2013 Lobster Sup Cup Results Combined

August 14th, 2013

2013 Lobster Sup Cup Results Combined

2-days, 25 miles – cross wind/upwind 75% of the time

Name                              Time                Gender/Board

1) Larry Cain                 4:09:25               M/14′

2) Rod McLain             4:28:01               M/14′

3) Jessica Rando         4:37:00               F/14′

4) Luke O’Malley         4:37:04               M/14′

5) Marta Downing      4:49:27                F/14′

6) Paul Giunta              4:55:00               M/14′

7) Adrian Johnson      5:02:26                M/12’6″ day 1 and 14′ day 2

8) Rafael Adams          5:05:37                M/12’6″

9) Mark DeNitto           5:13:09                M/12’6″

10) Brian Cody              5:15:03                M/14′

11) Timothy Hanson   5:15:07                M/14′

12) Kim Reilly               5:29:02                F/12’6″ day 1 and 14′ day 2

13) Scott King                5:33:04                M/14′

14) George Hazelton    5:41:03                M/14′

15) Jeff Davis                 5:55:51                M/12’6″

16) Sarah Beasley         6:24:03                F/12’6″

17) Allison Reid            6:57:36                F/12’6″

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Lobster Sup Cup Results Day 1

Rockport – Camden – Lincolnville Beach

12 miles – Winds WNW 10 -20

Results:

Name                                Time               Gender/Board

1) Larry Cain                  2:01:48            M    14′

2) Thor Emory               2:07:30            M    14′  * 1 – day racer

3) Luke O’Malley           2:12:21            M     14′

4) Rod McLain               2:12:48           M     14′

5) Jessica Rando           2:12:58           F       14′

6) Marta Downing        2:18:30           F       14′

7) Bob Arnot                   2:18:31            M     Unlimited (Speedboard) 1-day racer

8) Paul Giunta               2:22:16            M      14′

9) Adrian Johnson       2:25:00           M      12’6″

10) Caleb Lincoln         2:26:44            M       14′   1-day racer

12) Mark DeNitto         2:27:14             M        12’6″

11) Rafael Adams         2:27:15             M       12’6″

13) Brian Cody              2:30:30            M        14′

14) Tony Fitch              2:31:12             M         14′   1-day racer

15) Timothy Hanson  2:34:40            M         14′

16) Kim Reilly              2:37:59             F          12’6″

17) Kacie Wallace      2:41:04              F          12’6″   1-day racer

18) Scott King             2:50:01              M         14′

19) George Hazelton  2:53:03             M         14′

20) Jeff Davis              3:01:01              M         12’6″

21) Sarah Beasley       3:11:41               F           12’6″

22) Karin Leuthy        3:16:19               F           12’6″    1-day racer

23) Allison Reid         3:20:14               F           12’6″

24) Judy Pope             3:35:57               F            12’6″

25) Christina Fish (Finished in Camden)     F      12’6″

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Lobster Sup Cup Results Day 2

Lincolnville Beach – Belfast

12.7 miles – Winds WNW 5 -15

Results:

Name                                Time               Gender/Board

1) Larry Cain                  2:07:37            M    14′

2) Rod McLain              2:15:23             M    14′

3) Jessica Rando          2:24:02             F     14′

4) Luke O’Malley          2:24:43             M    14′

5) Marta Downing       2:30:57            F       14′

6) Paul Giunta               2:32:44           M      14′

7) Adrian Johnson       2:37:26           M      14′

8) Rafael Adams           2:38:22            M      12’6″

9) Timothy Hanson      2:40:27           M       14′

10) Scott King                 2:43:03           M       14′

11) Brian Cody                2:43:53            M       14′

12) Mark DeNitto          2:45:55             M       12’6″

13) George Hazelton    2:48:00            M        14′

14) Kim Reilly                2:51:03             F           14′

15) Mark Benjamin      2:54;24             M          14′

16) Jeff Davis                 2:54:50             M          12’6″

17) Stephen Leen          2:54:58             M          Alden Shell

18) Bob Blair                  3:07:14             M          Unlimited (Speedboard)

