Posts Tagged ‘Maine Sailing’

Maine Adventure Sailing – Thorfinn Expeditions

Friday, 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

A Unique Way to Explore the Maine Coast – SUP and Sail with Thorfinn Expeditions

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012


“I have been playing and recreating in the Acadia region since I was a kid, but I’ve never had as good a trip as I did recently with Thor and his excellent crew. On our trip they combined rock climbing, sailing and SUP into one of the most fun three-day excursions I’ve ever had. I was already well hooked on sailing and climbing, but now thanks to Thor and Hampton I have to add a new sport to my repertoire…SUP. If you love outdoor sports and the coast of Maine, these guys are the best guides and teachers in the business.”

-Mark S.
North Face Athlete
2012 Corporate Group Participant

The Maine Coast is a rugged and breathtakingly beautiful place to explore. Spruce trees grow above granite-clad shorelines, wildlife is abundant and there are thousands of islands to visit. Some of the bigger islands are home to unique coastal communities and there is room to roam on hikes and trail runs, while smaller islands offer intimate, and usually private, pocket environments that allow for reflection and appreciation for the natural order of things.

There are many ways to access this vast coastal wonderland. At Thorfinn Expeditions, we travel by sail, stand up paddle board, and even surfski. All of our equipment, even the 30-foot Presto 30 sailboat, can get into as a little as a 1.5-feet of water which allows us to skim through the shallows and land just about anywhere there is permitted access. Our programs are “hands on”. We take pride in our ability to teach and our philosophy is that active participation creates a more memorable and rewarding experience.

From multi-day sail expeditions that travel across big bays and visit islands to 2-hour stand up paddle board lessons and full day sail to rock climb programs (through Atlantic Climbing School) – we offer an adventure for just about anybody. Experience the sensation of flying across the water on a fast and fun sailboat or challenge yourself to glide down the waves on a stand up paddle board all the while surrounded by some of the most spectacular coastal scenery anywhere.

Our staff is comprised of very experienced and enthusiastic sailors, paddlers, and adventurers who can facilitate a great experience for just about any group, from the casual visitor to corporate groups and elite athletes. Thorfinn is built on the belief that people both love and need to adventure. Based on the beautiful Maine Coast in both Bar Harbor (home of Acadia National Park) and Lincolnville Beach, we have excellent equipment/staff, and we provide a level of adventure/learning that is tough to match.

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If you are looking for more than just a “drive by” experience then contact us at Thorfinn Expeditions. We provide adventures that will teach you new skills and will allow you to fully experience the Maine Coast.

Sailing
3hr, Full Day, Multi-day with instruction included aboard the award-winning Presto 30 Thorfinn

Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Lessons, Fitness, Tours, Rentals, Retail (Hobie, Coreban, Tahoe SUP, Quickblade, Kialoa)

Kayak/Surfski
Custom programs for experienced paddlers, retail (Epic Kayaks, surfskis, paddles)

www.thorfinnexpeditions.com

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Bar Harbor Adventure Sailing on Thorfinn

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

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For summer 2012 our adventure sailing program is based in Bar Harbor, Maine on famed Mount Desert Island – home of Acadia National Park. Thorfinn, our unique and award-winning Presto 30, offers day trips and custom overnights/ expeditions for people who want to explore beautiful coastlines, learn technical skills, and experience high-performance sailing. Sailing expeditions can include coastal exploration; stand up paddle boarding, hiking, climbing and more!

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 operated by USCG-Licensed Captain Thor Emory who is a lifelong sailor and experienced outdoor instructor/educator.

Thorfinn’s philosophy is to facilitate a “hands on” experience. Even on shorter day sails participants get a thorough boat orientation and are encouraged to steer, trim the sails, and navigate.

Sailing on beautiful Frenchman’s Bay is not to be missed. The mountains of Acadia provide a beautiful backdrop and there is plenty of room for Thorfinn fly around the Bay.

Experience sailing in one of the most beautiful parts of the world on the exciting Thorfinn!

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Click here to learn more about our Bar Harbor sailing programs!

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The North Face chose Thorfinn Expeditions for their 2012 research, design and development retreat!

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Thorfinn Expeditions and Atlantic Climbing School led a corporate outing for The North Face. This hard hittin’ group of professional athletes, product designers, management officials and expedition planning managers flew in from San Fransisco, California and enjoyed some of the best activities (and weather) Maine has to offer. Over the course of three days the group went climbing, sailing, hiking, SUPing, and trail running in Acadia. With a sea side estate, a lobster bake and plenty of R & R and R & D, this trip had a little of everything . A big thanks to The North Face for being so game and going big in Acadia! Stay tuned for more cool videos/pics from this epic program!

