Thinking of pulling into Lincolnville? Do it!
We easily picked up a mooring and went ashore for a nice lunch at McLaughlin’s. There is ample dinghy tie-up at the dock adjoining the ferry terminal. The mooring field shallows rapidly from 60 to 15 feet; best to grab the big yellow mooring that says, “be our guest.” Information in the “Cruising Guide” is a little outdated.
Some new fees are in place at the park. Campsites are $14, Firewood $5 and moorings are $20; all payable on the honor system. There is a canister on the shore-end of the gangway.
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Questions call Jim Easton or Bruce Krause
LADIES, LADIES, LADIES…
What do you do in command of your vessel under sail when your partner is suddenly indisposed?
If you are a woman that knows, then please come share your knowledge with other ladies who do not know or have doubts as to their ability to respond effectively to such a situation. Ignorance and a lack of confidence are huge barriers to bringing a vessel home safely in adverse conditions of any sort.
July 18 & 19 have been offered as dates for a “Ladies’ Cruise.” Traditionally this has been a great opportunity for women to get out together and share some fun and learn sea(wo)manship from eachother without macho do-it-all-myself guys around. Past participants have come away with nothing but enthusiastic praise for their experience.
Past leaders include Elaine Dresser and Molly Mulhern. This year we need a leader for this event as well as a couple of boats. When I let my mind take up the muse names pop up like Moira, Jody, Barbara A., Marcia, Sarah, MJ, Karen, and Patti. It would be great if a couple of these women would grab the reins and do the “giddy-up” on this. I will be available to assist in the planning and publicity in any way I can.
As in the past we will lend INTUITO to the effort and Melissa will likely be a participant. Melissa has asked me not to volunteer her as the leader as she has some other demands on her time for the period leading up to that weekend and a trip to Ireland beginning the 20th. The commitment of one more boat for a classroom/berthing would be fantastic.
Please contact me with suggestions. The July newsletter will be coming out soon and it would be great to have an outline for the Ladies’ Cruise published there. I will start calling people and suggesting assignments if I don’t get some response to this pitch.
I’d rather be sailing….Jim Easton–INTUITO
The Ice Breaker Cruise on Saturday (6/20) was attended by INTUITO, LINDA JEAN, MARY ALLISON, RHAPSODY, UNC IV, and WINDQUIST. The sail over to Long Cove on the west side of Vinal Haven was outstanding, the wind being perfectly oriented to accommodate our destination.
The plan was to stay over and enjoy a little downtime and sail back Sunday. However, the weather outlook for Sunday was steadily worsening. We all agreed to meet aboard the Mary Allison for snacks and a talk about whether we would stay in Long Cove or head for home into the sunset.
It was decided that we should “bug out.” By 1800hr we were all underway to the safety of our moorings in Rockland.
The sail back across the bay was even better than the morning. INTUITO, UNC IV, RHAPSODY & WINDQUIST all arrived in the mooring field well before 2000hr. UNC IV lead by about a mile.
Come Sunday morning we were happy that we had made the decision to return early. We avoided some real physical discomfort and ensured everyone’s safety. That’s why we go together and confer.
This was a fine outing. We’re all looking forward the 4th. and the Ladies’ Cruise on the July 18th ans 19th.
Monday morning 6/15/2015;
We now have 4 boats lined up: INTUITO, WINDQUIST, RHAPSODY, and LINDA JEAN
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