19) Sarah Beasley         3:12:22              F           12’6″

20) Allison Reid           3:37:22              F           12’6″

21) Judy Pope          Bayside take out    F           14′

Lobster Sup Cup Results Day 2

August 14th, 2013

Lobster Sup Cup Results Day 2

Lincolnville Beach – Belfast

12.7 miles – Winds WNW 5 -15

Results:

Name                                Time               Gender/Board

1) Larry Cain                  2:07:37            M    14′

2) Rod McLain              2:15:23             M    14′

3) Jessica Rando          2:24:02             F     14′

4) Luke O’Malley          2:24:43             M    14′

5) Marta Downing       2:30:57            F       14′

6) Paul Giunta               2:32:44           M      14′

7) Adrian Johnson       2:37:26           M      14′

8) Rafael Adams           2:38:22            M      12’6″

9) Timothy Hanson      2:40:27           M       14′

10) Scott King                 2:43:03           M       14′

11) Brian Cody                2:43:53            M       14′

12) Mark DeNitto          2:45:55             M       12’6″

13) George Hazelton    2:48:00            M        14′

14) Kim Reilly                2:51:03             F           14′

15) Mark Benjamin      2:54;24             M          14′

16) Jeff Davis                 2:54:50             M          12’6″

17) Stephen Leen          2:54:58             M          Alden Shell

18) Bob Blair                  3:07:14             M          Unlimited (Speedboard)

19) Sarah Beasley         3:12:22              F           12’6″

20) Allison Reid           3:37:22              F           12’6″

21) Judy Pope          Bayside take out    F           14′

 

Lobster Sup Cup Results Day 1

August 13th, 2013

Lobster Sup Cup Results Day 1

Rockport – Camden – Lincolnville Beach

12 miles – Winds WNW 10 -20

 

Results:

Name                                Time               Gender/Board

1) Larry Cain                  2:01:48            M    14′

2) Thor Emory               2:07:30            M    14′  * 1 – day racer

3) Luke O’Malley           2:12:21            M     14′

4) Rod McLain               2:12:48           M     14′

5) Jessica Rando           2:12:58           F       14′

6) Marta Downing        2:18:30           F       14′

7) Bob Arnot                   2:18:31            M     Unlimited (Speedboard) 1-day racer

8) Paul Giunta               2:22:16            M      14′

9) Adrian Johnson       2:25:00           M      12’6″

10) Caleb Lincoln         2:26:44            M       14′   1-day racer

12) Mark DeNitto         2:27:14             M        12’6″

11) Rafael Adams         2:27:15             M       12’6″

13) Brian Cody              2:30:30            M        14′

14) Tony Fitch              2:31:12             M         14′   1-day racer

15) Timothy Hanson  2:34:40            M         14′

16) Kim Reilly              2:37:59             F          12’6″

17) Kacie Wallace      2:41:04              F          12’6″   1-day racer

18) Scott King             2:50:01              M         14′

19) George Hazelton  2:53:03             M         14′

20) Jeff Davis              3:01:01              M         12’6″

21) Sarah Beasley       3:11:41               F           12’6″

22) Karin Leuthy        3:16:19               F           12’6″    1-day racer

23) Allison Reid         3:20:14               F           12’6″

24) Judy Pope             3:35:57               F            12’6″

25) Christina Fish (Finished in Camden)     F      12’6″

Lobster Sup Cup Schedule

August 4th, 2013

 

 

 

 

The following information provides racers, spectators, and others with the most up to date info for the race weekend. This is the first running of the Lobster Sup Cup and our goal is to run a well organized, safe, and fun event. The weekend does require a timeline and logistics that cover multiple towns so the following information should enable all involved to have the necessary information.

Flow Chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

For Racers

The Lobster Sup Cup racecourse covers 26 miles (roughly) in 2-days. The route is stunning and challenging and covers four harbor towns. Racers will need to be prepared not only to finish the course but also to deal with the logistics and time frame for the event. Please come prepared and be on time.