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Maine – Acadia Adventure Sailing and Instruction – Thorfinn Expeditions

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Sailing in Somes Sound

For summer 2012 our adventure sailing program is based in Bar Harbor, Maine on famed Mount Desert Island – home of Acadia National Park. Thorfinn, our unique and award-winning Presto 30, offers day trips and custom overnights/ expeditions for people who want to explore beautiful coastlines, learn technical skills, and experience high-performance sailing. Sailing expeditions can include coastal exploration; stand up paddle boarding, hiking, climbing and more!

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.

Experience sailing in one of the most beautiful parts of the world on the exciting Thorfinn!

Get out. Go wild!

Day Trips

We offer both pre-designed and custom day trips for individuals and groups. From 3 hours to a full day, you will enjoy an experience that takes you out of your everyday life. Here, even a few hours with the sun, the wind, and the water can refresh and recharge you like nothing else. Whether sailing around a bay, picnicking on an island, learning skills, or exploring a coastal community, Thorfinn provides an amazing sailing experience that maximizes fun, adventure, and skills. So come with us and take the helm, trim the sails and explore! Get out. Go wild!

Summer 2012 Day Trip Offerings – Bar Harbor/Acadia

For much of the summer we offer both open and custom day sails (3 hour sails and full day) – maximum of 6 participants. You can sail with others on a 3 hour sail or charter Thorfinn exclusively for your private group (1-6 participants and have the boat to yourself). Longer excursions can include an island picnic or explorations of Frenchman’s Bay, the Schoodic Peninsula and Acadia. We work with you to design the best day on the water.

Open Sailing – 3 Hour Sails

Unless privately chartered, Thorfinn sails three times daily with 6 spots available on a first come, first serve basis. This is a good option for an individual or couple who wants to enjoy an adventure sailing experience but does not desire to privately charter the boat. 3 hour sails start with a boat introduction/orientation. Once we depart the dock then we are sailing in minutes. Thorfinn’s philosophy is to get people involved. So you can steer, trim the sails, and learn new skills while you experience the world class sailing in Frenchman’s Bay and/or the Schoodic Peninsula and Sand Beach area of Acadia National Park. If you are already an experienced sailor then you can just jump in!

2 person minimum to sail Cost: $175.00 per person
Times: 11-2, 2:30-5:30
Max participants: 6

Private Charter

Thorfinn can also be chartered privately for 3 hour and full day sails. This option is perfect for an individual, group of friends, a corporate outing, schools etc. because it allows us to custom design an experience that fits your goals. From full day sails that stretch the mileage and include an island adventure to focused sailing instruction, we can handle any group and any goal.

3 Hour: $525.00
Times: 11-2, 2:30-5:30

Full Day: $950.00
Time: 9:45-5/5:30

“Our design team is in continual pursuit of unique, educational, and team-building experiences within the New England outdoors. As product designers, it’s extremely important to us to understand what a user may need in a particular activity. Thorfinn Expeditions did not disappoint! Our team was so impressed with the hands-on sailing education we got working with Thor. On a foggy New England morning, he quickly put us at ease with his laid-back demeanor and vast sailing knowledge that is second nature to him. It was amazing not only to be able to sail the boat ourselves, but to peel back the layers of sailing itself. Our time with Thor ended too quickly and with the promise of returning for another adventure together! Thank you, Thorfinn!!!”

Layla M. Shell
 –  Color & Trend Designer
 – The Timberland Company

Sailing Staff

Thor Emory

Co-Owner / Lead Instructor

Thorfinn owner and lead instructor Thor Emory is a life-long sailor, outdoor enthusiast, and passionate outdoor educator. Born and raised on the beautiful island of Mount Desert, home of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, he has spent most of his life exploring and leading groups in the outdoors all over North America.

For a decade, Thor worked as Senior Instructor/Captain, Staff Trainer, and most recently as Program Manager for the Outward Bound Sea Program. In addition to sailing (inshore, offshore, and racing), he has taught climbing, sea kayaking, backpacking, skiing, outdoor leadership and environmental ethics. Currently in addition to sailing, Thor is the lead SUP instructor for Thorfinn. He is ACA level-2 certified and can be found paddling the Maine Coast in all conditions all season long.

