Friday June 27 thru Monday June 30, 2008
Site R4 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights)
Site L1, L2 (Friday, Saturday nights)
Friday July 11 thru Monday July 14, 2008
Site R4 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights)
Site L1, L2 (Friday, Saturday nights)
Friday August 22 thru Monday August 24, 2008
Site L2 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights)
Site L1, L3 (Friday, Saturday, nights)
Lake State Park
Park Access Road
Casco ME 04015
This facility provides tent camping across the lagoon over looking the
sandbar where the boats are parked.
is a great place for family fun.Camping, sailing, swimming, biking and
kayaking provide plenty of
entertainment for the entire family.
is the Catamaran Racing Association of Northern New England.
We would love to have you come join us for one or all of the Sebago weekends.
This is a great
place for any new sailors to come out and start to get competitive. You
do not have to race to
come up and enjoy the lake with us. There's never a nasty surf to sail
through and no need to
wash your boat down at the end of the weekend.
Here at Sebago Lake, we race PHRF open class racing which provides a means
for any type of
beach catamaran to race each other based on a timed handicap system. We
race Saturday and
Sunday around the buoys or set a long distance race around the islands.
A committee boat sets
the course and keeps time. We quit early enough so that you can get in
a nice pleasure sail
afterward if so desired. On Monday, it's all fun, sometimes sailing across
the lake for ice cream.
During the evenings we sit around the campfire toasting marshmallows and
stories. Arrive early on Friday and leave late on Monday for that additional
Leaving Monday also helps beat the Sunday evening rush south.
Come and spend the weekend with a bunch of friendly cat sailors who just
love the sport.
For additional information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year we will need to pre-register for all the Sebago events. If you
do not pre-register by the
end of day the Wednesday before the event, you may need to pay daily park
fees in addition to
the fee for camping with the fleet. Please see Sebago pre-registration
process (below) for more
information. To avoid these fees, please contact John Decker at email@example.com
*Required Info: Names, License Plate Number and Nights staying in Park.
The Sebago Pre-Registration Process
in 2005, we now need to pre-register for all the Sebago events. This is
a result of the
confusion that has increased the last several years since the state park
has implemented the
placard system. The placard system works great for most users of the group
area that come in as
a group. As we all know, we never arrive in a group. This gets difficult
for the attendant at the
gate trying to do his/her job. I have worked out a compromise with the
State Park where I will
fax over a list of names and license plates of people staying at the park
for each of the three
Sebago weekends. I will need to confirm each person’s intentions
on showing up for each
weekend as of end of business the Wednesday before the event. This is
not a commitment to go
but should be a strong indication that you plan on going.
When arriving at the gate, give the attendant your name and he/she will
check it against the preregistration
list. This will allow you to come in and get the placard at the campsite.
If your name
is not on the list or you leave the park without your placard, you will
need to pay the daily park
admission fee to get back in.
There may also be a limit to the number of vehicles allowed in per site.
Typically we reserve 2
sites. At this point we have not been told what this number is and it
may be possible to park
additional vehicles in the overflow area. Please do what you can to keep
the vehicles to one per
boat. You may need to consider alternate parking outside of the park if
this becomes an issue.
To avoid extra fees, each sailor must pre-register
with John Decker by the Wednesday before the before the event deadline.
*Required Info: Names, License Plate Number
and Nights staying in Park.
Contact John Decker at: firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTIONS to SEBAGO LAKE EVENTS
From I95, take the Maine Turnpike (I95/I495) to exit 11 (Gray). Take ME
Route 115 West to
ME Route 302 North for several miles through Windham & Raymond. A
few miles past the
big swing, look for signs to Sebago Lake State Park and take left onto
State Park Road for a
couple more miles where you will find the entrance for Sebago Lake State
Park Songo Beach
and Day use area. (If you cross the river by the locks, go back east.)
This is also the site for
group camping. At the toll both, tell them that you are with the Catamaran
of Northern New England or Prindle Fleet 80 and they should let you proceed
to the group site.
Follow this road for about a mile. When you pass the Rangers Cabin on
the right, the boat
launch will be coming up on the right shortly after. Drop your boat here
and proceed to the next
right where the Lagoon group campsites are. We typically have sites L1
& L2 which are after
the bathroom on the right. If you are staying until Monday, try to stay
in L1 where if you are
leaving Sunday, stay in L2.
At Sebago 3 last year, a group of sailors from Fleet 448 joined us for
the weekend. So many in fact that we needed to get an extra site. Fortunately
there was an extra site available that weekend. This year Fleet 448 has
committed to a site for each of the three Sebago’s. After I made
the reservations in early January, they made a reservation for an adjoining
site with us. It was great to have so many boats at Sebago again. I think
we had 18 boats! Reservations this year include the nights of:
R4 – 6/27 - 6/29 (thru Monday)
L1 – 6/27 - 6/28
L2 – 6/27 - 6/28 (Fleet 448)
R4 – 7/11 -7/13 (thru Monday)
L1 – 7/11 - 7/12
L2 – 7/11 – 7/12 (Fleet 448)
L1 – 8/22 - 8/23
L2 – 8/22 - 8/24 (thru Monday)
L3 – 8/22 - 8/23 (Fleet 448)
When in the Park there are many rules we need to follow, most of which
are common courteously and common sense. General Park rules can be found
Additionally while in the group camping area, there are additional rules
we need to follow. Camping is tenting only and we must keep our tents
within the areas marked by the colored squares on the trees. This is a
rule that we got called on for the first time this past year. Apparently,
we have been encroaching for years. Parking is always a concern as there
is little space at the group sites to park. Trailers cannot be left at
the boat ramp and must be parked in the overflow parking area. All cars
are supposed to be on the campsite side of the road and not along the
road. Since the park has been a little lax on this, allowing us to park
some cars on the bath house side (all the way toward the beach) and some
parallel, we have set a group rule that only one car per boat can be with
us and additional cars need to be parked in the overflow area where we
park the boat trailers. Car pooling with your crew and family is encouraged,
especially with the current price of gas.
All vehicles must display a vehicle pass. This not only shows that you
are part of the group but is your pass back into the Park should you leave.
Without this pass, you will be charged the day rate fee to get back in
the park, and this fee is non-refundable.
Pre-registration is also a must for those of us wishing to camp, and can
be done by emailing John at email@example.com with your information
including make, model, license plate number and vehicle occupants. The
pre-registration process gets your vehicle(s) on the list provided to
the park to allow you in the first time before getting your vehicle pass.
Without pre-registering, you will be charged the day rate to come in and
still need to pay the camping fee. If you are not camping, you should
just pay the day rate for the days you come into the park and then park
your vehicle in one of the other lots closer to the beach. This has proven
to reduce the parking congestion for the campers and the park thinking
we are underpaying.
Thanks for your cooperation and we’ll see you on the water.