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Sail English Bay on a Viking ship

To go to this Meetup:
1) RSVP "Yes"
2) YOU MUST SEND AN EMAIL TO THE CAPTAIN TO RESERVE A SPOT FOR YOURSELF ON THAT DATE, say you are part of the Meetup group and tell them whether or not you can help row the boat (their email address will pop up in the question section after you RSVP "Yes"). If you do NOT send an email to the Captain, then there will NOT be a spot for you on the boat. This event is posted on several Meetup groups and there will also be non-Meetup passengers joining the sailing.
3) Add a comment here after the Captain has confirmed your spot on the ship.

4) You will need to help out at certain times, either rowing, pulling on ropes to set the sail, acting as a lookout, steering the ship, etc. The rest of the time you can enjoy the view, take photos, learn how to sail, learn about Viking history, practice tying knots, or just relax.
5) The Munin sails by donation to help cover the insurance, harbour fees and maintenance costs.
6) This is a recurring weekly Meetup, so if this weekend is full then you might want to sign up now for one of the future weekends before they are also full.

The Viking ship Munin is a 40 foot authentic half-scale replica of the Norwegian Viking Ship Gokstad, which was built around 890 A.D. It sails year round on English Bay, with passengers rowing for about 15 minutes to get to open water, hoisting the square sail and sailing for 1.5 hours, and then rowing for another 15 minutes to return to the dock. You can still come if you can't row (they need people to help pull on ropes to set the sail, act as lookouts, steer the ship, and other assorted jobs) but a minimum of six passengers are required to row. Also no pets, no smoking and no alcohol.

Sailings will generally be on Saturdays, but may be moved to the Sunday or canceled based on weather conditions and crew availability. Safety first, so sometimes a sailing may be canceled ahead of time or even on the dock at the discretion of the Captain. If you cancel without giving a day's notice or are a no show, they will not allow you to sail on the Munin in the future. Your last minute cancellation or no show may result in the rest of the people standing at the dock and the ship not being able to sail because there are not enough rowers available. They are counting on you.

See some photos from a Meetup sailing on the Viking ship here:  http://www.meetup.com/VancouverBoaters/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=18223462

Note: By RSVPing for this event, you have read and agreed to the following Waiver. The host, group, crew, staff and associates are not responsible in any way for attending members. Members who RSVP YES for this event are solely and totally responsible for their own personal safety and well being before, during and at any time after the conclusion of this event. The host, group, crew, staff and associates shall be held harmless and shall be unconditionally free forever of any and all liabilities, obligations and responsibilities to any of the attendees, guests and all third party individuals, relatives and representatives.

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  • Pooja

    I'm also confirmed. Excite about Saturday!

    November 7, 2013

  • Aarthi S.

    Hey! Confirmed by the captain. See you guys on Saturday :-)

    November 6, 2013

  • Kelly

    Confirmed by the Captain. Fingers crossed for perfect weather. See you all there!

    November 3, 2013

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