Important

- If you roll in Friday then go to Lincolnville Beach

- You can go to Lincolnville Beach Saturday morning for gear/paddler shuttling but you have to be there between 7 – 8:15

- If you are driving up Saturday and do not have time to go to Lincolnville then go straight to the Rockport Marine Park

- Sunday starts from Lincolnville Beach and ends in Belfast

All location information is above in the flow charts

The Primary contact for the race is Thor Emory: (207) 322-2293 – thore32@aol.com

Secondary Contact is Mark Benjamin: (202) 302-3769 – mmbenjamin@yahoo.com

The classes are 12’6, 14’, and Unlimited. You MUST have a leash, pfd, and whistle Awards will be given to the top finishers each day and overall. The prize money only goes to the top male and female finishers for the 2-days combined ($1000.00 each). Other awards will be given for the top 1-3 finishers (both male and female), masters, the top New England racer, and most inspirational racers.

If you are bringing friends and family then please include them at all parties and show them the various locations and spectator opportunities.

www.lobstersupcup.com

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Registration

 

 

Super SUPers – Maine SUP Kids Camp – Thorfinn Expeditions

April 11th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super SUPers – Maine SUP Kids Camp 2013

Thorfinn Expeditions

Kids love SUP! Like skiing, they pick up it up fast, have fun and are outside where they belong. This summer Thorfinn Expeditions will be offering a kids SUP camp on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10:00- 12:00. The program is designed to be fun, skill based, and safe. Thorfinn SUP staff are ACA level 2 certified and have their wilderness medical certification. The 2-hour sessions combine gear intro with basic skills and progress to fun board tricks that may allow your child some swim time :).

Details:

Thorfinn supplies the boards, paddles, leashes, and pfds.

Hosmer Pond

Ages: 8-12

June 15 – September 16 (Sept. is Sat. only)

Tuesdays and Saturdays: 10:00 – 12:00

5 – spots available per session

Rates: $35.00 per session, $99.00 for 3 sessions, $250.00 for the season (20 sessions)

You must register in advance!

Skills:

-Safety

-Strokes

-Braces

-Board movement

-Fun tricks and games

-End of season kids race

Register:

(207) 789-5115

info@thorfinnexpeditions.com

 

 

SHE SUPS – Maine Women’s SUP Program

April 9th, 2013

2013 SHE SUPs

No Dudes allowed…except maybe your instructor at times…

What it is:

SHE SUPs is a women’s only stand up paddle board program based in Midcoast Maine. Run by Thorfinn Expeditions, SHE SUPs is a fun, skill-based program that allows you to progress from beginner to confident paddler. SHE SUPs runs from late May to early October, and is great for locals who can SUP with us for the whole season, or a visitor who wants to attend for a single session.

Flow:

SHE SUPs allows participants to experience single sessions or progress through the season.  Morning sessions meet weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 10:00 – 11:45. In addition, we offer custom SHE SUPS sessions. Bring your own group and we will schedule a time!

These fun sessions combine instruction with some fitness and touring. For those who want to progress skill-wise there will always be something new to learn and we can design SHE SUPS adventure paddles that include ocean tours, downwinders, and even a surf sup trip to Popham Beach.

Instructor Aimee Leclerk

Staff:

Thorfinn SUP staff Aimee Leclerc and Hampton Kew run SHE SUPs. ACA Level -2 certified instructors; they are both accomplished paddlers and very experienced teachers of SUP. They know how to bring the fun, the skills, and when necessary – the burn!

Thorfinn owner Thor Emory assists when invited…

 

Details:

We can provide all the gear necessary. If you already have your own gear then feel free to use it.

There are 5-spots available per session

This year we will be offering a season pass. The season pass allows you to participate in as many SHE SUPs experiences as you want (end of May – early October).

You get:

-       A SHE SUPs tech t-shirt

-       10% off all Thorfinn SUP retail gear (boards, paddles, accessories)

-       10% off any Thorfinn programs for you and your family

-       All the SHE SUP experiences you can handle

Rates:

2013 Season Passes:

SHE SUP Morning Sessions: $275.00

Per sessions per person rates:

SHE SUPS Morning Sessions: $35.00

SHE SUPS Custom Morning Sessions: $55.00

Morning Sessions – Bring your coffee or tea to chill with on the board!

