2015 Camden Windjammer Festival

2015-09-04
2015-09-06
US/Eastern

Celebrate Camden’s maritime heritage and living traditions at the annual Camden Windjammer Festival. From the great age of sail when coasting schooners were launched in the harbor, through the birth of the windjammer business in the 1930s, to today’s windjammer fleet and elegant yachts, sailing ships have always defined our lovely, vibrant community.

Gulf of Maine Chapter Officer Elections

The Gulf of Maine Chapter of the Association held meetings at Portland, ME during the Maine Boat Builders Show. Voting held during the meeting resulted in the acceptance and installation of the following slate of officers for the GOM chapter:

Commodore: Don Zappone; Schooner Gallant
Vice Commodore: Captain Perry Davis; Schooner Alert

Maine Boatbuilder's Show this weekend

This is the show that has everthing.  If you can't find it there you don't need it. 

Some may recall that we deployed a task force at last year's show; the mission was to find a "Ten Year Varnish," Here's Peter Thompson with a top contender. 

Secretary's Monthly Update Email - March

I started writing this email a couple of days ago. The weather was horrible here at home about an hour north of Philadelphia. Freezing rain and sleet. A good day to be indoors. Also a good day to remind myself that spring is only a few weeks away. Hopefully the weather will catch up with the calendar.

Castine Classic Yacht Race - Schooner Celebration

2015-07-29
2015-07-30
US/Eastern

CASTINE CLASSIC YACHT RACE ● SCHOONER CELEBRATION

July 29 – 30, 2015

Low Cost Autopilot

Last year I finished building and testing a DIY autopilot built from Arduino microcontrollers. It steers our 48' schooner quite well. It uses a Raymarine electric motor, but another boat has used a gear operated quadrant motor and anotherboat uses a hydraulic steering system.  For a couple of hundred dollars you can build one, especially if You just want it to steer a course.

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