The coast of Maine is our most intimate and authentic journey.
Find yourself and a group of friends traveling across the township the old fashioned way - under sail. As a group you will discover the townships scattered on the pristine, rocky coastline in classic boats with cozy cabins and hand crafted styling. At 3,478 miles Maine has more coastline than California and with so much to see we will create a custom itinerary for you in Casco Bay, Penobscot Bay, or Acadia National Park that fits right with personality of your group.
Cost range: $8,000 - $13,000 for a fully crewed one week charter
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Dayyan Armstrong founded the Sailing Collective out of a passion for connecting people with the world through adventure and sailing. Having been raised with values based on multi-cultural awareness and the importance of global culture, Dayyan combined his enthusiasm for sailing and exploration to create an integrated sailing vacation organization open to adventures, explorers, and sailors alike. With a background in music performance, social theory, and a graduate degree in economics from the New School for Social Research, Dayyan is always excited to participate in discourse in topics of theory, art, adventure, and exploration. Outside sailing and exploration, Dayyan is passionate about cured meats, design, Maine, social theory, Cook’s Illustrated, a good museum, photography, Harper’s Magazine, and various types of cooking over fire or coals.
After graduating with a degree in Outdoor Education, Ross Beane has been relentless about sharing his love of wilderness travel with people wherever he goes. Having worked with with programs from Alaska to Maine, he enjoys guiding students of all ages and abilities into beautiful and remote locations to foster technical know-how and an appreciation of the natural world . With multipul certications in wilderness emergency medicine he brings with him an understanding of risk management that keeps it safe without comprimising fun. An avid sailor since youth, Ross has made many safe crossings and has taught sailing for The Wooden Boat School, New York Harbor Sailing Foundation, and the Manhattan Sailing School before joining Dayyan to help start the Sailing Collective.
Liz began sailing on the Hudson River when she was eight and immediately fell in love. She soon moved to the Maine coast where she started her education in coastal cruising after obtaining her own boat. Between then and now, Liz has worked at Morris Yachts as a rigger and cruised from Barcelona to London in a seventy-nine foot trimaran, Earthrace (made famous by the TV show Whale Wars as the Ady Gil). She began her captaining career on a privately owned lobster yacht and has gone on to do deliveries up and down the east coast on an array of different vessels. In the summer months she manages the waterfront of The Northeast Harbor Fleet Yacht Club, maintaining the clubs boats and providing private sailing lessons in her free time. She lives aboard her twenty-five foot sailboat and is a USCG certified captain.
The Penobscot Bay region in Maine is undoubtably one of the most beautiful coastlines. It's unique New England culture is best seen from the sea. As you sail up to islands with working fishing fleets You'll meet local characters that embody the way life should be. Buy the best lobster in the world right from the boat, swim in the chilly waters, explore the small towns, have a morning coffee at the general store, this is your chance to experience it for what it is.
AIRPORT AND TRANSPORTATION
Driving From New York takes aproximatly 8 hours.
Depending on which itinerary you choose you can fly into Bangor International Airport (BGR), servicing Allegiant, Delta and U.S. Airways. With Alamo, Avis, Budget,Hertz and National rental cars are available at the airport. Or Portland Jetport (PWM) Serving United, Jetblue, Southwest, Delta and U.S. Airways.
If you are flying in please contact us about transportation to and from the Marina.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. If you are traveling to the USA for this trip please check USA visa requirements for your nationality before booking.
The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt of your visa requirements, please contact your Embassy for full details.
CURRENCIES / MONEY EXCHANGE
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In Maine the old saying goes that if you don’t like the weather just wait a minute, it will change. Prepare for all possible weather conditions from hot and sunny to rainy and chilly on the coast of Maine you are likely to see it all.
Sailing Collective stocks each boat with healthy, fresh and flavorful local foods and produce from the region. The provisioning package includes:
7 Breakfasts (including coffee and tea), 7 Lunches, 3 Dinners, Snacks*, Bottled Water
Not included in provisioning package:
Soft Drinks, Juice, Liquor, Wine, Beer, etc.
Cooking Aboard: Passengers and crew cook family style aboard; cooking enthusiasts and foodies are welcomed to add their skills and experience. Sailing Collective skippers and crew are all talented cooks and will prepare meals as well. Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time in your Guest Form:http://thesailingcollective.com/guest-form
*We will have plenty of food to satisfy you for your trip. However, if there are special foods that will make you feel more comfortable for the duration of your trip, please pack or purchase in advance.
• Recommended spending for the week, $200 - $400 per person, varying on your spending habits.
• Additional food/beverages including alcohol, plus snacks, $30-100 average per person
• All expenses on shore including meals and drinks.
• Flights and transportation to and from the marina location.
• Tipping captain and crew is welcomed (10% to 15% per person satisfactory)
Life aboard a Sailing Collective journey is uncomplicated so we recommend packing appropriately. Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat. Island attire is very casual at all times so we recommend packing light and embracing the simple life.
• Rain Coat/ Foul weather gear
• Rain pants
• Warm clothes – it can be cold any day of the year in Maine
• boat shoes or other non-slip shoes
• hat / sunglasses / sailing gloves (optional)/ sun screen
• warm clothes just in case / fleece
• swim / beach towels (bath towels are provided)
• iPod/music player
• any special dietary foods or medications
Options abound on the coast of Maine and we will work with you on private charter to find the right stretch of coastline to spend a week exploring. Each bay in the gulf of Maine has it's own local character and you may want the raw natural beauty of Mount Dessert Island, the pristine archipelago of Penobscot Bay, Or maybe the food and culture of Casco Bay. As we work with you to build the perfect private journey you'll have the opportunity to tell us what kind of adventure you want to have.
The Challengers are classically beautiful boats. She was built for one of the Alden architects who had her finished out in the Morse yard in Thomaston using the best materials then available. The yawl rig was favored for racing in the period of her construction, but the yawl is a superior rig for cruising, too. It allows the boat to ride into the wind while rigging or reefing. It allows a great variety of sail configurations not available to the sloop and provides several easy ways of reefing. In outfitting Aria we have tried to achieve a balance of comfort and simplicity. She has comfortable berths for six, with generous stowage for each member of the crew. She has over six feet of headroom in the main cabin.There are two hanging lockers forward and hooks for wet gear aft. She has four berths in the main cabin, each of which can accommodate an adult, and two berths in the v-berth, which can be converted into a spacious double-berth. The main berths double as cabin settees. The head has pressurized cold water and an electrically operated toilet. There is no shower or hot water supply.
Premise is an International 600 Class 37’ yawl designed by Robert G. Henry Jr. and built in 1962 by the DeDood and Sons Yard in Bremen, Germany. She was built for Robert Arye, a wealthy Bar Harbor man and long time commodore of the Bar Harbor Yacht Club. Premise has sailed internationally, participating in four transatlantic races, several races to Bermuda and sails extensively in local waters off Acadia National Park and the rugged coast of Maine.