the hawk family, these are majestic creatures and fierce fish hunters. A few dozen times each year, while using live bunker for striper bait, I jump to my feet at the sound of a scream-

ing reel. I grab the rod, tighten the line, and watch my line levitate into the air. An osprey has swooped down and latched its sharp talons into my one- or two-pound pound bunker and is trying to fly away with it. With a gentle pull on the line, my hook is snapped free from the bunker, and I laugh as I watch the fish-hawk soar off with his fresh meal. Osprey 1, Richard 0. Early morning boating and fishing never ceases to amaze and delight me. It breathes life into my entire being and refreshes me to the core every time. It’s like being born over and over again. And as you can clearly see, with me it’s not always about the fish.

As a graduating High School senior, Richard is headed to Binghamton University this fall to start his college education, where he’ll be majoring on environmental studies. On the fishing front, he’s focused on landing, tagging, measuring, weighing and releasing his 1,000th striped bass. Richard’s summer plans also include some fishing adventures in Stuart, Fla., and the Florida Keys.

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The 16-foot Nantucket Skiff heads into Woods Hole after a hard 15-mile slog up choppy Buzzards Bay in a southwest breeze. Inset: Bound for Nantucket.

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Marshfield. By the time I had stowed my gear on the boat, did my final check on making sure I had everything, and put my life jacket on it was 7:30 a.m. We knew the biggest weather issue for the day was the strong southwesterly that would start to pick up editor@pointseast.com

as the day went on. As I drove the boat out of Plymouth harbor it was blowing about 10 knots and the seas had not had time to start to build much chop. I turned the corner near Plymouth Light and took off, going south towards the Cape Cod Canal. The trip down to the canal took about an hour and a half. The boat averaged about 20 knots. During this leg of the trip, I had my morning coffee and a breakfast sandwich with a big smile on my face: 10 more miles until the Cape Cod Canal. I knew that I would be going against the current in the canal. When planning the trip, we were faced with the option of leaving early and missing the heavier wind in the late afternoon from the seabreeze but having the canal current with us, or we could have done the opposite. We chose an early trip, one with lots of current. As we went through the canal, four- to fivefoot standing waves had built up by the water rushing through. These rough patches, though, are easy to dodge as long as you are willing to zigzag back and forth. After going through the canal, I wanted to fill up on gas, so I took the boat into Onset, a small town just west of the canal. The staff of Onset Bay Marina (VHF Channel 9, 508-295-0338, email info@onsetbay.com) was very nice and had lots of questions about the skiff. At the gas dock I put in four gallons or a little under a quarter of a tank.

I left Onset around 11 a.m. and headed out into Buzzards Bay, going toward Woods Hole. Buzzards Bay is notorious for being choppy in a southwest breeze. It lived up to its reputation yet again. After a 15-mile slog up the bay, going due southwest, I turned the boat into Woods Hole. This time, I had the current going with me, and shot half way through Woods Hole. I decided to take a break near the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Steamship Authority ferry terminal before the last five miles to the Vineyard. After the little break in Woods Hole, I took off for the last leg of the day. I pulled into Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard around 2:30 p.m. I made a quick stop at the Black Dog Wharf Marina (508-693-1699, email: office@theblackdogwharf.com) to grab a few supplies. I then took the boat over to Owen Park Town Dock (VHF Ch. 9) and tied up. This is one of my favorite places to keep a boat for the night. Very protected and lots of beautiful boats to look at. I spent Thursday night in Vineyard Haven at some good friends’ home. We got take-out at the Art Cliff Diner, where the food was amazing as usual. I went to bed early, quite tired from the long day of travel. I took the boat out in the morning with two different couples that were interested in the skiff. It was still quite breezy, but we had a nice time cruising around Vineyard Haven Harbor and the Lagoon. The second couple I took out was leaving on the noon ferry, so I


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dropped them off at the ferry dock. After they left, I started to make my way over to Edgartown. The strong southwest breeze had already stirred up Vineyard Sound so it was a bumpy ride over to Edgartown. Once there, I spent some time taking out a few more people who had been interested in the skiff and had contacted us. It was a lot of fun to meet some great people and share the story of the Nantucket Skiff. I took one group into one of my favorite spots on Martha’s Vineyard. Caleb Pond is a tidal pond on Chappaquiddick. You can enter the pond from the main harbor in Edgartown. There are spots in the pond, especially at the entrance, that are very shallow. When entering the pond stay as north as possible at the mouth. As you go through the channel, stay close to the outside of all the 90-degree turns and you should have at least four feet of water underneath your boat. After an extensive day of cruising, I got to bed early so I could wake up very early the next day and make my way over to Nantucket. I woke up early in Edgartown on Saturday, Aug. 20. My plan for the day was to get over to Nantucket in time to watch some of Nantucket Race Week. I purchased fuel at Edgartown Marine (508-6274388, info@edgartownmarine.com) just before I left. Their fuel dock is very easy to approach as long as you head into the current during your docking. Edgartown harbor has a huge amount of current that runs through it. In a small or large boat you need to be very conscious of this. In April 2007, a big storm broke through Norton Point Beach. This has happened in the past, and over time the breach fills in. The breach is one of the main causes of the large current in Edgartown harbor. As you navigate around the harbor keep your eye on how the editor@pointseast.com

current is moving your boat around. There are some areas in which back-eddies occur, especially around fixed piers. The current also is felt when anchoring in the outer harbor. If you are going to put your skiff out there, I would suggest putting it close to the beach on the Chappaquiddick side and a good distance away from the mouth of the harbor. Just as I headed out of the harbor, I saw some friends on a sailboat anchored nearby. Four of them had purchased a cruising sailboat and were fixing it up themselves. They planned on sailing from New England, down to the Caribbean, and then over to Europe. Best of luck to the crew on Riot. As I left, they snapped a few picture of the skiff. The trip over to Nantucket was really easy. There was a light southwest breeze with maybe a one-foot chop. The course I took to Nantucket is only for small, shallow-draft boats. A lot of shoals will be in your way if you take the most direct route from the tip of Chappaquiddick directly to Nantucket. From island to island it is about 18 miles. The first harbor that you can enter when you get to Nantucket is Madaket, which is one of my favorite spots in New England. It has a very narrow passage in, with most of the harbor being too shallow to navigate. All of the shallow water, though, gives it the appearance of a tropical area. One thing that should be noted about Madaket is the amount of shellfishing that is done there. Please watch the shoreline for people wading in the water – raking, snorkeling or scuba diving. If you see people shellfishing, it is appropriate to reduce your speed so as to not give them a large wake. I pulled into Madaket Marine (508-228-1163, office@madaketmarine.com) for a quick break and to grab a cold soda. It is a great www.pointseast.com

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The author decided to take a break near the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the ferry terminal before the last, five-mile leg to the Vineyard.

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sailors on board the boats were obviously having a blast. The final part of the trip was heading into the main


Nantucket Harbor, which is always a treat. The scenery is beautiful, the variety boats spectacular. After driving around the harbor some, I needed to spend some time on logistics for the rest of trip. My plan had been to spend the next day (Sunday) on Nantucket and then leave for Boston on Monday. Because of the weather forecasts, though, I needed to leave very early the next day so I would not get stuck in a storm. Getting dockage in the middle of the summer on Nantucket is difficult. It is next to impossible during Nantucket Race Week. I knew this and anchored the boat. The logistical issue was that I wanted to leave the next morning at 4:30. I knew that the wind would not start to pick up until 8 or 9 a.m., so with those three or four hours of perfectly flat seas I could go much faster and knock off a lot of miles on my 100mile trip back to Boston. I had arranged to sleep at a friend’s house for the night, but needed to use the water taxi to get back to


the skiff on the anchor. Well, the water taxi only runs from 7 a.m. until midnight. The solution was sleep on the boat. I put the cushions down on the cockpit floor and jumped in my sleeping bag, which I was very glad I brought. It was a beautiful night under the stars. I’d set my alarm for 4:30 a.m. and was greeted to a beautiful pre-dawn. There was a light southwest breeze and enough light from the stars to make piloting out of the harbor was easy. I left Nantucket harbor and set my first course for about a quarter-mile off the Great Point Light, seven nautical miles down the line. The seas were one foot or less coming from behind me. At Great Point, I started to get more light from the sun, but it still had not come up from the horizon. After getting to Great Point, I headed almost due north toward Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, about a 20-mile leg of the trip. The actual sunrise occurred during this part of the trip. Off Monomoy, if you decide to stay close to shore, you are greeted with a lot

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My checklists for an open-ocean, center-console cruise With all of the stops along the trip we anticipated going around 250 nautical miles in 5 days. I ended up doing 225 miles in 4 days! Below are the checklists that I went through before I left. I had one checklist for the boat and another checklist for my own personal gear. Checklist for items on the boat: Anchor (shackles holding rode, chain and anchor should be tight and moused with stainless wire), dock lines, fenders, fire extinguisher, relevant paper charts, spare-fuel tanks, distress flares, extra life jackets, signaling device (e.g., air horn), waterproof flash-

light, compass, VHF radio, small tool kit, first-aid kit, GPS, engine oil, boat documentation. Checklist for crew: Sunglasses (a back-up pair as well), hat (I like a full-brimmed hat), camera, video camera (on boats we use a Go Pro Camera), foul-weather gear jacket and pants, sea boots, thermal shirt and pants (early-morning and late-night summer boating can be cold), sunscreen, food and snacks, water. And don’t forget that sleeping bag! Joe Kelly

and the trip over was very easy. I pulled in, and Chris Roth came down to the gas dock and met me. We chatted about the trip for 30 minutes and then pushed off the dock for the last leg up to Boston. The last 30 miles up to Boston were rough. The wind had picked up, but I was glad I’d left Nantucket so early. It was around 1 p.m. when I pulled into Boston Harbor. I was one happy boater docking the boat that afternoon: 225 miles in four days, in a 16-foot center-console boat. After college and earning his USCG Master Captain’s license, Joe spent four years on a variety of boats, including his favorite, a wooden, 39-foot, 1966 Bunker and Ellis. When he met Chris Roth, he was given the opportunity to take his Nantucket Skiff design on what he calls “the trip of a lifetime.” The Boston resident’s summer plans include sailing in Maine and cruising Boston Harbor on a Nantucket Skiff.

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The last was long ago enough that the most sophisticated electronic device on the boat was a flashlight, and there was still a bay in Maine that the cruising guide professed to know nothing about. So Strider and I had headed out alone into the fog from Portland four days before. Except for a brief clearing that let me view Matinic Island and look into Matinicus Harbor, the view on this trip mostly changed on the GPS and radar. Winds were light and I took the opportunity to spend hours practicing with the electronics while the autopilot and wind vane steered. This racked up more miles in the first days than originally planned. Actually, there was no plan. Points East readers know that my cruises are usually rather hard-charging affairs with schedules. I resolved that the title of any article I wrote about this trip would be “Strider Finally Goes Cruising,” and leave with no plan or goal other than to finally fly the Canadian courtesy flag and justify the insurance rider for Canada that I’ve paid for three seasons without using. I have no complaints about this socked-in portion of the trip, though. I’m familiar enough with the coast


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With a windless and flat-calm forecast, Roger motored up to the head of Penobscot Bay to Bangor, with a stop to explore Winter Harbor.

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ders surprisingly rewarding. Crossing from Casco Passage to Bass Harbor light, the fog thinned enough that I could see a Marshall 22 with red sails ahead. I swung around her stern and asked the fellow if he had just had an article in Points East. Sure enough, it was W. R. Cheney and Penelope, and we had a short gam. Rounding Schoodic the next day, I fell in with a slightly larger boat that motored up abeam and then set sails. Strider often surprises other boats on a reach, and the crew on our company was trying different combinations of their headsails as we pulled ahead. That felt good, but it were soon a


The liberating feeling of suddenly being able to shift my navigational focus from 50 yards ahead to a mile out was intense.

blip on the radar as the fog set in about as thick as I have seen on the Coast of Maine. If you know a better Maine cruising adventure than broad-reaching alone at over six knots between the Petit Manan light and bell in large lumpy seas and 50yard visibility while talking on the radio to a powerboat coming the other way, please write it up and send to attention of editor@pointseast.com. It had just the right balance of anticipation and attentiveness without any harsh notes of worry and terror. The wind piped up quickly as I made the turn up into Mudhole Channel. I was now going almost seven knots, but the only visible difference was the GPS showing ledges and asterisks for rocks close on either side. I only dimly saw a few buoys and lobsterboats on the passage between Great Wass and Head Harbor Island, and soon was sitting in the cockpit in Bunker Cove listening to lobsters purchased from a passing boat steaming on the galley stove. The next day dawned crisp and calm under rapidly clearing skies. My third transit of the fearsome Grand Manan Channel was also in dead-flat calm. The tide was fair, and the few lobster buoys zipped by at eight to 10 knots, making long wakes in the greasy smooth

water. I finally set the Canadian flag and motored up around Campobello Island to Lubec, where I found that the “large friendly marina” described in the cruising guide had been swept away by the tides shortly after its construction. After a brief stop, I continued on for Canada. I have to go farther and farther now to experience the thrill of a new vista opening up on my bow, and coming out into Passamaquoddy Bay took me right back to that long-ago day when “unknown” Pleasant Bay came into view beyond the catboat’s mast. A light breeze came up, and I set sail. Shortly after, I experienced the giddy realization that the lack of lobster pots is like one of those loud, grating noises that you have ceased to hear until it stops and you suddenly hear birds and children playing. The liberating feeling of suddenly being able to shift my navigational focus from 50 yards ahead to a mile out was intense. Passamaquoddy Bay zipped right up into the top rank of my favorite places. The juxtaposition of lakelike ambiance and huge tides, and the expanse of open and uncrowded water, felt magical. Aside from a few boats working the salmon pens, I shared the bay with

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of spray spinning up off the water, like the wingtip vortex of a heavy jet, about a quarter-mile to windward. Despite any other sign of danger, I uttered a timehonored explicative, hit the starter button, threw the engine into gear, and jumped to the main halyard. I had the main about a third down when the boat was hit by a wall of wind. There was no perceptible increase in speed, none of the twitching and uneasiness that often warns of a gust, just an explosion-like increase to the strongest wind I have seen in Strider. The sea instantly turned white. Strider was raildown with the mainsheet fully eased. The heel was so great that the wind was blowing the sail back up the

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Roger reached through the Old Sow, the world’s largest whirlpool, at peak tide, and lay astern of a working schooner in Eastport.

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The wind settled down to just a brisk breeze, and I saw a boat coming up the harbor. It turned out to be the one we had sailed away from off Schoodic. Someone ran forward and tripped the anchor. The chain ran out as the boat ran forward over it, and they went back to the cockpit matter-of-factly and sat down (see sidebar). The next morning was calm so I motored down to the Magaguadavic River, past the impressive rock on Oven Head. The tide was low as I motored up the river as far as the overhead power cable, with the high tide line an amazing distance above my head. The river became very narrow. I saw buoy anchors half submerged with the buoys lying on their side 50 feet away. I never touched despite going up far enough to see a muddy swirl in the water as I turned back. Once headed downstream, I realized my return would be much easier with the deeper water and the GPS track to follow … WHAM! A little later, I did it again. Going up, I had been studying the geology and current patterns closely. Going down, even with the water deeper, I was paying more attention to the GPS. I hit twice. There’s a lesson there somewhere. The wind was just rising on another perfect day as I came out into the bay. I’d planned to spend another day or two in the area, but it was a perfect reach for Eastport, which would take me through the Old Sow, the world’s largest whirlpool at peak tide. Going with the flow was a major cruise objective, and I knew I’d be back to this part of the world again so I sailed across this incredible bay on a perfect day. The wind died in the channel to Eastport so I mo-

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vane/autopilot steering lines was cracked and about to fail. This would leave me hand-steering all the way back to at least Mount Desert, and I was just able to make it back to a hardware store to purchase a bar clamp to hold the mount in place. I departed Eastport and headed around into Cobscook to spend the night and put the final notch in the stock of my Maine Coast cruising. However, I looked at the wind and the tide and realized that I had perfect conditions for a grand sail down the Grand Manan Channel. I made a U-turn and was anchored a few hours later in Cutler after an unforgettable sail, during which 10 knots sometimes showed on the GPS. After Cutler, I made my third visit to Roque Island of the season just a pass through, spent a night in the Cow Yard, and reprovisioned in Southwest Harbor. The next few days were flat-calm so I motored up the Penobscot to Bangor, with a stop to explore Winter Harbor, and had a long leisurely beat down the bay to Rockland. I then thoroughly toured the Boothbay region by boat and foot, revisiting all the places where my life in Maine began 40-plus years ago. The last night was spent inside the Ovens Mouth. I still had a few free days remaining, but the weather was turning hazy, calm and muggy, my son was leaving for college in a few days, and it just seemed like time to be home. I deadheaded back to Portland, grateful for that quick fix back in Eastport that let me sit and read while the diesel droned and the autopilot did the work. After laying down over 5,500 miles of GPS tracks since last July on a cruise to Florida and back via Halifax, N.S., and the Saint John, N.B., river system, Roger and Strider will be spending the summer in Portland daysailing and making short Maine cruises before returning south in the fall.

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THERACIN Yankee boats make podium in USVI races Two New England boats racing in the Corinthian Sailing Association (CSA) Non-Spinnaker Class made the podium in the International Rolex Regatta in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., in late March. Affinity, a Swan 48 skippered by Jack Desmond of Marion, Mass., took 2nd in the Photos by Roles/Ingrid Aubrey seven-boat division, Affinity, a Swan 48 from Marwhile Shamrock VII, a ion, Mass., sailed by Jack J/95 sailed by Thomas Desmond. is styling in the CSA Mullen of Campton, Non-Spinnaker Class during the N.H., placed 3rd. Rolex Regatta "town races," The class was won by Above: Capt. Jack himself. Cayennita Grande, a J/36 skippered by Antonio Sanpere, of Christiansted, U.S.V.I. Cayennita Grande won with its crew of Central High School, St. Croix, students led by their band teacher Stan Jones. This 39th regatta hosted 68 boats and over 500 sailors representing the U.S., Great Britain, Puerto Rico, Canada, The Netherlands, Russia, Italy, Sweden, Monaco and multiple Caribbean islands. Peter Cunningham’s 52-foot PowerPlay, out of George Town, Cayman Islands, took the overall victory in IRC, in which nine boats competed, winning a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Chronometer as a prize for its excellent performance. In CSA 1, Andrea Scarabelli’s Melges 24 Budget Marine/GILL, out of Cole Bay, St. USVI, continued on Page 58

NYYC Annual Regatta is scheduled for June 8-10 The 158th edition New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta, the oldest and longest-running regatta in America, will be June 8-10, off Newport, R.I. The historic nature of the event extends to the class list, which includes the 27-foot wooden Herreshoff S-boats, the oldest one-design class still actively racing, having been first splashed in 1919. As nine of the classic S-boats will participate in the Annual Regatta. 56 Points East June 2012

On Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, the S-boats will race in the traditional two-day series as part of the Green fleet along with Classic 12 Meter, 6 Meter and smaller one-design classes. IRC and larger one-design classes will be accommodated in the Blue and White fleets, and all three fleets will have one or two races NYYC, continued on Page 58 editor@pointseast.com


GMORA marks 40 years of racing in the Gulf of Maine By Gail Rice For Points East It was the early 1970s. After a decade racing Pearson Ensigns, Merle Hallett decided it was time to step it up a notch. He acquired his new Pearson 33 cruising boat, then realized something was missing. “I looked www.pointseast.com

around, and there wasn’t much going on for racing that kind of boat,” he said. “There was only one overnight race – the Monhegan.” So in the fall of 1971, Merle organized a meeting of race sponsors and GMORA, continued on Page 60 Points East June 2012


USVI, continued from Page 56 Maarten, won by a mere half point in over Magnitude 400, a Farr 400 owned and skippered by Doug Baker of Long Beach, Calif. In CSA 2, Jonathan Lipuscek’s J/105 Dark Star, from San Juan, P.R., prevailed over Jaime Torres’ NYYC, continued from Page 56 each day, separately sailed and scored. PHRF and non-spinnaker IRC classes will race as the Red fleet and will sail one “Navigator� race each day using government and racing marks on the southern part of Narragansett Bay. IRC yachts, will use the Annual Regatta as a tune-up prior to the start of the Newport Bermuda Race, before also competing in the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Anniversary Regatta. The three events together constitute the Onion Patch Series, with the first race completed on Saturday and Sunday of the Annual Regatta counting toward this series. FMI: www.nyyc.org.

8th running of the Ida Lewis Distance Race slated Aug. 17 The eighth edition of this popular distance race will again feature 177and 150-mile race courses, with a spectator-friendly starts off Fort Adams in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay. The race incorporates turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower, on the way to a finish off Ida Lewis Yacht Club. The ILDR is open to IRC, PHRF (including Cruising Spinnaker and a Youth Challenge division), one-design and double-handed boats 28 feet or longer. It is also a qualifier for the

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GMORA, continued from Page 57 participants’ representatives. What emerged was a group of officers committed to the development of sailboat racing and an organized series that eventually became known as the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Circuit, or GMORC. The circuit has evolved over the past 40 years. Day races around buoys became more common. Handicapping systems came and went. And the boats changed, too. But some things have stood the test of time. The Monhegan/Manana Races remain a key fixture on the GMORA schedule, with exciting new elements for 2012 (more on this later). And Merle is still racing, along with at least two more generations of Halletts.

