Come Boating! will kick off the 2018 season with its annual launch day and "All Things Nautical" yard sale Saturday, May 26, at the CB! Boat Shed at Belfast Public Landing.

The event, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., includes refreshments and information about the group's free community rowing program. Trained coxswains will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to take visitors out for a row on a 32-foot Cornish pilot gig.

Proceeds from the organization’s annual “All Things Nautical” Yard Sale, with great deals on many items (including at least four small boats) will benefit Come Boating!, which offers free community rowing throughout the summer and early fall.

Donated items are needed for the sale. Anyone who has nautical equipment, boat accessories, life jackets, paddles, foul weather gear, nautical books, crafts, collectibles, art, charts, or small boats they’d like to contribute can contact Carol at 322-3090. All items must be in clean, workable, "sailable" condition. For more information, visit or contact Carol for drop-off and pickup arrangements by Friday, May 25.

Rain date for the event is Sunday, May 27.