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Weather and water conditions for late May Penobscot Bay sail

Want to take the family on one of those windjammer sails for several nights, but concerned it may be too cold, too windy, too choppy end of May, first days of June. Any thoughts, experience with this? Two college kids and two parents.

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1. Re: Weather and water conditions for late May Penobscot Bay sail

Isn't it always cold and windy on the North Atlantic?

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2. Re: Weather and water conditions for late May Penobscot Bay sail

Wind and chop are totally dependent on the day, not so much the season. It will however, be cold from both the wind and the water temp. (We own a boat yard and are always delivering boats at this time.) Bundle up (including hat and gloves) and you should have a great time. Perhaps some hot cocoa or a hot toddy in a thermos would help too!

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3. Re: Weather and water conditions for late May Penobscot Bay sail

If it were me going, I'd always take along a lightweight knit hat, sweater or sweatshirt and windbreaker, and a light pair of gloves -- even in July or August ... as Sailorgirl points out, it can get cool on the Atlantic anytime....

If you're going on one of the multi-night windjammer cruises, I suspect they'll be ready to offer up the hot cocoa, etc if warm drinks seem more suitable than cold ones.... If you're dressed for it, late May-early June can be a great time of year to get out on the water....

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4. Re: Weather and water conditions for late May Penobscot Bay sail

Another thought -- if you've narrowed things down to one or two particular windjammer's, contact them and ask about recommended clothing and anticipated weather conditions for that time of year.... They're the ones who've been out there year-after-year -- take advantage of their experience. They want your business, but they want to avoid unhappy, cold, complaining passengers even more....

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