Sail on the Charles (Weekday)

This one will be some day in the week of August 5-9. Day TBD based on weather forecast. I think I told some people that there would be one next week (July 29 - Aug 2), but I'll be too busy that week.

Btw, I'm seeing mostly the same people attend these things. So I'd venture to say that most people in this meetup group who want to try sailing have gotten to do so. Those of you who've tried it and know that you like it, and want to keep sailing - there is now a meetup group precisely for people like you:

It's a relatively new meetup group, so I'm going to try to do some sailing events with them to help get it off the ground. So look for my sailing events there.

I'll try to do a couple more this season with GBAP as well, of course.

Now as for this sailing meetup...

The plan: Meet at Community Boating at 5:30 and sail til about 7:30 or so. If people are up for it we can go grab dinner/beers nearby afterwards.

Best way to get to CBI is to get off at the Charles/MGH T station (red line). Once you're out of the T station, look for the foot bridge to the left of the Longfellow bridge, that takes you over Storrow Drive and to the Esplanade. The boat house is right by the foot bridge.

Please bear in mind this is around rush hour, so traffic will be terrible. And parking is problematic in the area as well (although you can park at the Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary parking lot, and I can get your parking ticket validated for $7. However the entrance to this lot is not easy to find if it's your first time, and if you miss it, you'll easily lose 15+ minutes). So please be sure you can get there on time.

If your situation changes, and you can't make it, please update your RSVP to "no" as soon as possible.

If this is your first time at Community Boating, ask for a guest waiver form at the front desk and fill it out. You should also ask for a guest card.

If you've been to CBI before, bring your guest card. It's $5 to get a replacement card, if you don't bring it.

Sailing sometimes involves getting splashed with water, so you want to wear something you don't mind getting a bit of Charles river water on.

They have day lockers. Bring a lock if you want to use one.

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  • Terrence

    im walking over. wait for me! :)

    August 6, 2013

  • Frank

    John, I'm struck at work and won't be able to make it.

    August 6, 2013

    • John

      ok thanks for letting me know.

      August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, unlikely to finish working by 5:30

    August 6, 2013

  • John

    my number is[masked] if you're having trouble finding us, or need to reach me for any other reason.

    August 6, 2013

  • David

    Sorry, this week just got busy.

    August 5, 2013

  • John

    Forecast seems okay for Tuesday Aug 6th, so let's try that day.

    July 30, 2013

  • John

    Btw, for people who are new to this: it's *extremely* important that you show up on time for sailing events. The boat house only has a few boats that can accommodate 8 people, and if the day is nice, they can be in very high demand. Since it's "first come, first served," if we show up late on a nice day, we could find all the big boats taken already.

    This is why I schedule sailing meetups so early in the day. It's to ensure there will be a boat for us there. And this is why sometimes I can't wait for people who are late - if it looks like there are only a couple of boats left, and they're about to be taken, then I go with whoever is there on time.

    So please leave work early enough to ensure you're there by 5:30. Even better if you get there 5 minutes earlier, and can fill out your paperwork and get your card by 5:30.

    July 25, 2013

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