The early years Five overnight races initially comprised the circuit. They included the Portland Yacht Club’s Pilot Race, the Boon Island Race out of Arundel Yacht Club, an overnight race out of Harraseeket Yacht Club, the Whaleback Race out of Portsmouth, N.H., and, of course, PYC’s Monhegan/Manana Races. The series expanded in 1974 with the addition of the Camden-Castine Race Weekend, the Danforth Cup Race, and races out of Kittery Point and Kollegewigwok Yacht Clubs. The Boothbay Regatta was added a

year later. Multiple divisions were created. The Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) handicap system emerged in 1979, and it continues to be used today. The best part of racing back then, according to Merle, was the family-friendly atmosphere. “One of the joys of those days was delivering the boat to the races and back – we would be cruising as a family,” says Merle. “Another great part was when we went to various venues, we stayed on our boats. Each club would have a dinner party, the wives would cook on board, and it was just great for families.” By the late 1970s, PYC’s Pilot Race and the Harraseeket Regatta converted to a two race-day format. At the end of the first decade, more than 20 boats consistently raced in enough Gulf of Maine events to qualify for season trophies. Among the boats performing especially well, along with the Halletts’ Scaramouche: the Coast Guard Academy’s Caper, Maine Maritime Academy’s Omega, Abbott Fletcher’s Majek, Albert Emanuel’s Kolibri, Jan Pederson’s Heitoik II, Doyle Marchant’s Revolution, and Del Damboise’s Barbara.

Evolution of a racing circuit Participation shot up during the 1980s, and Race Week became a highlight. On the Monday following the Boothbay Regatta, boats would race from Boothbay to Portland. The following two days were devoted

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to day races around Casco Bay, all leading up to the Monhegan/Manana Races, which drew boats from all over the East Coast. Yacht clubs and sailing associations would form three-boat teams to compete for the Maine Cup and bragging rights. In 1984, GMORC officially changed its name to GMORA, and a whopping 63 boats qualified for season trophies. Scaramouche and Majek continued to dominate their classes; other winners included Peter Johansen’s Java, Tom Babbit’s Bravo, and Jim Stanley’s Capella. The Downeast Race, from Casco Bay to Mount Desert Island, was launched in 1986, and participation remained strong at the end of the decade, with more than 40 boats qualifying for trophies in five divisions. The Yarmouth Cup race added more offshore sailing and an international flavor to the circuit in 1991. Yachts would start off Falmouth and sail across the Bay of Fundy to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The race became a favorite, largely because of the overwhelming hospitality of the hosts in Yarmouth, including ambassadors for each racing boat. In 1993, GMORA introduced its first perpetual trophy, the Dirigo Bowl, to be awarded to the overall champion. Cruising Class also started to get recognition, winning-season trophies just like the various racing classes. While some events fell by the wayside, new races

were added. They included the Seguin Island Trophy Race, a joint effort between Southport Yacht Club and Boothbay Region Boatyard. The Northeast Harbor Fleet and Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club collaborated to launch Downeast Race Week, a multi-day combination of competitive racing, casual raft-ups, and shoreside activities in the waters around Mount Desert Island and Blue Hill Bay. Charity events like the Hospice Regatta in the Eastern region and the MS Regatta in Portland Harbor gave sailors a chance to compete and raise funds for worthy causes. Late in the 1990s, Portland Yacht Club introduced the PHRF Maine Championships and One-Design Regatta. The event appealed to racers seeking more windward-leeward competition, and served as a warmup for those traveling to the PHRF New England Championships in Marblehead. Dominating the leader board during the decade were Maine Maritime Academy’s Madcap and Maritime Express. Dick Hale and his crew on Bandito also excelled, as did Ted McCarthy in Equinox.

New races, trophies, Monhegan class GMORA continues to evolve to meet the needs and desires of racers. The new Ocean Planet Shorthanded Racing Trophy recognizes excellence among a growing number of single- and double-handed racers. New events have been added to the circuit, and with racing




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picking up in Penobscot Bay, a better schedule now eases deliveries. And at least one club is determined to make racing more fun. Portland Yacht Club’s Monhegan/ Manana/ Seguin Trophy Races will feature a new “Double Couple” class. As the name implies, boats shall be crewed by two couples, and each must be loaded with food, full water tanks, and such cruising gear as kayaks. PYC scheduled the race to coincide with the full moon, and even invited singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards to present the trophies. More information is at www.portlandyachtclub.com. With so many races on the schedule in 2012, there’s something to appeal to virtually every type of boat and level of competition. Go to www.gmora.org to learn more. We’ll see you on the water!

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PYC’s Monhegan/Manana Races were among the five overnight events that initially comprised the GMORA circuit. These boats are competing in last year's edition.

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America’s Cup Hall of Fame to induct three more giants The Herreshoff Marine Museum and the America’s Cup Hall, in Bristol, R.I., has announced the next three inductees to the America’s Cup Hall of Fame. Coming from three distinct America’s Cup eras, two of them are Americans and one is Italian. The first person to be inducted this year, posthumously, is American Gerard B. Lambert, Sr., who was active between 1930 to 1937; the second, American Jonathan Wright, was active between 1974 and 1987; and the third, Italian Patrizio Bertelli, has been active continuously since 1997. Gerard B. Lambert, Sr. (1887-1967) had an association with the America’s Cup that spanned the last three Cup cycles before the WWII. He owned Vanitie, the unsuccessful Defender candidate of 1920; was also a member of the syndicate that campaigned Weetamoe; a member of the syndicate that built and campaigned Rainbow, which

Benefactor boosts Sail Newport Yachtsman James H. “Jim” Clark, Internet pioneer and cofounder of Netscape Communications, has donated $190,000 to Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center. Added to a $150,000 2011 donation, Clark’s total financial support of Sail Newport amounts to $340,000. Clark vowed last year to make charitable donations to marine

dispatched the British Endeavour. Patrizio Bertelli, in 1997, founded the Italian team, now known as the Luna Rossa Challenge. The Luna Rossa Challenge endeared itself to the Cup community by being efficient, stylish and always competitive. This team has now challenged for the America’s Cup four times. Bertelli has already said he will be back again with Luna Rossa. If he does, he will equal the most prolific challenger of all times, Sir Thomas Lipton, with five attempts. Jonathan Wright is an unsung hero of the 12-Metre era in America’s Cup history. Having crewed on five Defenders over 13 years, Wright is made of Hall of Fame stuff. If it hadn’t been for the skills of Wright and others, trimming the sails on Intrepid, Courageous, Freedom, Liberty and Stars & Stripes, things might not have worked out the way they did. FMI: www.herreshoff.org. organizations commensurate with the amount he spends on professional sailboat racing events. He competes at regattas around the world with his 138-foot J-Class boat Hanuman, and hopes to have other J-Class owners will follow his lead. “Thanks to Jim’s support, we have increased capacity by nearly 20 percent in back-to-back years, alleviating waiting lists for children wanting to participate in sailing,” says Brad Read, Sail Newport executive director. FMI: www.sailnewport.org

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Love of romance of the sea is in these two volumes By Sandy Marsters For Points East

Down East Schooners and Shipmasters By Ingrid Grenon, The History Press, 2012, 142 pp., $19.99.

It is so quaint to think that explorers like Giovanni da Verrazzano, who was poking about Casco Bay back in 1524, thought that if they and their miserable crews could just catch a lucky break they could find a cut in this little spit of land we call North America and emerge into the Pacific Ocean, bound for fame and wealth in the Orient. Oh, and that they’d also find Norumbega, the lost city of gold. No such luck. Not for Verazzano, who ended up in a simmering stew pot on an idyllic Caribbean island, or for others like John Hawkins, or David Ingram, or Martin Pring. I’m not sure why author/historian Ingrid Grenon drills so deeply into the back story of boating on the New England coast in her interesting but slightly odd little book about Maine-built ships and Windjammers, “Down East Schooners and Shipmasters.” As she admits, “It must seem unlikely to the reader that any of these incidents could possibly have a thing to do with the history of Maine….” Indeed. Maybe 1609 would have been a better place to start. That’s when, Grenon tells us, Henry Hudson took a crew ashore in Somes Sound on Mount Desert Island to cut a new mast for his ship, Half Moon. Or even to the period between 1782 and 1902, when 368 vessels were built on Mount Desert. The point is, “It was the accessibility of large tracts of timber and proximity to the ocean that made the island a prime location for the construction of ships.” That is a boatbuilding tradition that continues today, though local wood doesn’t play a big role any more. We can still see that tradition in the romantic schooners that ply the tourist trade in Maine. It is a grand sight to see one of these beauties slide from a thick fog on a July afternoon. That is where we first meet Grenon, on the deck of the two-masted Lewis R. French, built in 1871, somewhere on Penobscot Bay, as she watches another schooner, the Stephen Taber, emerge from a fog bank, fol64 Points East June 2012

lowed by the three–masted Victory Chimes, launched in 1900. (Of these, only the Lewis R. French was actually built in Maine, but no worries.) The point is, as Grenon points out, that “it was difficult to determine exactly what century it was.” The remainder of the book is an interesting look at the not-always-so-romantic role the wooden schooners played in world commerce. These were the last of the great schooners, five-masters like the Edward B. Winslow or the Edna Hoyt, built in 1920 at the Dunn & Elliot Shipyard in Thomaston, Maine to carry lots of cargo quickly to distant ports. One of the most lucrative of these cargoes turned out to be “goatina,” which sounds like a fancy cheese by was actually goat manure that could be imported by the shipload from Venezuela and sold to fertilizer companies back home. Chemical fertilizers put an end to that trade just as steamships were writing the obituaries for the big schooners. Last to go was the Edna Hoyt, originally built to carry coal but pressed into service to carry anything anyone wanted to ship as business for the sailing ships grew thinner and thinner. On Sept. 30, 1934, under a headline, “Survivor! Her days are numbered,” the “Boston Herald” announced a visit by the huge ship with the observation: “Once proud fleet of sailing craft, today like visitor from Mars when she arrives in port.” Three years later, the Edna Hoyt was finished. Grenon winds up her book with some fascinating entries from the ship’s last voyage, during which she literally fell apart under the weight of a cargo of coal but managed to limp into port to an inglorious end far from home. “Nevermore,” writes Grenon, “would her long masts pierce the endless skies or her expansive, majestic bowsprit point the way to far-off lands.”

MoonWind at Large By Constant Waterman (aka Matthew Goldman), Breakaway Books, 2012, 295 pp., $20.95.

Recently I’ve run into several books that are collections of columns that boating writers have compiled over the course of their careers. Among those, several were reviewed here, including collections by Points East columnist David Roper (a few chapters were reprinted columns) and another by former “Cruising World” editor Herb McCormick. I think when this happens it means a generation of boating writers is editor@pointseast.com

getting older. One of those who has been walking the docks for a while is Matthew Goldman, who writes under the pen name of Constant Waterman. He has just published a collection of his writing and drawings, “Moon Wind at Large.” I must say, in case anyone cares, that I have a thing about boaters’ tendency to contrive salty names for themselves – Constant, Fatty, Sandy – so I picked up this book ready to not like it. I liked it. You have to respect a guy who spends every available minute on his boat, whether she’s in the water or on the hard, and who hangs on to the same boat year after year after year until eventually they become one. Goldman sails his 26-foot Chris-Craft Pawnee sloop out of Noank, Conn., waters which, having grown up in Hadlyme, he knows intimately. He is a playwrite, author, toolmaker, woodworker and land surveyor, but most of all he is a guy who just loves messing about in boats. His work has appeared in other boating magazines, including “Good Old Boat,” Points East, and a monthly column in “Messing About in Boats.” His writing reminds me in style and tone of the “Uncle Wiggily” series of children’s books written by Howard R. Garis. Interestingly, these books were also collections of columns, in this case written for the “Evening News” of Newark, N.J. There is a very similar nonsensical humor in Goldman’s writing, as in, “We rowed our shrimp and cocktail

sauce and bottle of wine the hundred yards to the party, and left the Whitehall to brag amid the crowd of inflatable dinghies.” Or: “Made some green tea and tuned in ‘Prairie Home Companion’ and thought about some supper. I’d forgotten the olive oil. Although my pans are Teflon-coated, I heard a lot of grumbling from the onions: the usual rant about lack of consideration. Even being an onion has its drawbacks.” It is fun to hear from someone who so deeply loves his home waters and about the various ports from the Cape Cod Canal to Long Island. Those of us east of the canal don’t have enough appreciation for this area, and Goldman makes it sound very appealing, just as his drawings make it look very appealing. As I said earlier, one by necessity has to be a ways on in life to be able to publish a body of work. Goldman reflects on all those years messing about in boats in his usual whimsical and self-deprecating voice. “There was a time – perhaps a half-century ago last Tuesday morning – when all seemed right with the world, even though I had glimmerings of what I might become. And because I was a fool and idiot enough not to drown myself in the brook out back of the barn, I went on to become what maybe I am today.” Sandy Marsters, Points East’s co-founder, along with Bernie Wideman, is the magazine’s book and media reviewer.

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Apprenticeshop grad is a traveling boatbuilder In his 30-plus years as a professional wood-boat builder, Rob Stevens of Bath has worked on projects of all shapes and sizes, and has found employment all over the eastern seaboard. Little did he know, when he started out, that he’d be operating out of his car, far away from home, The 1982 graduate of The Apprenticeshop joined with fellow alum Alex Hadden to create their own boatbuilding shop in Phippsburg, Maine from 19881997. There, he built and rebuilt a multitude of designs. Some of his favorites included a 12-foot lapstrake Piccolo sailing canoe and the restoration of a 25-foot Thomas Fleming Day Sea Bird yawl. Stevens also did major repairs on much larger vessels: the 125foot schooner Spirit of Massachusetts and the 131-foot Harvey Gamage, both now in the employ of Ocean Classroom. Stevens closed his shop in the late 1990s, packed his woodworking tools into his car, and began his career as a traveling wood-boat craftsman. In Key West, Fla., he worked on the 130-foot schooner Western Union, which, for its first 35 years, tended undersea telegraph cable around Key West, Cuba and the Caribbean. He

is now assisting The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum in replicating two of the three Boston Tea Party ships that were robbed of their cargo in 1773. He is converting a 1936, 79-foot fishing trawler, originally built in Thomaston, Maine, to act as the Eleanor, and restoring a 112-foot, 1908 Danish fishing trawler to replicate the Beaver. But closest to his heart these days is his involvement with Maine’s First Ship, the Bath organization that is building a replica of the first English-built ship in Maine, circa 1607, by settlers of the Popham Colony. Stevens is serving in an advisory capacity, and helped in re-creating the original lines drawings of the 50-foot pinnace Virginia, currently under construction. Once finished, she will serve as an education vessel for Kcollege students and as a tourist attraction. Last winter, Stevens appear at The Apprenticeshop’s monthly program series, Second Thursdays at The Apprenticeshop and wowed his audience. And why wouldn’t he? He talked about his peripatetic boatbuilding career including projects he’s worked on, with his tools well organized in the back of his car, far away from home. www.apprenticeshop.org.

Briefly KVH Industries, Inc., of Middletown. R.I., reports that the miniVSAT Broadband service it launched in late 2007, has quickly grown to become the world’s leading maritime VSAT network. This ranking came from a new industry research report from Euroconsult, a research and analysis firm specializing in the satellite and space sectors. Euroconsult estimates that, at the end of 2011, KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband service accounted for 16 percent of an estimated market of just under 9,000 activated maritime VSAT terminals. KVH’s market share was reported to be 20% higher than the next closest competitor. KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband network was designed to be a new-generation maritime satellite communications solution. FMI: www.kvh.com. Southport Boats, of Augusta, Maine, a division of Maritime Marine Group, LLC, has added Navtronics Marine Group (www.navtronics.com), of York, Maine, to the Southport Boats dealer network. Navtronics will represent the Southport 27 through 29-foot Center Console and Express fishing boats throughout Maine and New Hampshire. FMI: www.southportboats.com. Mobile Marine Canvas, in Harpswell, Maine, has become a licensed distributor of Permanon marine products in New England and New York. Permanon is a nano-technology finish protection developed in Germany. Unlike waxes and petroleum polishes, Permanon is a water-

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borne protection that bonds electrostatically with surfaces. Permanon Boat Supershine, for instance, is a maintenance formula for all exterior and interior boat surfaces. Boat Supershine is resistant to saltwater, freshwater and UV degradation, and provides a durable shine, Mobile Marine says. FMI: www.mobilecanvas.com, www.permanon-usa.com. Landfall, based in Stamford, Conn., has been named by Jeppesen as its top dealer for C-MAP electronic charts and accessories. Jeppesen provides navigation and operations products and services to recreational and commercial marine markets. Landfall offers navigation tools, electronics, paper charts, safety products and boating accessories. Through the Marine Training Center (www.marinetrainingcenter.com), Landfall offers a curriculum of classroom courses for recreational and professional mariners. FMI: www.landfallnavigation.com. Star Island Corporation, in Portsmouth, N.H., introduced its incoming CEO, Joe Watts, at a media gathering on the Star Island, Isles of Shoals, waterfront. The corporation detailed its Green Gosport Initiative in celebration of Earth Week, and detailed its upcoming Third Annual Gosport Regatta fundraiser to support of its sustainability program. Members of the media traveled to Star Island aboard the m/v Thomas Laighton. FMI: www.starisland.org.


Zim Sailing, in Warren, R.I., manufacturer of one-design sailboats, and US Sailing have come to terms on a multi-year sponsorship deal, inwhich Zim is an official sponsor for several major US Sailing events, including four National Championships and US Sailing’s National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS). Zim manufactures and distributes the Optimist, Club 420, CFJ and the Byte CII. Beginning this summer, Zim will provide Byte CII sailboats to the U.S. Singlehanded Championships and Chubb U.S. Junior Championships. Zim will also be providing Club 420 sailboats to the Chubb U.S. Junior Championships, U.S. Youth Championships, and, in 2013, the U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship. FMI: www.zimsailing.com. Sea Tow, of Southold, N.Y. has launched its free mobile app for iPhones and Android smartphones. The new Sea Tow App is an essential pocket tool kit for boaters, complete with weather, tides, GPS, compass and other functions, displayed in both Day and Night running modes. The app is available to download free of charge, regardless of whether the smartphone user is a Sea Tow member or not. To download the Sea Tow App from the App Store or Google Play, visit www.seatow.com/app.

in May. Another one, Dagny, was having her deck put down in early May. Classic Boat also presented Chuck Paine, the designer of the Pisces 21, with a half-hull to show their appreciation for the models success. FMI: classicboatshop.com Classic Yacht Models, in Camden, Maine, is putting the finishing touches on a model of a 29-foot semi-enclosed Chris Craft built in 1955 and named Grace B. This boat was powered with twin six-cylinder 239-cubic-inch 105-horse gasoline engines. The project was started last July and completed this April. They are also working on a 40-foot sailboat designed by

Rob Eddy and Mark Fitzgerald. FMI: www.yachtmodels.com. Johns Bay Boat Co., of South Bristol, Maine, launched Delusional, a traditional 38-foot wooden lobsterboat, for a customer from Yarmouth, Maine. This hull was built two years ago for another customer, who put his project on hold, then decided to sell the hull. The hull is cedar over oak and bronze-fastened. Down below she has V-berth, head and galley finished out with cedar, mahogany and Douglas fir. She is powered with an 8.3liter QSC Cummins diesel. FMI: www.johnsbayboat.com

E.M. Crosby Boatworks is proud to be offering the 100th Anniversary “Limited Edition” Fiberglass Wianno Senior Originally designed by Horace Manley Crosby in 1913 Celebrating 100 years of racing on Nantucket Sound (2014) ● A 25’ family day boat - shallow draft ● Optimized for simplicity and low maintenance ● Meticulous attention to detail ● All new hull and deck molds ● “Senior specific” hardware cast from new patterns owned by E.M. Crosby Boatworks ● ●

Wianno Senior Senior sailing sailing Wianno in West West Bay, Bay, Osterville Osterville in


Riggs Cove Rentals LLC, of Robinhood, Maine, has welcomed a day trawler named Triton to its rental fleet at Robinhood Marine Center. Triton, a 21-foot trawler built by Tug Boats, Inc. in 1973, was purchased and remodeled by Robinhood during the winter. Modifications, designed by Andrew Vavolotis, include removing, rebuilding, and repositioning the house aft and providing a private walkin head forward. The vessel has been foam-filled for positive flotation and includes Raymarine radar and chartplotter, depth sounder, CD stereo, and heater. She is powered by a 50 hp Perkins 4-108 diesel. She’ll be available for day rentals within the limited cruising area of the lower Sheepscot and Kennebec Rivers. FMI: Email island40@robinhoodmarinecenter.com. Classic Boat Shop, in Bernard, Maine, had three new Pisces under way last winter, and the first one, completed, named Bluefish, was bound for Hingham, Mass.,


HINCKLEY YACHT CHARTERS Southwest Harbor, Maine 1-800-HYC-SAIL • (207) 244-5008 charters@hinckleyyachts.com

Full service yard for yacht brokerage, maintenance & repairs. Easily accessible from the Cape Cod Canal. Launch Service, Shower Facilities, Full Marine Store, Gas, Diesel, Ice & Sunset Dining nearby. 68 Red Brook Harbor Road, Cataumet, MA 02534 508.563.9366 VHF Channel 69

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1th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference Organized by National Women’s Sailing Association at Corinthian Yacht Club, One Nahant St., Marblehead, Mass. For women, to enhance sailing skills through seminars on water and land. Topics include sail trim, introduction to spinnakers, knots, hands-on charting, crew overboard, motorboat handling, diesel-engine troubleshooting, suddenly singlehanded, anchoring, night sailing, rules of the road. Continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, and guest speaker. www.womensailing.org joan_thayer@comcast.net New York Yacht Club 158th Annual Regatta Presented by Rolex, Harbour Court, Newport, Rhode Island. In even-numbered years, this regatta (the longest running in America) precedes the Newport Bermuda Race and traditionally attracts many of the competing yachts. A weekend series, and a Friday separately scored Aroundthe-Island Race. Entry is open to yachts with a minimum LOA of 25 feet in IRC, Classic, 12 Metre and One-Design classes as well as the recently introduced Cruiser-Racer division on “navigator” courses. www.nyyc.org


Paddle Smart Seminar 2.5 hr seminar presented by Buzzards Bay Sail & Power Squadron. Covers paddlesport terminology, minimum & optional equipment, using kayaks & canoes, safety practices including video clips, day -tripping and touring considerations,and some statistics. Saturday 9-11:45 2.m. Bourne Public library. Email or call Alan McCoy. 617-943-1253 samccoy@hotmail.com


3rd annual Gosport Regatta Piscataqua River basin, Portsmouth, N.H., 11:00 a.m. Classes include cruising, racing, and J/24, as well as a team cup for yacht clubs entering three or more boats. Race to Star Island in the Isles of Shoals, to an island suspended in the 19th century. The regatta is a re-enactment of a race first held in 1874 and first won in 1875 by the yacht America. www.starisland.org 603-430-6272


York Harbor Marine Service Courtesy Boat Inspections Courtesy Boat Inspection, York Harbor Marine Docks, York, Maine, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Get your boat inspected by an Auxillary member of the Coast Guard. They will also issue you a SAFE BOAT sticker to be placed on your boat to signal your boat has already passed inspection. Contact Jenn at 207-363-3602. www.yorkhar-

Island Mooring Supplies LLC Homan “Hull Friendly” Mooring Buoy

The best place to be when you’re not on your boat . . .

