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Learn to Sail in Maine at Camp Hawthorne!

Session II:
July 24
- Aug. 7

Every summer, Camp Hawthorne offers intensive sailing programs for campers interested in technical and recreational sailing.

Campers who join this two-week, overnight program spend half of each day recieveing sail training, and the other half of the day joining in a wide range of games, sports and activities with the members of our General Program.

For the first week, all sailors are taught basic boat safety, rigging and basic sail handling with an instructor in the boat. As they achieve greater levels of competency, sailors may pass their "mates" or "skippers" test. Skippers are then allowed to take out sailboats without staff.

During week two, we hold a series of formal races, ending with a final regatta. In the past, we have also participated in a multi-camp regatta with other area camps.

Our sailing fleet is comprised of of 5 Flying Juniors, 15 and 17ft Hunter sloops, a 17ft. Precision sloop, a 14ft JY sloop and two sailfish.

Mate’s Skills:
Parts of the boat
Basic Sailing Skills
Skipper’s Skills:
Tacking & Jibing
Capsize Drill
Racing Skills
Advanced Sailing Skills
Admiral’s Skills:
Compass Work
Rudderless Sailing
Advanced Racing Tactics

Ocean Sailing: 1/2 day trip

In addition to lake sailing, we offer the
option of ocean sailing on a 50 foot,
two-masted wooden schooner called the
Olad. We depart from scenic Camden
Harbor for a sail in Penobscot Bay.
Campers enjoy seeing seals sun bathe on
the many small islands of the bay. This trip
is available to session 2 and 3 campers.

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Off Season
10 Scotland Bridge Road
York, Maine
207 363 1773
Summer Office
P.O. Box 160
Raymond, Maine
207 655 5069