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

Custom Sessions also available

Duration:

Tuesdays: 8 – 9:45

Thursdays: 10:00 – 11:45

Saturdays: 8 – 9:45

Location: Local lakes, ocean

Registration:

Spots for all morning sessions are on a first come first serve basis. We do take payment ahead of time. You can email info@thorfinnexpeditions.com, call (207) 789-5115 or stop by the shop in Lincolnville Beach (open 7-days a week May 15 – October 1)

These weekly sessions are the core of SHE SUPS. The goals are to have fun, learn skills, get some fitness touring in and just enjoy being out on the water.  Whether you are a first time paddler or more experienced, these group sessions are a blast and great for anyone.

Instructor Hampton Kew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skills:

Gear orientation

Safety

Strokes

Board movement

Braces

Rescues

Ocean skills

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The Thorfinn SUP program is one of the most comprehensive in the country. We offer the full range of group and private lessons, tours, and adventures.  Our retail shop in Lincolnville Beach stocks the best gear for all forms of SUP (Boga, Tahoe SUP, Laird, Speedboard USA, Quickblade, Kialoa and more…)

Our full SUP programs include:

-       Fitness sessions

-       Yoga/Pilates

-       Lake tours

-       Ocean tours, can be out of a local harbor or more destination minded by either vehicle or motor vessel supported.

-       Downwinders

-       Surf

-       Race training

-       2/3-Day S.O.S. (School of SUP)

www.thorfinnexpeditions.com

info@thorfinnexpeditions.com

(207) 322-2293

Instructor Hampton Kew rippin in Penobscot Bay

Maine SUP Downwinder Program – Thorfinn Expeditions

April 4th, 2013

Maine SUP Downwinder Program – Thorfinn Expeditions

Ride the Bay! Guided downwinders and tours on SIC Bullets with Active Steering

 

Downwinders are possibly the best form of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. You ride with the wind and waves at you back and glide from bump to bump (wave to wave). New for 2013 Thorfinn Expeditions, based on Penobscot Bay, will be offering guided downwinders and tours on SIC Bullets. These boards are perfectly designed for downwinders. They are long, have active steering (foot controlled rudders) and you can go fast!

The downwinder program operates on a custom basis and includes either vehicle shuttles or motor vessel support. Motor vessel support allows for island exploration and lunch as well.

Thorfinn Expeditions is also a dealer for SIC. Come learn the skills, have an adventure, and demo the best downwinder boards available!

www.thorfinnexpeditions.com

(207) 322-2293

2013 Maine SUP Gear Guide – Thorfinn Expeditions

March 23rd, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Thorfinn Expeditions – Maine SUP Gear Guide

Spring is here! We Mainers may not believe it – but it is true. The days are already longer and the temps will be warming up. The lakes and ponds will melt and then there are endless bodies of water to explore on your SUP.

Stand up paddle boarding is the fastest growing action sport and it is an activity that fits Maine perfectly, year ‘round believe it or not. SUP comes in many forms: surfing, touring, downwinders, whitewater, fitness/yoga and racing.  Most people in Maine are more in the touring camp, but all types of SUP thrive here and Thorfinn Expeditions has the gear, no matter what form of SUP is your focus.

Thorfinn Expeditions’ SUP staff paddle all year in Maine. We paddle on lakes, at the beach, and all over the coast. We have become avid racers and love downwinders. All instructional staff are ACA level-2 certified. When you call or stop by our shop in Lincolnville Beach you can expect very experienced assistance. Our SUP programs are as comprehensive as most in the business – from beginner lake lessons to guided downwinders on SIC boards that have rudders. Thorfinn was featured in the Outside Magazine’s “Best of New England” in 2012. This will be our fourth-season doing SUP.

Our retail shop has the gear needed for all forms of SUP. For 2013 we have retooled our brands in order to have the gear that suits Maine best.

Boga *  SIC  *  Tahoe SUP *  Speedboard  *  Laird  *  Kialoa  *  Quickblade

Buy a board and get 10% off your paddle/accessories!

