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.

Group Expedition Schedule:

MoA 231May 28–June 26 DaysCoastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland$2895 Waitlist
MoA 232June 5–95 Days Coastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland$2595Waitlist
MoA 233June 26-305 DaysCoastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland$2595Waitlist
MoA 234July 9–146 DaysCoastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland$2895Waitlist
MoA 235July 31–August 23 DaysPrivate Charter
MoA 238September 10–156 DaysCoastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland$2795Waitlist
MoA 239 September 18–225 DaysCoastal & Offshore Maine, Rockland$25952 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 

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.