AHOY, water lovers! Edward Brash has been organizing a special new activity for us – our first-ever IAS & Friends All Day Sail! We will sail/motor from East Beach (Norfolk) to Ft. Monroe (Hampton) & back!
Date & Time: Friday, July 13, 2018 / 9:30am – 6:00pm
Location: East Beach, Norfolk, VA
UPDATED Departure & Return Location: Bay Point Marina (in East Beach, Norfolk, VA, near Little Creek Naval Base); participants will be informed by Edward no later than the evening before our sail of the specific slip location.
UPDATED Itinerary and Sail Plan:
➢ A maximum of 7 participants can come; no sailing experience required! All of these slots are already taken!!!
➢ Reserve your spot by giving Edward the $10 per person cash fee (to cover fuel & docking); your spot isn’t confirmed until you have paid
➢ The $10 fee is nonrefundable UNLESS the sail is cancelled by us due to bad weather
➢ Edward will monitor the weather closely; if we need to cancel because of inclement weather, Edward will notify you
➢ We will sail part of the way and motor the rest; our vessel is a lovely new 35′ Bénéteau sloop
➢ Meet (at the appropriate marina) at 9:30am; we’ll leave the dock at 10:00am sharp.
➢ We’ll sail to Old Point Comfort Marina in Hampton, VA, arriving at approximately 1pm.
➢ We will then enjoy a relaxing lunch at The Deadrise Fish House, which is located right at the marina. Their delicious menu is available online; we will post pix of it in the Facebook invite for this event. Each person/couple will be responsible for paying for their own meal at The Deadrise.
➢ We plan to leave Old Point Comfort Marina at around 3pm; we should arrive back at East Beach by 6pm.
➢ Life jackets are available on both boats.
➢ Both boats are equipped with a restroom; hygiene products CANNOT be flushed in these, but trash bags will be available.
➢ Each boat has a small fridge to keep beverages cold as necessary.
➢ Participants are encouraged in particular to bring along a supply of bottled water for themselves for both legs of the trip, as well as any snacks they might wish to have along with them.
➢ Both boats are outfitted with a “bimini” overhead to provide shade for passengers in the cockpit.
➢ Participants are strongly encouraged to bring along appropriate sun block & sunglasses; light will reflect off the water even if you are in the shade.
➢ Please dress appropriately for the weather; it is likely to be HOT. Anyone wishing to take a nap during the day is welcome to go below deck; there are two couches in the salon, a bed in the V berth, and a bed in the back berth as well as AC.
➢ It is important the participants wear appropriate footwear – specifically, shoes with white or light-colored soles are required to avoid scuff marks on the deck.
Sound like fun to you? Have questions/need more information? Either way, contact Edward at brash99 at gmail.com!