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Sailing in Maine's insider take:

Even if you don't know your bow from your bowline, you can sail the Maine coast on a Windjammer. The Maine Windjammer Association oversees a fleet of 12 schooners that regularly depart from Camden or Rockland on overnight cruises; with only six to 40 guests who help hoist the sails or man the helm, it's a whole new way to cruise (800-807-9463; Meanwhile, the 151-foot Margaret Todd schooner sails from Bar Harbor on two-hour tours of Frenchman's Bay, including a folk music–filled sunset cruise (207-288-4585 or 207-288-2373; Finally, June's Windjammer Days in Boothbay Harbor (207-633-2353), the Maine Windjammer Parade in Rockland Harbor (800-807-9463), and September's Windjammer Weekend in Camden (207-236-4404; show off the whole fleet of sailboats.

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