Our courses are ideal for people of all levels who want to prepare for anything from weekend trips to long term cruising.  Education is the top priority and you will be actively involved in all aspects of operating Rocinante.  Our training grounds are some of the most difficult areas to sail in the US—where heavy commercial traffic, shallow rocky water, big tides, strong currents and fog are the norm. On days when the elements don’t challenge you, we “stir the pot” with a few drills, quizzes or scenarios. But if dangerous weather is approaching, such as a hurricane or lightning, we’ll seek a secure anchorage, giving you the opportunity to stand anchor watch in a crazy storm! If you are planning to cruise long, or short distances, these courses provide excellent training.

To reserve a berth you need to fill out the application form and also make a $300/person deposit. So be sure to do both!

Rugged Maine Coast Expeditions


Mo(A) 181 • July 15 – July 21 • $2495

Rockland, ME    1/5  available  Apply
Our coastal Maine course features long days of lessons, planning, navigation, drills, scenarios and fun. Like all our courses, education is the top priority and you will be actively involved in all aspects of operating Rocinante. We’ll sail down east towards Grand Manan among the islands, ledges, and schooners of Maine’s rugged coast, hopefully encountering some fog along the way. You’ll get a sense of watch-keeping while sailing overnight in unprotected waters and return to Rockland a week later.

Mo(A) 182 • Aug 18 – Aug 24 • $2495

Rockland, ME     3/5  available  Apply
Our coastal Maine course features long days of lessons, planning, navigation, drills, scenarios and fun. Like all our courses, education is the top priority and you will be actively involved in all aspects of operating Rocinante. We’ll sail down east towards Grand Manan among the islands, ledges, and schooners of Maine’s rugged coast, hopefully encountering some fog along the way. You’ll get a sense of watch-keeping while sailing overnight in unprotected waters and return to Rockland a week later.

Passages


Mo(A) 183 • Aug 25 – Sept 2 • $2895

Rockland, ME to Huntington, NY    3/5 available  Apply
Like all our courses, education is the top priority and you will be actively involved in all aspects of operating Rocinante. Our longest expedition covers some of the best cruising grounds, and we want to be sure we have enough time to experience it!  Plan to sail overnight past Monhegan as we set our course for Cape Cod. You’ll be standing a watch, steering, adjusting sails, reefing, cooking etc… and hopefully seeing whales off Stellwagen Bank! We’ll surely meet a few ships in the Boston shipping lanes and the Cape Cod canal. Plan to drop the hook in either Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard or Newport, depending on weather. But we’ll need to wake up early to catch the currents just right at The Race where it runs at 4+ knots. We’ll finish up by sailing through Ben’s hometown waters – Long Island Sound. (Approx. 325 nm) 

Mo(A) 184 • Sept 29 – Oct 6 • $2895

Huntington, NY to Annapolis, MD  –  waitlist  Apply
Like all our courses, education is the top priority and you will be actively involved in all aspects of operating Rocinante. After sailing through the busiest port on the east coast, and without a doubt hailing a tugboat or two on the VHF to arrange a safe passing, we’ll head down the coast of NJ, round Cape May and into Delaware Bay. You’ll be standing a watch, steering, adjusting sail trim, reefing, cooking etc. We’ll need to time the current just right to make our way through the C&D Canal and arrive in time for The Annapolis Boat Show! We’ll stroll the show together, discussing boats, gear and dreams! (Approx. 310 nm)


We also offer customized vacation charters, and sometimes do deliveries. Contact us to find out more.


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