We've all been to Acadia and Portland and all the well known sailing spots up in Maine. We here at Captain Ace have even recommended Acadia and Portland as great places to go sailing in New England, but what if you are looking for something a little more remote? Or a place your sailing buddies haven't already been to? Everyone loves going somewhere new, so we decide to put together a list for those looking for some off the grid sailing spots in Maine.
Maine can be a great place to learn how to sail. With more coastline than Florida (its true, look it up). Maine has incredible views and a variety of different locations where a beginner can learn to sail or a pro can learn to sail a different type of boat. What type of instructions or teacher you look for all depends on what you are looking for out of your training. If you want to become certified, make sure you review our check list of things to consider:
Hiring someone to sail your yacht or sailboat can be a stressful decision. There are many considerations to think about. How experienced are they? Have they sailed a boat similar to mine? Will they be professional and maintain the boat on the water? How much is too much for sailboat delivery captain rates? As with anything, price dictates value. If you are going to find the cheapest captain out there, you will probably end up the cheapest level of service. Below are a few things to keep in mind when negotiating pricing with a sailboat delivery captain:
Here at Captain Ace, we have listed out some of our favorite places to sail in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and even took a deep dive into sailing through Nantucket. In keeping with our theme of sailing locally, we thought we'd provide a high-level overview of Yachting in New England.
In a previous post, we outlined some of our favorite spots to go Sailing in Massachusetts. With so much to cover when it comes to sailing in New England, we thought we'd dive a bit deeper when it comes to Sailing Through Nantucket. Below are some of the best tips we can give you:
Packing for a sail trip can be stressful. Whether it is your first time or you are an avid sailor, know what to pack for different types of weather can be a challenge. If you are sailing in the fall or spring it can be almost zero degrees in the morning and hit the mid-fifties during the day. Before your next sail trip make sure you check out our checklist of What to Pack When Going Sailing:
The Connecticut Sound can be a great place to sail. With almost no waves but strong gusts of wind, sailing in Connecticut can be an incredibly relaxing and enjoyable experience. Known for it's quaint port towns, be sure to check out the following spots:
Thought of as a land lock state, New Hampshire actually has some of the best sailing in New England. If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Boston or simply looking for some new spots to sail, New Hampshire is the place for you.
Like any good New Englander, we here at Captain Ace love a good local sail. With so many great spots to visit from Maine to New Hampshire to Massachusetts, we thought we would provide a list of all of our favorite spots to sail in New England, starting with sailing in Massachusetts:
With 2016 off to a fast start, we here at Captain Ace thought we would take a look at the best new boats for 2016. We rounded up a list of our favorite new boats from all around the world and boiled it down to a list of three impressive boats any sailor can appreciate.