Opening another season

April 28th, 2013

We’re looking forward to another season on the water this summer. We’ll start by taking out many of the Lincolnville Central School kids on June 6th & 7th (Thur/Fri). If you can lend a hand send us a note. It’s a fun day!

Ocean Sailing!

July 17th, 2012

Just a quick note that starting on July 30th we start another 4 week course of ocean sailing. We meet once a week at the ferry terminal and head out for a sail from 5 till about 7:30. I’ve taken some calls that the days of the week don’t quite work. My response; get 3 people together and we can put it on any weeknight that you like!

This is a great opportunity to get out on the ocean! It’s low key and if you know nothing about sailing or you’ve been sailing for years but don’t have a boat in the water, this is the way to get some time alone in the bay.

LCS Sailing Day

June 7th, 2012

The first day of taking out the Lincolnville Central School kids went off wonderfully! The weather was up and down, but the kids couldn’t have been bothered by any drizzle. Another day of sailing is coming tomorrow!

Work on the club house

April 18th, 2012

Over the past month there have been several weekends of great weather … and what better way to take advantage of it than suiting up to scrape paint! OK, so maybe it’s not that glamorous, but it has given the building a whole new look. The plan is to give the trim a coat of paint and put some bleaching oil on the shingles. Next up, dressing up the inside, repairing floats, and prepping the boats for another season! If you want to volunteer for any of these send a short message with your contact information to info@lincolnvilleboatclub.com.

Rob, Paul, & Ken

New Property Owners

December 11th, 2011

The boat club is in the process this month of purchasing the old school and fire houses at 209 Main St.! This ensures that we will have a place to operate from for years to come. The purchase is a win-win for all parties and further supports the ongoing success and growth of the Boat Club program. We have been working with several other groups in the community to make this happen–it was a combined effort. They include the town selectmen, the Lincolnville Historical Society, and the Lincolnville Community Alliance.

You can read more at the Villiage Soup.

Good News!

LBC Sailors Hit the High Seas

August 20th, 2011

This week, Lincolnville Boat Club offered its first ever advanced sailing course.  It was a great opportunity for young sailors to build upon their previous experience and skill. 

The class began with some dinghy racing work on Norton Pond, where students learned about spinnakers and trapeze harnesses.  They also honed their abilities in mark roundings and racing starts—two important skills for any seasoned racer.

From there, the students travelled to Lincolnville Beach, where they joined LBC board member Steve Nystrom aboard his keel boat, Belvini, for two days of ocean sailing in the Penobscot Bay—including a picnic lunch on Warren Island, one of Maine’s best (and most remote) state parks.

It was a great week filled with smiling faces and an impressive display of skill. Keep a look out for these fantastic young sailors – they all have the kind of talent and drive that will ensure a lifetime of brilliant boathandling.

Learning Ley Lines

July 30th, 2011

Knock. 

Lift. 

Puff. 

Pinch.

Do you know what these words mean to a sailor?  Participants in our intermediate sailing course do.  They’ve spent the past week learning the principals of precision boat handling and an introduction to dinghy racing.  Working together, they  practiced everything from role tacks to mark roundings.  And, at the end of the week, their hard work culminated in the first ever Lincolnville Boat Club regatta, sponsored by our fantastic sailing instructors.

This course represents an exciting new direction for the LBC, and one that we are looking forward to developing even further.  Later this summer, our advanced sailing course will focus even further on dinghy racing and will offer participants the opportunity to practice sailing spinnakers, utilizing trapezes and harnesses, and much, much more.  Hope to see you there!

From the Pond to Cyberspace

July 25th, 2011

 

The Lincolnville Boat Club is now on Facebook!  Visit us at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lincolnville-Boat-Club/171847479549518?ref=ts .  There, you can “like” the club to view image galleries, learn more about upcoming events, and network with other sailors. 

We’ll see you there!

Norton Pond Loon at Avian Haven

July 20th, 2011

Many of our sailors are familiar with Norton Pond’s resident loon, who often swim out to check on our boats and the people in them.  We haven’t seen much of this iconic bird this season.  Today’s “Watershed Happenings” report from Lake Warden Ken Bailey explains why.  We’ve included an excerpt from his newsletter below.  With luck, our feathered friend will be back on the pond soon.

Thanks to the careful observations of MWA members Maryanne and Bill Connell, an injured loon was captured on Norton Pond yesterday and sent to Avian Haven in Freedom for medical observation. The loon was seen displaying odd behavior on Sunday, and was spotted early Monday morning beached near their cottage on the Pond.

A beached loon is a sure sign of physical stress and severe medical issues. With the help of Bill Connell, we captured the loon and placed it into a container. It was then transported by an Avian Haven volunteer to their first-class rehabilitation facility. Initial fears were that the loon had ingested lead which is a death sentence for a loon. After blood work and x-rays, it was determined that no lead was present. They did find some fine pieces of wire in its stomach.

Avian Haven reported on Tuesday afternoon the loon had been eating fish and appeared alert. They had conferred with specialists at Tufts University who have suggested they monitor the bird for a few days to see if it passes the small pieces of wire.

A special thanks to Maryanne Connell for her wonderful photographs.  For more information on Avian Haven – or to help their excellent effort – visit their website at: http://www.avianhaven.org/

2011 Season Begins with a Bang!

July 15th, 2011

 

Our 2011 Summer Sailing Program is off to a great start! This week, we hosted a group of talented sailors from nearby Tanglewood, a 4-H Residential Camp. These campers learned the basics of sailing, participated in some fun races with our instructors, and even constructed boats out of recycled materials they collected during a park clean-up project.

Next week’s sailing classes are full, but we do have a few spaces remaining in subsequent weeks. Be sure to call soon (207.975.4916) to reserve your place. We can’t wait to see you on the water!

-Kate