2018 North American Rally
Hermit Island, Maine * August 18-24
attendees confirmed thus far
declaration of seaworthiness
updated: 29 July 2018 at 1141 hrs...
Fun at the Hermit Island Rally 2008
(4 Dec 2017) After a four-year hiatus, 2018 marks our return to the marvelous mid-coast region of
The location, Hermit Island Campground at Point Small, is a large privately run campground on the very tip of
For anyone who has not previously sailed this rugged coast, this will be a totally new and exhilarating encounter. We will enjoy the thrill of open sea sailing, the scenic grandeur of
For those who have not been at
About the region.
The rally cruising will include island visits and beach landings, as well as other sailing activities.
There is an outstanding small boat harbor which includes a paved launch ramp, large dinghy float, and several moorings. Space at the float and moorings is free on a first-come basis. Near the southern harbor entrance is a marina where slips can be rented. The dinghy float and moorings should be able to accommodate many, but possibly not all, of the Wayfarers. The other option is to anchor out. (The tidal range is on the order of 8 to 10 feet.) Other
About Reservations at
Hermit Island will bill directly the individuals listed. They will send one bill after they complete the reservations. The bill will show a due date for the $125.00 deposit, and a due date for the remaining balance after deposit. You may send full payment at once, or send a deposit followed by the balance but they do not generally send another bill after they receive a deposit unless we are asked. So you may send full payment or break it down into two separate payments. After the site is paid in full we will send out a confirmation.
Any subsequent changes and adjustments will be handled on a direct basis (the organizers don't need to get involved in schedule changes). Note that these winter reservations for 7 days for Prime sites are special—so changes have their own rules. Click here for more detailed change/cancellation policy.
Photos of many of the requested campsites can be viewed here.
Late registrants should let the organizer know of their interest, but will need to make their own site reservations using the standard Hermit Island process as described on their website.
The Main Campground Rules: One car per site, no pets. If more than one car is needed, there is off-site parking at the trailer park campground just outside the drive off the main highway leading to Hermit Island. Cost is $5/day. Consult the website for more information on campground policies.
For reservations, keep your eye out for billing from Hermit Island.
For rally planning there will be additional emails and updates to this page regarding:
link to updates will be placed here
registrations received so far