Join us for coastal and offshore sail training expeditions aboard
our nimble Norseman 447, Rocinante.

For each expedition, we take five motivated and adventurous crew members aboard for a rigorous liveaboard sailing course. Our expeditions are designed for sailors at any level, and offer real world experience and personalized education. Our goal is to share the skills and techniques we’ve employed during our 20+ year sailing careers that will help you sail farther, safer, and with more confidence.

Read what former students have to say about it


offshore sailing school, Morse Alpha Expeditions liveaboard sailing school navigation and seamanship Ben & Teresa Carey love teaching sailing and having fun in the process


Now offering Daysails from Rockland Harbor

Come aboard Rocinante, our Norseman 447 for a lovely private day sail  around Penobscot Bay. Each sail begins and ends in Rockland. We can accommodate up to six people in your group for sails from two hours to a full day. It’s the perfect COVID activity. No crowds, just you and your family or friends.

Daysail from Rockland Maine in Penobscot Bay. Sailing trips are COVID friendly.

Learn More About Daysails

Learn to Sail with Our Unique Approach

What’s unique about the Morse Alpha sailing school is that not only will you learn the technical skills required to cruise safely and efficiently, but you’ll also be trained in communication, leadership, the role of the captain, and creating a shipboard culture of positive camaraderie. Our goal is that every crew member walks away with hardcore sailing and navigation skills, real life leadership skills, and a feeling that they all got there together.  It’s hands-on training 24/7, and you will learn to run all aspects of the boat. Because we want to keep the training effective and highly personal, we only take 5 motivated students (+ 2 instructors).  You can be assured of a customized, personalized program, not a cookie cutter curriculum we have to rush through that focuses on passing standardized tests. This is real world, hands-on, coastal and offshore sailing experience and education that will help you become more confident and competent.


What To Expect On Expedition   See Our 2021 Sailing Schedule


Video of a Mo(A) Expedition

Here’s a video we put together of a recent training expedition. We officially made this video as a keepsake for our students, but thought we could share it with others as well. It’s candid and it’s silly sometimes, but we had a good time and we learned alot.

Be sure to check out our YouTube channel for other expedition videos, and How-To’s.

Watch More on YouTube


COVID-19 Update

We comply with all Maine State requirements for Vessel Charters. We ask that all participants are tested and maintain high standards of social distancing and mask wearing to reduce exposure before the expedition.

Read About Our Policies Explore Private Expeditions