Our challenging sailing program offers a sailing education experience for people of all levels who want to prepare for anything from weekenders to long-term cruising and ocean passage making. Our 2023 sailing school schedule will spend the the summer based out of our homeport, Rockland, doing what we do best, cruising somewhere between Monhegan, Petit Manan, and Mt. Desert Rock in the Gulf of Maine.

Coastal & Offshore Rockland Based Sailing School Expeditions

The coast is where all the action and challenge is: commercial traffic, rocks, tides and currents. New England is one of the most difficult areas to sail in the US, notorious for large tides and thick fog—but the beauty is unbeatable! These expeditions feature long days of lessons, planning, navigation, drills, scenarios and fun. We’ll sail among the islands, ledges, and schooners of Maine’s bold coast, most likely encountering some fog and other challenges along the way. We’ll also set out for an overnight sail and learn watch standing routines and protocols for passages.

The instructors of Morse Alpha Expeditions have sailed to many parts of the world, and we still agree that setting a course for the northeast provides some of the most robust educational experiences and beautiful cruising grounds.

*NEW* Rockland-Portland Expeditions

These are one-way expeditions between Rockland and Portland. The majority of these 6 day expeditions will be spent doing what we do best – anchoring among the beautiful islands of Penobscot Bay and working on those essential sailing and navigation skills, just like our other expeditions. When we set off for the overnight sail however, we will have a destination in mind, and will sail approximately 150nm providing a longer, mini-passage experience.

Group Expedition Schedule:

MoA 231May 28–June 26 DaysCoastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland$2895 2 spots left
MoA 232June 5–95 Days Coastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland$2595Waitlist
MoA 233June 26-305 DaysCoastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland$25952 spots left
MoA 234July 9–146 DaysRockland – PortlandCoastal & Offshore$2895Waitlist
MoA 235 July 16–216 DaysPortland – Rockland Coastal & Offshore$28954 spots left
MoA 236August 13-186 DaysCoastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland$28953 spots left
MoA 237  August 21–255 DaysCoastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland $25952 spots left
MoA 238September 10–156 DaysCoastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland$28955 spots left
MoA 239 September 18–225 DaysCoastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland$25954 spots left

To Reserve Your Berth:

(1) Fill out the Application Form
(2) Pay $300pp Non-Refundable Application Fee via PayPal

Private Expeditions:

We offer 4 and 5 day Rugged Maine Coast Expeditions, or a 5-day Coastal & Offshore Sailing Expedition (includes an overnight passage). You’ll have the whole boat to yourself (minimum 2 people) and be able to choose your dates. We’ll work with you to create an itinerary to help you reach your goals. All private expeditions start and end in Rockland, ME

MoA PC4 • Dates TBD  • 4 Days: Private Rugged Maine Coast 
MoA PC5 • Dates TBD  • 5 Days: Private Rugged Maine Coast
MoA PO5 • Dates TBD  • 5 Days: Private Coastal & Offshore Maine 

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Other Offerings:

If you don’t see an expedition here that fits your schedule or needs, please contact us to inquire about our other offerings.