Sail on the Charles (Weekday)

Please note: since the boats have to be back at the boathouse about 30 minutes before sundown, and sundown occurs earlier this time of year, I've changed the time to 5:00 instead of 5:30. So to make this, you will have to leave work early.

The plan: Meet at Community Boating at 5:00 and sail til about 6:30 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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  • Kalina

    Great experience and awesome sceneries! Thank you very much, Captain John! Hope that "someone" whom you have handed your pirate flag will continue the tradition for you!!

    4 · September 19, 2013

  • John

    DINNER AT PEACH FARM AFTER. 7:30. JADE FARM IS FULL.

    September 19, 2013

  • John

    Ok I told my friends Jade Garden at 7:30. So that's where we're going.

    September 19, 2013

    • John

      PEACH FARM NOT JADE GARDEN. JADE GARDEN HAS NO SPACE.

      September 19, 2013

  • Kalina

    John, are you at the dock now?

    September 19, 2013

  • Kalina

    Ok, thanks!!

    September 19, 2013

  • Kalina

    Hey John, are the lockers big? I am working out of another office and got a bit of stuff with me and brought a lock too. Just want to make sure they will fit in the locker.

    September 19, 2013

    • John

      Not that big. But we'll figure something out.

      September 19, 2013

  • John

    Who is coming to dinner afterwards? I have some friends joining me for dinner so I think I'll try to make a reservation. Is everyone okay with Jade Garden?

    September 18, 2013

    • Song

      John: i have a couple of friedns set for a dinner tonight in Chinatown to celebrate the Moon Festival(lunar calendar, today). Not sure if they will choose Jade Garden. Let me ask first. THX

      September 19, 2013

  • Phil

    Sigh these fill up so quickly!

    September 18, 2013

    • Kalina

      Yes, Phil. There are only 8 spots altogether!

      September 18, 2013

  • Song

    Thanks a lot! Captain John.
    Can't afford to miss the last one before your departure.

    September 15, 2013

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