Known for his strong leadership skills, creative/humorous teaching style, and absolute commitment to safety, Thor has created Thorfinn Expeditions with the primary goal of providing outstanding water-based adventures. He has also worked as a commercial fisherman and as a professional ski patroller on both eastern and western mountains.

www.thorfinnexpeditions.com

info@thorfinnexpeditions.com

(207) 789-5115

Stewardship, Conservation, Adventure – Interview with the Maine Island Trail Association

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

“The Maine Island Trail is a 375-mile chain of over 190 coastal islands and sites along the coast of Maine. One third of trail sites are public, and two thirds are owned by private organizations and individuals who trust us to care for their lands and teach our members to Leave No Trace.

The Maine Island Trail Association is a membership organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the wild islands of coastal Maine. Through twenty years of community-building, stewardship, and education, the organization has developed a model of sustainable recreation and created America’s first recreational water trail.

We believe that Maine’s thousands of coastal islands are a national treasure and have built a community of educated island lovers and volunteer caretakers who agree. Our members include paddlers, sailors, motorboaters, and land-lubbers alike. They enjoy welcome access to many private island properties. And they form a powerful force of people actively committed to the care and protection of the wild islands of Maine.”

- Maine Island Trail Association

Thorfinn Expeditions – MITA Interview

Thorfinn: The Maine Island Trail is a unique national resource for paddlers, sailors and coastal explorers. Has interest/awareness transcended local and regional residents to include members throughout the USA?

MITA: It certainly has. Each year we are proud to have members all along the East Coast clear to Florida and members on the West Coast as well. We’ve even had a paddler visit us from Japan!

Thorfinn: Do you work with any other state and/or national organizations to promote MITA as part of a more comprehensive network – a link in a chain of trails and recreation resources that guide adventurers through our nation’s wild places?

MITA: Cross promotion is an important aspect of small and environmentally focused non-profits, but most of our partnerships are within Maine. We’re always open to new relationships and ideas and often reach out to other water trails to learn about innovative practices. The same is true of other organizations learning from our great team here at MITA. We get calls from other states interested in establishing local trails.

Thorfinn: What is the most common usage of the trail: paddlers, sailors, motor vessels, shore access?

MITA: Great question! We are often perceived as a kayaking trail and paddlers do make up the largest single use of the trail, but they’re certainly not the only vessel out enjoying the coast. We have a pretty even split between other boaters include sail, power and row. And the fact is many people own multiple kinds of boats.

Thorfinn: How has membership/usage grown and developed over the last twenty years?

MITA: We’re thrilled to say it has grown but certainly we’ve seen some ebbs and flows as recreational habits change. We gain new members each year, often visitors to ME, and lose others. We have a strong core of loyal MITA supporters that have been with us for a very long time and we have some recent enthusiasts that we’re pretty sure we’re growing on them too.

Thorfinn: One of the most important founding principles of MITA was to provide positive stewardship over our natural environment and protection for our wild places. How do you gauge your success on this front to date?

MITA: We focus on two key measures of success. The first is buy-in from users. From the start, our mission has been to create a water trail that is “maintained and cared for by the people who use it.” To that end, every MITA member pledges to practice responsible recreation and careful stewardship. We know that people are actively participating in stewardship because they tell us – through emails, through comments left in the logbooks, and through their actions on the islands. Secondly, we look at conditions on the ground. We’ve been delighted to see tremendous progress in this regard since the early days of MITA, before there was a concerted stewardship effort on the islands. Campsites and trails have remained clean and well maintained, and signs of inappropriate activity such as large fires, tree climbing,
and campsite expansion are now the exception and not the rule.

Thorfinn: How are you strengthening your resolve and building on this principle going forward?

MITA: Through robust outreach and education we hope to foster a stewardship ethic that transcends the Maine Island Trial. With the aid of hundreds of volunteers we will continue to champion the benefits of responsible recreation, the importance of practicing Leave No Trace, and the value of incorporating stewardship into every recreational outing.

Thorfinn: How are landowner relations these days? Is access easier or harder to obtain for the Trail than in previous years? What can members do to help develop a strong relationship between MITA and Maine’s coastal landowners?

MITA: Our relationship with landowners is as strong as ever thanks in large part to the users who have upheld their end of the bargain by being respectful visitors and practicing good stewardship. This is absolutely critical to maintaining strong relations for the future. Most of the landowners that we work with are happy to share their land so long as visitors treat the place respectfully. MITA members have done a great job of earning their trust, which in turn has convinced new landowners of the value of being part of the Trail. We have witnessed steady growth of the Trail for the past several years, and as long as we all continue to do our part, the road ahead remains bright.

Thorfinn: Do you have a lot of “thru-paddlers” each summer? People who paddle the entire 375 miles in one trip? Same for sailors?

