Windjammer Tall Ship Messages:
- You lucky bugger!
- Batten down the hatches.
- May you have fair winds and following seas.
- Caught between the Devil and the Deep Blue sea.
- We’re high and dry.
- We’re in deep water.
- You’re three sheets to the wind.
- Sink or swim!
- All hands on deck.
- We’re making waves.
What is Windjamming?
Windjamming is the nautical equivalent of city slickers playing cowboy on a dude ranch.
Aboard a commercial Windjammer sailboat, novice mariners learn to sail the old-fashioned way by hauling ropes, hoisting sails, and following the wind. It’s a sailing experience with no real destination. When you sail, you go where the wind takes you.
Antique boats on parade
A typical Windjammer week of fun and festivities has Tall Ships, tours, the Parade of Sails, fireworks, Wreaths Across America, the Porch Parade, pirates, the fun Cod Fish Race and Lobster Eating Contest, Blessing of the Fleet, activities for kids, Olde Village Days and more.
Windjammer Days Festival – what’s not to love? Visiting schooners, schooner tours, fireworks, boat and street parades, blessings, music, games and activities for children; tours, activities and informational talks at Maine State Aquarium, boat rides, tours of the Sail Loft and Coast Guard station, a tug-of-war across the harbor, craft fairs, competitions, golf tourney, the student T-shirt design contest … the list goes on.
Also see: Spanish Galleon.