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Boards

The best way to decide on your SUP gear is to demo. We recommend visiting the shop to see our brands and discuss your paddling goals, but trying boards/paddles is a really good idea. We offer both private demos and free demo sessions on Hosmer Pond (near Camden) throughout the summer.

There are a ton of SUP brands. Different designs accomplish different things. Generally we break down board types into four different categories – all-around, surf, touring/racing, and downwinder/big ocean.

All-Around – All Around SUPs suit a lot of peoples needs. They can surf small waves, they work for flatwater touring, you can do yoga on them and they are maneuverable/stable. Perfect for many people here in Midcoast Maine, especially for those who want a board to keep on the lake and that many people will paddle.

Thorfinn All-Around:

Boga El Ray 12’

Boga Classic – 11’2”

Boga Yoga – 11’

Boga Mahina – 10’6”

Boga Todo – 10’2”

We chose Boga this year after being blown away by their quality and affordability. Boga offers an outstanding full line of SUPs and the California based company is comprised of avid SUP athletes

http://bogaboards.com/stand-up-paddle-boards.html

Surf – Surf SUPs tend to be shorter and more maneuverable than the all-arounds. They sport different fin set-ups and are designed for riding the waves. We do have surf in Maine! Popham Beach is the closest to us but there are some waves a little closer and Southern Maine offers a lot of options.

Boga Mahina  -10’6”

Boga Todo – 10’2”

Boga Bullet – 9.5

Laird Surfer – 10’6”

Laird Surfer – 10’6” wide version

Laird Surfer Hybrid – 10’

SIC Recon – 10’

Is there a bigger name in the SUP/surf world than Laird? New in 2013, the Laird StandUp line offers a full line of high performance boards. We have chosen Laird (in addition to Boga and SIC) to round out our stand up surf offerings.

http://lairdstandup.com/

Touring/Racing – These SUPs have a different shape. They are longer (generally either 12’6” or 14’), faster, and they cut through the water much, much better than the all-arounders. We are big fans of these designs for a lot of people in Midcoast Maine. Touring/racing boards have displacement hulls and a fine nose entry (essentially bows). They glide and cut through the chop. They can also work great for downwinders and you can take them to your local race.

Boga El Tiburon 11’

Boga Tsunami 12’6”

Boga Tsunami 14’

Tahoe Bliss (womens) 12’6”

Tahoe Zypher 12’6”

Tahoe Zypher 14’

Speedboard 12’6”

Speedboard 14’

SIC X 12’6”

SIC X 14’

Tahoe SUP makes beautiful boards! Designed to go on tour, Tahoes are stable, have excellent glide and they can carry gear.

www.tahoesup.com

Downwinder/Big Ocean – Downwinders are running with the wind and waves at your back. Here in Penobscot Bay you can surf for miles! Any body of water with enough fetch (distance for waves to build), offer endless opportunities for rippin adventures. Some 12’6” and 14’ touring/race boards can work well for downwinders, however the SIC Bullet series are hands down the best boards for downwinders.

SIC Bullet 14’ w/active steering

SIC Bullet 17’ w/active steering

Born from Hawaii, SICs are designed to take on the big stuff. They do fairly well on the flats too. Thorfinn has a demo fleet for guided tours/downwinders and we have SICs for retail. Our Bullets have active steering (a rudder) which allows to paddle on both sides in a cross wind and to steer the board as you angle down the waves.

www.sicmaui.com

Paddles

We strongly advise that you get a good paddle! Choosing the right paddle involves factoring in budget, weight, strength, intended use, and versatility. You can get either an adjustable or fixed length paddle (cut to fit you). Adjustables are great if people of differing heights are going to share a paddle. If it is just for you, then we suggest a fixed length paddle. They have better flex and tend to be stiffer/stronger. There are many options when it comes to construction and blade size/shape.

If you are serious about getting into the sport then a carbon paddle is worth it. A lightweight paddle reduces stress, allows for a faster cadence, and is makes the miles go by easier. Our two main paddle brands are the best in the business – Kialoa and Quickblade.

