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WBYC 2014 Cruises

Last updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:35 AM


"There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.

Ratty and Mole, "Wind in Willows"

In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not."
Spoken by Ratty to Mole in Wind in the Willows a children's book by Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932). Note: Published 100 years ago, 1908.


June 21 - June 22

Cruise to Oak Bluffs (Harbor Fest)

Saturday June 21, leave Waquoit Bay early morning. First 2-3 boats get separate moorings for raft-up. (If arrive Friday, hold some moorings for Saturday). Call Don Karl or check bulletin board for weather delays. Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working channel.

Don Karl 508-548-4345

E-Mail: donkarlsailor@aol.com


July 4 - July 7

Cruise to New Bedford (Folk Festival)

This will be a busy event with the sail ship "Morgan" at New Bedford and the Folk Festival (http://www.newbedfordfolkfestival.com/).

Sue Eldert has reserved three moorings. If you would like to attend, please coordinate with Sue (susaneldert@gmail.com) at 617-515-3694 for mooring & cruise information; she has the contact person's name to get more moorings or she can do it for you.

Leave Waquoit, Thursday, July 3 thru July 6. Hail on CH 9 during cruise.

John Eldert jeldert@berklee.edu
617-515-3694 (Cell)

July 18-20    

Cruise to Edgartown

Leave Waquoit Bay in morning on Friday, July 18th (weather permitting) or Saturday, July 19th.

Pick up moorings inside harbor for raft-ups. Let John know if you are going over on Friday. Boats going over on Saturday, join raft-ups.

Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH

Call John Palmieri 774-994-0923 for information or checkbulletin board for weather delays.

E-Mail: capejohnp@aol.com


August 9-10

Cruise to Tashmoo

Overnight cruise to Tashmoo
Sat. 9 Aug, leave Waquoit Bay late morning
(Tide turns heading West about 10:25 am)
Look for anchorage just past Town Landing
Call Don Karl at 508-548-4345 or
Check bulletin board for weather delays
 Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH



Don Karl 508-548-4345

E-Mail: donkarlsailor@aol.com


August 18-21

Cruise to Nantucket (Mid week cruise)

August 13, 2014

There are currently seven boats signed up for the Nantucket cruise. They are me, John & Joyce Walden, John & Sue Eldert, Tom and Debbie Campbel, Chris and Trish Dunn, Wally and Abbie, and Jeff and Sue Kalowski.

The first 5 boats are leaving on Monday 8/18 and the last two are joining the group in Nantucket later in Tuesday or Wednesday. Weather permitting. So far the forecast looks to be good for sailing on Monday and returning on Thursday.

The more the merrier, sign up now for a great time!

John Palmieri

Hi Sailors:
If you are going to go on the Nantucket WBYC Cruse to Nantucket, please plan early to reserve moorings.

The cruise starts from Waquoit Bay on Monday,August 18 and we depart Nantucket on Thursday, August 21.

If you are planning to stay on a mooring you should contact Nantucket Moorings on 508-228-4472 to reserve a mooring. Tell them you are part of the WBYC group and ask them to assign a mooring that is close to other WBYC members. You can also visit their web page, www.nantucketmoorings.com , to see more information on contacts for the Launch and the Harbor Master.

Cruise will depart Waquoit Bay at 10:00 AM, weather permitting, on August 18.
If you are planning to join the Nantucket Cruse, please send an e-mail to John Palmieri (capejohnp@aol.com)

Check e-mail the night of August 17 for updates.
You can also call John on 774-994-0923.

See you on the water,

Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH

John Palmieri 774-994-0923

E-Mail: capejohnp@aol.com


September 6-7

Cruise to Vineyard Haven/Lagoon Pond

Weekend Cruise to Vineyard Haven or Lagoon Pond depending on mooring availability & weather

Sat. 6 Sept, leave Waquoit Bay late morning
First boats get inner Vineyard Haven harbor moorings for raft-ups.

Call Steve Ballo at 617-593-6995 or
 check bulletin board for info & weather delays
 Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH



Steve Ballo 617-593-6995

E-Mail: ssballo@aol.com

We will be sending out details about a week or two before the event.

Informal Cruises:

If you have planned a cruise and wouldn't mind company, post your itinerary on the bulletin board at the Club. And check the bulletin board for possible cruise opportunities with fellow WBYC members.

Don Karl




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