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The Trip


A two hour sail is a perfect way to experience our rugged coastline. View directions to our office, at the docks of the Arundel Warf Restaurant.

Although the Eleanor is equipped with a motor, a comfortable sail is the primary purpose of our trip. The distance traveled is always subject to the wind's will.

Captain Rich WoodmanAt your arrival to the Schooner Eleanor's office, you will enter into a comfortable and calming transition from the bustling street activity. Your early arrival will give you the opportunity to browse the history of the Eleanor and other craftsmen adventures. You will be guided by the crew to the dock behind the office at the appropriate time.





Captain Rich WoodmanYou will be advised on the seating arrangements and the captain will brief you on the trip's expectations, boat accommodations and weather conditions.








crewThe boat will leave from the dock out to the ocean by an on-board motor while the crew members prepare for the sail and respond to any questions of the sightings along the way out the Kennebunk river.







Schooner EleanorLeaving the jetty you will witness the sails being set and the motor shut off. The quiet resulting is an amazing experience. A typical course will take us along the scenic coastline from Cape Arundel to Cape Porpoise. Our sailing trips are scheduled daily depending on weather and tides.

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The Trip

A two hour sail is a perfect way to experience our rugged coastline. View directions to our office, at the docks of the Arundel Warf Restaurant.

Although the Eleanor is equipped with a motor, a comfortable sail is the primary purpose of our trip. The distance traveled is always subject to the wind's will.

Captain Rich Woodman

At your arrival to the Schooner Eleanor's office, you will enter into a comfortable and calming transition from the bustling street activity. Your early arrival will give you the opportunity to browse the history of the Eleanor and other craftsmen adventures. You will be guided by the crew to the dock behind the office at the appropriate time.

Captain Rich Woodman

You will be advised on the seating arrangements and the captain will brief you on the trip's expectations, boat accommodations and weather conditions.

crew

The boat will leave from the dock out to the ocean by an on-board motor while the crew members prepare for the sail and respond to any questions of the sightings along the way out the Kennebunk river.

Schooner Eleanor

Leaving the jetty you will witness the sails being set and the motor shut off. The quiet resulting is an amazing experience. A typical course will take us along the scenic coastline from Cape Arundel to Cape Porpoise. Our sailing trips are scheduled daily depending on weather and tides.

 

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Private Charters


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The schooner Eleanor is the perfect vessel to entertain a family or business group. The schooner may be reserved for your group of up to 20 passengers.

Please call for rates and reservations at 207-967-8809207-967-8809 or via mail at schoonersails@gwi.net.

We will gladly recommend local caterers to supply your food and beverages or you may bring your own.


Local suggested caterer websites available for your perusal:

Kitchen Chicks from Cape Porpoise

Market Day deli from Kennebunk

 

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Your Captain


Captain Rich Woodman
Captain Rich Woodman

Since 1987, Captain Rich Woodman has been offering sailing trips from Kennebunkport.  He has several years experience on 100' schooners working the passenger trade on the New England coast and also crewed on a Norwegian square rigger. He has a U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton Master's License.

His grandfather, Bernie Warner, had a shipyard on the Kennebunk River in the early 1900s, where he built large schooners and commercial fishing boats.

Rich carries on the tradition by building custom wooden boats in the off-season. He has also taught wooden boat construction at the Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design in Arundel.

 

 

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The Boat


The Schooner Eleanor, launched in May 1999, was built in Kennebunkport by Captain Rich Woodman and a crew of local craftsmen to the lines of L. F. Herreschoff's 1935 Mobjack design.

Although her hull was constructed using modern techniques, Eleanor is in every other way a traditional gaff rigged schooner. Spruce spars, mahogany transom, locust rails and hand carved trail boards all contribute to the beauty of this vessel. Flying four sails, with a large teak cockpit and spacious cushioned cabin tops to stretch out on, Eleanor will give you the feel of yachting in the 1930's.

Vessel Characteristics

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Built:
1998-99, Kennebunkport
By:
Woodman Boats, Bullhouse Boatworks, Performance Marine
L.O.A.:
55 ft.
Beam:
12' 6"
Draft:
5' 0"
Engine:
82 hp Westerbeke
Electrical:
GPS, Radar, VHF, Depth Sounder
Certified:
U.S. Coast Guard - inspected for 20 passengers

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