. . . is home. And a home at Parker Ridge is the best choice for active seniors who want smooth sailing ahead. Call Verena A. Stoll at (207) 374-2306 to learn more and arrange a visit.

Available in 5 sizes Cottage Homes Independent Living Apartments Assisted Living Suites

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waters. Textbooks, pamphlets will be provided. Call Jenn at 207-363-3602. www.yorkharbormarine.com email office@yorkharbormarine.com

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Tides & Currents Seminar Buzzards Bay Sail & Power Squadron, Bourne Public Library, Bourne,Mass. Explanation of how sun and moon create tidal patterns, sources of information about tidal currents, and simple ways to predict height of tides and speed of current flow. Also how to use both print and electronic tide tables. 1-3 p.m. Email or call Alan McCoy. 617-9431253 samccoy1978@hotmail.com Using VHF & VHF/DSC Marine Radio 2.5 hr seminar presented by Buzzards Bay Sail & Power Squadron. Overview of the operation of the VHF marine radio for coastal communications and emergency communications. Also learn the function, usage and protocols of the Digital Selective Calling feature on your VHF radio. 9:15-11:45 a.m. Bourne (Mass.) Public Library. Email or call Alan McCoy. 617-943-1253 samccoy1978@hotmail.com York Harbor Marine Service Boater Safety Course Dockside Restaurant (located right next door to York Harbor Marine Services), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $35.00 All the materials needed are included in the cost of this 8- hour course ; morning coffee & lunch courtesy YHMS. Course mandatory to operate a boat in New Hampshire


Newport Charter Yacht Show Newport Yachting Center, Newport, R.I. Under new ownership, Newport Charter Yacht Show is a one-stop location for presenting and exploring luxury chartering and is the only one of its kind in the U.S. Learn about dream vacations on yachts from 50 to 200 feet. Contact Lisa Knowles at 401-8461115. http://newportchartershow.com lknowles@newportexhibition.com


Open House & Marine Flea market Jackson's Hardware & Marine and Port Harbor Marine, Roue 1 Bypass, Kittery, Maine, 8 a.m. "Maine's Best Deals on New and Used Boats, Marine Electronics, and New Outboard Engine Specials." Have marine items to sell, call 207-4391133 to reserve space. www.jacksonshardware.com


Windjammer Days 50th Annual Windjammer Days of Boothbay Harbor. Enjoy the beauty of fully rigged windjammers sailing into Boothbay Harbor. Four days of family fun, sailboat race, golf tournament, pancake breakfasts, waterfront concerts, art & craft fair, hometown street pa-

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Next to Town Dock Casual Dining inside or out on our comfortable patio. Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-9pm Sunday Brunch 8am, Lunch and Dinner1-9pm Live Music Friday nights

Dockage and moorings Fuel, ice, water

207-833-5343 Marina

Adjacent to South Port Marina

Bar & Tavern, Waterfront Deck, Patio Area, Private event dining room.

(207)-779-0811 www.snowsquallrestaurant.com

207-833-6000 Restaurant www.dolphinmarinaandrestaurant.com



Lunc Freshest seasfood 11:00 AMh Counter served up by the (207) 86- 8:45 PM 5-4888 Coffin Family for 40 years. Save Lobster P ound room for homemade 7:00 AM desserts using (207) 86 8:45 PM 5-3535 their family recipes. www.harraseeketlunchandlobster.com


Holbrook’s Wharf Snack Bar & Grille By land or sea

Riverside Patio Dining Room & Bar Area DOCKING AVAILABLE 119 Commercial Street, Bath, ME

Fresh Gilmore's Seafood on the wharf overlooking one of Maine’s last working harbors. Call to arrange lobster or clambakes.

207.442.9636 www.kennebectavern.com

207-729-9050 ● 11am-8pm




Chowders, salads, feasts from the grill and the ocean’s bounty topped off with a fabulous dessert menu

Since 1955 serving lobsters fresh from the waters surrounding Bailey Island. 7 days a week year-round from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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In Boothbay Harbor at Carousel Marina


207-633-6644 BOOTHBAY HARBOR, ME

www.cookslobster.com BAILEY ISLAND, ME

Full outdoor bar, raw oysters on the half shell, Maine microbrews. Maine Lobster, shrimp, and crab specialties. Next to Monhegan Ferry and Port Clyde General Store.

Give the cook a night off. Dine at one of these fine restaurants!

Open Daily Memorial Day to Late Autumn - 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM


nebo lodge

Cod End

island inn restaurant farm

Seafood Marina Cookhouse “Eat on our deck or yours”

DINGHY FLOAT AVAILABLE on Camden Harbor for over 25 years


(207) 236-3747

Moorings ● Fuel ● Ice ● Water 207-372-6782 www.codend.com

www.waterfrontcamden.com 40 Bayview Street






Open for Lunch & Dinner Year Round 7 Days a Week North Haven, Maine Overlooking Fox Islands Thorofare. Call for mooring availability. 207.867.2007


Lodging, Fine Dining, Irish Pub

Restaurant & Catering Buck's Harbor, So. Brooksville

Open Thursday thru Sunday Call for hours

Chef Jonathan Chase & a seasoned staff

present affordable, thoughtfully prepared food served in friendly casual surroundings 207-326-8688 Full bar service Outstanding wine list

Celebrating 13 years of serving ORGANIC





Award Winning Wine List Dinner and pub open nightly, Free WiFi 22 Reach Rd, Brooklin, Maine

Call for Pick Up 359-2777



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Bay of Fundy Whale Watching while dining on our working Lobster Pier First & Last Fuel in Maine Gas & Diesel • Moorings Lobster Pound




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June Tides New London, Conn.

Bridgeport, Conn. 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

02:56 AM 03:53 AM 04:48 AM 05:42 AM 12:02 AM 12:56 AM 01:49 AM 02:42 AM 03:37 AM 04:32 AM 05:29 AM 12:27 AM 01:24 AM 02:18 AM 03:09 AM 03:55 AM 04:39 AM 05:20 AM 05:59 AM 12:11 AM 12:50 AM 01:29 AM 02:10 AM 02:53 AM 03:41 AM 04:33 AM 05:31 AM 12:32 AM 01:34 AM 02:36 AM

-0.14 -0.47 -0.73 -0.88 8.6 8.46 8.19 7.82 7.4 6.99 6.62 0.8 0.82 0.75 0.65 0.52 0.4 0.28 0.18 7.3 7.32 7.32 7.28 7.2 7.07 6.9 6.74 0.37 0.2 -0.03


08:58 AM 09:55 AM 10:51 AM 11:45 AM 06:35 AM 07:26 AM 08:18 AM 09:09 AM 10:01 AM 10:53 AM 11:46 AM 06:27 AM 07:24 AM 08:18 AM 09:10 AM 09:58 AM 10:43 AM 11:25 AM 12:06 PM 06:38 AM 07:16 AM 07:55 AM 08:36 AM 09:18 AM 10:04 AM 10:54 AM 11:47 AM 06:32 AM 07:34 AM 08:37 AM

6.9 7.08 7.27 7.43 -0.91 -0.81 -0.62 -0.36 -0.05 0.26 0.55 6.35 6.19 6.14 6.18 6.28 6.41 6.54 6.65 0.1 0.05 0.02 0.03 0.07 0.15 0.25 0.35 6.63 6.61 6.71


03:07 PM 0.12 04:02 PM -0.05 04:57 PM -0.18 05:52 PM -0.26 L 12:38 PM 7.52 01:31 PM 7.55 02:24 PM 7.5 03:17 PM 7.4 04:11 PM 7.28 05:06 PM 7.17 06:00 PM 7.08 H 12:39 PM 0.78 01:31 PM 0.94 02:21 PM 1.02 03:10 PM 1.04 03:56 PM 1.0 04:40 PM 0.94 05:22 PM 0.87 06:03 PM 0.81 L 12:46 PM 6.75 01:25 PM 6.84 02:04 PM 6.92 02:45 PM 7.01 03:29 PM 7.12 04:16 PM 7.25 05:07 PM 7.38 06:02 PM 7.53 H 12:45 PM 0.39 01:45 PM 0.37 02:45 PM 0.28

L 09:19 PM 8.2 H L 10:14 PM 8.45 H L 11:09 PM 8.6 H H H H H H H

06:46 PM -0.25 L 07:41 PM -0.14 L 08:36 PM 0.05 L 09:32 PM 0.29 L 10:30 PM 0.52 L 11:28 PM 0.7 L


06:54 PM 07:47 PM 08:37 PM 09:24 PM 10:09 PM 10:51 PM 11:32 PM

7.04 H 7.04 H 7.07 H 7.12 H 7.18 H 7.23 H 7.27 H


06:44 PM 07:24 PM 08:07 PM 08:52 PM 09:40 PM 10:33 PM 11:31 PM

0.76 L 0.72 L 0.69 L 0.65 L 0.62 L 0.57 L 0.49 L

L 07:00 PM 7.71 H L 07:59 PM 7.89 H L 08:59 PM 8.08


01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

01:22 AM 02:18 AM 03:11 AM 04:03 AM 04:54 AM 05:44 AM 06:36 AM 12:45 AM 01:39 AM 02:34 AM 03:32 AM 04:32 AM 05:32 AM 12:48 AM 01:38 AM 02:23 AM 03:04 AM 03:43 AM 04:21 AM 05:00 AM 05:39 AM 06:20 AM 12:23 AM 01:03 AM 01:46 AM 02:35 AM 03:32 AM 04:36 AM 12:04 AM 01:03 AM

-0.01 -0.21 -0.37 -0.46 -0.48 -0.42 -0.3 3.33 3.07 2.8 2.55 2.37 2.25 0.51 0.46 0.39 0.31 0.23 0.16 0.1 0.07 0.07 2.99 2.91 2.8 2.67 2.54 2.46 0.17 0.03


07:01 AM 07:53 AM 08:45 AM 09:38 AM 10:33 AM 11:29 AM 12:25 PM 07:28 AM 08:22 AM 09:16 AM 10:08 AM 10:59 AM 11:49 AM 06:27 AM 07:16 AM 08:01 AM 08:44 AM 09:28 AM 10:11 AM 10:55 AM 11:39 AM 12:21 PM 07:04 AM 07:49 AM 08:36 AM 09:25 AM 10:16 AM 11:09 AM 05:40 AM 06:39 AM

05:22 AM 12:01 AM 12:57 AM 01:53 AM 02:47 AM 03:38 AM 04:26 AM 05:11 AM 12:11 AM 01:04 AM 01:57 AM 02:50 AM 03:45 AM 04:41 AM 05:34 AM 12:06 AM 12:45 AM 01:26 AM 02:07 AM 02:47 AM 03:23 AM 03:57 AM 04:29 AM 05:03 AM 12:07 AM 12:58 AM 01:52 AM 02:51 AM 03:54 AM 04:59 AM


3.58 -0.19 -0.36 -0.46 -0.49 -0.44 -0.33 -0.15 4.08 3.72 3.39 3.12 2.94 2.86 2.88 0.58 0.47 0.36 0.26 0.2 0.16 0.15 0.16 0.17 3.63 3.53 3.44 3.38 3.38 3.48

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10:56 AM 06:22 AM 07:18 AM 08:11 AM 09:04 AM 09:58 AM 10:52 AM 11:46 AM 05:55 AM 06:41 AM 07:31 AM 08:23 AM 09:13 AM 09:59 AM 10:43 AM 06:22 AM 07:06 AM 07:46 AM 08:25 AM 09:04 AM 09:45 AM 10:27 AM 11:11 AM 11:57 AM 05:41 AM 06:27 AM 07:22 AM 08:25 AM 09:30 AM 10:31 AM

-0.24 3.78 3.98 4.13 4.2 4.19 4.12 4.01 0.06 0.27 0.44 0.54 0.56 0.52 0.44 2.97 3.09 3.21 3.31 3.37 3.42 3.45 3.5 3.58 0.18 0.19 0.18 0.12 0.0 -0.15


05:56 PM 11:48 AM 12:41 PM 01:35 PM 02:29 PM 03:23 PM 04:15 PM 05:08 PM 12:40 PM 01:34 PM 02:27 PM 03:21 PM 04:16 PM 05:11 PM 06:00 PM 11:27 AM 12:10 PM 12:55 PM 01:39 PM 02:22 PM 03:03 PM 03:45 PM 04:27 PM 05:12 PM 12:46 PM 01:37 PM 02:32 PM 03:31 PM 04:34 PM 05:37 PM

Moonrise Moonset ---2:46 AM 5:11 PM ---3:27 AM 6:26 PM ---4:15 AM 7:38 PM ---5:12 AM 8:43 PM ---6:17 AM 9:39 PM ---7:27 AM 10:25 PM ---8:38 AM 11:04 PM ---9:48 AM 11:37 PM 10:55 AM 12:06 AM 12:32 AM 12:58 AM 1:24 AM 1:52 AM 2:22 AM

72 Points East June 2012

11:59 AM 1:01 PM 2:01 PM 3:01 PM 4:00 PM 4:58 PM

Day June June June June June June June June June June June June


01:23 PM 02:18 PM 03:12 PM 04:06 PM 04:59 PM 05:54 PM 06:51 PM 01:21 PM 02:17 PM 03:15 PM 04:14 PM 05:12 PM 06:05 PM 12:38 PM 01:25 PM 02:10 PM 02:53 PM 03:34 PM 04:14 PM 04:55 PM 05:37 PM 06:23 PM 01:03 PM 01:46 PM 02:32 PM 03:22 PM 04:19 PM 05:17 PM 12:04 PM 01:02 PM

0.09 0.01 -0.07 -0.11 -0.08 0.0 0.14 L 2.91 2.9 2.88 2.88 2.91 2.95 H 0.68 0.72 0.71 0.68 0.64 0.6 0.58 0.57 0.57 L 2.69 2.77 2.88 3.0 3.15 3.32 H 0.21 0.15


07:27 PM 08:17 PM 09:09 PM 10:02 PM 10:56 PM 11:50 PM

3.65 H 3.8 H 3.87 H 3.84 H 3.73 H 3.55 H


07:51 PM 08:53 PM 09:55 PM 10:55 PM 11:53 PM

0.28 L 0.41 L 0.5 L 0.54 L 0.54 L


06:53 PM 07:38 PM 08:20 PM 09:01 PM 09:43 PM 10:23 PM 11:04 PM 11:43 PM

3.01 H 3.06 H 3.09 H 3.11 H 3.11 H 3.11 H 3.09 H 3.05 H


07:13 PM 08:08 PM 09:07 PM 10:06 PM 11:05 PM

0.57 L 0.55 L 0.5 L 0.42 L 0.3 L

L 06:15 PM 3.48 H L 07:09 PM 3.63


Boston, Mass.

Newport, R.I. 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

2.61 2.68 2.75 2.82 2.87 2.9 2.92 -0.15 0.02 0.19 0.35 0.5 0.61 2.21 2.23 2.28 2.34 2.41 2.47 2.53 2.58 2.63 0.1 0.14 0.19 0.23 0.25 0.24 2.45 2.5

4.62 H -0.42 -0.53 -0.55 -0.48 -0.33 -0.1 0.17 L 3.88 3.75 3.64 3.55 3.52 3.54 3.61 H 0.35 0.28 0.23 0.21 0.21 0.23 0.26 0.31 0.37 L 3.68 3.82 3.96 4.13 4.33 4.55

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

June 28 June 29 June 30


06:53 PM 07:46 PM 08:39 PM 09:31 PM 10:24 PM 11:17 PM

4.91 H 5.08 H 5.11 H 5.0 H 4.76 H 4.44 H


06:05 PM 07:19 PM 09:05 PM 10:08 PM 10:53 PM 11:30 PM

0.46 L 0.7 L 0.8 L 0.8 L 0.76 L 0.68 L


06:44 PM 07:23 PM 07:59 PM 08:35 PM 09:12 PM 09:51 PM 10:33 PM 11:18 PM

3.7 H 3.78 H 3.85 H 3.88 H 3.89 H 3.87 H 3.81 H 3.73 H


06:04 PM 07:06 PM 08:23 PM 09:43 PM 10:51 PM 11:51 PM

0.44 L 0.51 L 0.5 L 0.38 L 0.2 L 0.02


Moonrise Moonset 2:57 AM 5:55 PM 3:36 AM 6:49 PM 4:20 AM 7:39 PM 5:10 AM 8:25 PM 6:06 AM 9:07 PM 7:05 AM 9:43 PM 8:07 AM 10:16 PM 9:11 AM 10:46 PM 10:16 AM 11:15 PM 11:22 AM 11:43 PM 12:30 PM ------12:13 AM 1:40 PM ---12:45 AM 2:52 PM ---1:21 AM 4:05 PM ---2:05 AM 5:16 PM

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

02:39 AM 03:37 AM 04:33 AM 05:27 AM 06:21 AM 12:47 AM 01:42 AM 02:36 AM 03:31 AM 04:27 AM 05:24 AM 12:07 AM 01:06 AM 02:03 AM 02:57 AM 03:46 AM 04:31 AM 05:13 AM 05:53 AM 12:11 AM 12:51 AM 01:31 AM 02:12 AM 02:56 AM 03:42 AM 04:32 AM 05:27 AM 12:18 AM 01:17 AM 02:18 AM

-0.31 -0.87 -1.36 -1.7 -1.83 12.21 11.93 11.48 10.9 10.29 9.7 1.15 1.25 1.23 1.1 0.92 0.71 0.52 0.34 10.26 10.33 10.34 10.31 10.23 10.1 9.93 9.75 0.33 0.04 -0.32


08:48 AM 09:47 AM 10:44 AM 11:40 AM 12:35 PM 07:13 AM 08:05 AM 08:58 AM 09:50 AM 10:43 AM 11:36 AM 06:21 AM 07:19 AM 08:16 AM 09:09 AM 09:59 AM 10:45 AM 11:28 AM 12:09 PM 06:33 AM 07:12 AM 07:52 AM 08:33 AM 09:16 AM 10:01 AM 10:50 AM 11:42 AM 06:25 AM 07:25 AM 08:27 AM

9.98 10.21 10.43 10.59 10.67 -1.75 -1.47 -1.04 -0.5 0.06 0.6 9.22 8.87 8.68 8.62 8.65 8.73 8.84 8.96 0.2 0.09 0.01 -0.03 -0.02 0.04 0.13 0.22 9.62 9.57 9.63


June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June

Sunrise 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

5:10 5:09 5:09 5:09 5:08 5:08 5:08 5:07 5:07 5:07 5:07 5:07 5:07 5:07 5:07


Sunset 8:15 8:16 8:16 8:17 8:18 8:18 8:19 8:20 8:20 8:21 8:21 8:22 8:22 8:23 8:23


