Will windjammer sailing be the same as it’s always been? Having survived as one of the oldest forms of travel in Maine, you can count on all the traditional joy windjammers have always brought – beautiful coastal Maine scenery, wind-powered travel through Maine’s harbors, bay and coves, fabulous galley-made food, and let’s not forget the fresh-from-the-sea lobster! A Maine Windjammer Association vacation will be the ideal way to dip your toes back into vacations once it’s safe to travel once again.
Just as the currents and tides ebb and flow, so does the news of the day. However, unlike nature’s balance on the seas, the news has tended to flow in all one direction lately. One thing we know with all the certainty is that the tides will change and someday the present fear of viruses will wane. We also know with equal certainty that once it’s safe to travel again, a windjammer vacation will be exactly what eco-travelers will carve. The chance to surround yourself with nature’s beauty, fresh food and the feeling of movement across the bay with boat and wind in balance will be the most soothing experience imaginable.
We know many of you have concerns about planning vacations and travel while the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to develop. The Maine Windjammer Association captains are keeping a weather eye on the ever-evolving situation and share your concerns as we continue to monitor developments. Currently, we are optimistic that the 2020 schedule of trips will proceed as planned. We also pledge that when you’re ready to sail, we’ll be here to welcome you on board our safe, clean, and historic windjammers for the vacation you seek after a long winter and a difficult spring.
Don’t let fear take the wind out of your sails for vacations this summer. At some point, the Coronavirus will pass, and travelers throughout the world will be anxious to take the trips they’ve put on hold. Travel is a force for good – for the body, mind and soul.
While the Maine Windjammer Association captains are looking toward another memorable season, starting on-board projects, some passengers and guests are already booking for next season. The 2020 schedules for all eight Maine Windjammer Association vessels are up and online. Visit your favorite windjammer’s website for their individual schedules or peruse all the schedules side by side and link from there to the individual websites here.
While the 2019 Maine Windjammer Association season is still underway, with plenty of opportunities for fabulous fall sailing through mid-October, we’ve wrapped up the fleet-wide events for the season. From the Gam to the WoodenBoat Sail-In, the fleet gathered from Carter Cove to Camden and ports in-between for raft-ups and races. It’s not too early
Maine Windjammers held to a high standard in Coast Guard inspections It’s fit-out season for the Maine Windjammer Association fleet. The whirr of sanders and the smell of varnish is in the air at Windjammer Wharf, North End Shipyard, and on the docks in Camden and Belfast. ‘Tis the season to repair, rebuild and improve
A cruise on board any of the 8 Maine Windjammer Association (MWA) vessels is always a treat, whether themed, paired with one of the MWA summer events or scenic and seasonal. Each of the members of the Maine Windjammer Association offers a different schedule of three to ten day cruises, always featuring fabulous coastal scenery,
Once a year, the Maine Windjammer Association collectively totals up a myriad of fun facts and figures for the season. When we look back collectively on miles sailed, guests hosted and lobsters consumed, it’s pretty amazing to learn what kind of an impact the Maine Windjammer Association has not only on the economy but on