MITA: At most, a handful of people each year let us know they have paddled the entire Trail, but there are probably others. We generally encourage people to explore sections of the Trail rather than tackle the entire thing. But cruisers cover the entire Trail more frequently.

Thorfinn: Do you have a record for the paddler who has completed the trail in the fastest time?

MITA: Not yet!

Thorfinn: What are MITA’s goals looking ahead the next twenty years? Do you anticipate new types of members/usage? Increased trail access? Coastal development issues?

MITA: Filling in gaps in the Trail, increasing membership somewhat, and increasing local island
stewardship efforts.

Visit the Maine Island Trail Association website

Thorfinn Technical Adventure Courses for Adolescents (TAC)

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Our Program vessel Thorfinn

Program Area Summer 2012: Maine
TAC courses are designed to be the most active and comprehensive outdoor expeditions available. Come learn technical skills, explore the phenomenal Maine Coast, and experience the adventure of a lifetime. These courses are for motivated, fit individuals who seek a challenging learning experience.

Thorfinn’s mission is to provide uncontrived expeditions that are challenging, physically active, and incorporate outstanding technical skill training.The TAC courses are our most intense offering. You must be physically fit and prepared to fully participate! We will assist you with training and preparing pre-course. For a more relaxed adventure look into out Adventure Travel Expeditions (ATE)

5-day Adolescent Expedition (Ages 16-19) geared towards High School Juniors and Seniors

Sailing/Multi-Sport

The 5-day Adolescent course is tough! It is an all-out sprint. Only the motivated should apply. Learn technical sailing, paddle boarding, climbing and expedition skills. Hands on training will be balanced with an aggressive route plan that will allow for both sea and land based adventures. Course themes include leadership, teamwork, environmental awareness, technical skill acquisition, physical fitness, and a particular focus on preparing for the next stage of life (i.e. college/gap year etc.). At the end of this course you will feel tired and satisfied with how much you learned, accomplished and experienced.

Activities: Expedition sailing, stand up paddle boarding, rock climbing (through Atlantic Climbing School), trail running, hiking, island community visits

Skills taught: Boat handling/seamanship, sail trim, steering, navigation including tides/currents, weather, expedition planning, group dynamics/leadership, backcountry cooking, Leave No Trace principles/Trainer course, rock climbing, SUP paddling, basic emergency medicine, risk management, Maine Coast natural/cultural history
W/LNT Trainer certification
Max Participants: 5
Cost: $975.00
Dates: July 2-6, August 6-10

More About Thorfinn Expeditions

People need to adventure. Thorfinn Expeditions facilitates challenging and inspiring programs that foster a greater sense of self, physical fitness, and environmental appreciation. With our exceptional staff and equipment, we have the adaptability and experience to run adventure-based programs for any individual or group. From our retail shop to our outdoor programs, we embody fun, teamwork, learning, and perspiration.

www.thorfinnexpeditions.com

info@thorfinnexpeditions.com

(207) 789-5115

Simplicity by Design

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

“Where other designers would work to improve a tool’s performance by adding on, Tom Frost and I would achieve the same ends by taking away – reducing weight and bulk without sacrificing strength or the level of protection.”

– Yvon Chouinard (Founder of Patagonia)

When you make a decision to sell things to other people, you need to make an important choice: will you push anything that sells? Or will you provide the best products? The products that you know, through your own experience and research, offer the quality and performance needed to exceed the customer’s expectations?

It’s easy to say you’d choose the latter; not always as easy to follow through on it. Pursuing a business philosophy based on this principle requires a deep commitment. It can mean a lot of extra “process” – educating customers not just on the superiority of the physical product, but also the long term benefits it provides over an inferior competitor. It’s often much easier for the customer and business alike to take the path of least resistance, i.e. take the cheap one, the trendy one, the least intimidating one, etc. However, in the long run, the inferior product not only is less likely to last, it provides a watered down experience that’s not as enjoyable.

Thorfinn Expeditions is committed to “the process.” We thoroughly enjoy promoting products which we believe elevate the sports and disciplines we are representing. Turning people on to the benefits of modern equipment and designs, which tend to be lighter, stronger, faster and more efficient, is far more rewarding for both parties. It does take a deep commitment, and may actually lead to the occasional lost sale to a generic alternative sold somewhere else. But we’re promoting a lifestyle, not just trying to move product. Short cuts are not an option.

