Come Boating! will offer a community sailing program this summer, for the second year, in addition to its community rowing program.

Experienced skippers will take up to four people on free, two-hour sails on Belfast Harbor and Penobscot Bay on a Drascombe Lugger 18′ 9″ open sailboat. No previous sailing experience is required.

Sails, which began June 1, will be scheduled several times a week. Participants must sign up in advance on the registration forms that are in the black mailbox at the Come Boating! boat shed near the boat launch. Monthly schedules will be posted at the boat shed before the first of each month.

Sails are weather dependent, and may be canceled or shortened by the skipper. Participants should wear flat, rubber-soled shoes and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, water and a wind/rain jacket. Come Boating! will provide life jackets. Alcohol and smoking are not permitted on the sailboat.

Come Boating! offers community rowing in its 32-foot pilot gigs, “Belle Fast” and “Selkie,” several mornings and afternoons each week. No experience is required. Participants must sign up in advance at the boat shed.

As a community boating organization, Come Boating!’s programs are intended to preserve and broaden the maritime heritage shared by the Belfast area community and strengthen its connection to the sea.

For more information on the sailing program, contact Cecile McKenzie,, 930-3603 or Jeff Smith,, 930-3627.

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