Last summer, aboard our Sabre 402, Whirlwind, few of our guests had visited that coastline before. Watching them experience what I believe are the best cruising grounds on the U.S. East Coast made me appreciate just how special Maine is. My advice? If you've never sailed Down East, go. Yes, the fog and rocks can be intimidating, but with GPS, radar, and careful navigation, Maine's a joy. Spread over the next few pages, you'll find five of my favorite places to visit. Set sail for Maine, and you'll soon have a list of your own.