Sailing in the Atlantic: Saco Bay, Maine

Cindy sailing in Saco Bay, Maine Cindy sailing in Saco Bay, Maine

After attending an Offshore Emergency Medicine clinic offered in Portland, Maine, I had the good fortune to go sailing with an old college friend and his friends, who own a 38′ Cape George Cutter.  Nice boat – traditional styling, like Cool Change.  They keep their boat up the Saco River a few miles.  They had just put it back in the water after a winter on the hard, as it seems most of the Right-coasters do.

We had a gorgeous day, with 15 knot winds or so, from the prevailing SE.  The swells were barely noticeable, although there was nothing between us and the full breathe of the Atlantic Ocean.  Nobody there, wears life vests, by the way.

Our track down the Saco River to Saco Bay and back, plus a little car driving time!  This is just south of Portland, Maine. Our track down the Saco River to Saco Bay and back, plus a little car driving time! This is just south of Portland, Maine.

The Navionics track I recorded, unfortunately included what looks to be about 5 miles of travelling on land after the sail ended – I forgot to end the track.  So I am guessing we sailed about 12 miles over about 3 hours at an average speed of about 5 knots.

What a cool thing, to go sailing in the Atlantic!

 

 

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