 

 

http://quickbladepaddles.com/

 

 

http://www.kialoa.com/

Accessories

There are a lot of SUP accessories and here in Maine there are some special considerations. The water here is not warm. It is cold. In order to be safe you should always be prepared – properly dressed and carry the gear you need. The United States Coast Guard requires that you either wear or have a PFD on your board (unless you are in the surf zone). Attach a whistle it as well. For longer paddles ensure that you can stay hydrated and energized.

Leashes – For touring get a coil leash that will not drag in the water. For surfing go with a straight leash because a coil leash can shoot the board back at you! Wear your leash! You do not want to get separated from your board.

Fins – There are many options depending on the board. One consideration in Maine is to ensure that there is enough rake to shed seaweed.

PFDs – We strongly recommend that you wear a PFD. Why have it on the board. A type III vest can be a good way to go for most people. For stronger paddlers or on the lakes then an inflatable fanny pack can be a good way to go (remember that with inflatables you must wear them!).

Packs – If you wear an inflatable belt pack (fanny) then you can wear a hydration pack. Get one designed for use on the water and make sure it has some pockets for gear. There are also packs that can go on your board.

Clothing – There are a lot of options and it depends on paddler ability and the weather. The best way to address clothing options is to talk to us at the shop.

Board Care – Keep those boards looking good! You need to take care of them and treat them kindly. That includes how it goes on you car and storage. Again talk to us at the shop!

The key is to be safe and stay within your comfort zone. Consider carefully where and when you paddle. Know what the weather and tides/currents are doing. Play with your gear, especially on the ocean. Keep things dry and well organized. Communications from a whistle to a VHF or cellphone (in a waterproof case) are all additional items to consider. Have fun and feel free to contact us at Thorfinn Expeditions.

www.thorfinnexpeditions.com

info@thorfinnexpeditions.com

(207) 789-5115

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Maine SUP – Retail, Lessons, Rentals, Downwinders, Racing, Fitness – Thorfinn Expeditions

February 5th, 2013

Thorfinn Expeditions, based out of Midcoast Maine, is excited for 2013! Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world and this will be Thorfinn’s 4th season running SUP programs and stocking a huge selection of SUP gear.

“ Three-seasons ago we started with a few boards and began teaching on Lake Megunticook,” explains co-owner and lead instructor Thor Emory, “We did it to compliment our sailing program. We are long time kayakers and we took to SUP pretty quickly. I have to admit at first I just saw it as a solid flatwater fitness activity but as we developed our skills and began paddling in all conditions, racing etc., then our program offerings grew and we ramped up the paddle specific retail aspect of our business.”

Thorfinn now runs one of the most comprehensive SUP programs in the U.S. with access to the stunning Maine Coast and lakes. From rentals and 2-hour beginner lessons to powerboat-supported downwinders, Thorfinn is geared up for any level of paddler. The SUP staff is comprised of experienced outdoor athletes and educators who are all ACA level 2 SUP certified.  Thorfinn was featured in the “Best of New England” in Outside Magazine last summer! New 2013 programs include women’s programs (SHE-SUPs), kids camps, race training, and more Maine Coast ocean tours for capable paddlers.

Thor in particular has been pushing the sport to new levels here in Maine. Last summer he did a non-stop circumnavigation of Mount Desert Island (47.5 miles) in under 10-hours and he takes advantage of the winter gales to fly up Penobscot Bay. He is also a member of the Speedboard USA race team. Aimee Leclerk and Hampton Kew round out the instructional staff and they have developed solid resumes as both paddlers and instructors.

The retail shop in Lincolnville Beach stocks a huge selection of SUP gear with a particular emphasis on touring/racing boards. Brands include Laird, Boga, Hobie, Coreban, Tahoe, SIC, Speedboard USA, Quickblade, and Kialoa. When the shop reopens in April it will have one of the largest inventories of SUP gear around.

Co-owner Chris Laughlin, “Our level of experience allows us to run exceptional SUP/outdoor programs and to provide quality gear from a knowledgeable sales staff. With the growth of SUP there are a lot of shops popping up and many of them a very new to the sport. At Thorfinn we have a relaxed but experienced vibe. We are very good at developing SUPers and providing them with the appropriate gear. Maine is one of the most unique and beautiful areas to SUP!”