09:10 PM 11.4 H 10:05 PM11.84 H 10:59 PM12.16 H 11:53 PM12.29 H


07:27 PM -0.44 L 08:21 PM -0.17 L 09:16 PM 0.18 L 10:11 PM 0.56 L 11:09 PM 0.9 L


06:53 PM 9.59 H 07:45 PM 9.57 H 08:35 PM 9.62 H 09:22 PM 9.73 H 10:07 PM 9.87 H 10:49 PM10.02 H 11:31 PM10.16 H


06:39 PM 07:21 PM 08:03 PM 08:48 PM 09:35 PM 10:26 PM 11:20 PM

1.18 L 1.08 L 0.99 L 0.91 L 0.81 L 0.69 L 0.54 L

L 06:52 PM10.72 H L 07:49 PM11.04 H L 08:47 PM 11.36


Times for Boston, MA

JUNE 2012 Day

02:57 PM -0.02 03:52 PM -0.26 04:47 PM -0.46 05:40 PM -0.58 06:34 PM -0.58 L 01:30 PM 10.64 02:24 PM 10.51 03:17 PM 10.32 04:11 PM 10.09 05:06 PM 9.87 06:00 PM 9.7 H 12:30 PM 1.04 01:23 PM 1.37 02:14 PM 1.56 03:03 PM 1.64 03:49 PM 1.61 04:34 PM 1.53 05:16 PM 1.42 05:58 PM 1.3 L 12:48 PM 9.07 01:27 PM 9.19 02:07 PM 9.33 02:48 PM 9.49 03:30 PM 9.67 04:16 PM 9.89 05:05 PM 10.14 05:57 PM 10.42 H 12:37 PM 0.29 01:34 PM 0.28 02:33 PM 0.19


June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June

Sunrise 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

5:07 5:07 5:07 5:07 5:07 5:08 5:08 5:08 5:08 5:09 5:09 5:10 5:10 5:10 5:11


Sunset 8:23 8:24 8:24 8:24 8:24 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25



June Tides Portland, Maine 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

02:25 AM 03:24 AM 04:22 AM 05:17 AM 06:11 AM 12:37 AM 01:32 AM 02:27 AM 03:23 AM 04:20 AM 05:19 AM 12:09 AM 01:09 AM 02:06 AM 03:00 AM 03:48 AM 04:33 AM 05:13 AM 05:51 AM 12:01 AM 12:38 AM 01:15 AM 01:54 AM 02:37 AM 03:22 AM 04:12 AM 05:07 AM 06:06 AM 01:01 AM 02:05 AM

-0.14 -0.7 -1.2 -1.55 -1.7 11.79 11.5 11.06 10.5 9.91 9.35 1.1 1.17 1.12 0.99 0.81 0.63 0.47 0.34 9.88 9.93 9.95 9.93 9.86 9.74 9.58 9.38 9.21 0.18 -0.16


08:35 AM 9.5 09:36 AM 9.73 10:35 AM 9.97 11:31 AM 10.15 12:27 PM 10.23 07:05 AM -1.64 07:58 AM -1.39 08:52 AM -0.99 09:46 AM -0.51 10:41 AM -0.01 11:35 AM 0.47 06:18 AM 8.87 07:17 AM 8.53 08:15 AM 8.34 09:08 AM 8.27 09:58 AM 8.29 10:43 AM 8.37 11:24 AM 8.46 12:03 PM 8.55 06:27 AM 0.24 07:02 AM 0.16 07:38 AM 0.09 08:16 AM 0.03 08:57 AM 0.0 09:40 AM 0.01 10:28 AM 0.07 11:19 AM 0.16 12:15 PM 0.25 07:10 AM 9.12 08:15 AM 9.16


02:39 PM 0.02 03:36 PM -0.18 04:32 PM -0.36 05:27 PM -0.45 06:21 PM -0.43 L 01:22 PM 10.2 02:16 PM 10.08 03:11 PM 9.9 04:07 PM 9.7 05:02 PM 9.51 05:57 PM 9.36 H 12:30 PM 0.89 01:24 PM 1.21 02:15 PM 1.41 03:04 PM 1.51 03:49 PM 1.53 04:31 PM 1.49 05:10 PM 1.42 05:48 PM 1.35 L 12:40 PM 8.64 01:16 PM 8.74 01:53 PM 8.87 02:32 PM 9.03 03:14 PM 9.24 03:58 PM 9.47 04:47 PM 9.73 05:40 PM 9.99 06:37 PM 10.27 H 01:14 PM 0.29 02:16 PM 0.23

Bar Harbor, Maine L L L L

08:58 PM10.94 H 09:54 PM 11.4 H 10:48 PM11.73 H 11:43 PM11.86 H


07:16 PM -0.28 L 08:12 PM -0.02 L 09:09 PM 0.29 L 10:08 PM 0.62 L 11:08 PM 0.91 L


06:52 PM 07:44 PM 08:34 PM 09:21 PM 10:05 PM 10:45 PM 11:24 PM

9.27 H 9.26 H 9.31 H 9.42 H 9.55 H 9.68 H 9.8 H


06:25 PM 07:03 PM 07:43 PM 08:26 PM 09:13 PM 10:03 PM 10:58 PM 11:58 PM

1.27 L 1.19 L 1.1 L 1.0 L 0.89 L 0.77 L 0.63 L 0.44 L

L 07:36 PM10.57 H L 08:37 PM 10.89


01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

02:07 AM 03:06 AM 04:04 AM 04:59 AM 05:53 AM 12:19 AM 01:13 AM 02:08 AM 03:04 AM 04:01 AM 04:59 AM 05:58 AM 12:49 AM 01:45 AM 02:38 AM 03:27 AM 04:12 AM 04:53 AM 05:32 AM 06:09 AM 12:21 AM 12:58 AM 01:37 AM 02:19 AM 03:04 AM 03:54 AM 04:49 AM 05:48 AM 12:43 AM 01:47 AM

-0.28 -0.9 -1.44 -1.83 -1.99 13.35 13.03 12.54 11.92 11.28 10.68 10.18 1.08 1.04 0.89 0.69 0.49 0.3 0.16 0.07 11.3 11.31 11.29 11.23 11.12 10.96 10.78 10.62 0.08 -0.29


08:16 AM 09:16 AM 10:14 AM 11:10 AM 12:05 PM 06:46 AM 07:40 AM 08:33 AM 09:28 AM 10:22 AM 11:17 AM 12:12 PM 06:56 AM 07:53 AM 08:46 AM 09:35 AM 10:20 AM 11:01 AM 11:40 AM 12:18 PM 06:46 AM 07:22 AM 08:00 AM 08:40 AM 09:23 AM 10:11 AM 11:03 AM 11:59 AM 06:52 AM 07:56 AM

Corrections for other ports Port Reference Maine/ New Hampshire Bar Harbor Stonington Rockland Bar Harbor Boothbay Harbor Portland Portland Kennebunkport Portsmouth Portland

Time Corrections

Height Corrections

High +0 hr. 8 min., Low +0 hr. 6 min., High +0 hr. 9 min., Low +0 hr. 6 min., High -0 hr. 6 min., Low -0 hr. 8 min., High +0 hr. 7 min., Low +0 hr. 5 min., High +0 hr. 22 min., Low +0 hr. 17 min.,

High *0.91, Low *0.90 High *0.93, Low *1.03 High *0.97, Low *0.97 High *0.97, Low *1.00 High *0.86, Low *0.86

Massachusetts Gloucester Plymouth Scituate Provincetown Marion Woods Hole

Boston Boston Boston Boston Newport Newport

High +0 hr. 0 min., Low -0 hr. 4 min., High +0 hr. 4 min., Low +0 hr. 18 min., High +0 hr. 3 min., Low -0 hr. 1 min., High +0 hr. 16 min., Low +0 hr. 18 min., High +0 hr. 10 min., Low +0 hr. 12 min., High +0 hr. 32 min., Low +2 hr. 21 min.,

High *0.93, Low *0.97 High *1.03, Low *1.00 High *0.95, Low *1.03 High *0.95, Low *0.95 High *1.13, Low *1.29 High *0.40, Low *0.40

Rhode Island Westerly Point Judith East Greenwich Bristol

New London Newport Newport Newport

High -0 hr. 21 min., Low +0 hr. 3 min., High -0 hr. 1 min., Low +0 hr. 32 min., High +0 hr. 13 min., Low +0 hr. 3 min., High +0 hr. 13 min., Low +0 hr. 0 min.,

High *1.02, Low *1.00 High *0.87, Low *0.54 High *1.14, Low *1.14 High *1.16, Low *1.14

Connecticut Stamford New Haven Branford Saybrook Jetty Saybrook Point Mystic Westport

Bridgeport Bridgeport Bridgeport New London New London Boston Newport

High +0 hr. 3 min., Low +0 hr. 8 min., High -0 hr. 4 min., Low -0 hr. 7 min., High -0 hr. 5 min., Low -0 hr. 13 min., High +1 hr. 11 min., Low +0 hr. 45 min., High +1 hr. 11 min., Low +0 hr. 53 min., High +0 hr. 1 min., Low +0 hr. 2 min., High +0 hr. 9 min., Low +0 hr. 33 min.,

High *1.07, Low *1.08 High *0.91, Low *0.96 High *0.87, Low *0.96 High *1.36, Low *1.35 High *1.24, Low *1.25 High *1.01, Low *0.97 High *0.85, Low *0.85

J U N E New Moon

June 19 www.pointseast.com

2 0 1 2 First Quarter

June 26

10.97 11.27 11.56 11.78 11.87 -1.91 -1.62 -1.17 -0.64 -0.09 0.43 0.87 9.84 9.65 9.6 9.66 9.77 9.89 10.0 10.11 0.01 -0.03 -0.05 -0.05 -0.01 0.07 0.18 0.29 10.55 10.63


02:23 PM -0.01 03:21 PM -0.26 04:17 PM -0.49 05:12 PM -0.62 06:07 PM -0.61 L 12:59 PM 11.82 01:53 PM 11.65 02:48 PM 11.41 03:43 PM 11.14 04:39 PM 10.89 05:34 PM 10.7 06:29 PM 10.58 H 01:06 PM 1.2 01:58 PM 1.4 02:48 PM 1.49 03:35 PM 1.48 04:18 PM 1.43 04:59 PM 1.35 05:37 PM 1.29 06:15 PM 1.23 L 12:54 PM 10.22 01:31 PM 10.35 02:10 PM 10.51 02:52 PM 10.71 03:37 PM 10.93 04:27 PM 11.17 05:20 PM 11.41 06:18 PM 11.68 H 12:59 PM 0.33 02:01 PM 0.26


08:39 PM 12.4 H 09:36 PM12.91 H 10:31 PM13.27 H 11:25 PM13.43 H


07:02 PM -0.46 L 07:58 PM -0.19 L 08:54 PM 0.15 L 09:53 PM 0.51 L 10:52 PM 0.81 L 11:51 PM 1.01 L


07:22 PM10.56 H 08:13 PM10.61 H 09:01 PM10.74 H 09:45 PM10.89 H 10:27 PM11.04 H 11:06 PM11.17 H 11:44 PM11.25 H


06:52 PM 07:31 PM 08:12 PM 08:58 PM 09:47 PM 10:42 PM 11:41 PM

1.17 L 1.1 L 1.0 L 0.88 L 0.74 L 0.57 L 0.36 L

L 07:18 PM11.99 H L 08:19 PM 12.34


Eastport, Maine 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

02:22 AM 03:21 AM 04:17 AM 05:12 AM 06:06 AM 12:26 AM 01:19 AM 02:13 AM 03:07 AM 04:02 AM 04:58 AM 05:55 AM 12:47 AM 01:42 AM 02:36 AM 03:25 AM 04:12 AM 04:55 AM 05:37 AM 06:17 AM 12:31 AM 01:10 AM 01:51 AM 02:33 AM 03:19 AM 04:09 AM 05:02 AM 06:00 AM 12:58 AM 02:00 AM

-0.4 -1.27 -2.07 -2.64 -2.89 22.12 21.67 20.96 20.09 19.16 18.3 17.6 1.78 1.79 1.6 1.29 0.94 0.6 0.33 0.12 19.19 19.23 19.22 19.15 19.03 18.85 18.63 18.47 0.1 -0.37


08:25 AM 09:23 AM 10:19 AM 11:13 AM 12:07 PM 06:58 AM 07:51 AM 08:43 AM 09:35 AM 10:27 AM 11:21 AM 12:15 PM 06:52 AM 07:47 AM 08:40 AM 09:30 AM 10:15 AM 10:58 AM 11:39 AM 12:19 PM 06:57 AM 07:37 AM 08:17 AM 09:00 AM 09:45 AM 10:33 AM 11:26 AM 12:22 PM 07:00 AM 08:02 AM

M o o n


02:45 PM -0.11 03:42 PM -0.58 04:38 PM -1.0 05:32 PM -1.25 06:26 PM -1.29 L 01:00 PM 20.43 01:53 PM 20.11 02:46 PM 19.65 03:40 PM 19.14 04:35 PM 18.66 05:30 PM 18.27 06:24 PM 18.03 H 01:09 PM 1.91 02:02 PM 2.16 02:53 PM 2.21 03:41 PM 2.11 04:26 PM 1.94 05:09 PM 1.75 05:50 PM 1.58 06:31 PM 1.44 L 12:58 PM 18.04 01:37 PM 18.22 02:18 PM 18.44 03:01 PM 18.67 03:48 PM 18.92 04:38 PM 19.16 05:32 PM 19.41 06:29 PM 19.7 H 01:21 PM 0.46 02:22 PM 0.29


08:50 PM 20.8 H 09:45 PM21.51 H 10:40 PM22.02 H 11:33 PM22.24 H


07:19 PM -1.08 L 08:12 PM -0.65 L 09:06 PM -0.09 L 10:00 PM 0.54 L 10:55 PM 1.11 L 11:51 PM 1.55 L


07:18 PM17.96 H 08:10 PM18.05 H 08:59 PM18.25 H 09:45 PM18.51 H 10:29 PM18.76 H 11:11 PM18.97 H 11:51 PM19.11 H


07:11 PM 07:52 PM 08:35 PM 09:21 PM 10:09 PM 11:02 PM 11:59 PM

1.31 L 1.19 L 1.07 L 0.93 L 0.8 L 0.64 L 0.43 L

L 07:28 PM20.09 H L 08:27 PM 20.55


P h a s e s

Full Moon

June 4

19.12 19.65 20.12 20.45 20.56 -2.8 -2.38 -1.72 -0.91 -0.05 0.76 1.44 17.14 16.92 16.92 17.07 17.28 17.5 17.69 17.87 -0.02 -0.1 -0.14 -0.11 -0.03 0.13 0.31 0.45 18.45 18.62

Last Quarter

June 11 Points East June 2012


school’s 15 years of evolution, from a small class of students in a single program to a thriving educational institution with three full-time programs in Boatbuilding & Restoration, Marine Systems and Composites Technology and two campuses. Contact Erica Kana. www.iyrs.org ekana@iyrs.org

CALENDAR, continued from Page 69 rade, antique boat parade and fireworks over the harbor. http://chamber.boothbayharbor.com/events/details/windjammer-days-2011 seamaine@boothbayharbor.org JULY 4-7

14th Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship Hosted by the Farr 40 Class and Storm Trysail Club at Newport Shipyard in the historic Point Section of Newport, R.I. First held in 1998, the Rolex Farr 40 North Americans attract both local and international talent from around the globe. http://farr40.org


25th Maine Ericson Owners Association Rendezvous Cabbage Island Clambakes, Linekin Bay, East Boothbay, Maine. Join what is believed to be the longest running annual manufacturers rendezvous in the country or maybe in the world. All past members are invited to join the celebration. Contact Jim Keefer. keefer@tidewater.net 207-785-6205


IYRS Annual Summer Gala IYRS Newport Campus, 449 Thames St., Newport, R.I., 5:30 p.m. to midnight. A theme of “Mastering the Craft: 15 Years of Excellence.� The Gala will feature a series of small exhibits that will chronicle the

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8th New York Yacht Club Biennial Race Week at Newport Harbour Court, Newport, R.I. Classics, 12 Metre, Herreshoff S Class and 6 Metre classes racing in the beginning of the week and Handicap and One-Design classes competing at the end of the week, and a midweek distance race for all classes. Social activities, hundreds of sailors on over 200 boats. www.nyyc.org


Transat QuĂŠbec Saint-Malo Old Port of QuĂŠbec City, QuĂŠbec, Canada. An 2,950 n.m. race from QuĂŠbec City to Saint-Malo, France that every four years attarcts the best professional multihull and monohull ocean sailors. The only continuous west-to-east offshore crewed race in world. An open event, a number of boat classes can enter, including Class 40s, Multi 50s, and Eco 60s. www.transatquebecstmalo.com


1st Bi-Annual Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club J/Days J/Boat sailors' social, educational and racing event in spectacular Boothbay Harbor. Classes for PHRF Racing, PHRF Cruising, J/105,

Two full service locations Refits & Restorations Transient moorings & slips Marine systems 50-ton haulout capacity Heated & cold storage All mechanical, rigging, & carpentry Repowers Finest brightwork & paint KITTERY POINT YACHT YARD www.kpyy.net

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ou are invited to stop by our heated boat shop to view the 40 foot foot NOLA MAY, the Queen of the Farrin Yachts, ready for for delivery in early summer. Also see a 38 foot foot family yacht now in its early stage of construction. We are just an enjoyable hours drive from Portland and just 10 minutes from downtown Damariscotta with its well-known fine restaurants and afe e. Boat shop hours are Monday thru the Maine Coast Book Shop and Caf Friday, 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Please call ahead for for weekend viewing times.

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J/80, J/24 and J/22 One Design fleets. www.bhyc.net info@bhyc.net 20-21

Beringer Bowl 2012 Boston Yacht Club. An overnight race beginning in Marblehead on Friday and ending in Provincetown on Saturday, with festivities Saturday into Sunday morning. Review racing instructions and fill out the entry form on the Boston Yacht Club website. Two starting times: 12 p.m. for the "OCS" race for those who want to sail down in daylight and party under the tent, and the actual overnight race that starts at 7 p.m. Skipper's meeting at 5 p.m. at the Boston Yacht club with complimentary food for crew. Contact Bruce Baker, Race Chairman. beringerbowl@bostonyachtclub.net 617-962-4332

21 - 22

Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Regatta For sail racers throughout New England. Two day competition includes five classes of boats from 17 to 80 feet with crews from 2 to 12. Regatta is a premiere event on the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association circuit. Classes range from PHRF handicap racing to one-design classes including Boothbay Harbor One-Designs, J/24s, J/22s and Christmas Cove One-Designs. www.bhyc.net info@bhyc.net


Stonington (Conn.) to Boothbay Harbor (Maine) Race The so-called "Lobster Run," a 332-mile course, tracks around the Nantucket Shoals, finishing in Boothbay Harbor. It is a U.S. Sailingsanctioned Category 2 event, with ORR, PHRF spinnaker and non-spinnaker divisions, as well as doublehanded and Swan classes. Each yacht carries a transponder that will show its position, which can be followed at iBoattrac.com. Held every even year, the race appeals to those who also do the Marion-Bermuda Race, or wish to prepare for it. Additionally, the timing is ideal for yachts returning from the Newport-Bermuda Race whose owners want to cruise in Maine in August. Contact Race Chairman Tom Lane. www.stoningtontoboothbayharbor.org 615-8040500


Cruise for Life MacMillan Pier - Provincetown, Mass. Share your passion for boating and being on the water while raising money for The Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Cruisers will take over MacMillan Pier for a night filled with amazing music, delicious food, great friends, tremendous fun, and passionate fundraising. Captains can register boats and crews online. http://cruiseforlife.org mike@cruiseforlife.org

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Casco Bay belongs to you. Join us! Celebrate the work we do to protect the Bay.

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Fundraising party for Friends of Casco Bay and our Baykeeper Boats Fund 7XHVGD\ ‡ -XQH th ‡ SP 'L0LOORœV 2Q WKH :DWHU ‡ 3RUWODQG www.cascobay.org

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This summer: On Board GPS & Radar training out of Newburyport, MA aboard our training vessel.

