Monday, January 22, 2007

Sailing Calender: June

June is the beginning of the windjammer Season in Maine. Some ships start their schedules in late May.

This time of year is my favorite time to sail. Wind conditions are the second best of the year. Days are the longest of the season and the harbors are far less crowded . You see other windjammers but fewer private boats. These factors result in the most ideal chance to see uncrowded anchorages and achieve longer sailing range. Fewer tourists means better access to the towns.

The greatest drawback of June for many is the temperature, particularly early in the month. Days can be cool and nights can be cold. There can also be more fog and mist. I like these conditions as they provide great atmosphere and make gathering around the galley stove very pleasant. June is a great chance to see a more accurate view of the Maine coast and the fares are less expensive too.

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