Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Cumberland, Maine
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Casco Bay Lackey Available
Howdy to any/all sailors in Casco Bay!
My wife and I have very recently gotten into sailing, but having no boat of our own we are on the lookout for opportunities to get more experience on the water and more exposure to different boats. So if anyone ever wants an unpaid, minimal-experience crew-person or two for a day-sail around Casco Bay, local race, etc., by all means let us know—if we can swing getting out there, we'd love to get the chance.
I'm also curious if folks have any recommendations as far as yacht/sailing clubs, either on the membership front or the "skulk around until somebody asks you to help them with their boat" front. I've only been able to find a couple in the broad area (Portland Yacht Club, Harraseeket Yacht Club, and Centerboard Yacht Club)—it doesn't appear that any of them have "club fleets" for members to use, the way those fancy southern clubs sometimes have, but I'd love to hear from members or former members their thoughts on the clubs, how worthwhile it would be for us to try to pursue involvement there, and how amenable they would be to a random, reasonably-groomed schmoe showing up offering to do the equivalent of unpaid internships for the day.
Current Boat: TBD
Currently Crewing: 22' Pearson Ensign (Wednesday Night Fall Racing)
Sailing Area: Casco Bay, Maine, USA