Call or see website for details



Points East June 2012


Find Points East at more than 700 locations in New England MAINE Arundel:The Landing School, Southern Maine Marine Services. Augusta: Mr. Paperback. Bailey Island: Bailey Island Motel Bangor: Borders, Book Marc’s, Harbormaster, Young’s Canvas. Bar Harbor: Acadia Information Center, Bar Harbor Yacht Club, Lake and Sea Boatworks. Bass Harbor: Morris Yachts. Bath: Kennebec Tavern & Marina, Maine Maritime Museum. Belfast: Belfast Boatyard, Belfast Chamber of Commerce visitors’ Center, Coastwise Realty, Crosby Manor Estates, Front Street Shipyard, Harbormaster’s office. Biddeford: Biddeford Pool Y.C., Buffleheads, Rumery’s Boatyard. Blue Hill:, Bar Harbor Bank, Blue Hill Farm Country Inn, Blue Hill Food Co-op, Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Compass Point Realty, Downeast Properties, EBS, Kollegewidgwok Y.C., North Light Books, Rackliffe Pottery, Slaven Realty. Boothbay: Boothbay Mechanics, Boothbay Resort, Cottage Connection. Boothbay Harbor: Boothbay Harbor Inn, Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, Brown’s Motel, Cap’n Fish’s Inn, Carousel Marina, Gold/Smith Gallery, Grover’s Hardware, Municipal Office, Poole Bros. Hardware, Rocktide Inn, Sherman’s Bookstore, Signal Point Marina, Tugboat Inn. Bremen: Broad Cove Marine. Brewer: B&D Marine, Port Harbor Marine. Bristol: Hanley’s Market. Brooklin: Atlantic Boat Co., Brooklin General Store, Brooklin Boat Yard, Brooklin Inn, Center Harbor Sails, Eric Dow Boatbuilder, Eggemoggin Oceanfront Lodge, WoodenBoat School. Brooksville: Bucks Harbor Market, Bucks Harbor Marine, Bucks Harbor Y.C., Seal Cove Boatyard. Brunswick: Bamforth Automotive, Coastal Marine, H&H Propeller, New Meadows Marina, Paul’s Marina. Bucksport: Bookstacks, EBS Hardware. Calais: EBS Hardware. Camden: Camden Chamber of Commerce, Camden Y.C., French & Brawn, Harbormaster, Owl & Turtle, PJ Willeys, Port Harbor Marine, Waterfront Restaurant, Wayfarer Marine. Cape Porpoise: The Wayfarer. Castine: Castine Realty, Castine Y.C., Four Flags Gift Shop, Maine Maritime Academy, Saltmeadow Properties, The Compass Rose Bookstore and Café. Chebeague Island: Chebeague Island Boat Yard. Cherryfield: EBS Hardware. Columbia: Crossroads Ace Hardware. Cundy’s Harbor: Holbrook’s General Store, Watson’s General Store. Damariscotta: Maine Coast Book Shop, Poole Bros. Hardware, Schooner Landing Restaurant. Deer Isle: Harbor Farm. East Boothbay: East Boothbay General Store, Lobsterman’s Wharf Restaurant, Ocean Point Marina, Paul E. Luke Inc., Spar Shed Marina. Eastport: East Motel, Eastport Chowder House, Moose Island Marine, The Boat School - Husson. Eliot: Great Cove Boat Club, Independent Boat Haulers, Patten’s

76 Points East June 2012

Yacht Yard. Ellsworth: Branch Pond Marine, EBS Hardware, Riverside Café. Falmouth: Falmouth Ace Hardware, Hallett Canvas & Sails, Handy Boat, Portland Yacht Club, The Boathouse, Town Landing Market. Farmingdale: Foggy Bottom Marine. Farmington: Irving’s Restaurant, Mr. Paperback, Reny’s. Freeport: Gritty McDuff’s, True Value Hardware. Georgetown: Robinhood Marine. Gouldsboro: Anderson Marine & Hardware. Hampden: Hamlin’s Marina, McLaughlin Seafood, Watefront Marine. Hancock Pt.: Crocker House Country Inn. Harpswell: Dolphin Restaurant, Finestkind Boatyard, Great Island Boat Yard. Harrington: Tri-Town Marine. Holden: McKay’s RV. Islesboro: Dark Harbor Boat Yard, Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor. Islesford: Little Cranberry Y.C. Jonesport: Jonesport Shipyard. Kennebunk: Landing Store, Seaside Motor Inn. Kennebunkport: Arundel Yacht Club, Bradbury’s Market, Chick’s Marina, Kennebunkport Marina, Maine Yacht Sales. Kittery: Badger’s Island Marina, Cap’n Simeon’s Galley, Frisbee’s Store, Jackson’s Hardware and Marine, Kittery Point Yacht Yard, Port Harbor Marine. Lewiston: Mr. Paperback. Machias: EBS Hardware, H.F. Pinkham & Son, Helen’s Restaurant. Milbridge: H.F. Pinkham & Son. Monhegan Is: Carina House. Mount Desert: John Williams Boat Company North Haven: Calderwood Hall, Eric Hopkins Gallery, JO Brown & Sons, North Haven Giftshop. Northeast Harbor: F.T. Brown Co., Full Belli Deli, Kimball Shop, Mt. Desert CofC,, McGraths, Northeast Harbor Fleet, Pine Tree Market. Northport: Northport Marine Service, Northport Yacht Club. Owls Head: Owls Head Transportation Museum. Peak’s Island: Hannigan’s Island Market. Penobscot: Northern Bay Market. Port Clyde: Port Clyde General Store. Portland: Becky’s Restaurant, Casco Bay Ferry Terminal, Chase Leavitt, Custom Float Services, DiMillo’s Marina, Fortune, Inc., Gilbert’s Chowder House, Gowen Marine, Gritty McDuff’s, Hamilton Marine, Maine Yacht Center, Portland Yacht Services, Ports of Call, Sawyer & Whitten, Vessel Services Inc., West Marine. Raymond: Jordan Bay Marina, Panther Run Marina. Rockland: Back Cove Yachts, E.L.Spear, Eric Hopkins Gallery, Gemini Marine Canvas, Hamilton Marine, Harbormaster, Johanson Boatworks, Journey’s End Marina, Knight Marine Service, Landings Restaurant, Maine Lighthouse Museum, North End Shipyard Schooners, Ocean Pursuits, Pope Sails, Reading Corner, Rockland Ferry, Sawyer & Whitten, The Apprenticeshop. Rockport: Bohndell Sails, Cottage Connection, Harbormaster, Market Basket, Rockport Boat Club. Round Pond: Cabadetis Boat Club, King Row Market. Saco: Lobster Claw Restaurant, Marston’s Marina, Saco Bay Tackle, Saco Yacht Club. Sarentville: El El Frijoles.


St. George: Harbormaster Scarborough: Seal Harbor Y.C. Seal Harbor: Seal Harbor Yacht Club Searsport: Hamilton Marine. South Bristol: Bittersweet Landing Boatyard, Coveside Marine, Gamage Shipyard, Harborside Café, Osier’s Wharf. South Freeport: Brewer’s South Freeport Marine, Casco Bay Yacht Exchange, DiMillo’s South Freeport, Harraseeket Y.C., Strouts Point Wharf Co., Waterman Marine. South Harpswell: Dolphin Marina, Finestkind Boatyard, Ship to Shore Store South Portland: Aspasia Marina, Centerboard Yacht Club, Joe’s Boathouse Restaurant, Port Harbor Marine, Reo Marine, Salt Water Grille, South Port Marine, Sunset Marina. Southwest Harbor: Acadia Sails, Great Harbor Marina, Hamilton Marine, Hinckley Yacht Charters, MDI Community Sailing Center, Pettegrow’s, Sawyer’s Market, Southwest Harbor-Tremont CofC, West Marine, Wilbur Yachts. Spruce Head: Spruce Head Marine. Stockton Springs: Russell’s Marine. Stonington: Billings Diesel & Marine, Fisherman’s Friend, Inn on the Harbor, Island Fishing Gear & Auto Parts, Lily’s Café, Shepard’s Select Properties. Sullivan: Flanders Bay Boats. Sunset: Deer Isle Y.C. Surry: Wesmac. Swan’s Island: Carrying Place Market Tenants Harbor: Cod End Store and Marina, East Wind Inn, Pond House Gallery and Framing, Tenants Harbor General Store. Thomaston: Jeff’s Marine, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Slipway. Turner: Youly’s Restaurant. Vinalhaven: Jaret & Cohn Island Group, Vinal’s Newsstand, Vinalhaven Store. Waldoboro: Stetson & Pinkham. Wells: Lighthouse Depot, Webhannet River Boat Yard. West Boothbay Harbor: Blake’s Boatyard. West Southport: Boothbay Region Boatyard, Southport General Store. Windham: Richardson’s Boat Yard. Winter Harbor: Winter Harbor 5 & 10. Winterport: Winterport Marine. Wiscasset: Market Place Café, Wiscasset Yacht Club. Woolwich: BFC Marine, Scandia Yacht Sales, Shelter Institute. Yarmouth: Bayview Rigging & Sails, East Coast Yacht Sales, Landing Boat Supply, Maine Sailing Partners, Royal River Boatyard, Royal River Grillehouse, Yankee Marina & Boatyard, Yarmouth Boatyard. York: Agamenticus Yacht Club, Stage Neck Inn, Woods to Goods, York Harbor Marine Service. NEW HAMPSHIRE Dover: Dover Marine. Dover Point: Little Bay Marina. East Rochester: Surfside Boats. Gilford: Fay’s Boat Yard, Winnipesaukee Yacht Club. Greenland: Sailmaking Support Systems. Hampton: Hampton Harbor State Marina, Hampton River Boat Club. Manchester: Massabesic Yacht Club, Sandy’s Variety. Milton: Ray’s Marina & RV Sales.


New Castle: Kittery Point Yacht Club, Portsmouth Yacht Club, Wentworth-By-The-Sea Marina. Newington: Great Bay Marine, Portsmouth: New England Marine and Industrial, Northeast Yachts (Witch Cove Marina), West Marine. Seabrook: West Marine. Sunapee: Lake Sunapee Yacht Club Tuftonboro: Tuftonboro General Store. MASSACHUSETTS Amesbury: Larry’s Marina, Lowell’s Boat Shop, Withum Sailmakers Barnstable: Coast Guard Heritage Museum at the Trayser, Millway Marina. Beverly: Al’s Bait & Tackle, Bartlett Boat Service, Beverly Point Marina, Jubilee Yacht Club. Boston: Boston Harbor Islands Moorings, Boston Sailing Center, Boston Yacht Haven, Columbia Yacht Club, The Marina at Rowes Wharf, Waterboat Marina. Bourne: Taylor’s Point Marina Braintree: West Marine. Buzzards Bay: Dick’s Marine, Onset Bay Marina. Cataumet: Kingman Marine, Parker’s Boat Yard. Charlestown: Constitution Marina, Shipyard Quarters Marina. Chatham: Ryders Cove Marina, Stage Harbor Marine. Chelsea: The Marina at Admiral’s Hill. Cohasset: Cohasset Y.C. Cotuit: Peck’s Boats. Cuttyhunk: Cuttyhunk Town Marina. Danvers: Danversport Yacht Club, Liberty Marina, West Marine. Dedham: West Marine. Dighton: Shaw’s Boat Yard. Dorchester: Savin Hill Yacht Club. East Boston: Boston Bay Marina, Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, Orient Heights Yacht Club, Quarterdeck Marina. East Dennis: Dennis Yacht Club, North Side Marina. Edgartown: Boat Safe Martha’s Vineyard, Edgartown Moorings, Edgartown Yacht Club, Harborside Inn. Essex: Flying Dragon Antiques, Perkins Marine. Fairhaven: Fairhaven Shipyard, West Marine. Falmouth: East Marine, Falmouth Ace Hardware, Falmouth Harbor Town Marina, Falmouth Marine, MacDougall’s Cape Cod Marine Service, West Marine. Gloucester: Beacon Marine Basin, Brown’s Yacht Yard, Cape Ann’s Marina Resort, Enos Marine, Three Lanterns Ship Supply. Green Harbor: Green Harbor Bait & Tackle, Green Harbor Marina, Taylor Marine. Harwich Port: Allen Harbor Marine Service, Cranberry Liquors, Saquatucket Municipal Marina. Hingham: 3A Marine Sales, Eastern Yacht Sales, Hingham Shipyard Marinas, Hingham Yacht Club. Hyannis: Hyannis Marina, West Marine. Ipswich: Ipswich Bay Yacht Club. Manchester: Manchester Marine, Manchester Yacht Club. Marblehead: Boston Yacht Club, Corinthian Yacht Club, Eastern Yacht Club, Marblehead Yacht Club, The Forepeak, West Marine. Marion: Barden’s Boat Yard, Beverly Yacht Club, Burr Bros. Boats, Harding Sails. Marston Mills: Prince’s Cove Marina.

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Mattapoisett: Mattapoisett Boatyard. Nantucket: Glyns Marine, Nantucket Boat Basin, Nantucket Y.C., Town Pier Marina. New Bedford: Bayline Boatyard and Transportation, C.E. Beckman, Cutty Hunk Launch, Hercules Fishing Gear, Lyndon’s, Niemiec Marine, New Bedford Visitors Center, Pope’s Island Marina, SK Marine Electronics, Skip’s Marine, West Marine. Newburyport: American Yacht Club, Merri-Mar Yacht Basin, Newburyport Boat Basin, Newburyport Harbor Marina, Newburyport Yacht Club, North End Boat Club, The Boatworks, Windward Yacht Yard. North Falmouth: Brewer Fiddler’s Cove Marina. North Weymouth: Tern Harbor Marina. Oak Bluffs: Dockside Marketplace. Onset: Point Independence Yacht Club. Orleans: Nauset Marine. Osterville: Crosby Yacht Yard, Oyster Harbors Marine Service. Plymouth: Brewer’s Plymouth Marine, Plymouth Yacht Club, West Marine. Provincetown: Harbormaster. Quincy: Captain’s Cove Marina, Marina Bay, Nonna’s Kitchen, POSH, Squantum Yacht Club, Wollaston Yacht Club. Salem: Brewer’s Hawthorne Cove Marina, Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard, H&H Propeller Shop, Palmer’s Cove Yacht Club, Pickering Wharf Marina, Salem Water Taxi, Winter Island Yacht Yard. Salisbury: Bridge Marina, Cross Roads Bait & Tackle, Withum Sailmakers. Sandwich: Sandwich Marina, Sandwich Ship Supply. Scituate: A to Z Boatworks, Cole Parkway Municipal Marina, Front Street Book Shop, J-Way Enterprises, Satuit Boat Club, Scituate Harbor Marina, Scituate Harbor Y.C. Seekonk: E&B Marine, West Marine. Somerset: Auclair’s Market. South Dartmouth: Cape Yachts, Davis & Tripp Boatyard, Doyle Sails, New Bedford Y.C., New Wave Yachts. Vineyard Haven: Owen Park Town Dock, Vineyard Haven Marina. Watertown: Watertown Yacht Club. Wareham: Zecco Marine. Wellfleet: Bay Sails Marine, Town of Wellfleet Marina, Wellfleet Marine Corp. West Barnstable: Northside Village Liquor Store. West Dennis: Bass River Marina. Westport: F.L.Tripp & Sons, Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures, Westport Marine, Westport Y.C. Weymouth: Monahan’s Marine, Tern Harbor Marina. Winthrop: Cottage Park Y.C., Cove Convenience, Crystal Cove Marina, Pleasant Point Y.C., Winthrop Book Depot, Winthrop Lodge of Elks, Winthrop Y.C. Woburn: E&B Marine, West Marine. Woods Hole: Woods Hole Marina. Yarmouth: Arborvitae Woodworking. RHODE ISLAND Barrington: Barrington Y.C., Brewer Cove Haven Marina, Lavin’s Marina, Stanley’s Boat Yard, Striper Marina. Block Island: Ballard’s Inn, Block Island Boat Basin, Block Island Marina, Champlin’s, Payne’s New Harbor Dock. Bristol: Aidan’s Irish Pub, All Paint, Bristol Bagel Works, Bristol Ma-

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rine, Bristol Yacht Club, Hall Spars & Rigging, Herreshoff Marine Museum, Jamestown Distributors, Quantum Thurston Sails, Superior Marine. Central Falls: Twin City Marine. Charlestown: Ocean House Marina. Cranston: Port Edgewood Marina, Rhode Island Yacht Club. East Greenwich: Anderson’s Ski & Dive Center, East Greenwich Yacht Club, Norton’s Shipyard & Marina, West Marine. East Providence: East Providence Yacht Club. Jamestown: Conanicut Marine Supply, Dutch Harbor Boatyard.. Middletown: West Marine Narragansett: Buster Krabs, West Marine. Newport: Brewer Street Boatworks, Casey’s Marina, Goat Island Marina, IYRS, Museum of Yachting, New York Yacht Club, Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, Newport Nautical Supply, Newport Visitor Information Center, Newport Yacht Club, NV-Charts, Old Port Marine Services, Sail Newport, Seamen’s Church Institute, Team One, The Newport Shipyard, West Wind Marina. North Kingstown: Allen Harbor Marina, Johnson’s Boatyard, RI Mooring Services. Portsmouth: Brewer Sakonnet Marina, East Passage Yachting Center, Eastern Yacht Sales, Hinckley Yacht Services, Ship’s Store and Rigging, The Melville Grill. Riverside: Bullock’s Cove Marina. Tiverton: Don’s Marine, Life Raft & Survival Equipment, Ocean Options, Quality Yacht Services, Standish Boat Yard. Wakefield: Point Jude Boats, Point Judith Marina, Point Judith Yacht Club, Point View Marina, Ram Point Marina, Silver Spring Marine, Snug Harbor Marine, Stone Cove Marina. Warren: Country Club Laundry, Warren River Boatworks. Warwick: Apponaug Harbor Marina, Brewer Yacht Yard at Cowesett, Greenwich Bay Marina, Pettis Boat Yard, Ray’s Bait Shop, Warwick Cove Marina. Wickford: Brewer Wickford Cove Marina, Johnson’s Boatyard, Marine Consignment of Wickford, Pleasant Street Wharf, Wickford Marina, Wickford Shipyard, Wickford Yacht Club. CONNECTICUT Branford: Birbarie Marine, Branford River Marina, Branford Yacht Club, Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina, Dutch Wharf Boat Yard, Indian Neck Yacht Club, Pine Orchard Yacht Club, West Marine. Byram: Byram Town Marina. Chester: Castle Marina, Chester Marina, Hays Haven Marina, Middlesex Yacht Club. Clinton: Cedar Island Marina, Connecticut Marine One, Harborside Marina, Old Harbor Marina, Port Clinton Marina, Riverside Basin Marina. Cos Cob: Palmer Point Marina. Darien: E&B Marine, Noroton Yacht Club. Deep River: Brewer Deep River Marina. East Haddam: Andrews Marina East Norwalk: Rex Marine. Essex: Brewer Dauntless Shipyard, Boatique, Conn. River Marine Museum, Essex Corinthian Yacht Club, Essex Island Marina, Essex Yacht Club. Fairfield: J. Russell Jinishian Gallery. Farmington: Pattaconk Yacht Club. Greenwich: Beacon Point Marine, Indian Harbor Yacht Club.


Groton: Pine Island Marina, Shennecossett Yacht Club, Thames View Marina. Guilford: Brown’s Boat Yard, Guilford Boat Yard, Harbormaster. Lyme: Cove Landing Marine. Madison: East River Marine. Milford: Flagship Marina, Milford Boat Works, Milford Landing, Milford Yacht Club, Port Milford, Spencer’s Marina. Mystic: Brewer Yacht Yard, Fort Rachel Marina, Gwenmor Marina, Mason Island Yacht Club, Mystic Point Marina, Mystic River Yacht Club, Mystic Seaport Museum Store, Mystic Shipyard, West Marine. New Haven: City Point Yacht Club, Fairclough Sails, Oyster Point Marina. New London: Crocker’s Boatyard, Ferry Slip Dockominium Assoc., Hellier Yacht Sales, Thames Shipyard and Ferry, Thames Yacht Club, Thamesport Marina, West Marine. Niantic: Boats Inc., Mago Pt. Marina, Marine Consignment of Mystic, Port Niantic Marina, Three Belles Marina. Noank: Brower’s Cove Marina, Hood Sails, Noank Village Boatyard, Palmers Cove Marina, Ram Island Yacht Club, Spicer’s. Norwalk: Norwest Marine, Rex Marine, Total Marine, West Marine. Norwich: The Marina at American Wharf. Old Lyme: Old Lyme Marina. Old Saybrook: Brewer’s Ferry Point Marina, Harbor Hill Marina & Inn, Harbor One Marina, Island Cove Marina, Maritime Education Network, Oak Leaf Marina, Ocean Performance, Ragged Rock Marina, Saybrook Point Marina, West Marine. Portland: J & S Marine Services, Yankee Boat Yard & Marina. Riverside: Riverside Yacht Club. Rowayton: All Seasons Marina, Wilson Cove Marina. South Norwalk: Norwalk Yacht Club, Rex Marine Center, Surfside 3 Marina. Stamford: Czescik Marina, Halloween Yacht Club, Hathaway Reiser Rigging, Landfall Navigation, Ponas Yacht Club, Stamford Landing Marina, Stamford Yacht Club, West Marine. Stonington: Dodson Boat Yard, Dog Watch Café, Madwanuck Yacht Club, Stonington Harbor Yacht Club. Stratford: Brewer Stratford Marina, West Marine. Waterford: Defender Industries. Westbrook: Atlantic Outboard, Brewer Pilots Point Marina, Pier 76 Marina, Sound Boatworks. West Haven: West Cove Marina. Westport: Cedar Point Yacht Club. NEW YORK Mamaroneck: McMichael Yacht Yard New York: New York Nautical Ossining: Shattemuc Yacht Club Rockaway: Hewlett Point Yacht Club Sag Harbor: Sag Harbor Yacht Club. West Islip: West Marine. FLORIDA Key West: Key West Community Sailing Center.