Thorfinn Product Philosophy

All the products used and sold at Thorfinn, from our sailboat to the kayaks and paddleboards we carry, are selected based on the criteria most important to us:

• Safety
• Performance
• Utility

These sound like common sense points, however the perception on how they are attained can vary wildly. Does a kayak need be a heavy 55 lbs. of fiberglass to be strong and seaworthy? Is a design or style of outfitting best simply because it’s always been done that way? Or is it possible that heavy materials and outdated designs can equal dead weight?

While we have great respect for all types of historical design and building methods, we won’t let tradition hold us back. The vendors we work with have common philosophies guiding their design and production, philosophies that are in-line with Thorfinn: innovation, refinement, strength and performance. The result is a new style of high quality products that create a better experience for the user.

These products tend to stand out. They are built with lightweight materials like Kevlar and carbon fiber. Their shapes take on different lines than earlier, more traditional designs. Outfitting tends to be more simple and purposeful. All great points in our view; but they can confuse customers accustomed to more typical gear, which put heavier emphasis on recognizable designs and “bells and whistles” – with less focus on innovation and chiseling away unneeded features.

At Thorfinn we take great satisfaction in sharing the benefits of the products we carry. We truly believe that we’re selling equipment that helps shape lifestyles, not just hobbies. The right paddleboard or kayak can help the paddler unleash their desire to explore and adventure – for a lifetime; we embrace the opportunity to communicate these philosophies to our customers. As an outdoor education school and specialty retailer, it is second nature for us to talk in depth about the products in our shop. It’s fun, it’s rewarding and it’s the whole reason we’re in the outdoor adventure business to begin with.

Learn more about the products we carry:

Stand Up Paddleboards

Kayaks & Surfskis

Paddles

Apparel

Rockland, Maine Adventure Sailing – Thorfinn Expeditions

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

It is great to be back in the water in Maine! Yesterday we ran our first day sail out of our new homeport of Rockland, Maine. It was a beautiful day with great folks and good wind. We departed from our dock at the Trident Yacht basin and headed out of Rockland Harbor past the Breakwater Lighthouse. After rounding Owls Head we beat upwind and then headed off and skirted some ledges around Monroe Island. After circumnavigating Monroe we headed back to Rockland.

The Maine Coast really is fantastic. Thorfinn has sailed

Monroe Ho!

 in Florida, California, and the Pacific Northwest over the past few months, but our sail around Monroe Island was a visual reminder how special it is here. Come sailing!

Our Summer 2011 programs

will be offered primarily along the Maine coast. Our home waters in Midcoast Maine are perfect for small boat sailing expeditions. With its thousands of spruce-covered islands and granite shorelines, Maine rivals any cruising ground in the world. We can access numerous islands and communities including Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island. 2011 summer expeditions are being offered on a custom basis.

Length: 2-7 Days Max Participants: 4-6 Cost: $575.00

for the boat per day includes all activities and meals aboard 2011 Summer Day Trips

We offer both pre-designed and custom day trips for individuals and groups. From 3 hours to a full day, you will enjoy an experience that takes you out of your everyday life. Here, even a few hours with the sun, the wind, the water and the sky can refresh and recharge like nothing else. Whether sailing around a bay, picnicking on an island, learning skills, or exploring a coastal community, Thorfinn can provide an amazing sailing experience that maximizes fun and adventure. We provide the opportunity to take the helm, trim the sails and explore.      

The Crew back at the Trident Yacht basin, Rockland, Maine

     

 

Full Day: 7 hours Max Participants: 6 Cost: $625.00

for the boat includes lunch and snacks ½ Day: 4.5 Hours Max Participants: 6 Cost: $475.00

for the boat includes lunch and snacks Hourly/Evening Sails: Max Participants: 6 Cost: $100.00 per hour

We offer 1-way sails to Midcoast

(minimum of 3-hours except for evening sails which can be 1.5 hours)

 

Full Day: 7 hours Max Participants: 6 Cost: $625.00

for the boat includes lunch and snacks ½ Day: 4.5 Hours Max Participants: 6 Cost: $475.00

for the boat includes lunch and snacks Hourly/Evening Sails: Max Participants: 6 Cost: $100.00 per hour

We offer 1-way sails to Midcoast

(minimum of 3-hours except for evening sails which can be 1.5 hours)

Full Day: 7 hours Max Participants: 6 Cost: $625.00

for the boat includes lunch and snacks ½ Day: 4.5 Hours Max Participants: 6 Cost: $475.00

for the boat includes lunch and snacks Hourly/Evening Sails: Max Participants: 6 Cost: $100.00 per hour

We offer 1-way sails to Midcoast

(minimum of 3-hours except for evening sails which can be 1.5 hours)