Saturday
Jun222013

Ideal Maine Coastal Cruising - Portland to Georgetown

Had a nice sail today on an Allied Princess ketch, 36' from Maine Yacht Center in Portland, up to Georgetown Maine. I had never sailed or even run across this build before, but there is no question this is a stable and solid coastal cruising yacht. Designed by Arthur Edmunds, about 140 of them were built along the Hudson in Catskill NY between 1972 and 1981. This one happens to now cruise the lovely waters of coastal Maine :)

We had nice conditions, light SW breeze, favorable for a reach up the coast. The dramatic coastline and dynamic nature of the ocean leave never a dull moment. We sailed, we motored, we ran from storm clouds, saw seals and a variety of birds, had sun and rain, passed the mouth of the Kennebec and New Meadows rivers, and went up the Sheepscot river to the final destination: Robinhood Marina in Georgetown. Read through the Maine Island Trails book and really want to make a visit to Seguin Island to check out the harbor, museum, wooden tramway, and George Washington era light house.

Another great day sailing a new boat, meeting the owners (some great folks from NH!), and spending time with my maternal crew. Yup that's my momma!

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What a sales pitch (pun intended) you must have given your momma to get her aboard!

June 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergrammy

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