Al Bezanson and I have been beating the drum for you to make your reservation for a sail aboard one of the many fine Schooners coming to Gloucester for Schooner Festival but I have to put my two cents in here as far as my Number 1 Pick.
Obvi- The Thomas E Lannon.
Tom Ellis and Kay and Heath and their crew are hands down the friendliest funnest people ever to sail a schooner. Tom Ellis being my hero and all doing something he loves to do and getting paid to do it in such grand fashion.
So anyway call now to book with the hometown team- The Lannon or The Ardelle. Once the Ardelle sends me their Schooner Festival schedule I’ll post it as well.
This from Kay-
Lannon and the Schooner Festival
The Schooner Festival is our favorite weekend in Gloucester. Lots of schooners will be here this year and that always makes for interesting sails. The Lannon will be sailing a lot over those few days, so check out our schedule and join us if you can. It is always fun to see these other vessels in our home port.
Friday, August 31st, we are sailing from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 3:00-5:00 p.m., 5:30-7:30 and offer a sail in the moonlight with dessert from 8:30-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 1st we sail at 12:30-2:30 p.m., and 3:00-5:00 p.m. Then we offer a chowda and lobsta roll sunset dinner sail from 5:30-7:30 and a fireworks sail with dessert from 8:00-9:45 ish.
Sunday, Sept. 2nd is Schooner Race Day. Come onboard and join the crew for the day as we lead the Parade of Sail and then race in the Mayor’s Race for the Cameron Cup. Great fun!
Monday, Sept. 3rd, we sail from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2:00-4:00 p.m. and offer a sunset Celtic Music sail from 4:30-7:00.
We never seem to know exactly when the participating vessels will be arriving and departing, but we will do our best to sail near them for you. Bring your camera!
Give our office a call at 978 281-6634 to make your reservations. We hope to see you onboard.