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Northeast Harbor redux ou can never be too sure about things when you cruise Downeast. People, places and time have a habit of unraveling our partisan sentiments. There was a period that I thought that Northeast Harbor was a bit posh for my taste, with its great yachts, uniformed crews, princesses in Prada, plush resorts and boaters who called each other, “Captain.” It was lovely and lively, but so filled with rental moorings – for which I’d yet to figure out how to score a freebie – that it was a challenge to find a slot to drop the hook. Being of the Old School, I much preferred to invest in wine than mooring fees. Paying for a berth seemed the first step on a slippery slope that would soon see me installing an electric anchor-puller-upper on the Leight and supporting tax increases for the poor. Then, in the wake of a cruise to Passamaquoddy Bay, during which we endured 18 days of fog in a row, and the water in our solar shower never rose above tepid, we were pleased to call at this Mount Desert harbor and wallow in the luxury of a hot shower, conveniently lo-


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cated a few steps from the town dock. Our wine stores being exhausted, and edibles reduced to Spam and SpaghettiO’s, Leigh and I set off in search of food, and soon came upon the Pine Tree Market on Main Street. This turned out to be a sailors delight, with fresh produce and shelves stocked with wine and staples, including pickled beets, the most decadent of cruising stores. Better yet, there was a laundry there, too, and, while our washing spun about, we wandered along Main Street, which was populated by art galleries, the Great Harbor Maritime Museum, a book store and bakery. The availability of éclairs is a benchmark of a civil culture. During our tour, we came across a poster announcing a concert that night, and a few hours later were in the thrall of Mozart, Ravel and Haydn at the Festival of Chamber Music in Neighborhood Hall. Salted air and soaring strains seemed fitting praise to the drama of the place. The communion of the sea, Arcadia National Park, and mountains at Northeast Harbor is an extraordinary areditor@pointseast.com

rangement, and though the peaks are modest, they rise steeply and present dramatic prospects. Hiking is a vivid contrast to sailing. Setting off solo, I followed rocky trails beneath shadowy spruce canopies, ascended sharp grades that demanded getting physical with the place, and soon burst into the light of a shimmering highland tarn that was Jordan Pond. The next morning, Asticou Terraces – an easy walk from the moorings on the east shore of Northeast Harbor – beckoned with winding paths rising to a height of land that offered sweeping views onto the anchorage. A few yards farther along, the scene turned to a riot of color and quietude at Thuya Gardens. The following day I hauled my bicycle from the V-berth and took to the islands breathtakingly bucolic carriage roads that wind through the forest in sinuous curves and quiet, gardenlike elegance. When we finally sailed away, we looked back at the great island fondly. Letting go of our jaundiced views of some things is essential. We may not know exactly what it is we’re looking for when we’re off coasting, but the less fog the better. David Buckman, like a lot of hack writers with annoying personality defects, has written a book. “Bucking The Tide” is about rank amateurs, making every mistake there is to be made, while discovering the New England and Fundy coast in a wreck of a leaky, $400 sloop. If you must, it’s available at www.eastworkspublications.com.

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Saltwater registry On another front, who needs to register for Maine’s new saltwater registry? Maine residents: Do you have a valid Maine freshwater fishing license? There is a check box on the freshwater application form for you to indicate you saltwater fish; check that box and you are good to go.

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Memory Lane was an Egg Harbor wake emory Lane isn’t just the driveway leading to a nursing home, nor is it necessary the private road of the elderly. In fact, it can be a fun route to travel if you’re cruising with an old boating buddy and swapping reminiscences of waterborne hijinks and intemperate times as you zoom past the islands, harbors, shoals and beaches where they took place. Memory Lane, one Friday afternoon last year, just happened to be a frothy wake running down Vineyard Sound in Massachusetts, where my friend Bruce and I were bringing a gently-used Egg Harbor 41 named Remedy, from Yarmouth, Cape Cod, to its home for the winter in Fall River, Mass., a journey of perhaps 70 miles. Now 70 miles is a long journey at 11 knots, 13 with the current (occasionally), so there was plenty of time to come to a greater understanding of where misspent youth and, unfortunately, misspent adulthood come together, the pump usually primed by the experience of boating. Not that the Egg Harbor did not have the capability of greater speed, but the leisurely cruising pace was entirely the fault of the port engine, which threatened a China Syndrome-like meltdown when or if I tried to push her over 1600 rpm. Engines are, of course, humorless things. When they tell you something, they mean it; it’s a no-nonsense conversation. Bruce and I were on the flying bridge, the only place to steer or navigate the big heavy vessel, while a cold wind blew in around the failed zippers of the isinglass


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Once my friend Bruce latched onto the helm of the Egg Harbor, it was nearly impossible to pry him off it during the 70mile delivery.


enclosure. Bruce was steering (once on the helm, it is quite nearly impossible to pry him off), but I pushed by him and grabbed the Morse controls and throttled her way back. We had just left Hyannis harbor – after refueling, filling both swimming-pool-sized diesel tanks to the tune of $1,400 – and were anticipating a brisk passage down Nantucket Sound. The cold Northwest wind was howling under a clear blue sky and whitecaps topped every wave. “What? What’s the matter?” Bruce asked, surprised at my sudden, urgent action. “Look behind us,” I explained, as a cloud of steam billowed astern as though someone had burst a boiler. The engine temperature gauge was up to 240 F. “Port engine’s overheating. Got to throttle back and see if we can cool her down.” “Oh (expletive),” Bruce replied. “There goes our 25knot romp down the Sound.” “And that’s the engine that Billy said he just put the new raw-water impeller into the other day.” My friend Billy is a boat broker who specializes in “flipping” boats. He’ll buy an older boat dirt-cheap from some poor old fellow who can’t take care of it any more, or from his widow, who is delighted that she now will never again have to set foot on the damned thing, and does a little bit of fix-up and then sells them for a profit.

Usually they are older boats somewhat neglected; they’ve been sitting at the dock for some time, out of fuel, needing an oil change and a lot of various repairs to this and that. But they need to be brought to his marina so they can get hauled, get a power wash and a coat of paint slapped on, and the RACORs changed. That’s why Billy calls me: He needs a captain who can somehow bring in and land these shot-up B17s on his airfield without turning them into fireballs when they touch the tarmac. Most of the time, the engines run. Sometimes there are sails that can be set. There are usually no electronics that work or work right, cabin lights don’t work or work intermittently, the head has something dead in it, and the icebox or reefer, if the boat has one, is full of gray mold as thick as moss and retains the remains of something that might have been a sandwich once upon a time. But that’s the life of a delivery captain, and I have to admit that I love it despite its occasional lump-in-the-throat trips. We picked Bruce up at the Woods Hole ferry dock; he came over from the Vineyard just to cruise with me on this trip. Bruce and I don’t get the opportunity to sail together very much these days for many different reasons. But only a few years ago, we used to sail these waters from Cape Cod to Montauk and every place in between rather frequently on my boats, his boats, and


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anyone else’s boat that we could finagle a berth on. Bruce always showed up in the proper attire, and with the proper gear: rumpled old yellow oilskin jacket, shorts, boat shoes with no socks, sunglasses and Croakies, ball cap, ditty bag, and a beat-up, handheld cooler full of warm beer. No need to bring anything else because whatever else was needed would be found on board, or somewhere else along the way. At the marina, Billy climbed down into the engine compartment, with its very low overhead, and I followed. The big 450-horse Caterpillar diesels sat idle as we confirmed the location of switches, valves, filters and shutoffs. Everything looked fine. He cranked over the diesels, and, as they roared to life, a thick cloud of smoke arose and enveloped the boat. In spite of the day being windy, the suffocating fog of choking, acrid blue exhaust seemed to cling to the boat. I’d never seen such a pair of stinky, smoky, rumbly diesel engines. I wanted to get off that dock in a hurry, but I had work to do first. A thorough examination of the bridge turned up not a single 12-volt outlet plug to allow me to run my notebook computer and charting program. Nope, we’d have to use the big, outdated chart-plotter that the boat already had. Unfortunately, there were no charts loaded into it, and the card slot was empty. So all we got was a big fractal image with no appreciable detail and no real accuracy. We found out later that the radar didn’t work, but we did have a depth-sounder and a VHF radio. That was good news. There was also a big handheld halogen spotlight, but it was useless because its 12-volt plug needed an outlet, and there was not a single one to be found. On top of that, I had brought only a few food items I’d grabbed before I ran out the door. Two apples; a blueberry tart from the nice Portuguese bakery in Warren; two pieces of fried fish fillets from the night before, breaded and chilled; and a dozen Italian pepper bread sticks, crunchy, crispy, and spicy. Nothing else. A thorough search of the galley did turn up several unopened bottles of water, cans of soda, and a candy bar. We would survive. The engines still smoked like chimneys even after they had warmed up, so I was happy to finally ease her out into the very narrow, shallow Parkers River, just east of Hyannis. It was high tide, thank goodness; I hadn’t developed a feel for the boat yet, so despite my most gingerly application of her rudders and twin screws, she waltzed down the river with a noticeable skew and a bit of a zig-zag. I hoped no one was watching as I carefully avoided the docks and private structures to my left, and the eelgrass and shallows immediately to my right. Another big cruiser was motoring up the river, and I managed to get my boat’s motion straightened out just before we passed each other, 92 Points East June 2012

since I did not wish to appear “green” at the helm. I managed, without mishap, to bring her to the fuel dock in Hyannis, and was happy to fuel up as quickly as I could and be under way again, since the day was waning and I did not want to be out on the water after dark. But once we had to slow down to baby the port engine, I knew that we were going to make a portion of our passage in the dark. This would be difficult without a spotlight, the radar, or my detailed chartplotter. We would be feeling our way blind, with only our experience, our local knowledge, and our depth-sounder. Happily, the boat drew no more than four feet. After running down Nantucket Sound from Hyannis in clear, crisp weather, we cruised on past West Chop, East Chop, and entered Vineyard Sound. The tide was with us; we reached 13 knots as we straddled the middle of the current. The wind was moderating nicely; the whitecaps were gone. Bruce recalled the time when he had caught a bluefish right here, near The Middle Ground, while trailing a lure off the stern of my old gaff-yawl Privateer. We passed Tarpaulin Cove, where we had anchored in a norther; through Quicks Hole and past Cuttyhunk Island, where we have boiled many a lobster in a big pot on the galley stove in his boats and mine. While Bruce took the wheel, I went below to take a few moments to look through the boat, check the engine compartment, and make sure that things were generally in order, and they were. She was aging, built during the mid-1980s, a bit outdated, and needed work. But she was spacious, stable, and comfortable, with a fine layout forward, two cabins with comfortable upholstery, and a wood-warmth that made me wish I could simply drop anchor for the night and have a comfortable sleep aboard in the port side doublebunked cabin. Water-stained wood trim beneath the large tinted cabin windows of the main saloon and just one working cabin light reminded me that she was in need of much attention and care. I hope she finds a new owner who will do a good job and spend enough resources to fix her up right, I thought to myself. I’ve a soft spot in my heart for grand, old boats that have been sadly neglected. The sun was setting behind clouds at the entrance to the Sakonnet River, and we still had the better part of 16 miles to go to reach our destination at Fall River. There will be no moon tonight, I remembered thinking, and with encroaching overcast from the west, it would be a dark night to boot. A couple of miles into the river, and I had to throttle her back again and slow her down. I couldn’t see the small nun and can buoys in the darkness, and collision with one could easily punch a hole in the hull. editor@pointseast.com

The Sakonnet is a winding river with many small but solid channel-marker buoys, some shallows, but generally deep enough to handle this power boat. My only concerns were getting too far out of the channel and running aground, hitting a buoy, and navigating the congested Tiverton Basin with all the new bridge work going on, work barges and obstructions, and the very narrow channel through the cut where the old Stone Bridge was washed out in the hurricane of 1938. We made it through, and happily motored into Mount Hope Bay, but the good Lord only knows how we never grazed a buoy, because there are quite nearly a dozen of them along the route. We did pass one large bell close aboard to port, and another that we heard ringing, but never saw in the murk. At last we reached the deserted marina, and by now there was no wind, only a tidal current to reckon with, and using that to our advantage, softly kissed her against a long floating dock on the inside of the slip area and made her snug

for the night. It was now late in the evening, and I still had to drive Bruce back to Wood’s Hole to catch the last ferry to the Vineyard, and then find my own way home, to wife and hearth, a light snack, and a cold Guinness. My head found the pillow the same way that our boat sidled up against the floating dock: easily, gently, but without hesitation, and without any doubt about the direction that it was going. Capt. Mike Martel has been cruising the waters of Vineyard Sound and just about everywhere else from Montauk to Hyannis in his own boats for some 25 years, much of the time with his old pal Bruce, now a resident of Vineyard Haven and self-appointed Lord Mayor of Martha’s Vineyard and as far as we know the last living Republican on the island. Capt. Mike now manages the Newport, R.I., office of nv-charts, a nautical bookstore and chart supplier, where he is happily brushing up on his navigational skills.

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21’ Quickstep 21 Main sail, roller furling jib, drifter, shoal draft centerboard, flag blue hull, Triad trailer. Located in Maine. $9500. Email or call Alan, 207-633-5341. alan@winterisland.com 22’ O’Day, 1973 In good condition, keel, sleeps 2 plus v-berth, head, anchor, radio, depth finder, new mainsail, jib, genoa, spinnaker. Fun to sail. $1700. OBRO. Wooden cradle, trailer included. 207-745-5846. Pics available. rfbsgb@gmail.com 22’ Ensign, 1973 Ensign #1509 (late production). Red hull ñ clean bottom: 4 sails ñ main, genoa, working jib, spinnaker; Sail cover; Cockpit cover; OB engine; manual bilge pump; 4 pfds; Located Casco Bay. $7,000. Ready to race. rbabcock14@aol.com

23 Foot Classic Plastic 1962/2007 Referbished Pearson Electra Alberg/Cuddy, 2 bunks 5.5 Fisherman outboard, stereo, VHF, head, with Venture Adjustable Trailer. Call Captain Don at 617-828-9005. Price reduced, $6,900. ComeSailAwayNow.com captaindon@comesailawaynow.co m

24’ Bridges Point, 1989 A cuddy cabin version of the popular Bridges Point 24. Roomy cockpit and a unique interior layout. New diesel in 2007. A lovely boat to sail. $42,000. 207-244-7854. billw@jwboatco.com

24’ Bluenose Sloop Professionally restored traditional wooden racing class sloop built in Nova Scotia. Custom trailer and 4 sails. $25,000. See website for details. 207-6772024. www.pemaquidmarine.com 24’ C&C, 1977 CHEERS Competition model in storage for years. Very good condition new Johnson 9.9OB, new rigging, cushions, Harken rollerfurling jib, main, spinnaker. Reluctant sale due to health $12,500. before launching. 207763-3533 merv@tidewater.net

25’ Herreshoff 15 Original, complete IYRS restoration 2004, fixed keel with CB, side motor mount with electric motor, galvanized trailer, $70,000. Call Joe at 207-9984086. Abandoned Boat Sale 25’ Oday $1200, 26’ Paceship $2500, 27’ Dufour $1500, 31’ C&C $2500. Handy Boat Service, 207-781-5110. handyboat.com handyboat@maine.rr.com

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27’ Catalina Sloop, 1985 Nice example of this popular small cruiser. Well equiped and cared for. $14,900. 207-7993600. www.theyachtconnection.com 26’ Ericson, 1984 E26 III. $13,900. Moving up to or down from. It is a good move. Call 207-899-0909. www.boatinginmaine.com 26’ Ranger 26, 1974 In very good condition with 5 sails, roller furler. No outboard. $2000 firm. 207-223-8885 or email info@winterportmarine.com

26’ Muscongus Bay Sloop 1983. Completely re-built by Atlantic Challenge Maine in 2003. Excellent condition. Gamble & Hunter sails. Spruce spars, fiberglass over strip 1 cedar hull. Yanmar 2 cylinder diesel. Breakers, 5 compass, GPS. VHF & depthsounder. Sink, water, porta potti. Excellent 2011 survey. Hull, MA $26,000 781-635-6756 or jmcdonaldhull@gmail.com

Tanzer 26 Beautiful fast sailer. Displacement 4,350lb, ballast 1,900. Evenrude 9.9. Alcohol stove; new head & water pump. Spacious, sleeps 4 comfortably. GPS; new batteries; rebuilt compass; VHF; new CDI furler; manuals etc. Asking $6,500 Call 203-606-7955 mmorch@choate.edu

27’ Cape Dory, 1979 Carl Alberg design. Yanmar 1GM10, roller furling. Located in Brooklin, Maine. Asking $16,000. 207-359-2343 squirrelnip@gmail.com Trimaran Wanted Corsair F27 or F24. $20K-$30K. Contact Wes at 207-482-9569 or email wdj314159@gmail.com 28’ Mariner 28 Roller furling, wheel, cockpit cushions, selftailing winches. Genoa, jib, main all good. Sleeps 5. Yanmar diesel needs work. $5000. 207-832-5543, Waldoboro, Maine. jmsbeaudoin@roadrunner.com

28’ LM 28, 1985 Pilothouse sloop from Denmark. Two steer stations. Volvo sail drive. $37,600. Call 207-8990909 www.boatinginmaine.com 30’Pearson, 1974 Older boat in great shape with newer engine. 2005 20hp Universal with about 150hrs. Given the price this is a great value. $11,900. Call 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com Complete Rig for a 30’ boat 40’ mast, 11’ boom, Furlex 200, two suits sails, triple reef main, lazyjacks, shrouds, Sta-set-X halyards, sailcover. $2500 / bo.

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Boston. stampguy427 att geemail.com stampguy427@gmail.com 30’ Island Packet 27, 1988 Cutter, 30’x10.5’x3.67’, full keel, 6’ 2 headroom. Easy single handler. Engine hours 554. Selling Price: $35,900. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com

30’ Mystic 30 Cutter, 1980 Good sailing coastal cruiser designed and built by Legnos Boatbuilding. Large cockpit, wheel steering, 14hp diesel, new sails 2011, rigged for easy singlehanding. Accommodations: large V-berth, 2 hanging lockers, settee berths with table between, galley and enclosed head aft, 6’+ headroom. Asking $17,900. Located Phippsburg, ME. 617-4840075 or email. swiftrd@aol.com

30’ Sabre 30 MKlll 1986 Very clean, well maintained, comfortable cruiser / racer, excellent rigging, low engine time, respond for details, photos & survey. $48,000. 207-655-4962. gbclark@maine.rr.com 30’ Pearson 30, 1979 Hull #1123. Atomic 4 rebuilt, low hours. Recent rigging, standing and running. All new hoses and seacocks. 5 Sails. Wheel helm. Asking $11,500. Call 508-6622235 or 978-774-8591. navillus024@yahoo.com

tect Thomas Gillmer & built to traditional specs by CE Ryder. Well maintained above and below. $38,500. Call 617-9082048. sfbailey88@yahoo.com 30’ Pearson With diesel power. Sellers were aboard 39 nights last year. A summer cottage for only $9,900. Call 207-899-0909 www.boatinginmaine.com 30’ Cutter, 1985 Cy Hamlin designed, Joel White built. Keel centerboarder. Excellent condition. 2010 survey price $28,000 now REDUCED to $25,000 OBO. family2.nobel.org/pictures/album36 email:Jack@Nobel.org 30’ Etchells Hull #523, complete plus trailer. Casco Bay, Maine. One design fleet-raced weekly, past five yrs. Good condition. Race ready. $5,500. pamela.thomas@mac.com

30’ Vineyard Vixen 1975 Solid glass, lead keel; main, genoa, Harken furler, diesel, Lifesling, Mystic boarding ladder, 4 berths. 5 boatstands. $15,000. Rockland, Maine. 207594-8129. hills@midcoast.com

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32’ Rhodes Chesapeake, 1961 Built by Danboats of Denmark. Excellent condition. Solid fiberglass hull, solid teak trim, aluminum mast and stainless rigging. Owned by same family since 1983, completely professionally rebuilt and maintained. Hull painted 8 yrs ago, new main in 2010, working jib, 150 genoa. Interior cushions, dodger, sail cover, Raymarine chart plotter, propane stove two burner, Lewmar bronze self tailing winches new 2003, BBQ, swim ladder, stereo w/cd player, custom fitted canvas cover and frame. $29,000. Call 508-563-3719 or email pat291@verizon.net 32’ Whistler 32, 1981 Designed by CW Paine and built by the highly regarded Able Marine. Deep bulwarks and a cat ketch rig make her an easily driven, comfortable vessel. 55,000 207-244-7854 or email billw@jwboatco.com

33’ Beneteau 331 Oceanis 2004. Fully equipped, $89,500. Call 207 899-0909 www.boatinginmaine.com

34’ Kaiser Gale Force, 1980 Blue water cruiser. Recent repower and sails. Very complete inventory for serious coastal cruising or ocean voyaging. $79,900. Located Freeport, ME. Call or email for complete description. 207-998-4194. dstover@ime.net 34’ Jeanneau Sloop, 1985 Sunrise. 2 cabins in largest interior. $38,000. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com 34’ Sea Sprite, 1979 Custom sloop/cutter. SEA POPPY has been well-maintained by an excellent Maine boatyard. This is the original prototype with a higher quality construction than the later production models. She’s a very clean, well-maintained Sloop/Cutter offered now at a very attractive value. $39,500. Gray & Gray, 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com 34’ Tartan, 1971 With diesel engine. $29,000. Call 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com

35’ Sloop, 1936 Pleiades Built in 1936 at the A.H. Kin yard in Hong Kong to a Ross design. Beam 8’6, draught 6’2, displacement 8 tons. Teak planking on iroco frames, teak decks,


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36’ Sam Crocker Yawl 1946/2005 Emily Marshall was commissioned by Adm. Samuel E. Morison. She has been completely restored and upgraded below deck. She is sea kindly and fast and well equiped for coastal cruising. $124,000 207359-2384 springtides8@gmail.com 36’ Cape Dory, 1981 $49,500. Call David Perry, Robinhood Marine Center, 800255-5206. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.co m 38’ Hunter 380 Sloop, 2001 Mouse Trap is a very well cared for, turn key, Hunter 380. She has been maintained by her professional mariner owner in like new condition. Fully equipped with electronics, and she has reverse cycle heat and air conditioning. $119,000. Call David Perry Robinhood Marine Center 800-255-5206 www.robinhoodmarinecenter.co m 40’ Nordic Sloop, 1984 Designed by Robert Perry to be a long range cruising vessel with an emphasis on performance. She is rugged in her construction with a solid glass hull, skeg hung rudder and rod rigging. $119,500. Call David Perry Robinhood Marine Center 800255-5206 www.robinhoodmarinecenter.co m

16’ Lund Laker, 2002 With a 40hp Honda and a trailer. $7,700 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com salesandservice@bamforthmarine.com 41’ Cheoy Lee, 1980 Cheoy Lee Offshore sloop. Tri cabin layout, full galley with stove and A/C D/C refrigeration. Full head, shower and sink, sleeps six comfortably, fully equipped for cruising or liveaboard. Full set of saiils including cruising spinnaker. Perkns diesel auxiliary engine. $45,000 or best reasonable offer. Call for more details. 978-744-8893. 43’ Pedrick 43 Sloop Performance cruising sloop. 435x34-0x13-0x6-0. #25,000. Compare with Baltic 43. Launched 1990, used very lightly short season Maine. Big boat on deck and below. 3 cabin/2 head layout (aft cockpit). Universal 50, about 750hrs. Gimballed radar, Robertson AP22 , GPS, all at helm. $157,500 (sistership sold 2011 at $175,000). Email for details/pics. 203-209-0943. davetoombs2000@yahoo.com 46’ Custom Ketch, 1950 Enlarged version of Joshua Slocum’s “Spray”. $375,000. Call David Perry Robinhood Marine Center, 800-255-5206. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.co m

18’ Duffy Electric, 2009 With solar panels. $18,500. 207799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com

16’ Lumber Yard Skiff 1000 lb capacity. Completely refit in 2010 with lightly used 25hp 4 stroke Yamaha, NuTeak decks, teak floor grates, custom console, mahogany bench. Comes with cooler seat, custom boat cover, console cover, bimini, anchor and rode, fenders, fish finder, swim platform, rod holders, nav lights, trailer. $10,000 obo. Call 207.439.3967. Ask for Tom 17’ Sunbird Corsair, 1994 with very nice trailer. Add an outboard and a little cosmetic work for a great little runabout. $1100. 207-223-8885. 17’ Key West 176CC, 2010 New 2010 Key West 176CC w/Suzuki 90hp 4-stroke & trailer $24,730. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-8961 www.lakeandsea.com sales@lakeandsea.com

18’ Seaway Sportsman, 2011 Seaway 18 Sportsman, Suzuki 70hp 4-stroke & Trailer. Claret Red, varnished teak. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-8961 www.lakeandsea.com sales@lakeandsea.com 18’ Tidewater 180CC LOA 17’8, beam 7’9, draft 10, fuel cap. 40 gal, Max HP 115. An 18 footer that feels much bigger with a very dry ride running 40 mph. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com 18’ Seaway Sportsman, 2011 Seaway 18 Sportsman, Yamaha 75hp 4 Stroke & EZ Loader galv. roller trailer. Green hull, varnished trim. Swim platform. Contact Guilford Boat Yards, 230 Water St. Guilford, CT, 203 453-5031 www.guilfordboat.com boatyard@cshore.com


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20’ Shamrock, 1996 With trailer. $15,000. Call 207633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com

18’ Runabout, 1996 Glass over marine plywood. All plywood coated with epoxy. Two 40hp Honda outboards with 145 hours. Radar, GPS, depth sounder, full mooring cover, trailer. $7,500. Islesboro Marine, 207-734-6433.

