SSCA Downeast Gam
24th Annual Downeast Gam – Aug. 2
Cruisers heading to Maine this summer should mark their calendars for the 24th annual SSCA Downeast Gam at Gilkey’s Harbor, Islesboro, Maine. The Gam will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014, to give cruisers time to arrive, cruise Maine and Nova Scotia then head back south. This year’s Gam will kick off on Friday afternoon, August 1 with a dinghy raft-up cocktail party. Come ashore Saturday at 11:00 and bring your contribution to the potluck lunch at Dick and Kathy de Grasse’s cottage on Islesboro Island.
Coordinates 44°16.9’N, 068°55.9’W will put you in sheltered Broad Cove in front of the cottage. There’s plenty of room to anchor in all-weather Gilkey’s Harbor. Dinghies can land on the seaweed beach in front of the cottage or tie up at the town dock (free) and walk the half mile to the cottage. SSCA members and non-members are welcome. Sixty-three boats anchored in the harbor last year. For more information, call 207-734-6948 at the cottage.
– Commodores Dick and Kathy de Grasse, s/v Endeavour