sailing school

The Northeast Harbor Fleet runs the Northeast Harbor Sailing School. Situated on Gilpatrick Cove, NEHSS offers a safe and exciting learning experience to young mariners ages 6 to 18. Our dedicated and qualified instructors teach rowing and sailing classes in July and August in the fleet-owned optimists, 420s and mercuries, so there is no need to own your own boat. See the Northeast Harbor Sailing School Website for class descriptions and rates.

Yacht RACING, powercraft and pleasure Sailing

The Northeast Harbor Fleet hosts professionally run sailboat races free to all members from June through September. We have one of the finest fleets of yachts and powercraft on the east coast, the largest fleet of International One Design sailboats in the world and a growing fleet of Luders. Members are encouraged to use the Fleet-owned mercuries, 420s, and the International One Design, Acontia—bequeathed by Sandro Vitelli.  Just check in with the launch driver before taking one out.

Two MOORING fields, fuel & fleet gear

With large mooring fields in both Gilpatrick Cove and Northeast Harbor, The Fleet offers a variety of mooring sizes for seasonal rental to fleet members only. See Rates for more information. At the Clifton Dock & Fleet Store, manager Jane Joseph offers the only ethanol-free gasoline available in downeast Maine, as well as diesel fuel and embroidered fleet gear, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, June 1st to Columbus Day. 

launch service - channel 65

Licensed launch service is available in Gilpatrick Cove seven days a week, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturday, June 27 through Sunday, September 6. Use Channel 65. Additionally, the Fleet owns rowing dinghies available to members to use after regular launch hours. There is no launch service out of the Clifton Dock yet, but a NEHF inflatable dinghy is available for mooring renter's use. Fleet members with rowing dinghies, inflatables and other tenders may rent tie off space at either location. See Rates for more information.

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
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