 

During the offseason Thorfinn Expeditions can be reached at info@thorfinnexpeditions.com or (207) 789-5115

Maine Adventure Sailing – Thorfinn Expeditions

January 25th, 2013

Maine Adventure Sailing

Thorfinn is a one of a kind sailing program utilizing a purpose built expedition sailboat that can sail in as little as a foot of water, is easy to handle, and best of all – fast and fun. The boat is operating by USCG-Licensed Captain Thor Emory who is a lifelong sailor and experienced outdoor instructor/educator.

Thorfinn sailing programs are for individuals and groups. Previous clients include The North Face, The Timberland Company, and College of the Atlantic.

Our sail-expeditions are unique and engaging. We refer to our multi-day programs as “backcountry sailing” because our Presto 30, Thorfinn, is a relatively small, high- performance “camp style” vessel. It is more of a spartan sports car than a yacht and more luxurious than a tent. Thorfinn has the ability to explore in only a few inches of water, and it’s easy to sail—allowing our participants to be intimately involved with all aspects of our adventure. All of our multi-day trips can combine adventure travel with technical skill instruction. Whether you are an experienced sailor or a novice, we can provide you with an excellent outdoor experience.

Summer 2013 Day Trip Offerings

Day trips are a great way to get on the water, explore, and learn some skills. Full day and Expeditions day sails allow for island picnics and a lot of miles.

3-Hour Sails

June Pricing (6/1 – 6/30): $350.00
Regular Season Pricing: $375.00
Times: 11-2, 2:30-5:30

Full Day

June Pricing (6/1 – 6/30): $575.00
Regular Season Pricing: $625.00
Times: 10-4

Expedition Day

For the truly adventurous or for the person who really wants to push their sailing skill development, our Expedition Day is an all day event that allows us to get the most out of sailing in Acadia.

$750.00
Time: 8-5:30 (or until midnight…)

 

Overnight or Multi-Day Programs

Overnight Charter — 1.5-2 days of sailing, spend the night either aboard, camping ashore, or in a coastal inn.

  • Circumnavigate Vinalhaven and North Haven Islands. Spend the night aboard surrounded by islands and wildlife.
  • Sail to Warren Island State Park, camp ashore, and sail home the next day. Includes time to explore various harbors and islands.
  • Cross both West and East Penobscot Bays and explore the spectacular Merchants Row Island group off of Stonington.
  • Sail to Monhegan Island, stay ashore and hike above the sea cliffs. The following day, sail home.

Max participants: 4-6 — Cost: Based on itinerary. Contact us for more details.

Multi-Day Charter

Looking for real adventure? We can design an expedition of any length along the Maine Coast (or anywhere in North America) and incorporate various activities and stopovers.

Max participants: 4-6 — Cost: Based on itinerary. Contact us for more details.

Sailing Instruction & Education

Our educational programs are designed to present a defined curriculum based on the goals of the participants.

We base our educational offerings on the philosophy and theory of environmental and experiential education. Our staff loves to teach. The aim of our instruction is to teach outdoor skills, help improve judgment and foster environmental awareness. We emphasize the development of sailing and outdoor skills paired with the ethics of a responsible adventurer.

Curriculum and content can be adapted to the goals of the client, but they will include:

  • Sail theory, boat handling and seamanship
  • Navigation, weather and expedition planning
  • Campcraft and expedition travel skills
  • Safety management
  • Outdoor leadership and group dynamics
  • Environmental ethics and Leave No Trace (including LNT Trainer Certification)

Our instructional approach is to introduce, then emphasize hands-on practice.

Thorfinn Expeditions’ staff are experienced in sailing, outdoor skills and adventure education. We have honed our skills with some of the best organizations in the industry, allowing us to present material well and work with a wide range of groups and learning styles. Individuals and groups who might be interested in our educational programs include:

  • Individuals or groups who want to learn sailing and expedition skills
  • Naturalist and environmental groups
  • Outdoor clubs and college recreation programs
  • Camps
  • School groups
  • Yacht clubs
  • Corporate trainers

www.thorfinnexpeditions.com

(207) 789-5115