18’ Mini Tugboat Fiberglass over two layers of 1/4 marine plywood. 3GM30 Yanmar, Garmin chartplotter/sonar combo, VHF radio. Cushions, cover, ground tackle, etc. 207832-0321. $25,000 or best offer. sailmates1@gmail.com More photos are available on YachtWorld.com, keyword search: mini-tugboat. 18.5’ Sea Ray Bowrider, 2002 Only 50 hrs. in service. Trailer, canvases, Bimini included. $10,000. Excellent condition. Pics on Marina website. 207677-2024. pemaquidmarine.com info@pemaquidmarine.com 19’ Roth Bilt, 1999 w/trailer and 2000 70hp Suzuki. $19,000. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com

21’6 Tidewater 216CC Beam 8’6, draft 14, fuel capacity 70 gal., max. HP 225. A smooth, dry ride with big fish features; dual livewells, large fish boxes, gunwale rod storage and large console for electronics. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com 21’ Boston Whaler Conquest 2000. With a 2000 225hp Evinrude. Has new Garmin GPS Chart Plotter and Fish Finder too. $23,500 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com salesandservice@bamforthmarine.co m 21’ Seaway Seafarer, 2011 New Seaway 21 Seafarer, Suzuki 115 4-stroke & Trailer. Dark Blue, GPS/Fishfinder, Bimini top, stern seat. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks 207-288-8961 www.lakeandsea.com sales@lakeandsea.com 21’ Key West NEW Key West 211CC, Suzuki 175, Trailer, T-Top, GPS/Fishfinder and lots more. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-2888961 www.lakeandsea.com sales@lakeandsea.com

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cient, incredibly stable, and beautifully finished. Fisherman base price $41,900. Picnic-style base price $69,900. 207-4393967. Ask for George or Tom. www.kpbb.net jglessner@kpyy.net. 21’ Sea Ray 21 Cussy, 1999 Motivated seller. Powered by a 2006 Mercruiser 220hp. Well maintained. Cuddy cabin for a day on the water. $19,900. Call John at York Harbor Marine Service, 207-363-3602 or email . john@yorkharbormarine.com 21’ Bristol Harbor Center Console. LOA 21’3-5/8, beam 8’5, draft 14. The 21CC has classic lines and is great for fishing and family cruising. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com 21’ Seaway Seafarer, 2010 New Seaway 21’ Seafarer, 115hp Mercury 4-Stroke. Dark blue hull with bow roller. EZ Loader tandem galv. roller trailer available. Downeast hull design with cuddy. Contact Guilford Boat Yards, 230 Water St. Guilford, CT 203 453-5031 www.guilfordboat.com boatyard@cshore.com

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22’ Sisu, 1986 Royal Lowell designed downeast cruiser, OMC 150hp OB, sleeps 2 in fwd. vee berth, incl. canvas, tandem axle trailer, and electronics. $17,000. Call Jonesport Shipyard, 207-497-2701. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com

22’ Sisu with Trailer Fiberglass, 2001 Yamaha V4 130. Asking $34,500. Call or stop in to see boat at Wesmac in Surry, Maine. 207-667-4822 or visit our website. www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com 23’ Seaway Coastal 21, 2008 Hardtop. Boat and Engine are practically brand new. Less than 100 hours. Easy to handle seaworthy boat great for exploring the coast. $39,900. Call 207633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com

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23’ Tidewater 230CC LOA 23’, beam 8’10, draft 15, fuel capacity 103 gal., a big 23 footer designed to be a great offshore fishing machine. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com 23’ North Coast 23, 2004 Built in Bristol RI by C&C Marine. This sought after North Coast 23 is in great shape and ready for fishing or a picnic. $35,000. 207-244-7854. billw@jwboatco.com 24’ Hydra-Sports 2390, 2000 Center Console with T-Top. With a 225hp DFI Evinrude, electronics and a tandem trailer. $29,900 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com salesandservice@bamforthmarine,co m

24’ Robalo’s, R240 and R245 Both with twin Yamaha 150’s. Great boats for fresh or salt water. Stop in at Wesmac in Surry, Maine, or call 207-667-4822 for details. See on our website www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com 24.5’ Rosborough RF 246, 1999 Nice Solid boat. Engine Just rebuilt. Only 10 hours. $37,750. Call 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com 25’ Sea Fox 257 CC, 2004 W/twin Mercury 150hp. Saltwater Series. Demo boat. Full war-

ranty. This boat is loaded. $39,900. Carousel Marina, 207633-2922. 25’ Hydra-Sports 2450, 1997 Walk-around, with a 2007 225hp Evinrude E-Tec. $37,000 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-7293303. www.bamforthmarine.com salesandservice@bamforthmarine.co m

25’ Wellcraft 250, 1987 I/O Sterndrive Mercruiser 260hp. Hard top with curtains. Enclosed Head. Out drive new 2008. Call 603-346-3768

26’ Somes Sound 2 Open launch “Salt Ponds”. Classic launch look with plenty of teak and bronze. $70,000. Call 207-255-7854 or email bill@jwboatco.com

26’ Duffy, 1994 CAROLYN B has a built-down hull, was repowered in 2005 with 212hp Steyr diesel, and comes with a Loadmaster dual axle bunk trailer built specifically for this boat in 2008. $89,950. Located in Vermont. www.atlanticboat.com brokerage@atlanticboat.com 26’ General Marine, 2003 Hard top cruiser. Yanmar diesel, A/C, and much more. $79,000. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com

25’ Grady White 254, 1980 Kingfish, Marina’s owner’s boat for sale. Repowered in ‘08 w/7.4 Mercury IO. ‘09 Hardtop, Clarion Stereo w/remote & Boise speakers. ‘11 installed bow pulpit w/anchor plow. $19,000. 207363-3602. john@yorkharbormarine.com

25’ BHM Diesel With 290 hours on Westerbeke 82-B four, and aux. 4-stroke Johnson OB. New top/side curtains. Marine head. Jackstands. S. Bristol, Maine. $24,900. 207504-2511. bcovme@yahoo.com

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$98,500. Located in Maine. www.atlanticboat.com brokerage@atlanticboat.com 28’ Carver Montego, 1989 With trailer. $12,500. 207-7993600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com 28’ Wellcraft 2800, 1987 Coastal Offshore Fisherman with twin MerCruiser inboards (fairly new) loaded with extras. $10,000. Call Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com salesandservice@bamforthmarine.com 28’ Albin, 2004 This Albin 28 TE flush deck is loaded with extras and maintained with an open checkbook. Her Yanmar Diesel has 316 hours and her Vetus bow thruster takes the stress out of docking. $105,000. Call The Yacht Connection, 877-2412594. kreynolds@southportmarine.com

28’ Grady White 282 Sailfish 2005. $89,900. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com

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28’ Albin 28 TE, 2003 Very light use. 315hp Yanmar, 400hrs. Bow thruster. Sleeps 34. Enclosed head. Standard equipment plus: Garmin Chart Plotter, radar, depth-speed etc., auto-pilot, dingy davits, helm station rear canvas, custom cabinets, new prop plus reworked spare, transom seat with locker, safety equipment. Recent boat and engine surveys. Prop in skeg with shoe. Cruise 18 + kts; top 23-24 kts. $89,500. St. George, Maine. 207-372-8288 wmzierden@aol.com

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Royal Lowell 30 wooden lobster yacht, cedar on oak, bronze fastened, available at present stage of completion with option for completion. $75,000 Traditional Boat, LLC 207-5687546 traditionalboat@uninets.net www.mainetraditionalboat.com

31’ Duffy, 2003 225hp Deere 550 hours. Full Garmin 3200 electronics. Queen berth, head with shower. 1 burner propane stove, hot/cold pressure water. 1700w inverter. Fall 2009 survey available. Price reduced to $75,000. Call Ed 781599-8530. tippytib@verizon.net


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particular style boat has held the IGFA record for the best fishing boat for 13 years. $33,900. Contact Norwood Yacht Sales, 617328-4001. jeannegirl193@hotmail.com 31’ Duffy, 2006 BILDA was custom-built for sport fishing and has been impeccably maintained over the years. $245,000. Located in Maine. www.atlanticboat.com brokerage@atlanticboat.com

32’ Down East New 32’ Carroll Lowell Down East design, cedar on white oak, silicon bronze fastenings, hull, trunk, deck, done, fuel tanks, shaft, rudder installed, will finish to your custom design, work or pleasure. 508-224-3709. www.by-the-sea.com/karbottboatbuilding/ jmkarbott@aol.com

32’ Clinton Beal Lobster Boat 1968. Cedar on oak, Chevy 235, new house, overall good condition. $10,000. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-497-2701. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com

33’ Bertram Sport Fish, 1980 Diesel 3208 Twin Cats, low hours. Boat holds 365 gal fuel. Go out tuna fishing and return and still have plenty of fuel. This DU


33’ Crosby Cabin Cruiser, 1929 165hp Perkins Turbo Diesel, low hours. Radar, GPS, depth finder, canvas. Sleeps two, new cushions, stand-up head. After 27 year ownership this boat needs nothing. Spent winters indoors, solid, ready to go. Real eye catcher. $20,000. Call Geoff, 508-509-4073.

34’ Lobster Boat, 1952 34’ Jonesport style lobster boat Xanna II. Built 1952 of cedar on oak. New 160hp Yanmar diesel. Nicely refurbished wheelhouse and cabin and many other improvements. Goes great. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207-734-6433. 34’ Mainship Pilot, 2000 Cummins 1050 hrs. Sound reductions, 6 ft. headroom. Immaculate. Asking $119,000. This boat is in Maine. Call John Morin at 207-691-1637 or email www.wilburyachts.com jmorin@wilburyachts.com 34’ Sabreline Flybridge Cruiser 1997. $149,000. Call David Perry Robinhood Marine Center 800-255-5206 www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com




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36’ Shannon Voyager, 1991 Downeast flybridge cruiser. Twin Detroit diesels, duplicate helm stations w/recent electronics, head w/separate shower, master cabin island queen, guest cabin, spacious saloon, galley up, 2 zone a/c, diesel furnace, Westerbeke genset. Bristol condition. Located Greenwich, Conn. $149,500. Call Peter Thorsby 203-353-0373 or info@PrestigeYachtSales.net swmmdmd@hotmail.com

36’ USCG Motor Lifeboat, 1941 Own a piece of U.S. Coast Guard maritime history. Designed for inshore surf & bar rescue under the worst conditions. Self-righting, self-bailing, with a 103hp 471 Detroit GM Marine Diesel power plant. The only privately owned boat of its type in the U.S. for sale. Wet demo now thru end of Sep. Reduced to $150,000. 207-563-1387. As featured in Points East April 2009. captronscruises.com capt.ron@captronscruises.com 36’ Newman 1974 Classic Weekender. Total Refit done by builder, CAT, Asking $166,000. Contact John Morin Wilbur Yachts 207 691-1637 www.wilburyachts.com 36’ JMW Lobster boat, 1976 John Deere 6 cyl. 2004, fbg, rugged, ready to go. New platform 1997, electronics and equip. included. $55,000. Offshore lobster permit - $10,000. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-4972701. www,jonesportshipyard.com


36’ Egg Harbor Sedan Sportfisherman 1976. Twin Cummins diesels w/2200hrs, good shape. Located in Belfast, Maine. Capt Ron @ 207-9493435 for more info. rnblnchrd@aol.com

37’ Duffy, 2008 FAIR WARNING is outfitted as a charter fishing boat and equipped with 540hp Cummins, 400 gallon fuel capacity, full head, full galley. $365,000. Located in NY. www.atlanticboat.com brokerage@atlanticboat.com 37’ Bertram Convertible, 1987 Flying bridge. Bristol condition. CATs 1800 hrs. Constantly upgraded. Asking $179,500. Call John Morin at 207-691-1637 or email www.wilburyachts.com jmorin@wilburyachts.com 38’ Stanley, 1984 Stanley 38 “Fishwife”. First Stanley 38 built in 1984 and owned by the same family since her launch. She is in excellent condition. $285,000. 207-244-7854 or billw@jwboatco.com

38’ Jarvis Newman Sedan, 1996. Cummins 350 hp new in 2006. 600 gal. fuel, 185 gal. water. 3.8 gph @ cruise, Live aboard, extensive parts inventory, turn-key. Asking $188,000. Call John Morin at 207-691-1637 or email www.wilburyachts.com jmorin@wilburyachts.com

Power & Sail Vessels to 65 feet Wood and Fiberglass Condition & Value and Pre-purchase Appraisals Project Consultation

KENT THURSTON Serving Maine (207) 948-2654 www.maineboatstuff.com

40’ Transpac Eagle Trawler 1999. A one-owner Eagle Pilothouse Trawler, rare to the market today. She is a Pacific Northwest design with a no roll hard chine. She has been kept extremely well by notable New England yachtyards. $259,000. Call David Perry Robinhood Marine Center 800-255-5206 www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com

38’ Fisher Fairways Trawler 1978. Twin Ford Sabre diesels, roomy, comfortable, economical, stable. Many upgrades 2010 and 2011. $87,500. call 207-4972701 or email info@jonesportshipyard.com

40’ Grand Banks Eastbay FB Sedan, 1997. Twin Cat 3208 375 hp engines; 5KW Genset; Reverse Cycle AC & Heat; Bow Thruster; Autopilot; Two New Raymarine E-120 Chartplotter/Radars, New Canvas, Seating, Upholstery, & Propane Stove. Mint Condition. $295,000 Yarmouth, ME 207415-6973 www.curtisyachtbrokerage.com

42’ Wesmac Custom Cruiser 800hp Cat, Freedom lift, many extras. Have to see at Wesmac shop in Surry, Maine. Asking $690,000. Call for details 207667-4822 or see on web www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com

42’ Wesmac Custom Cruiser Twin Yanmar 420hp, twin Hamilton jets, bow thruster, lots of ex-

40’ Dyer Flybridge Cruiser 1971. A robust, solid fiberglass Dyer 40 which has had only one owner since new. She is in out-

Gamage Shipyard

Member of SAMS and ABYC

standing condition, so please do not let her 1971 age put you off. $89,500. Gray & Gray, 207-3637997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com

Dockage Moorings Repairs Winter Storage Inside & Out Hauling Maintenance Ship’s Store Travelift

South Bristol, Maine 04568 207-644-8181

Boat Building & Repair Dave Miliner 35 years in the Marine Industry Professional, Quality Work at an Affordable Price

Major Fiberglass repair Gelcoat and Awlgrip resurfacing ● Woodwork ● New boat construction

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tras. Must see at Wesmac shop in Surry, Maine. Asking $460,000. Call for details 207667-4822 or visit our website www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com

42’ Wesmac Flybridge Cruiser Custom finished. 800hp Cat, Onan genset, live aboard, lots of extras. Must see at Wesmac shop in Surry Maine. Asking $500,000. Call for details 207667-4822 or see at our website www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com

screws. Easy rowing and towing, steady underfoot. Primer paint. $1,150 and $1,500. Maxwell’s Boat Shop. Rockland, Maine. 207-390-0300. jmax@midcoast.com 50’ Wesmac Twin Cummins QSM-11 580hp, twin Hamilton jets, lots of extras. Have to see at Wesmac shop in Surry, Maine. Asking $950,000. Call 207-667-4822 or check at website www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com

Engine Building Class This is a Special 2 Day Seminar. You will completely assemble and test run a diesel engine. It will run Sat, 9-5 through Sun, 11-5. Call for dates and details. There will be a limit of 6 for this class. WWW.JWAYENT.NET JWAYENT@JWAYENT.NET

Seaway and Key West, New New Seaway & Key West Boats in Stock. Suzuki & Tohatsu Outboards From 2.5hp to 300hp. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-2888961. www.lakeandsea.com sales@lakeandsea.com

Boat Rental Triumph Boats 17’ & 19’ Center Console available for half day, full day and extended rental. Guilford Boat Yards, View Details www.guilfordboat.com, Guilford, Connecticut 203-453-5031


43’ Albin Pleasure Trawler 1989. Twin Cummins diesel engines. Master cabin with private head and tub shower. Great cruising or live aboard boat. $79,000. Call John at York Harbor Marine Service, 207-3633602. john@yorkharbormarine.com

10’6 Puffin Dinghy Puffin fiberglass dinghy. Two rowing stations. Unsinkable and tows well. New paint and varnish. Like new and very clean. $1050. 508-347-7694. mariahcao@yahoo.com

44’ Defever Trawler, 1981 Defever Flybridge Trawler (hull #1) with twin Ford Lehman 120 hp diesels, FWC, 6 cylinder. $105,000. Call Gray & Gray, 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com

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Delivery Captain Your power or sail boat delivered wherever you need it. Owners welcome on deliveries. Also available for instruction. Captain Tim. 603-770-8378. dotgale38.googlepages.com tphsails@comcast.net

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Canvas Cleaning This year, have Gemini Canvas service your bimini or dodger. Professionally cleaned w/ waterrepellent treatment. No dip-dunk tanks, only industry approved cleaners that work. We ship UPS, call us at 207-596-7705. www.geminicanvas.com Winterization Diesel Seminar Includes instruction on oil system, electrical system, fuel systems, cooling systems, basic

troubleshooting with discussion period and question & answer period. September 25, October 16. Price $175. www.jwayent.net jwayent@jwayent.net Offshore Passage Opportunities #1 Crew Networking Service. Further your horizons. Sail free. Since 1993. Call for brochure and membership application. 1800-4-PASSAGe. Join online at www.sailopo.com Repower & Refit Considering repower or refit upgrades to your boat? Our two locations offer you in-house, factory trained technicians ready to address your upgrades to the highest standards. Stop by or give us a call, we’d be happy to talk about your options. Kittery Point Yacht Yard. 207-439-9582, Eliot yard 207-439-3967. www.kpyy.net jglessner@kpyy.net. Fiberglass Repair Position Permanent, year-round position available for Fiberglass/Composite Structure Repair Technician. Yankee Marina is a full-service marina and boatyard. Please send resume with cover letter summarizing work experience to www.yankeemarina.com deborah@yankeemarina.com Slips & Moorings in N.H. Limited dockside slips and protected moorings available in pristine Great Bay, New Hampshire. Leave trailering behind and chase the big stripers more often. Reasonable rates. Great Bay Marine 603-436-5299 or email@greatbaymarine.com Rental Moorings Sail beautiful Penobscot Bay. Seasonal moorings in protected Rockland harbor with an expansive float and pier facility for dinghy tie-ups and provisioning.



