Sail English Bay on a Viking ship at 11 AM

To go to this Meetup:

1) RSVP here for the Waiting List

2) YOU MUST SEND AN EMAIL TO THE CAPTAIN AT [masked] TO RESERVE A SPOT FOR YOURSELF (they are not on Meetup)

a) put “Viking Ship” in the Subject Line of your email

b) say you are part of Lance's group and ask if there is a spot available for the day you want to go (we have some reserved spots)

c) tell them whether or not you can help row the ship for the first 15 minutes before they hoist the sail for 1.5 hours (six passengers are required to row the ship)

d) include your name and a PHONE NUMBER to contact you if the sailing is canceled at the last minute. Make sure your Meetup name is the same name you give the Captain or put it at the start of your introduction, so I know who to move to the “Yes” list.

If you do NOT send an email to the Captain, then there will NOT be a spot for you on the ship.

3) POST A COMMENT HERE AFTER THE CAPTAIN HAS CONFIRMED YOUR SPOT ON THE SHIP and I will change your RSVP to “Yes”.

4) You can still come sailing if you can't row but everyone needs 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 boating knots, or just relax.

5) The Munin sails by donation to help cover the insurance, harbour fees and maintenance costs

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, helping hoist the square sail and sailing for 1.5 hours, and then rowing for another 15 minutes to return to the dock. No pets, no smoking and no alcohol. More info about the ship can be found at vikingship.ca .

This event is posted on several Meetup groups and there will also be non-Meetup passengers joining the sailing. It is a recurring weekly Meetup, so if the Captain tells you that this day is full then you might want to ask them about one of the future sailings before they are also full. 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.

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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  • Laura

    I just received a confirmation of a spot from the Captain :)

    1 · November 14, 2013

    • Lance

      Hi Laura, you emailed the Captain for Nov 30, so I will cancel your RSVP here (Nov 16) and give you 2 spots on Nov 30. See you on the water.

      November 15, 2013

    • Laura

      Great :) thanks

      November 17, 2013

  • Alex

    What happens if there is mutiny?

    November 13, 2013

    • Alex

      Oh Lance, being a little defensive aren't you? Lighten up and perhaps take things a little less personally. As for referring to throwing people overboard, this implies that you were a little angry simply were unable to think of anything else to say!

      November 16, 2013

    • Lance

      Gee Alex, that's quite the psycho-analysis based on two comments I made. Did you notice that a bunch of the people who went sailing today Liked my comment saying you should be thrown overboard for being a troll and making irrelevant comments on Meetup events that you are not attending. Why don't you try getting out and actually doing something instead, it would improve your life tremendously. Best of luck to you.

      2 · November 16, 2013

  • Matthew

    Thanks everyone for a wonderful time together, and Lance for organizing the trip, we had a blast!!! :-)

    1 · November 16, 2013

    • Lance

      Thanks Matthew

      November 16, 2013

  • Lance

    Thanks everyone for the fun sail, I hope you will all come back again. At the 1:00 sail we did a man overboard drill, it was a pretty cool. I am going out now but I will try to post the photos tomorrow.

    November 16, 2013

  • Jamie

    Thanks to everyone for participating today in the viking ship cruise. That was a lot of fun!

    3 · November 16, 2013

  • Jamie

    A little late, but I did get a reply from the captain, so I'll be there!

    November 16, 2013

  • Lance

    The Captain has confirmed the sailing for tomorrow at 11 am. It is supposed to be sunny and cold, so dress warm (hat and gloves). See you on the water.

    1 · November 15, 2013

  • Lance

    Matthew I have added a +1 to your RSVP as per the Captain. See you on the water.

    1 · November 14, 2013

    • Matthew

      Awesome, thanks!!! :-)

      November 14, 2013

  • Lance

    Jamie, you need to email the Captain your phone number or else she is going to give away your spot to someone else

    November 13, 2013

  • Lance

    Matthew, you need to email the Captain your phone number or else she is going to give away your spot to someone else. Also tell them if you want one or two spots.

    November 12, 2013

  • Lance

    Corinne, you need to email the Captain your phone number or else she is going to give away your spot to someone else

    November 12, 2013

  • Gloria

    I'm booked for 11am weather permitting.

    November 8, 2013

    • Gloria

      My friend who was going to come has cancelled, but I'm still attending. I'm hoping someone else will take his place. I've let the captain know!

      November 12, 2013

    • Lance

      Thanks for the update Gloria, see you on the water

      November 12, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Ahoy Captain, I was wondering if there would be another sailing in December?

    November 6, 2013

    • Lance

      Hi Jennifer. The Captain is not on Meetup, you have to email them at [masked] . But the Viking ship sails year round so this is a recurring weekly Meetup, you can sign up now for any Saturday in December if you want to book ahead.

      November 6, 2013

  • Corinne

    [masked] - hello again, this is the email address i used to email the captain (2x). this is the right address, lance? thanks

    November 4, 2013

    • Lance

      Yes it is correct Corinne. The Captain got your email but she needs your phone number. Be sure to put "Viking ship" or something like that in the Subject Line of your email.

      November 4, 2013

    • Corinne

      ok thanks lance i'll do that now

      November 4, 2013

  • Lance

    Matthew, you need to email the Captain your phone number or else she is going to give away your spots to someone else. Also give her the name of your +1.

    November 3, 2013

    • Matthew

      Hi Lance, thanks, what is the captains email address? My number is[masked], and my second is my cousin, Victoria.

      November 3, 2013

    • Lance

      Matthew, please email that info to the Captain at [masked] . Thanks.

      November 4, 2013

  • Lance

    Corinne, you need to email the Captain your phone number or else she is going to give away your spot to someone else

    November 3, 2013

  • Pam

    I am writing to advise that I have received confirmtion of a spot from the captain.

    November 3, 2013

    • Lance

      That's great Pam, see you on the water :)

      November 3, 2013

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