We try to schedule a sail to watch the fireworks in Gloucester whenever
it's possible. In 2013, fireworks are scheduled on the third of July, and on the Saturday night of Schooner Race
weekend (August 31st).
We usually go for a short sail at sunset. Then as we are heading back
into the harbor, we serve a delectable variety of finger desserts. Sweet!
And, you're sure to have a great seat onboard for viewing the fireworks over the
Tickets are $50/person
and include a variety of yummy
Call us at (978) 281-6634 to reserve your spots,
as these sails always sell out.
We offer these trips just a few select evenings during the summer season
when the moon is full. Call us for reservations for a romantic night
out. Sweet desserts and a sail in the moonlight with your honey...what
could be better?
Every year we race in the Gloucester Schooner Festival Race, held on
Labor Day weekend.
In 2012, there wasn't a lot of wind. But there were lots of tight turns
and plenty of excitement for all. We took third in our class.
In 2011, we had a beautiful day. The breeze came up as the race started.
We finished second in our class, behind Adventurer.
In 2010, Hurricane Earl put somewhat of a damper of things, as the threat
of the storm kept several schooners from attending. But no matter how many
schooners participate, we always have fun. We finished second in our class.
In 2009, we were third in our class on a fabulous breezy
In 2008, we were first in our class and won the Cameron Cup.
The good news is that we take passengers with us in the Race. Plan to join
us onboard on Labor Day weekend for the 29th Annual Gloucester Schooner
Festival Race. Racing is the best way to see the big schooners up
close! We guarantee a fabulous day!
In 2009, we had to turn away lots of people who wanted to join us for
Race Day, many of whom have sailed with us in previous races. Save yourself
some anxiety and sign up early for 2013. The cost is $195/person for the
And some Specialty Sails from years past:
The Great Provincetown Schooner Regatta: Long Point Schooner and Yacht Race
In 2011 and 2012, we accepted the invitation of the Provincetown Race
Committee and raced in the Long Point Schooner Race. We had a great time and
finished second in our class in 2011 and third in 2012. Great fun.
Fred Dodge spins Bert and I
Fred Dodge, the younger brother of Marshall Dodge, one of the creators of
Bert and I tales, came aboard for a night of storytelling in August
of 2011. This dry, DownMaine humor had us all laughing 'til our cheeks
Meteor Shower Watching Sails
Bring a blanket and your pillow, so you can
make a nest for yourself on deck. We'll head out away from land and away
from the city lights. We hope to catch the Meteor Showers at their peak,
this year on August 12. Stay tuned.
We offered this sail a couple of years ago
and it was fabulous. So, take a nap if you have to, but plan to join us for
a special night. 2013 does not promise to be a great year for viewing
this cosmic light show on the East Coast. But, remember, these are predictions, not
certainties. Watching meteor showers is a bit like going fishing. You go,
you wait, you enjoy, and sometimes you catch something!
Stay tuned for future sails. Spaces are limited.
Call us at (978) 281-6634.
As you have probably heard,
the SailBoston Tall Ships event was cut back considerably. There was no Parade
of Sail and the viewing of the vessels was quite limited. When the Boston event
ended on July 13th, the participating Tall Ships sailed in company to Halifax,
Nova Scotia. We sailed out to greet them on their way north. We had a fabulous
daylong adventure as we viewed the Tall Ships as they sailed from Boston
on their way to Halifax. This was the best opportunity to see these magnificent
vessels under sail and our passengers had front row seats for the show.
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Sagres from Portugal
Here comes the Picton Castle from Halifax.
Hello the Picton Castle.
The Canadian Bluenose II looking sharp.
Here is a UTube video that was made by one of our passengers that day:
Check it out.
On July 31, 2011, we hosted our 100,000th passenger onboard the Lannon. Armine Sarges of Lexington, MA was totally surprised when her name was
announced onboard. Here she is also pictured at the wheel with Tom and Kay.
She received a gift bag of Lannon goodies to commemorate this milestone.
Family fun in June.
The New England Pirate Faire took place at Stage Fort Park in
Gloucester. In 2010, there were two weekends of pirate antics. We were part of the
fun each day. We made a pirate walk the plank on each of our afternoon sails.
Pirate charge photo by Shiloh McDonald
Pirates from the New England Pirate Faire
onboard the Lannon.
A pirate walks the plank with a little help
from our mate Zach.
Whenever the Canadian Schooner Bluenose II sails into Gloucester harbor for
Schooner Festival Weekend, we plan to sail out to greet her and accompany her
into the harbor. She is gorgeous under sail and it is sure to be a day to
remember! Our passengers get a bird's eye look at this magnificent vessel
as she sails into Gloucester harbor.
We sailed out on Friday, Sept. 4th at 9:00 a.m. to
greet her in 2009.
This was a great photo op day and the Bluenose II did not disappoint in
The Bluenose II is a Canadian icon, pictured on the Canadian dime. She is 143
feet on deck and has a beam of 27 feet. She dwarfs the Lannon at 65 feet on deck
with an 18 ft. beam. She ties up at Maritime Gloucester for Schooner Festival. More information about the Bluenose II is available at
The Bluenose II has been undergoing a major rebuild since then.
Expectations are high for her return visit this Labor Day weekend and we hope to offer this sail again. Check in with us
as we get closer to the date to
book your spots.
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