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On-site parking. 207-594-1800. www.atlanticchallenge.com info@atlanticchallenge.com Maine Chartering Consider chartering your boat(s) to help with those yard bills. Give us a call to talk about options. NPYC 207-557-1872 www.northpointyachtcharters.co m info@northpointyachtcharters.com Inside Storage Eric Dow Boat Shop offers inside storage for lovely boats, reasonable rates, exceptional care. Call Eric to discuss your project needs. Brooklin, Maine 207-3592277. www.dowboats.com

Moorings Available Kittery Point Yacht Yard has moorings available for the 2012 summer season. Very well protected and just inside the mouth of the Piscataqua River. Don’t Wait - call now for information: 207-439-9582 or email jglessner@kpyy.net.

Boat Storage Kittery Point Yacht Yard has two waterfront locations with plenty of off-season storage space available. Store with KPYY and our full service yard and factory trained technicians are available if you need us. Call to join our family of customers: 207-4399582 or email jglessner@kpyy.net. Mast, Misc. Hardware Mast, Isomet 39’10 with boom and sails. Mast $695. 3 S/S keel bolts 1 1/4 by 38, 29 and 50, $175 for all 3 rods. 10lb Danforth 100’ 1/2 rode $30. Heavy chain 3 by .882 by 100’ about 1000lbs $350. Signal Flag set $80 and more 207-944-2530 ph3355@aol.com Moorings Available Boothbay Region Boatyard has seasonal moorings available, $950. We are located in well protected Ebenecook Harbor, with free launch service, parking, showers, laundry and a well

stocked ship store. Email Amy or call us at 207-633-6788. www.brby.com dockmaster@brby.com Mobile Repair Service Coastal Marine Care, specializing in fiberglass repair, carpet installation, dockside detailing, polish/wax, and marine upholstery services. Experienced, efficient, and fully insured. Offering affordable rates. We come to you. 207-756-5244. www.coastalmarinecare.com Mercury, Yamaha Service Kennebunkport Marina has the only factory trained Mercury and Yamaha technicians located on the water in Kennebunkport to service all of your mechnical needs. www.kennebunkportmarina.com managerkport@roadrunner.com Docking Available Kennebunkport Marina has the newest docks on the river with all new power pedestals and water hook ups. Call today to re-

CHARTER & RENTAL “We’re on the job, so you can be on the water.”

serve a slip 207-967-3411. www.kennebunkportmarina.com managerkport@roadrunner.com Power Boat Rental Kennebunkport Marina now offers a power boat rental program. Come pick out your boat and go fishing for the big one. Call 207-967-3411. www.kennebunkportmarina.com managerkport@roadrunner.com Kennebunkport Boat Club Kennebunkport Marina is unveiling The Kennebunkport Boat Club. Call 967-3411 for details. Become a charter member of The Kennebunkport Boat Club. www.kennebunkportmarina.com managerkport@roadrunner.com Kennebunkport Marina Kennebunkport Marina is a full service marina with the staff to meet all of your boating needs. Limited transient slips available. Call 967-3411 for rates. www.kennebunkportmarina managerkport@roadrunner.com

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Charter Phoenix 40’ C&C Maine & Caribbean Boat is well equipped with in-boom furling main and electric furling jib.

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portunity. 207-781-5110 http://handyboat.com/

Maine Coast Waterfront Home 400 feet deep tidal waterfront with town moorings, 2.5 acres, gravel beach on Cobscook Bay. 3 bed 2 bath renovated 1839 farmhouse, large 3 level barn, outbuildings. Pembroke, Maine, close to Eastport, Lubec, Machias, Calais, Campobello and Canada. $259,000. www.oldsmithfarm.net peter@oldsmithfarm.net Seasonal Moorings Handy Boat as one of Maine’s premier boat yards, located in the heart of Casco Bay, has seasonal moorings available for up to 65’. Enjoy all our new restaurant and marine facilities have to offer. Call now for this great op-

East Coast Deliveries Deliveries made along east coast by experienced Master 100 ton captain near coastal with sail or power. References available. Capt Paul McDonough, 207-4509343. pmcdono2@maine.rr.com Captain For Hire Master 1600T/Master towing. Semi-retired full-time professional mariner will do motor vessel deliveries, on-board training, oversee projects. Captain Bill Madison, 401-527-7913. capt_bill@cox.net capt_bill@cox.net Captains Wanted Boston Harbor. 25 ton masters or greater for traditional sailing vessel, 26’ launch, & tour vessels. 2012 season and beyond. Call Captain Don; 617-828-9005.

Send resume and copy of Captains License to captaindon@comesailawaynow.c om captaindon@comesailawaynow.com

Bee’s Knees Zipper Wax Get’s stuff un-stuck. 100% natural boat lubricant for zippers, snaps, tracks and flaps. $6.95 & $7.95 plus S & H. You won’t Bee disappointed. Created BY Boaters FOR Boaters. www.beeskneeszipperwax.com lindamendonca@beeskneeszipperwax.com

LIS Bareboat Charter Long Island Sound Bareboat Yacht Charter. Sail a luxury 36’ sailboat with many amenities not found on typical charters. Located in Westbrook, CT with easy access to the the Hamptons, the Thimble Islands and Connecticut coastal towns. Season pass memberships also available. www.sailct.com info@sailct.com Compass Adjustments Compass Adjuster for jobs from Kittery to Castine. Call Capt. Dave Witherill at 207-829-3046 (H) or 207-318-0345 (C). www.mainecompassadjuster.co m penbaydw@maine.rr.com

Points East Crew Match Points East Crew Match is a free service where captains and crew connect. If you’re looking for crew for racing or crusing or trying to land a berth, check it out. You can post your own crew match ad on our website, www.pointeast.com

WANT TO CREW Older sailor here, 59 Owned an International One Design and J/22. Want to crew in Portsmouth evening races, as a regular or fill in. Longer voyages too. Tel: 603-498-2417 Email: drives3@comcast.net Looking to Crew Michael Stultz. I would like to crew in weeknight racing, perhaps some weekends. I have a modicum of experience gained over the last three years sailing/racing 420s at Sail Maine and at the Norfolk Naval Base sailing facility, Virginia. Tel: 207892-4563 Email: michaellstultz@mac.com Crew on Etchells Experienced one-design sailor would like to crew on Etchells or other one design on Casco Bay for weeknights racing. Competitive experience both as skipper and crew in J/24, Lightnings and

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FD’s – mostly in Chesapeake and Barnegat bays. New to Maine last season. Semi-retired and also v. interested in a blue-water race this summer. Have about 5,000 miles blue-water experience in Europe and Carib. Capable and agreeable with time to prep and sail. Tel: 717-4685927 Email: richardmdoherty@gmail.com Looking to Crew I am looking to get on and crew for the weeknight races. I have worked the past 4 summers as a captain on the windjammers here in Portland, but miss racing! Tel: 207-841-2551 Email: Jordistjohn@gmail.com Island Rick Very experienced sailor can help you with / on your boat. Mine is “on the hard” for now but I still have the time and desire to sail. If you have a boat but don’t feel confident enough to go by your-

self, call or email me. Tel: 207766-2345, Email: rickcaron08@gmail.com. Cheers, Rick. Tele: (207-7662345 Email: rickcaron08@gmail.com Looking to crew Mike. 8 years experience running 55-foot sloop along NE Coast. 15 years experience messing around with boats. Employed FT, but looking for quality sailing opportunities and fellow wind and wood addicts in Portland area. Email: themikedixon@yahoo.com Looking to Crew My name is Julie. I have a 42’, 35-year-old Tartan Ketch, which has been dried docked for the past 3 seasons. Sailed a 20-42 foot boats over the past 10 years all over the New England coast. Would love to get back on the water. Can crew and cook. Out of practice for docking. Experi-

enced but out of practice. Tel: 207-752-4093 Email: thewms@gmail.com Experienced sailor/engine hand Experienced April-December sailor recently relocated to Camden-Rockport looking for opportunities to crew daysails, multi-day cruises and local/offshore racing. Email: waterwoman@ymail.com Tom Sbarra Semi-retired, I am available, capable with 25 years of buoy racing and blue-water experience. I can grind sheets, call tactics or sit on the rail. Also cook, clean and am a cardiologist for offshore adventures. Would love to be a part of a regular race crew or go to Bermuda. Tel: 617-4355577 Email: tomarathon@verizon.net Husband and wife team 25 yr and 28yr old amateurs


We are a husband and wife team. Both train in competition sports and are hoping to get connected with people looking for a crew. We are non-smokers, fast learners and have an open schedule for sailing. Located in the great state of Maine Tel: 207-350-0324 Email: daniel_meuse@yahoo.com I don’t need no stinkin’ title Former wrestler, boxer, rugby player, Air Force enlisted weapons, and Air Force officer with a Masters degree in accounting seeks crew opportunity. Sold 36’ C&C to live in Manchester, NH and want to sail. My job affords me vacation time for deliveries or round the buoys. Cold or hot, I am in. I am 45 and am steady headed, friendly, and want to make someone a successful trip. I am a culinary also. I live in Manchester NH but willing to travel for conquest. Email: cm-

richards13@comcast.net Experienced cruiser Alan wants to crew for sail cruising on the coast of Maine or to NS & NB summer 2012. Owned 30’ twin-keel sloop for 38 years, gave it to my nephew. Now crew for 2-3 weeks when available. Have sailed to Halifax and all of Maine, know most harbors and anchorages. Have crewed 6-8 times, 2 deliveries New England to/from south but prefer Maine and east. Tel: 207-5636557 Email: pooley@tidewater.net Licensed, drug-tested, professional sailors We are a husband and wife team each with a USCG Master 100 ton inland license, USCG Mate 100 ton near coastal license both with sail and towing endorsements. We also have our STCW 95 BST, Basic and Advanced Fire Fighting and Radar

Observer Unlimited certificates. We are United States citizens and have USA passports. We both have more then 800 days sea time and I have over 30,000 ocean miles. Monica and I started our sailing careers on tall ships. All of Monica’s sailing experience is on tall ships. For the past 2 summers I have been working on getting the offshore sea time I needed to upgrade my License to Near Coastal Master. My resume: http://charlescook.com/Resume/CookCharlesFBoatingResume.pdf. Monica’s resume: http://charlescook.com/Resume/Resume_MJH_2010.pdf. Pictures of us and the boats we have worked on: http://charlescook.com/Resume/MiscPhotos.html. Can provide references. Charlie Cook , charlescook.com.

Long-time cruiser I want to crew for cruising under sail on the coast of Maine or to NS this summer. I owned a 30’ sloop for 30+ years. Now I crew for 2-3 weeks when available, to Halifax and all of Maine, know many harbors and anchorages. I have crewed lots of times, I prefer Maine and Canada. Tel: 207563-6557 or 359 8934 Email: pooley@tidewater.net Need a captain? Looking for a captain? Tall 5060yrs. Belfast to Bath. I’m fit,

Planning for July 2012 Members of a Saint John NB


J/35 crew are interested in coming to Maine for two weekend regattas in July 2012 for practice and social to fill our quiet July. Available as a crew or parts of, we will cover our own expenses, but appreciate any assistance with crew matches for the group or local accommodations. Telephone: 506-640-2700 Email: davidjeadie@hotmail.com

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Holbrook’s General Store An historic spot, in the heart of Cundy’s Harbor

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50ish, easy on eyes. Day cruises/Power/sail. Good crew/company. Luv to fish inshore/rivers/deepsea. Email: lej@fairpoint.net

NEED CREW First 29 at Centerboard Y.C. We need crew for the Wednesday night races. Pat and Monica Email: patdio@hotmail.com Experienced or novice - come aboard If you are truly interested in

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crewing on an offshore racing machine, and are willing to commit to do a reasonable number of races including some distance races, we will train you. Experience, of course, is always desirable but interest and enthusiasm is equally important. If you are interested, we race out of the Portland Yacht Club. I will send you a racing schedule if you would like. Richard, skipper, s/v Beausoleil Tel: 207-5632300 Email: rparent@consultox.com

Catamaran day sailors Wanted for weekday cruises out of Rye Harbor. Call Ed: Tel: 603926-7076. Arrowhead I have a 38’ Alden cutter Explorer, looking men or women who enjoy sailing in and around Casco Bay Tel: 603-4265766 Email: arrowhead5e@gmail.com Pen-Bay cruising/racing F82A trimaran, moored Belfast. Seeking crew for daysails and some racing. No experience

needed if you are willing to learn. Also looking for crew for 2012 Monhegan Race. Jim, Tel: 207-487-3762 Email: jrlove@gwi.net Great opportunity Couple in their mid-60s looking for a young male or female (1821) with or without experience to summer cruise with them. Help with sailing, docking and light maintenance. This could include some fee but the experience as well as the food will be free. Emphasis should be placed on opportunity not fee. Starting


in early June and going to ??? Will cruise New England during the summer, possibly go to N.S. and then head south after the hurricane season. Boat is a 42’ Crealock fully equipped with latest sailing and safety gear. Tel: 845 454 4524 Email: peterolympia@aol.com

September sailing Penobscot Bay and east and west. I am looking for a compatible experienced crew who can contribute to upkeep and enjoy the boat with me or on your own. Maria, Tel: 617-784-7522 Email: mariavandusen@gmail.com

Out of York Harbor, Maine Looking for crew for day sails, cruising this summer. Tight float, help to motor out. Email: abigail4250@myfairpoint.net Share my cruising boat Looking for someone wanting to share expenses and sailing with me on my 35’ cruising boat. I spend July and August and

Apprentice/interns needed on schooner Ocean Classroom Foundation needs Apprentices/Interns for Spring Voyage from Caribbean to Atlantic. Contact agraham@oceanclassroom.org visit www.oceanclassroom.org for more information. Tel: 207975-6928 Email: schadwick@oceanclassroom.org , www.oceanclassroom.org

Crew chief for 2012 Seek crew chief-train new crew, assign positions, contribute to race strategy and do some deliveries. Local and offshore racing; past races: Marblehead/Halifax(x6), Newport/Bermuda. Beneteau 456, s/v Beausoleil. Tel: 207-5632300 Email: rparent@consultox.com Experienced navigator for 2012 I seek an experienced navigator for local races (Portland) and offshore. I have MaxSea software and Radar. Past races: Marblehead-Halifax (6x), Newport-Bermuda. Beneteau 456, s/v Beausoleil Tel: 207-563-

2300 Email: rparent@consultox.com Share inflatable? I am just looking for some one to co-parent or occasionally use my 8-foot inflatable with 8-hp motor. The boat is on a small trailer and is a one-man launch, usually at Crescent Beach, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. It’s a good fishing boat and for camping on nearby Richmond Island. I use it but feel it should be used a little more often. Give me a call or email Tel: 207-415-6242 Email: jshedddo@gmail.com

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Advertiser index Allied Boat Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Arborvitae Woodworking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Atlantic Boat Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Atlantic Nationals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49, 61 Atlantic Outboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Bamforth Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47,84 Bay of Maine Boats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Bayview Rigging & Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20,91 Beta Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Blue Nose Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Boat U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Boatwise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75, 109 Bohndell Sails and Rigging . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Boothbay Harbor Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Boothbay Harbor Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Boothbay Region Boatyard . . . . . . .15, 93, 112 Borealis Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina . . . . . . .87 Boston Yacht Haven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Bowden Marine Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Brewer Plymouth Marine . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 112 Brewer Yacht Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91,111 Broad Cove Marine Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Buck’s Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Burr Brothers Boats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 112 Capt. Jay Michaud Marine Surveyor . . . . . . .98 Capt. Norm Leblanc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Carousel Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84, 87 Casey Yacht Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Cay Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Chase, Leavitt & Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Chebeague Island Boat Yard . . . . . . . . .32, 107 Cisco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Coastal Marine Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Cod End . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Cook’s Lobster House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 CPT Autopilot, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Crocker's Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 112 Curtis Yacht Brokerage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Custom Float Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Dark Harbor Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 David Etnier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 DiMillo's Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Dolphin Marina and Restaurant . . . . .65, 70,91 Downeast Planters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Duchak Maritime Services . . . . . . . . . . .98, 102 Earl's Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 East Coast Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 East Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Eastern Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Eastport Chowderhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 EM Crosby Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Enos Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Farrin’s Boatshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 112 Friends of Casco Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Front Street Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Gamage Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Gannon and Benjamin, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Gemini Marine Canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Grey Barn Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Gray & Gray, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Great Bay Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 40,112 Gritty McDuff’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Grundy Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Gulf of Maine Solo-Twin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

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Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Hallett Canvas & Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Hamilton Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Hamlin’s Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15,39 Handy Boat Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25,112 Hansen Marine Engineering . . . . . .32,102, 112 Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster . . . . . . . .65, 70 Hinckley Yacht Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . .67,105 Hinckley Yacht Services (Maine) . . . . . . . .15,46 Hinckley Yacht Services (Rhode Island) . . . .112 Holbrooks General Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 Holbrook’s Wharf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Holbrook’s Wharf Snack Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 IMP Fishing Gear Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Ipswich Bay Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Island Mooring Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Island Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 Islesboro Marine Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 J-Way Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 112 J.R. Overseas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 Jackson’s Hardware & Marine . . . . . . . . . .36,85 John Williams Boat Company . . . . . . . . . .83,94 Jonesport Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Journey's End Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15,69 Kennebec Tavern & Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Kennebunkport Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 85 Kent Thurston Marine survey . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Kingman Yacht Center . . . . . . . .15, 16, 21, 112 Kittery Point Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . .15, 74, 112 Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School . . . . .49,90 Lake & Sea Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Landfall Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Landing Boat Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Lobster Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 MacDougalls Cape Cod Marine . . . . . . . .15, 21 Maine Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Maine Sailing Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44,90 Maine Yacht Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31,87 Marblehead Trading Company . . . . . . . .16, 112 Marina Bay Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Marina Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51, 52, 53 Marston’s Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Mattapoisett Boatyard, Inc. . . . . . . . . . .55, 112 McShane Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Merri-Mar Yacht Basin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 112 Mike Martel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Miliner Marine Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Mobile Marine Canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38,90 Moose Island Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 47 Mystic Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105,112 Mystic Yacht Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Nauset Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39, 87 Navtronics, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16,21,37 Nebo Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 New England Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 112 New England Burials at Sea . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 New Meadows Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Newburyport Marinas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Niemiec Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 112 Noank Village Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Nordic Marine Traders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 North East Rigging Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 North Sails Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 nv-Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Ocean Point Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93, 94 Ocean Pursuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Off Center Harbor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

Padebco Custom Yachts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Parker Ridge Residential Community . . . . . .68 Parker’s Boat Yard, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Paul's Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 P.E. Luke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Penobscot Bay Rendezvous . . . . . . . . . . .59,90 Penobscot Marine Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 Pickering Wharf Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Pierce Yacht Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Plastic Supply of Maine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Pope Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Port Clyde General Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Portland Yacht Services . . . . . . . . .28, 109,112 Pressure Washer Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Progressive Epoxy Polymers . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 RBG Cannons, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18,90 Riggs Cove Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46, 105 Riley Marine Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Robinhood Marine Center . .15,16,69,91,95,112 Rolls Battery of New England . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Royal River Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20,87 Rumery’s Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Saco Bay Tackle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84, 85 SailMaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89,91,109 Sawyer & Whitten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16, 21 Scandia Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Sea Clear Watermakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Seal Cove Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 48 Shape Fabrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 SK Marine Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Snug Harbor Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 South Port Marine . . . . . . . . . .15, 45, 47, 85,95 Standout Yacht Fittings Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 The Apprenticeshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 The Brooklin Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 The Snow Squall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Theriaut Marine Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Traditional Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Tugboat Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Turnstone Marine Survey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 URLs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90, 91 Water Front Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Waterline Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Wayfarer Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 21 Webhannet River Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Webhannet River Bait & Tackle . . . . . . . . . . .85 Wesmac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 West Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Whale’s Tale Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Whiting Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35, 112 Winter Island Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 54 Winterport Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11,91 Withum Sailmakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Women Under Sail . . . . . . . . . . . . .22, 105, 109 WoodenBoat School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 WoodenBoat Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Y-Landing Marine Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Y.M.C.A. Auction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Yacht North Boat Detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Yacht North Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11,105 Yankee Marina & Boatyard . . . . . . . .15, 16, 112 Yanmar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Yarmouth Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16, 39, 42 York Harbor Marine Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86


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Kingman Yacht Center Cataumet, MA 508-563-7136 www.kingmanyachtcenter.com

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Mattapoisett Boatyard Mattapoisett, MA 508-758-3812 www.mattapoisettboatyard.com

Kittery Point Yacht Yard Kittery, ME 207-439-9582 www.kpyy.net Portland Yacht Services Portland, ME 207-774-1067 www.portlandyacht.com Robinhood Marine Center, Georgetown, ME 800-443-3625 www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com Whiting Marine Services South Berwick, ME 207) 384-2400 whitingmarine@yahoo.com Yankee Marina & Boatyard Yarmouth, ME 207-846-4326 www.yankeemarina.com

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Burr Brothers Boats Marion, MA 508-748-0541 www.burrbros.com Crocker's Boat Yard Manchester, MA 978-526-1971 www.crockersboatyard.com Forepeak/Marblehead Trading Co. Marblehead, MA 781-639-0029 www.marbleheadtrading.com Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard Salem, MA 978-744-0844 www.fjdion.com J-Way Enterprises Scituate, MA 781-544-0333 www.jwayent.net

Merri-Mar Yacht Basin Newburyport, MA 978-465-3022 www.merri-maryachtbasin.com Niemiec Marine New Bedford, MA 508-997-7390 www.niemiecmarine.com RHODE ISLAND New England Boatworks Portsmouth RI 401-683-4000 www.neboatworks.com CONNECTICUT Mystic Shipyard Mystic, CT 860-536-6588 www.mysticshipyard.com

Hansen Marine Engineering, Inc Marblehead, MA 781-631-3282 www.hansenmarine.com