Susan Sharon / Maine Public

For more than 50 years, Outward Bound expeditions have helped thousands of students undertake challenges and master skills in the outdoors that they never thought they could. Along the way, participating teens and adults have discovered the joys of adventure and teamwork, but programs generally have not been designed for seniors. But the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School in Camden has begun rethinking that practice by offering a short course for women 65 and over.

Sailing in Maine

Jun 20, 2017

E.B. White, William F. Buckley, Roosevelts and Rockefellers - all passionately loved to sail Maine’s famous coastal passages. But you don’t have to be rich and famous to catch the bug and get out on the water. We learn about the different ways to get involved in sailing, and the impact of sailing to Maine's economy - especially for tourism.

Guests:  Michael McAllister, Executive Director, SailMaine

Matthew Oates, Program Director, Tall Ships Portland

Curtis Rindlaub, author of "A Crusing Guide to the Maine Coast

  Philanthropist and avid sailor David Rockefeller, Jr. discussed his efforts to protect and preserve the world's oceans and the "One Island, One Ocean" project. Rockefeller completed the first circumnavigation by sail of the Americas to raise awareness about the state of our oceans.

Noted philanthropist and sailor David Rockefeller, Jr. joined host Jonathan Smith for a talk about why he helped sponsor the project, his experience aboard the steel-hulled ship, and what he and the crew of scientists and educators learned about the health of our oceans.