Sailing along with Midcoast Magnet’s Munchies & Mingling

Posted:  Friday, June 20, 2014 - 11:15am


CAMDEN—What happens when you combine networking with sailing? Midcoast Magnet decided to change up their usual “Munchies & Mingling” networking event among local business owners and take everyone along for an afternoon sail on the schooner Lazy Jack II, helmed by owner and Captain Sean O’Connor.

“Midcoast Magnet brought this idea up to me last year and when the opportunity came around again, I said, ‘Great idea,’ said O’Connor, who provided everyone with a deep discount in order to participate. “We’re all local business owners trying to promote each other, so I jumped on the opportunity.”

The two-hour sail took the 21 passengers pass Curtis Island lighthouse and into Penobscot Bay on a beautiful gusty, sunny day on Thursday. As the schooner heeled, the complimentary hors d'oeuvres began to slide off the deck. “Hold on to your shrimp!” someone called.

Check out our gallery and visit Midcoast Magnet for more information on what they do as well as the Lazy Jack this summer.

Photos by Kay Stephens. Feel free to share on social media.